Outside Scholarships

 

Over the years, Campbell University Divinity School students have received additional assistance to fund their graduate theological education through numerous outside scholarship opportunities. Outside scholarships are counted in addition to the scholarship and financial aid assistance provided by Campbell Divinity School. Because outside scholarships are external to the Divinity School, it is each student’s responsibility to understand and meet the requirements and deadlines of the outside scholarships for which they wish to be considered. Listed below are outside scholarships that the Divinity School has been made aware of.

Baptist General Association of Virginia Scholarships

Who can apply? Virginia Baptist students who are members of BGAV churches (see specific requirements on the scholarship website)
How to apply: Find the application at the website listed below.
Award amount: Award amount varies.
Deadline: April 1
More info: http://www.vbmb.org/Services/Scholarship/default.cfm

Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) Ministerial Education Funds

Who can apply? Active members of a cooperating church of BGAV, enrolled in graduate theological study at an institution fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) or CHEA-recognized professional schools, who are called and committed to religious service as a local church minister, missionary, chaplain or denominational servant.
How to apply: Apply online at the website listed below.
Award amount: Up to $5,000 per year
Deadline: April 1
More info: https://bgav.org/financial-resources/scholarships/ministerial/

Baptist Women in Ministry of NC Scholarship

Who can apply? The scholarships from BWIM,NC provide financial assistance to worthy women pursuing graduate degrees in theological education at North Carolina Baptist institutions. Scholarships are awarded to women who exhibit a clear call and commitment to vocational Christian ministry, academic excellence, demonstrated leadership skills, and expressed support of inclusiveness in all dimensions of life.
How to apply: The Campbell Divinity School Financial Aid Committee will nominate a scholarship recipient each year. To be considered, contact the Divinity School Admissions Office.
Award amount: $1,000 per academic year
Deadline: May 1
More info: http://www.bwimnc.org

Blackwell Memorial Fund

Who can apply? Scholarship/grants from the Blackwell Memorial Fund provide assistance to men and women from NC who feel called and are preparing for ministry within the Baptist tradition. Scholarships are awarded to persons who are members of FBC Winston-Salem, persons who are from Forsyth County, NC or members of Forsyth County, NC Baptist Churches, or persons who are residents of NC and members of NC Baptist churches.
How to apply: Apply by clicking on the application link below.
Award amount: Award amount varies.
Deadline: April 17, 2019
More info: Blackwell Memorial Fund Application

Bullard Family Fund Scholarship

Who can apply? Students who are residents of NC, who are preparing for full-time Christian ministry, and who are members of BSCNC churches.
How to apply: Find application instructions at the website listed below.
Award amount: Award amount varies.
Deadline: February 15
More info: www.ncbaptistfoundation.org

Luther H. Butler Scholarship for NC Baptists

Who can apply? Students who are residents of NC, who are preparing for full-time Christian ministry, and who are members of BSCNC churches.
How to apply:
Find application instructions at the website listed below.
Award amount:
Award amount varies.
Deadline:
February 15
More info:
www.ncbaptistfoundation.org

CBE International – Alvera Mickelsen Memorial Scholarship

Who can apply? Female students pursuing a master-level degree in a ministry-related field.
How to apply: Find application instructions and an application PDF form at the website listed below.
Award amount: $6,000
Deadline: May 27, 2019
More info:https://www.cbeinternational.org/content/alvera-mickelsen-memorial-scholarship.

The Center for Scholarship Administration

Who can apply? Varies; multiple scholarships available
How to apply: Apply online at the website listed below.
Award amount: Award amount varies
Deadline: Varies
More info: https://www.csascholars.org/

Champions for Christ Foundation Scholarship

Who can apply? Applicants committed to going into full-time Christian ministry.
How to apply:
Find the application at the website listed below.
Award amount:
Award amount varies.
Deadline:
July 1 for fall semester; November 1 for spring semester and summer semesters
More info:
http://www.championsforchrist.us

Charles C. Coffey Memorial Scholarship

Who can apply? Students who are enrolled, or are preparing to enroll in seminary or divinity school.
How to apply:
Find the application at the website listed below.
Award amount:
Award amount varies.
Deadline:
August 1 for fall semester; December 1 for spring semester
More info:
http://www.firstbaptistkannapolis.com/coffey-scholarship.html

Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation: CM Cares Religious Scholarship

Who can apply? Students who are enrolled full time in a graduate or doctorate program, at an accredited institution, maintaining a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or higher, who are committed to entering full-time ministry after graduation. Students must demonstrate personal impact through education, work experience, and volunteerism. Scholarship awards are a one-time, non-renewable reward; previous winners are not eligible to apply.
How to apply:
Find the application at the website listed below.
Award amount:
 $5,000
Deadline:
April 14, 2018
More info:
 www.churchmutual.com/cmcares-scholars

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina (CBF-NC) Theological Education Scholarships

Who can apply? Students who are applying to or are enrolled in an accredited, graduate program in preparation for ministry in Baptist congregations or ministries.
How to apply: Find the application at the website listed below.
Award amount:
 Varies; maximum award for 2019-2020 is $2,500.00
Deadline: August 23, 2019 for Fall 2019
More info: http://www.cbfnc.org/careers-calling/scholarships

CBF-NC Support for Students in Doctoral Programs

Who can apply? Scholarships for Doctoral Students in Theology & Ministry are available on a limited basis for North Carolinians who are applying to or enrolled in programs as a means of enhancing their leadership within Baptist congregations and other ministerial settings.
How to apply: Find the application at the website listed below.
Award amount:
 Varies
Deadline: TBA
More info: http://www.cbfnc.org/careers-calling/scholarships

CBF-NC Dissertation, Thesis, and Doctoral Project Scholarship

Who can apply? A Dissertation, Thesis, and Doctoral Project Scholarship will be awarded each year to a doctoral student to assist in the completion of a dissertation, thesis , or doctoral project that promises to make a significant contribution and benefit CBFNC congregations and/or enhance the work of CBFNC.
How to apply: Find the application at the website listed below.
Award amount:
 The award in 2019-2020 will be $5,000.
Deadline: TBA
More info: http://www.cbfnc.org/careers-calling/scholarships

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina (CBF-SC)

Who can apply? All interested students. Awards are based on several criteria, including affiliation with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and its partnering churches.
How to apply:
Find the application at the website listed below.
Award amount:
 Varies
Deadline:
April 15 for Fall term, October 15 for Spring term
More info:
 https://www.cbfsc.org/scholarship-info/

Sara Owen Ethridge Scholarship

Who can apply? Students who are a Baptist woman, who is a resident of Georgia, and has completed at least 30 hours of seminary education at either the Master or Doctoral level.
How to apply:
Find the application at the website listed below.
Award amount:
Award amount varies.
Deadline:
February 15, 2018
More info: 
www.bwimga.com/description

The Forum for Theological Exploration

Search for scholarships and grants here: www.fteleaders.org/fundfinder.

William G. and Margaret B. Frasier Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund

Who can apply? Full-time Divinity School students who are residents of North Carolina, demonstrate financial need, and plan to serve in Baptist ministry.
How to apply: Apply online at the website listed below. Recipients are chosen by the Awards Advisory Committee (of the Center for Scholarship Administration).
Award amount: Award amount varies
Deadline: February 15, 2019
More info: www.csascholars.org

Edna R. Harris Memorial Scholarship of WMU of NC

Who can apply? Women who are enrolled, or are preparing to enroll, in an accredited seminary or divinity school. Applicants must be residents of NC, active members of a Baptist church in NC, have a clear call to ministry, maintain a GPA above 3.0, and demonstrate financial need.
How to apply: Find the application at the website listed below, complete it, and submit to ATTN: Executive Director, Woman’s Missionary Union of NC, P.O. Box 18309, Raleigh, NC 27619-8309.
Award amount: Award amount varies.
Deadline: March 1
More info: www.wmunc.org

Ircel Harrison Theological Fund Scholarship

Who can apply? Applicant must have Tennessee connections through birth, residence, college education, or a desire to serve in the state, must be a member of a CBF-affiliated congregation and must demonstrate support to state and/or national CBF programs, ministries, or missions, and must be entering or currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program at an accredited seminary or divinity school.
How to apply: Find the application at the website listed below.
Award amount: $1000
Deadline: March 15
More info: http://tncbf.org/ihts/

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships

Who can apply? Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage, must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, must enroll full-time in a degree-seeking program, must complete the FAFSA, and must be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree.
How to apply: Find application at website listed below.
Award amount: Award amount varies.
Deadline: March 30
More info: http://www.hsf.net

Craig Holbrook Parham Scholarship

Who can apply? Students pursuing degrees from accredited theological seminaries for full-time Christian service
How to apply: Find the application at the website listed below.
Award amount: Award amounts are based on determination of need and availability of funds.
Deadline: April 30
More info: http://www.fbcgwd.com/gfbc_sponsored_scholarships

Daniel R. Hoover Scholarship Fund

Who can apply? Full-time graduate students who are preparing to serve in Christian ministry.
How to apply: Apply online at the website listed below. Recipients are chosen by the Awards Advisory Committee (of the Center for Scholarship Administration).
Award amount: Award amount varies
Deadline:
January 8
More info: www.csascholars.org

J. Smith Howell Foundation Scholarship

Who can apply? Divinity School students who demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, traits of high personal character and leadership. Applicants must be residents of Cherokee, Graham, or Clay counties in North Carolina.
How to apply: Apply online at the website listed below. Recipients are chosen, after interview, by the Scholarship Selection Committee (of the Center for Scholarship Administration).
Award amount: The number of recipients and the amount of each scholarship may vary from year to year.
Deadline:
January 8
More info: www.csascholars.org

Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund Ministerial Grant

Who can apply? Baptist students who are residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia may apply for grants from the Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund. (Students must have lived in one of these states for at least 12 months immediately prior to entering any educational institution.) Students must intend to serve in Baptist life upon graduation.
How to apply: Applications are available online, starting January 1, at the link below. Applicants will need to register and create an account in order to apply.
Deadline: March 1 for Repeat Master-Level Applicants, April 1 for New Master-Level Applicants, May 1 for DMin. 
More info: http://www.cbkeesee.com

The Francis Nathaniel Kennedy and Katheryn Padgett Kennedy Foundation

Who can apply?Grants shall be made to assist students who are committed to and are preparing for full time careers in Christian ministry and service. Special consideration will be given to those applicants endeavoring to enter the field of missions. Applicants are considered on basis of need, and are then considered based on who are residents of Laurens County and residents of the State of South Carolina.
How to apply:
Students applying for the first time should send a written request for application and budget forms to:
Dr. Bev T Kennedy, Jr
219 Sherwood Drive.
Laurens, SC 29360
Deadline:
April 1

International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons Student Ministry Scholarship

Who can apply? See requirements on scholarship website.
How to apply: Request application by March 1 (see website for information on how to request the application.)
Award amount: $1000
Deadline: March 1
More info: http://iokds.org/index.php/scholarships/student-ministry-scholorships

Jolly Endowment Fund Scholarship

Who can apply? Students who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing a degree in the field of divinity. Applicants must have been accepted for admission to an accredited seminary or divinity school.
How to apply: Contact Trinity Baptist Church, Seneca, SC
Award amount: Award amount varies.
Deadline: April 30
More info: (864) 882-9396

Logos Seminary Scholarship

Who can apply? Any Divinity School student
How to apply: Apply online at the website listed below.
Award amount: $1,000
Deadline: Awarded each quarter
More info: www.seminaryscholarship.com

Logue Scholarship Fund

Who can apply? Applicant who is or has been a member of a Baptist church in Arkansas, and is a qualifying student upon enrollment in, or already attending, a CBF partner or friendly seminary/divinity school/school of theology. Preference for a student interested in collegiate ministry.
How to apply: Apply online at the website listed below.
Award amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 15
More info: http://www.cbfar.org/logue-scholarship-fund/

The Randall and Lou Lolley Scholarship

Who can apply? This scholarship is the most comprehensive of all CBFNC scholarships and requires potential recipients to be nominated by someone who can speak to the candidate’s outstanding promise for Christian ministry and excellent potential for graduate-level work.
How to apply: There is no application for this award. Students must be nominated. All nominees must be beginning their Master of Divinity program in the Fall term following the awarding of the scholarship.
Award amount: $5,000 per year, renewable for three years
Deadline: Nomination deadline is February 28, 2020.
More info: http://cbfnc.org/careers-calling/scholarships

Memorial Baptist Church (VA) Ministerial Scholarship

Who can apply? Applicants shall be U.S. citizens, in training or ready to enter training for full-time Christian ministry with the intention of serving as a minister in a Baptist church. Applicants shall affirm a belief in the Baptist Faith and Message Statement of 1963.
How to apply: Find the application at the website listed below.
Award amount: Award amount varies.
Deadline: May 15
More info: http://www.memorialbaptistchurch.org/community-2

Risden P. Reece Scholarship

Who can apply? Divinity School students who demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, traits of high personal character and leadership. Students must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
How to apply: Complete the registration and online application at the website listed below. Additional materials must be mailed in and received by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline listed below. Recipients are chosen by the Scholarship Selection Committee (of the Center for Scholarship Administration). All complete applicants will be notified of the decisions of the committee.
Award amount: Award amount varies
Deadline:
January 21, 2019
More info: www.csascholars.org

Scholarships for American Baptist Students

Who can apply? A student who is a member of an American Baptist church, who is enrolled at an accredited institution, and who is a U.S. citizen.
How to apply: Request an application form online at the website listed below.
Award amount: Award amount varies.
Deadline: May 31
More info: http://abhms.org/ministries/developing-leaders/education-scholarships/financial-aid-for-students/

The Mildred Frances Thomas Music Scholarship

Who can apply? Students who are residents of NC, full-time students with a music major and an interest in organ or piano, and who are members of BSCNC churches.
How to apply: Find application instructions at the website listed below.
Award amount: Award amount varies.
Deadline: February 15
More info: www.ncbaptistfoundation.org

Triangle Community Foundation

Search for scholarships here: http://trianglecf.org/scholarships-awards-parent/scholarships-awards/.

Virginia Baptist Foundation Scholarships

Who can apply? Full-time Divinity School students who are residents of Virginia and members of Baptist churches in Virginia.
How to apply: Apply online at the website listed below.
Award amount: Award amount varies
Deadline: March 1
More info: http://vbfinc.org/scholarships

The Martha Watson Scholarship

Who can apply? Students who are residents of NC, full-time students, and who are members of BSCNC churches and/or churches affiliated with The North Carolina Baptist Foundation.
How to apply: Find application instructions at the website listed below.
Award amount: Award amount varies.
Deadline: February 15
More info: www.ncbaptistfoundation.org