Truett Seminary applies over $5.5 million in scholarship and institutional support every year. This is made possible by the generosity of Baylor University as well as many other gracious donors and supporters.
Scholarship awards are limited to published attempted hours total. Scholarship awards may be extended for Baptist students and students in the joint degree programs. Click here to view current tuition rates for Baylor's Truett Seminary.
Denominational Student Scholarships
Both active members of Baptist* churches and active members of Wesleyan/Methodist churches are eligible to receive additional scholarships. We are grateful to the generosity of the Baptist General Convention of Texas for providing the Baptist student scholarships and to the supporters who have made the Wesleyan/Methodist scholarships possible.
|Master of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry
|$150 per credit hour|
|Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Master of Theological Studies
Master of Arts in Contextual Witness and Innovation
Master of Arts in Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice
Master of Arts in Theology and Sports Studies
|$100 per credit hour|
The appropriate completed Church Certification Forms are required for receipt of these denominational scholarships.
*Incoming students who are members of any Baptist church may initially qualify for the Baptist Certification Scholarship and may have their church sign off on the Baptist Church Certification Form. In subsequent years, in order to continue to receive the Baptist Certification Scholarship, students must be involved with a Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), or Texas Baptists, church and have that church sign off on the Baptist Church Recertification Form by March 1. (Due to the online nature of the program, students pursuing the MA in Theology and Sports Studies may continue to qualify for the scholarship by attending any Baptist church.) Failure to submit the Church Certification Renewal Form to the Truett Seminary Scholarships office within the deadline will constitute a forfeiture of assistance. Renewal forms received after the deadline will be considered for subsequent semesters within the remainder of the appropriate academic year.
Full and Partial Tuition Scholarships
Truett Seminary awards a number of scholarships to incoming students, ranging up to the full cost of tuition. All incoming students are encouraged to complete the Truett Scholarship Application in order to be considered for a full or partial tuition scholarship award.
Accepted students are welcome and encouraged to utilize the Partner Scholarship resources provided in order to request additional scholarship funds from their church. These funds will be deposited directly into the student’s account to defray any remaining costs after Truett’s scholarship funds are awarded.
Baptist Matching Scholarship
Baylor matches outside scholarship assistance from a student's Baptist church, state Baptist convention or Baptist church-affiliated program up to $1,000 per academic year (excluding summer). We reserve the right to determine appropriate convention and Baptist church-affiliated programs. Funds are matched upon receipt of the scholarship check(s) and the completed Baptist Church Matching form. Matching funds are available as long as the church continues to provide scholarship support and the student is enrolled full-time and maintains a minimum 2.5 Baylor cumulative GPA. Please report the church portion of the scholarship by completing the Outside Scholarship Report Form (Log in using your BearID).
Wesleyan/Methodist Matching Scholarship
Due to the generosity of one of our donors, George W. Truett Seminary will match outside scholarship assistance from a student's Wesleyan/Methodist church, ministry agencies, or state & local conventions up to $1,000 per academic year (excluding summer). We reserve the right to determine appropriate convention and church-affiliated programs. Funds are matched upon receipt of the scholarship check(s) and the completed Wesleyan/Methodist Matching form. Matching funds are available as long as the church continues to provide scholarship support and the student is enrolled full-time and maintains a minimum 2.5 Baylor cumulative GPA. Please report the church portion of the scholarship by completing the Outside Scholarship Report Form (Log in using your BearID).
Please note that the majority of these scholarships are designed for continuing students to apply. Only a few are made available to new students. Please revisit this page after you’ve completed your first year of seminary. IMPORTANT! Scholarship type is denoted after the award amount for each scholarship and could affect the amount you receive.
(R) = Restricted to tuition cost ONLY (seminary awards along with any outside scholarships that are tuition-restricted cannot exceed total tuition. In the event tuition is exceeded, outside scholarships may be returned to sponsor in part or in full)
(G) = General includes tuition, fees, books, and other seminary education expenses.
|CBF South Carolina Marion D. Aldridge Scholarship||Deadline: April 15th||Check with contact about specific scholarship amounts.|
|Womans Missionary Union Scholarship Program||Deadline: February 1st||Amounts vary.|
|Anderson Seminary Scholarship Grant||Deadline: March 1st||Amounts vary.|
|Mary E. Bivins Foundation Scholarship||Deadline: Last Friday in February||$3,500/semester (G)|
|CM CARES Religious Scholarship Program||Deadline: Early April||$2,500|
|CBF Georgia Scholarship||Deadline: May 18th||Amount varies|
|CBF North Carolina Scholarship||Deadline: June 30th||$1,000-$2,000 (G)|
|Ircel Harrison Theological Scholarship||Deadline: March 15th||$1,000|
|Francis Nathaniel & Katheryn Padgett Kennedy Foundation||Deadline: New Application April 15th; Renewal February 15th||Amount varies|
|CBF Leadership Scholarship (At Large) - Submit to CBF||Deadline: April 15th||$4,000 + $1,000 travel stipend (G)
Students who filed the School Directed Leadership Application do not need to file this application. If not selected, Truett will forward their applications for consideration of the At Large Leadership Scholarship.
|CBF Leadership Scholarship (School Directed) - Submit to Truett||Deadline: March 1st||5 scholarships of $4,000 + $1,000 travel stipend (G)
Submit all forms to Truett Scholarship Services. For applicants who are not selected as recipients, Truett will forward same application to CBF for consideration for At Large Leadership Scholarship.
|Tom and Ethel Logue Seminary Scholarship Fund||Deadline: April 15th||$1,000 (G)|
|Memorial Baptist Church Foundation||Deadline: May 15th||Amount varies (R)|
|BGAV Ministerial Education Funds||Deadline: April 1st||contact email@example.com|
|Singing Men of South Texas Memorial Scholarship||Deadline: June 1st||$1,000 (G)|
|Truett Sports Ministry Scholarship||Deadline: April 1st/June 1st/October 15th||Up to 30% tuition|
|Irene S. Wischer Scholarship||Deadline: Mid-January||Up to $11,000/year/student|
|CBE Alvera Mickelson Memorial Scholarship||Deadline: May||$6,000|