Office of Financial Aid
2095 Appling Road,
Cordova, TN 38016
Generous donors cover approximately 70 percent of the cost to attend Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. This means that the cost to students is significantly reduced. This makes Mid-America much more affordable for students. In addition, we offer a variety of scholarships for students.
To learn for which scholarship options you may qualify, simply complete the Financial Aid Application.
Scholarships for Seminary Students
Criteria-based (student must provide proofs necessary).
|Scholarship Name||Criteria for Granting|
|Alumni Legacy Discount||Child or grandchild of an alumnus|
|Ann C. Anthony||For needy and deserving students|
|Ashley S. Wright||For students enrolled in master’s and associate’s programs or equivalent who have expressed a calling to Christian ministry. Preference is given to:|
1. Married student with children,
2. Married student with no children
3. Single student
|Barbara Mashburn||Graduates of Central High School, Memphis, Tennessee, going into the Worship degree program|
|Bob & Barbara Scott||Needy students pursuing pastorate|
|Bob Sorrell||For Christian education students who are in the Master of Arts in Christian Education or Master of Christian Education program, based upon a student’s GPA and ministry potential.|
1. Full-time African-American students making normal progress toward the PhD degree at Mid-America
2. If no one qualifies under criteria #1, African-American students enrolled in the MDIV or other masters-level program with priority given to those interested in pursuing a PhD at Mid-America.
|Calvary Amite||For needy and deserving students|
|David Skinner International Studies||For master students in missiology program|
|Douglas White||For needy and grateful students|
|Egypt Baptist||For worthy and deserving preachers|
|Eva K. Thomas||For deserving students who would be unable to attend without monetary help|
|Fred Powers||For needy and deserving students|
|General Scholarship||For needy master-level students who are in good standing|
|Hussman||To provide for tuition for two students per school year who are called to pastoral ministry (PM) and who are preparing for that ministry at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary|
|International 10-40||Full-time international master or doctoral students who plan to return to their home country to minister or any student who is going to a nation within the “10/40 Window.”|
|Janet Whitehead||Female students born in or currently living in Mississippi|
|L.J. Belt||For worthy and needy students attending Seminary|
|Morrison Outdoor Preaching||The applicant must be a Mid-America student only, male, married, or self-professed asexual. You must upload a 60-minute video to your YouTube channel, which is current and is of you preaching on the University of Memphis campus (or other college campuses or Beale Street or other high-traffic areas).|
|Morrison Scripture Memory||The applicant must be a Mid-America student only, male, married or self-professed asexual. You are required to memorize the book of Romans verbatim in English.|
|Noble||For one Master of Divinity student annually who is currently serving or is preparing to serve as a pastor (preference is given to a married student); any funds available in excess of the cost of full tuition, fees, and books are to be used for a student wife for the wives’ classes (preference is given to the wife of the Noble Scholarship recipient)|
1. Master of Divinity, or
2. Doctor of Ministry students (in pastoral or evangelistic ministry),
3. any student studying for the pastoral or evangelistic ministry, and
4. any student selected by the committee
Committee decision must be based upon the recommendation of the Chairman of the Evangelism Department.
|Nostrand||Provides tuition assistance to a currently enrolled student who does not already receive assistance from another organization|
|Peggy Scott Christian Education||For students who plan for a life vocation of Christian Education (school teacher)|
|Pope Family||For a full-time student with a recognized need for financial assistance. Preference given to:|
1. MDIV students preparing for Chaplaincy Ministry, and
2. MDIV students
|Robert Whitehead||Male students born in or currently living in Mississippi|
|Sam Roberts||For students needy and deserving students|
|Satterwhite||Financial aid to needy Mid-America students for tuition|
|Student Spouse Benefit||Spouse of a currently enrolled graduate-level or a full-time student|
|T.V. Farris Preaching||For needy and deserving students|
|M. & V. Pentecost||For a needy student with sound moral character, exceptional commitment to Christian ministry, and a member of a Southern Baptist Church|
|W.L. Priddy||For needy and deserving students|
|West Memorial||For needy and deserving students|
|Westbrook||For needy and deserving students|
|Wm. Beasley||For students in any degree program of the Seminary; first priority is to be given to students from Exmore Baptist Church|
|Wren Causey||For master-level students who show need, making normal progress toward degree|
|Xiu-Yu Chan||1) Any deserving student that shows a legitimate need for tuition and books|
2) No prior award of the scholarship
The number of scholarships granted from the above categories may change from year to year. Scholarships typically pay for one to four classes depending on the funds available each year and require the student to be enrolled in two or more courses each semester.
There are funds available for benevolence needs as they may arise for students. Contact the Campus Life Office by email at CampusLife@mabts.edu.
If you are looking for scholarships to attend The College at Mid-America, please click here to get more information.
Select Scholarships for Students Participating in Mid-America Global MOVE
|Scholarship Name||Criteria for Granting Scholarship|
|Shepherd||For Northeast student, funds may be used for tuition, books, fees, or any other student needs which the MAG Director wishes to meet.|
|Clayton Shaw||For a Northeast student with financial need and making normal progress toward a degree.|
|Mid-America Global |
|For students pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees at the College of Mid-America or Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary studying under the supervision of a mentor in a regional MOVE group (Mentored, Online, Virtual, Education).|