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.
There are currently a wide variety of scholarships available to students who are accepted into or are making progress toward a degree. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher while making normal progress toward a degree. PLEASE NOTE: Student is required to be enrolled in two or more courses each semester to qualify.
To learn for which scholarship options you may qualify, simply complete the Financial Aid application.
- For next school year: Students must submit their Mid-America Financial Aid application by May 31 for consideration for Fall and Spring scholarships.
- For new, incoming students in Spring: New, incoming students for Spring entry must submit their Mid-America Financial Aid application by November 1 for consideration for Spring scholarships. They also need to apply by May 31 to receive scholarships covering the following school year.
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 students with qualifying financial needs|
|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||For students with qualifying financial needs pursuing pastorate|
|Bob Sorrell||For Christian education students who are in the Master of Arts in Christian Ministries or Master of Divinity in Christian Ministries programs, 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 students with qualifying financial needs|
|Clayton Shaw||For students living in the Northeastern United States with qualifying financial needs and making normal progress toward a degree|
|David Skinner International Studies||For master students in missiology program|
|Douglas White||For students with qualifying financial needs|
|Egypt Baptist||For worthy and deserving preachers|
|Eva K. Thomas||For students with qualifying financial needs who would be unable to attend without monetary help|
|Fred Powers||For students with qualifying financial needs|
|General Scholarship||For master-level students with qualifying financial needs 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 students with qualifying financial needs attending Seminary|
|Morrison Outdoor Preaching||The applicant must be male and is required to 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). Please see the Financial Aid office for more details regarding the requirements for this scholarship.|
|Morrison Scripture Memory||The applicant must be male and is required to memorize the book of Romans verbatim in English. Please see the Financial Aid office for more details regarding the requirements for this scholarship.|
|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 Ministries||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 with qualifying financial needs|
|Satterwhite||Financial aid for the tuition of Mid-America students with qualifying financial needs|
|Shepherd||For students living in the Northeastern United States. Funds may be used for tuition, books, fees, or any other student needs which the Director wishes to meet.|
|Student Spouse Benefit||Spouse of a currently enrolled graduate-level or a full-time student|
|T.V. Farris Preaching||For students with qualifying financial needs|
|M. & V. Pentecost||For students with qualifying financial needs demonstrating sound moral character, exceptional commitment to Christian ministry, and a member of a Southern Baptist Church|
|W.L. Priddy||For students with qualifying financial needs|
|West Memorial||For students with qualifying financial needs|
|Westbrook||For students with qualifying financial needs|
|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 Student Life office by email at email@example.com.
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