College and seminary scholarships for Alabama Baptists

College and seminary shouldn’t be a financial burden

The Baptist Foundation of Alabama manages 100+ scholarship funds for students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. Students who meet the criteria for the funds are eligible for scholarship awards.

Here’s how it works:

In order to apply for a scholarship with The Baptist Foundation of Alabama, the following qualifications and requirements must be met:

  • Applicant is to be a bona fide resident of the State of Alabama.
  • Applicant is to be a member in good standing of a Southern Baptist Church cooperating with the Alabama Baptist State Convention. (Seminary applicant is to be a member of a Southern Baptist church cooperating with the Southern Baptist Convention.)
  • Applicant is to be classified as a full-time student according to the school’s current catalog.
  • Applicant must have and maintain a 2.0 GPA.
  • The Baptist Foundation of Alabama awards scholarships on an annual basis. Scholarships are not renewable. Students must reapply each year to be eligible.

 

Please note that all documents should be scanned electronically and submitted online as a part of the application process. If students do not have scanning capabilities, documents may be mailed to The Foundation; however, scanned electronic document submission is strongly encouraged. A student’s application IS NOT complete unless all documents are attached and the application is submitted no later than midnight, March 31. Students whose online applications are incomplete in any way after March 31 will NOT be eligible to be awarded a scholarship. All additional attachments postmarked after March 31 will NOT be considered eligible for scholarships.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to complete all requirements. Failure to notify The Foundation of a school change once the application is submitted may result in loss of an awarded scholarship.

NOTE: The Foundation will communicate with applicants primarily through email. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check their email regularly (including spam folder) for reminders, application questions, application rejections, application acceptances, and final award results. Failure to check email may result in loss of a potential award.

Frequently Asked Questions

All Students

Yes, ALL items must be submitted online or postmarked by March 31 or they will not be accepted. A student’s application cannot be fully completed online until all items are submitted. Scanned electronic document submission is strongly encouraged.

Yes, as long as all of them are submitted online or postmarked by March 31. Scanned electronic document submission is strongly encouraged.

Currently, due to administrative policies at the school, The Foundation does not make awards to students attending Gadsden State Community College.

The Baptist Foundation of Alabama
P.O. Box 241227
Montgomery, AL 36124-1227

Thomas Treadwell and his assistant Stephanie Coston (334) 394-2000.

Applicants that complete their application will receive an email that their application is complete and approved to be considered for an award. If an applicant is uncertain that the application is approved, please contact Stephanie Coston at (334) 394-2000.

Applicants that complete their applications will receive a letter or email stating whether they did or did not receive a scholarship. Applicants that do not get all their documents in with their application by March 31 will receive a letter or email stating that they are not eligible for a scholarship. Typically, letters are mailed (or emails are sent) by the first week in July.

Did you change schools AFTER you submitted your scholarship application? It is possible the check went to the school on your application.

Failure to notify The Foundation that you changed schools after submitting your application may result in loss of an awarded scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based upon certain criteria. For example, the scholarship you were awarded may have only been available for a certain school. Changing to a different school would no longer meet the scholarship requirements. As soon as you make a change in schools, The Foundation must be notified.

New Students

A lay member letter is a recommendation letter from a member of your church.

A pastor letter is a recommendation letter from a minister on staff at your church that also verifies your membership in the church.

For new students only: Yes, your grades MUST BE submitted via an official transcript.

Make sure the transcript is current and your name is on it. Please include ALL pages of the transcript.

Previous Students

Yes. Scholarships are not renewable. You must reapply each year to be eligible

For previous students only: No, the grades can be submitted via an unofficial transcript but please make sure your name and school is on them and they are current. Please include ALL pages of the transcript.