Seminary Scholarship

The Tennessee Baptist Foundation Scholarship is honored to use designated funds to provide annual scholarships for qualified applicants.

The deadline for scholarship applications has passed. Applications for the 2025-26 academic year will be available on January 15, 2025.


Applicant is to be a resident of Tennessee for at least one year prior to making application.

Applicant must be a current or former member, in good standing, of a church cooperating with the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. (If applicant is attending an out-of-state institution, he/she must be a current member of a Tennessee Baptist Mission Board church).

Applicant must be accepted by a seminary affiliated with and supported by the Southern Baptist Convention.

Applicant must be a full-time or part-time student in a master’s or doctoral degree program. NOTE: Scholarship amounts will be awarded based on number of hours taken each semester.

Applicant must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Supporting Documentation Needed

Copy of most recent grades.

Copy of most recent IRS Form 1040

Submit a one page Call to Ministry testimony

Submit a reference letter from pastor or other church leadership. NOTE: The reference letter must be from a non family member

Please Note

Previous Applicants MUST provide a NEW PARAGRAPH in their testimony stating how God has and is working in their life and ministry. Also, Previous Applicants will submit a NEW letter of recommendation from a different person, preferably pastor or minister.