Seminary Scholarships

Tennessee Baptist Foundation

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

Each Applicant will be required to apply each year and to meet, at a minimum, the following requirements: *Failure to do so, will affect considerations for a TBF Scholarship.

Each applicant understands that need is a criterion for evaluation. The following are household income (AGI) requirements to be verified with a copy of the most recent IRS Form 1040, Pages 1 & 2

* Not to exceed $125,000 ($150,000 for families with two students in college)

* Not to exceed $175,000 for families with three or more students in college

Scholarships awarded each year range from $500 to $2,000 per student


  • A resident of Tennessee for at least one year prior to making application.
  • A current or former member 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 or former member of a Tennessee Baptist Mission Board church).
  • Accepted by a seminary affiliated with and supported by the Southern Baptist Convention.
  • 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.
  • To have and maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  • Submit a testimony and letter of recommendation. The testimony will include ministry service within the past year.

*Please Note: Previous applicants are to include at least one paragraph explaining how  the Lord has worked in their life during the past year. 

*Please Note: Failure to do so will disqualify applicant application.

  • Each Applicant will be evaluated according to;
  • Financial need and/or extenuating family circumstances
  • Academic performance as reflected on transcript of grades
  • Current ministry involvement

Please Note:  Fulfilling the “Qualifications to Apply” for a scholarship does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship.


Applicants will be notified by August 1 if they have received a scholarship. If you have not heard anything by August 6, please contact the TBF.

If you have questions, please email Bonnie Sneed at

Seminary Scholarship Application

  • Applications due by April 15 at 11:59pm CT

  • Required Uploads

  • Max. file size: 100 MB.
    Copy of most recent IRS form 1040 pages 1 and 2.
  • Max. file size: 100 MB.
    Copy of your grades THROUGH THE FALL 2022 SEMESTER.
  • Max. file size: 100 MB.
    A typed summary (no more than two pages) of your Christian conversion, highlights of your Christian growth and involvement in your church, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, etc., your call to vocational Christian ministry, and your life’s goals pertaining to ministry. NOTE: If you have applied in prior years, please provide an updated summary. Use of a previous year’s summary is cause for rejection of application.
  • Max. file size: 100 MB.
    Upload signed copy of the release forms you printed out. (Form Provided At Bottom Of Page)
  • Max. file size: 100 MB.
    Upload signed copy of the "Church Information" forms you printed, signed by a Church Staff Member. (Form Provided At Bottom Of Page)
  • Max. file size: 100 MB.
    A one page letter from your Pastor, Youth Minister, BCM Leader, or Life Group / Sunday School Leader
  • Personal Information

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please provide your family's Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) from the most recent 1040 tax return.
  • Church Information

  • Educational Information

  • College(s) attended:
  • College(s) attended:
  • Seminary(ies) attended:
  • Seminary(ies) attended:
  • Southern Baptist Convention Seminary you anticipate attending in the Fall 2023/ Spring 2024:
  • Indicate anticipated classification for Fall 2023 (check one):
  • I hereby certify that the above statements and answers are true and correct. I understand that the information contained in this application is subject to verification by the Foundation and I give my approval for any inquiries necessary in accomplishing said verification.

    I authorize the release of any of my information to the Foundation pursuant to these inquiries. I further indemnify and shall hold harmless any organization providing such information.
  • Please type your full name
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Required Forms To Print

Church Information Form

Release Form