Seminary Scholarships

Tennessee Baptist Foundation

The Tennessee Baptist Foundation  Scholarship is an annual seminary scholarship (for FALL and SPRING semesters of the school year).  You must apply every year to be considered for scholarship assistance.


  • Applicant must have been a resident of Tennessee for at least one year prior to making application.
  • Applicant must be a current or former member of a church cooperating with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.
  • 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. Scholarship amounts will be awarded based on number of hours taken each semester.
  • Applicant must have and maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  • Applicant must submit a copy of most recent IRS form 1040 pages 1 and 2 (Maximum Adjusted Gross Income is $100,000)
  • Applicant must submit a completed application on or before the deadline for applications.


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.

Seminary Scholarship Application

  • Required Uploads

  • Copy of most recent IRS form 1040 pages 1 and 2.
  • Copy of your grades THROUGH THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER.
  • 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.
  • Upload signed copy of the release forms you printed out. (Form Provided At Bottom Of Page)
  • Upload signed copy of the "Church Information" forms you printed, signed by a Church Staff Member. (Form Provided At Bottom Of Page)
  • A one page letter from your Pastor, Youth Minister, BCM Leader, or Life Group / Sunday School Leader
  • Personal Information

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • 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 2021/ Spring 2022:
  • Indicate anticipated classification for Fall 2021 (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.
  • Date Format: 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