Intern Scholarships for churches

Partial Scholarships may be available to SBCV Churches who host an intern. The Intern Scholarship Program is made possible through contributions from SBCV churches to the annual Vision Virginia State Missions Offering, therefore funds are limited and will be distributed based on the priority of need and are not guaranteed.

SBCV Intern Scholarship applications will only be accepted if submitted within the deadlines of the year to which they apply.  The application deadline for a summer intern is March 1.

2018 Summer Scholarship Program Information


  • to strengthen local SBC of Virginia churches
  • to equip future leaders in ministry

Requirements for interns:

  • Interns must be young adults, at least one year past high school graduation, with a heart for ministry.
  • Interns are to develop, lead and/or participate in the ongoing weekly programs of the church throughout their internship.
  • Interns are encouraged to develop and multiply leaders that will continue the ministry once the internship is complete.
  • Interns must attend Intern Orientation provided by the SBC of Virginia. Date and location to be announced.
  • Interns are required to serve at one SBC of Virginia event as needed. Usually the intern can choose from one of several dates, but this is not guaranteed.


  • Applications can be completed at the link above.
  • The application deadline is March 1, each year.
  • The scholarship is a maximum amount of $1,500 (see church requirements below).
  • Funds are limited and will be distributed based on the priority of need and are not guaranteed.
  • Priority will be given to churches with no existing interns.
  • Priority will also be given to churches who give to Vision Virginia State Mission Offering.
  • The intern scholarships can be used more any ministry of the local church.

Responsibilities of participating churches:    

  • If accepted, the church is responsible for finding/interviewing/hiring summer intern. SBCV will send profiles of potential candidates to churches.
  • The church must provide a job description and regular oversight/mentorship of the intern.
  • The church is expected to pay $1000 to the intern, in addition to SBCV scholarship funding.
  • The church must provide lodging/host home for the intern.
  • The church must reimburse the intern for all ministry-related expenses, including mileage.
  • The church must complete and submit a detailed activity report at midterm and conclusion of internship.
  • Churches will be notified if their application is accepted or declined within 2 weeks of the application deadline.

Download the PDF for objectives, requirements and eligibility on the Summer Scholarship Program.

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If you need assistance in finding an intern, you can request Intern Profiles from Mindy McCord.

Seminarian Scholarship

In some cases, the SBCV can give financial aid to ministerial students completing their seminary education who have a genuine financial need. The aid is limited to the payment of tuition, and applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Statement of belief
  • Evidence of commitment to the local church
  • Evidence of the call of God in his/her life
  • Financial need

All final decisions are made by committee.

Requirements for Seminarian Scholarship

In addition to the above criteria, applicants must meet the following requirements to be qualified:

  • Applicant must be a 1) full-time seminary student seeking a master’s degree or 2) a seminary student seeking a doctoral degree.
  • Applicant must attend a seminary owned by the Southern Baptist Convention or a Bible college/seminary that maintains a conservative, evangelical statement of beliefs consistent with those held by the SBCV.
  • Applicant must be a member of a participating SBCV church that has participated in the SBC of Virginia “Vision Virginia Offering” during the calendar year.
  • Applicant must affirm a belief in the most recent Baptist Faith and Message Statement

Financial Aid will be awarded on an annual basis, and applicants must complete and mail a re-application form to the SBCV for each year that aid is needed. Recipients must maintain an academic standard of at least a “C” average.

Please read the requirements (above) and, if eligible, download the Financial Aid Application (or Re-Application) for ministerial students.  Print and complete the form and mail it to the address listed.

Applications must be postmarked on or before April 1st in order to be considered for any financial aid, either for the entire school year or for any of its semesters. Incomplete applications will not be considered, and applications will not be accepted for Summer Sessions.  Applicants will be notified of action taken by the SBCV.

If you have any questions, please contact the SBCV office or email

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