Seminary Scholarships
Seminary Scholarships

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 Christina Garland at

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