Ministerial Scholarships

Baptist Minister's Dependent Scholarship

Wayland provides a tuition scholarship for full-time Baptist ministers and the dependent spouse or the dependent single child of a full-time Baptist minister, missionary, denominational minister, or staff minister serving a Baptist congregation. Dependents of retired of full-time Baptist ministers may also receive this scholarship upon the approval of the School of Christian Studies. Full-time status defined at the campus of attendance is required to receive the scholarship. The award amount for students attending the Plainview campus is $500 per term. The award amount for students attending the external campuses is $190 per term. Scholarships are limited to the University budget allocation.

To establish eligibility, the student must complete an application and furnish a letter from an official of the minister's church verifying the minister's active service. This letter must be received in the School of Christian Studies on the Plainview campus at 1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #1276, Plainview, TX 79072, one month prior to the day of registration for the term for which aid is desired. This scholarship is available only for the spring and fall terms on the Plainview campus and external campuses. Non-enrollment in one of the approved terms does not translate to summer term eligibility. The scholarship is awarded for one year and the student must reapply each year to maintain eligibility.

Minister and Dependent of Other Denominations Scholarship 

Wayland provides a tuition scholarship for ministers and their dependents who belong to recognized Christian denominations other than Baptist. Full-time status defined at the campus of attendance is required to receive the scholarship. The award amount for students attending the Plainview campus is $400 per term. The award amount for students attending the external campuses is $150 per term. Scholarships are limited to the University budget allocation.

To establish eligibility, the student must complete an application and furnish a letter from an official of the minister's church verifying the minister's active service. This letter must be received in the School of Christian Studies on the Plainview campus at 1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #1276, Plainview, TX 79072, one month prior to the day of registration for the term for which aid is desired. This scholarship is available only for the spring and fall terms on the Plainview campus and external campuses. Non-enrollment in one of the approved terms does not translate to summer term eligibility. The scholarship is awarded for one year and the student must reapply each year to maintain eligibility.

Christian Leadership/Academic Scholarship

Wayland offers $200 per term for students who are active members of a Baptist church and have excelled academically in high school. This tuition only scholarship is awarded to entering freshmen and may be renewed up to eight consecutive terms. To remain eligible, a student must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and enroll in a minimum course load of 12 hours per term. Notification to the School of Christian Studies on the Plainview campus is required for yearly renewal and non-enrollment forfeits future term eligibility.  Scholarships are limited to the University budget allocation.  Guidelines for consideration are:

  1.  Academic Achievement as demonstrated by the student's high school GPA of at least a 3.0 (B average), research projects, scholastic organization membership, etc.
  2. Christian leadership as demonstrated by an exceptionally high degree of involvement in church activities. Such involvement may be shown by leadership in Sunday School, worship, discipleship/witnessing programs, youth activities, choir/music ministries, etc.

BGCT Ministerial Financial Assistance Scholarship

In recognition of the divine call felt by those who minister, the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) provides financial assistance to students in Texas Baptist schools who are preparing for careers in church related vocational ministry.
Four participants are recognized in the Ministerial Financial Assistance Program (MFA) – the ministry student who, responding to God’s call, is set aside by a local church which pools resources with cooperating churches and entrusts these resources to the BGCT and partner schools.

BGCT MFA Scholarship Renewal