Other Scholarships and Grants

Outside/Non-Wayland Scholarships

Wayland students bring in thousands of dollars in scholarships from outside organizations each year. We encourage students to use the many free scholarship search engines available to assist them in identifying scholarships they may be a match for. Some of our favorites are fastweb.com and BigFuture.

Submit all outside scholarship checks to the Office of Financial Aid for application to your student account. Unless otherwise stated by the awarding organization, scholarships will be equally divided between fall and spring terms.

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships of varying amounts are offered by the head coach of each sport and are administered in accordance with a contract signed by the student-athlete and the coach. Unless otherwise stated in the contract, athletic scholarships are limited to tuition and require the student to maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Local Church Grant

A $250 first-term grant is provided for every qualified full-time, freshman Plainview campus student duly admitted from the membership of a church which budgets monthly or annual contributions to the University's operational budget. This grant is provided in the name of the student's home church. Scholarships are limited to University budget allocation.

Residence Hall Grant 

To recruit and assist students from regions beyond the local area, a $500 per term Residence Hall grant is awarded to eligible students from Hawaii, Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, San Antonio, Texas and Wichita Falls, Texas. To be eligible, the student must be recommended by the Wayland Campus Executive Director in the area or the Executive Director of the Baptist Convention of the state.

For consideration, the recommendation must accompany the Application for Admission. A recipient of this grant must be a full-time student residing in a Wayland dormitory. The award is for eight consecutive terms of full-time enrollment. Students must meet satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the University catalog. 

Texas Rehabilitation Assistance

Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services serves youth and students with disabilities to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities. Services are eligibility and need based. Through this state agency, other rehabilitation services are available to assist persons with disabilities to become employable. Visit the Texas Workforce Commission for more information.