Scholarship Application

The Scholarship Application for the 2024-2025 academic year is now closed. 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1ST
The following scholarships will be awarded by the Arkansas Baptist Foundation board.

Eloise Harper Keen Balmer Scholarship

Available for students attending Ouachita Baptist University with preference given to those preparing for a career in the fields of engineering or medicine.

 

Adele Browning Scholarship

Available for needy students attending Ouachita Baptist University.

 

Robin Leigh Davidson Causey Music Therapy Scholarship

Available for students pursuing a degree in music who intend to use it for ministry.

 

David Bond Heart of a Servant Scholarship

Available for Arkansas Baptist students attending or planning to attend Ouachita Baptist University, who are pursuing a vocation in Music Education or Christian Studies.

 

Grace Fellowship Scholarship

Available for an orphaned or  abandoned and neglected student/prospective student at Ouachita Baptist University or Williams Baptist University who is preparing for a Christian vocation. The student or prospective student must have already acquired a GED or high school diploma and must also show evidence of a need for financial assistance.

 

Medical Missions Scholarship

Arkansas Baptists may apply for a scholarship to attend college, seminary, or medical school if they are preparing for Southern Baptist medical missionary service.

 

Powell-Duffell Scholarship

Arkansas Baptists may apply for a scholarship to attend an Arkansas accredited college/ university if they are preparing for vocational Christian ministry and will be a sophomore/junior in the year for which they are applying.

 

Suttle Seminary Scholarship

Arkansas Baptists may apply for a scholarship to attend one of the Southern Baptist seminaries.

 

Robert L. and Joanne S. Westbrook Scholarship

Available for students from Magnolia, Arkansas attending Ouachita Baptist University or Baylor University.

 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1ST
The following scholarships will be awarded by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Scholarship Committee.

Ministry Scholarship

Arkansas Baptists may apply for a scholarship to attend an Arkansas accredited college/ university if they are preparing for pastoral ministry.

 

Pryor Scholarship

Available for young Arkansas Baptist students preparing for a ministry-related vocation in a Southern Baptist church or mission apointment with either the International Mission Board or North American Mission Board.

 

The following scholarships will be awarded by stand-alone committees or individuals. See guidelines for deadline.

Dionisio S. Ortiz Memorial Scholarship – February 1 Deadline

Available for students attending Ouachita Baptist University, who have graduated from a Paraguayan high school and are an OBU legacy.
Please use the online application and reference form above.

 

Ellis & Pat Milligan Ministry Scholarship – February 1 Deadline

Available for junior or senior level college students or graduate students attending an accredited Arkansas college who are preparing for vocational ministry, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and is based on financial need. Preference will be given, in order, to those planning to work in Foreign Missions, Military Chaplainship, Medical Missions or general Christian Ministry.
Please use the online application and reference form above.

 

Hammons Charitable Foundation – February 1 Deadline

Active Southern Baptist students from east Arkansas and west Tennessee may apply for need-based scholarships in the first two years of college if attending Baylor University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Ouachita Baptist University, Union University, Williams Baptist University, or East Arkansas Community College.
Please use the online application and reference form above.

 

 Jim & Jana Harris Advance Arkansas Scholarship – February 1 Deadline

Arkansas Baptists may apply for a scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  Preference will be given to graduates of high schools in Carroll County who exhibit financial need.
Please use the online application and reference form above.

 

Lillian May WMU Scholarship – February 1 Deadline

Applicants must be an active member of a Southern Baptist church pursuing graduate level study at a Southern Baptist Seminary.  Preference shall be given to women from Arkansas.
Please use the online application and reference form above.

 

Arkansas Master’Singers Memorial Scholarship – February 1 Deadline

The Master’Singers Memorial Scholarship is designed to support students who are preparing for some type of vocational ministry through music.

 

Nancy Cooper WMU Scholarship – February 1 Deadline

Applicants should be committed to a career in missions or to vocational Christian ministry, must be an active member of a Southern Baptist church in Arkansas, and have completed one year of college with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Preference shall be given to women applicants.
Please use the online application and reference form above.

 

Out of State Minister’s Child Scholarship Fund – February 1 Deadline

Available for students attending Ouachita Baptist University, who have lived in Arkansas and attended Junior and/or Senior High School in North Carolina and/or South Carolina and are a child of a License and/or Ordained Minister.
Please use the online application and reference form above.

The following scholarships have separate applications and deadlines. You will need to complete each application and references required according to their own guidelines.

Mandy Coats Scholarship – April 1 Deadline

Individuals may apply for this scholarship needing financial assistance in attending their freshman year of a college or university of their choice.  Preference will be given to student-athletes who are active members of evangelical Christian churches and who show promise of becoming outstanding Christian citizens in society.

 

Red River Baptist Association Seminary Scholarship – June 1 Deadline

Arkansas Baptists may apply for a scholarship to attend one of the Southern Baptist seminaries.