American Baptist Individual Seminarian Grants
Deadline: May 31 (Requests due April 30)
To be considered for a seminarian scholarship, students must meet these requirements:
- Hold active membership in an American Baptist church for at least one year before applying for aid.
- Enrollment at an accredited institution in the United States or Puerto Rico.
- U.S. citizenship or classification as a permanent resident.
Individual seminarian grants
Students attending seminary or theological school may apply for a grant of up to $750. Seminarians must be enrolled at least two-thirds time in one of the following first professional degree programs: M.Div., M.C.E., M.A.C.E. or M.R.E. (D.Min. students are ineligible.)
Seminarian Support Program (SSP)
This program is designed for American Baptist seminarians attending an ABCUSA-related seminary or theological school. Pledges of support from local churches or ABCUSA organizations will be matched up to $1,000 per academic year for designated students. Recipients must be enrolled at least two-thirds time in one of the following degree programs: M.Div., M.C.E., M.A.C.E. or M.R.E. (D.Min. students are ineligible.) Recipients must be resident students of the ABCUSA-related seminary that will award the degree. Applications for this program are available from the seminary. All pledges should be sent directly to the seminary by Aug. 1.
Daniel E. Weiss Fund for Excellence
This scholarship may pay up to $3,000 for the first year of seminary. It is designed to identify gifted college junior or senior students who do not plan to undertake theological studies but possess gifts and skills for ministry. Pastors, campus ministers and college faculty may nominate an American Baptist student who displays commitment to the Gospel and church life, is growing as a disciple of Christ, shows maturity and integrity of character and demonstrates outstanding academic ability. Nominations will be accepted until Nov. 1 for the following academic year. The number of scholarships awarded depends on the number of nominees and the amount of available funds.
Asian American Grant
Seminarians can gain ministerial experience by working in a church during the summer. Grants of $500 are provided by the financial aid program and matched by the employing church. Interested seminarians should contact their pastor.
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