BOARD OF AID FOR STUDENTS IN CHURCH RELATED VOCATIONS

The Board of Aid ministers on behalf of Alabama Baptists to students in each of our three institutions of Christian higher education as they prepare for church-related vocations. The goal of the Board is to award scholarship aid amounting to at least 12.5% of tuition.

To qualify for aid, students are interviewed each semester by Board members during the institution’s registration process. Applications are completed that address areas such as need, income, indebtedness and other pertinent information. A recommendation letter from the student’s home church is required and a letter of testimony is required from the student that includes his/her personal call to as church-related vocation. The student must be an Alabama resident and actively involved in an Alabama Baptist church.

Approximately 300 scholarships are awarded annually.

You can apply for this scholarship during the registration process at your respective school.

If you have questions, please contact Bonnie Bailey direct at 334-613-2233, toll free at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 233 or via email at bbailey@alsbom.org.


THE A. EARL POTTS SCHOLARSHIP

Messengers to the 1974 Alabama Baptist Convention meeting adopted a scholarship plan. In 1990, messengers approved a recommendation to change the name to the A. Earl Potts Scholarship in honor of the former Executive Director/Treasurer.

There are four stipulations regarding eligibility:

1. A student must be an active member of a cooperating Alabama Baptist Church
2. The student must be accepted as a full-time entering freshman student by one of our Baptist Colleges (Samford University, University of Mobile, Judson College)
3. The student must be recommended by his/her pastor.
4. The scholarship is not available to a student already receiving aid as a ministerial student or as a dependent of a minister.

You can apply for this scholarship during the registration process at your respective school.

If you have questions, please contact Bonnie Bailey direct at 334-613-2233, toll free at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 233 or via email at bbailey@alsbom.org.


THE BAPTIST FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Alabama Baptist Foundation is proud to administer multiple scholarship funds established by generous donors interested in furthering the educational pursuits of deserving students. Every year, the Foundation awards scholarships to students meeting the criteria required by the funds available; these include awards for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs of higher education.

Qualifications:

1. Applicant is to be a bona fide resident of the State of Alabama.
2. Applicant is to be a member in good standing of a Southern Baptist Church cooperating with the Alabama Baptist State Convention. (Seminary applicant is to be a member of a Southern Baptist church cooperating with the Southern Baptist Convention.)
3. Applicant is to be classified as a full time student according to the school’s current catalog.
4. Applicant must have and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

The Baptist Foundation of Alabama awards scholarships on an annual basis.  All students must reapply each year. Scholarships are not renewable – Students must reapply each year to be eligible.

Deadline to apply annually is March 31.

For more information and to apply, please visit tbfa.org/scholarships.


THE CASKEY SCHOLARSHIP

The Caskey Center provides scholarships for bi-vocational and smaller membership church ministers in Southern Baptist churches in Alabama to attend New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Qualifications:

  1. Serve as paid staff (bivocational or full-time/part-time minister) in a ABSC church with 150 or fewer in worship.
  2. Affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 (www.sbc.net/bfm/bfm2000.asp) and the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (www.cbmw.org/core-beliefs).
  3. Engage in personal evangelism and submit reports on evangelistic activity.
  4. Be interviewed by Dr. Mark Tolbert, Director of the Caskey Center.

Application deadline for the Fall semester is June 15.

Application deadline for the Spring semester is November 15.

For additional information visit nobts.edu/caskeycenter or or contact Dr. Mark Tolbert with the Caskey Center for Church Excellence at caskeycenter@nobts.edu. or 504.282.4455, Ext. 8227.