Scholarships & Discounts

Scholarships & Discounts


Ministry Matching Scholarship

Baptist Bible Seminary will match a ministry’s contribution to a student’s account up to $1,000 per calendar year, disbursed as $200 per 3-credit class. Multiple ministries may contribute, but the scholarship cannot be stacked.

The following programs are not eligible for the Ministry Matching Scholarship: Master of Business Administration, Master of Organizational Leadership (eleven:6 scholarship students), audited classes, or any classes offered as part of a teach-out agreement. 

Complete and submit the Ministry Matching Scholarship Form.

Scholarships for returning students

Returning seminary students can apply for multiple scholarships to help them reach their educational goals. Peruse the list below to see which scholarship criteria you meet.

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are open and are due Monday, April 22.

John Allen Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Seminary-enrolled student who is intent on completing his studies toward a degree of Master of Divinity or Master of Ministry or a similar seminary Master level degree in preparation of becoming a pastor in a local church.

David Auckland Memorial Scholarship

  • criteria: Junior or senior student in Pastoral Ministries, Pastoral Ministries – Seminary Track, Intercultural Studies, or Intercultural Youth Ministries program, who is making progress toward a degree, or a student who already completed 15 credit hours at the graduate or seminary level. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Must possess a vitality in their Christian walk and a love for evangelism and interacting with other worldviews to lead people to faith and growth. Demonstrates academic merit, financial need and ministry potential.

Auker Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Pastoral or missions student at the seminary with preference to those with families; well-rounded individual with interests, gifts and abilities that match his or her educational pursuits; GPA of 3.0 or higher.

W.W. Barndollar Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Second year, male student with GPA of 3.5 or better in the area of biblical exposition.

 BBS Michigan Pastoral Studies Endowment

  • criteria: BBS students who are current MARBC pastors and church planters, or BBS students who are from Michigan and plan to minister in Michigan, or BBS students who plan to minister in Michigan. Based on academic merit, financial need and ministry potential.

Howard A. and Ruth I. Bixby Endowment

  • criteria: Seminary student from New England who desires to return and serve in pastoral ministry. Must evidence academic merit, financial need, ministry potential, and plans to minister in New England.

Howard and Carol Bixby Church Evangelism Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Student who has completed 30 credit hours at time of reward. Demonstrates spirit of compassion for the lost by the habitual practice of personal or church group evangelism.

Richard Engle Memorial Scholarship

  • criteria: Seminary student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of Biblical Hebrew, “alacrity” in exegesis, and an appreciation for its use in preaching and teaching. Must have completed 30 credits of seminary work, cumulative GPA of 3.0+, and demonstrate a love for the First Testament.

Ethnic Minority Student Scholarship

  • criteria: Seminary student who is committed to church planting in North America. Minimum of 20 credits completed, 2.5 GPA. Ethnic minority or international student with financial need. Written recommendation for vocational ministry.

Expository Preaching Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Seminary student who demonstrate skills evidenced in expository preaching, must have an evaluation by the seminary faculty, and must have the recommendation of the Pastoral Theology Department.

Wilson & Evelyn Galbraith Memorial Endowment

  • criteria: Provide assistance to university and seminary students, based on credit hours sold.

Ester Gilbertson Stone Endowment

  • criteria: For pre-divinity or divinity students exhibiting financial need, moral character, and academic potential.

Arthur W. and Dorothy Glidewell Scholarship

  • criteria: undergraduate or seminary student in their last year of studies who desires to serve in either pastoral or missionary work.

Lewis Vivian & Verna Clanton Graham Endowed Scholarship

  • criteria: Seminary student pursuing a full-time ministry degree. Students will only be considered if they exhibit characteristics consistent with ministry mindedness, godly discernment and spiritual leadership. Will receive 50% of scholarship.

Robert D. Hayden Memorial Endowment

  • criteria: Awarded to an upper classman who is serious about and feels led to enter Christian service (preaching, teaching, etc.) or feels he or she is being called to some avenue of missionary endeavor and is in need of financial aid in order to fulfill this goal.

John H. and Rosalie J. Kleis Scholarship

  • criteria: International students and students who are members of minority groups. Students must be committed to serving Christ through their career. Eligibility will be reviewed each semester, and recipients are eligible to receive up to four annual awards.

Arket J. Savige Endowment

  • criteria: College or seminary students may qualify. Descendants of Arket J. Savige and students from FBC of Johnson City, NY receive first priority. Student must meet satisfactory academic progress standards as set forth by the university.

Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Seminary student. Awarded by the seminary financial aid committee at their discretion.

Dr. Renald Showers Academic Endowment

  • criteria: Seminary student who needs financial assistance.

Joseph M. Stowell Seminary Endowment

  • criteria: Seminary student who is an ethnic minority or an international student, showing promise for church planting, pastoring or missionary service to his or her people.

Gail Tolson Scholarship

  • criteria: For students dual-enrolled in undergraduate and seminary programs of study, starting full-time seminary studies in the fall, who are, or will be, married by the fall, and who possess a GPA of 3.7 or higher. 

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Students may qualify for only one discount.

Master’s Programs

$50 off per credit
  • ABHE Discount
  • Christian Worker Discount
$100 off per credit
  • CSU Alumni Discount
  • First Responders and Military Discount
  • International Student Discount
  • Legacy Discount
  • Teen Challenge Discount
  • Word of Life Employee/Intern Discount

Doctoral Programs

$50 off per credit
  • ABHE Discount
  • CSU Alumni Discount
  • First Responders and Military Discount
  • International Student Discount
  • Legacy Discount
  • Word of Life Employee/Intern Discount

Discount Description & Criteria

ABHE Discount
This discount is for current ABHE College or University employees and those students who earned their undergraduate degree from an ABHE College or University.

Alumni Discount
This discount is for graduate and seminary students who completed a minimum of 30 credits from CSU at the undergraduate level.

Christian Worker Discount
This discount is for those who are currently serving in full-time or bi-vocational ministry.

First Responders and Military Discount 
This discount is for those currently (or in the past five years) employed full-time, volunteer full-time or retired from law enforcement, the fire department or emergency services as well as those currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans and military spouses.

International Student Discount 
This discount is for non-citizens of the U.S. that are not considered eligible non-citizens.

Legacy Discount 
This discount is for any new student who is an immediate family member of a CSU graduate. The CSU graduate must be the parent, sibling, spouse, child, grandparent or grandchild of the student receiving the scholarship. The immediate family member could be a graduate of Clarks Summit University and/or Baptist Bible Seminary who has earned his or her associate, bachelor’s, master’s and/or doctoral degree).

Teen Challenge Discount
This discount is for interns, graduates and staff with Teen Challenge USA.

Word of Life Employee/Intern Discount 
This discount is for current employees and interns serving with Word of Life Fellowship.




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