BGCT Ministry Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

Through the MFA Scholarship, the BGCT provides grants for students who are called to vocational Christian ministry.  Grants for the 2017-18 School year are $750/semester for full time students. (Students who are juniors and seniors in ministry-related majors may receive an additional $375 per semester.) ETBU provides an additional $150 per semester for full-time students. 

For more information or assistance in completing your application, please contact: Dr. Jeremy Greer, Director of Ministry Guidance, jgreer@etbu.edu, 903-923-2186.

Eligibility:


  • Show evidence of a divine call to vocational or bi-vocational church-related ministry
  • Be a member of a Baptist Church (for renewal of BGCT portion, must attend a BGCT-cooperating church)
  • Demonstrate a lifestyle of commitment to the principles of the Christian life
  • Complete RLGN 1340 Calling and Practice of Ministry (RLGN 2340 Ministry Formations for students in catalogs from 2015-2016 or before). Please note that you must enroll in RLGN 1340 during your first fall semester at ETBU.
  • Participate in RLGN 1000 Seminar while at ETBU and one Ministry Guidance Event each semester.
  • Submit annually an application, church endorsement, and testimony of call.
  • Deadline to apply: September 1 for Fall, February 1 for Spring. *NOTE: scholarship will not be reflected on a student's bill until the complete application is submitted and approved.

How to apply:


First year application process:

  • Step 1: Write out your testimony of your personal call to vocational ministry (you'll need to  upload with your online application in step 2)
  • Step 2: Complete the Online application (right side of this page)
  • Step 3: Secure an endorsement from your home church using the BGCT 1st Year Certification Form
  • Step 4: Obtain a letter of recommendation from a pastor of your home church
  • Step 5: Send your church endorsement form and letter of recommendation to the Office of Ministry Guidance at ETBU by email, fax or in person (jgreer@etbu.edu; fax: 903-923-2077, 2nd floor of Scarborough Hall)

 Renewal application process:

  • Step 1: Update your testimony of your personal call to vocational ministry (you'll need to  upload with your online application in step 2)
  • Step 2: Complete the Online application (right side of this page)
  • Step 3: Secure an endorsement from your local (school-year) church using the Renewal BGCT Church Certification Form
  • Step 4: Send your church endorsement form to the Office of Ministry Guidance at ETBU by email, fax or in person (jgreer@etbu.edu; fax: 903-923-2077, 2nd floor of Scarborough Hall)

Ministerial Financial Assistance (MFA) Application Form 2017-2018



 RLGN 2340 Ministry Formations
 RLGN 1340 Calling & Practice of Ministry
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