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Missions Related Scholarships

Application Deadlines

  • Incoming Students:
    • Fall- July 15
    • Spring- December 15
  • Returning Students: February 15 - April 15

The Active IMB Scholarship is for degree-seeking, assigned, and fully-funded IMB missionaries/personnel who are currently serving on the mission field or on a stateside assignment. Each academic year, eligible students must read and comply with all institutional Eligibility Standards, reapply for the scholarship, and submit a thank you letter. If the student loses employment status with the IMB, he or she will no longer be eligible for the scholarship. Students will only receive the scholarship for classes that the student completes. If the student withdraws from classes after the drop date, he or she will have their award reduced and the student will be required to cover the full cost of the withdrawn class.

For undergraduate and graduate students, the scholarship ensures that 50% of the student’s tuition and student enrollment fees are covered (does not count towards books, housing, or music program fees). If the student receives other scholarships, whether internal or external, the Active IMB Scholarship will be reduced so that a total of 50% of the student’s tuition and student enrollment fees are covered. This scholarship is available to on-campus and distance learning students. An eligible candidate may be enrolled at full- or part-time status in any undergraduate degree through a first master’s degree at Southeastern.

Additionally, for Doctoral students, the Active IMB Scholarship ensures that 30% of the student’s tuition and student enrollment fees are covered (does not count towards books, housing, or music program fees). If the student receives other scholarships, whether internal or external, the Active IMB scholarship will be reduced so that a total of 30% of the student’s tuition and student enrollment fees are covered.
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The NAMB Scholarship is for degree-seeking NAMB missionaries/personnel who are currently serving on a full-time field assignment. Endorsed missionaries serving through their state convention or church are not considered eligible for this particular scholarship. Eligible candidates must be fully-funded employees of NAMB. Each year eligible students must read and comply with all Eligibility Standards, reapply, and submit a thank you letter. If the student loses employment status with NAMB, he or she will no longer be eligible for the scholarship. Students will only receive the scholarship for classes that the student completes. If the student withdraws from classes after the drop date, he or she will have their award reduced and the student will be required to cover the full cost of the withdrawn class.

For undergraduate and graduate students, the scholarship ensures that 50% of the student’s tuition and student enrollment fees are covered (does not count towards books, housing, or music program fees). If the student receives other scholarships, whether internal or external, the Active NAMB Scholarship will be reduced so that a total of 50% of the student’s tuition and student enrollment fees are covered. This scholarship is available to on-campus and distance learning students. An eligible candidate may be enrolled at full- or part-time status in any undergraduate degree through a first master’s degree at Southeastern.

Additionally, for Doctoral students, the Active NAMB Scholarship ensures that 30% of the student’s tuition and student enrollment fees are covered (does not count towards books, housing, or music program fees). If the student receives other scholarships, whether internal or external, the Active NAMB scholarship will be reduced so that a total of 30% of the student’s tuition and student enrollment fees are covered.
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The MK Scholarship is available to children of “active-duty” IMB or NAMB missionaries who are serving on the mission field. “Active-duty” means fully funded, full-time, field assignment personnel. The student age limit is 30-years-of-age upon enrollment; students must be active and participating members of a local Southern Baptist church and enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking students. This scholarship is for any undergraduate degree through a first master's degree at Southeastern. The scholarship is not applicable to the spouse of the qualified child of missionaries. This scholarship is available to on-campus and distance learning students. Each year eligible students must read and comply with all Eligibility Standards, reapply, and submit a thank you letter. Students will only receive the scholarship for classes that the student completes. If the student withdraws from classes after the drop date, he or she will have their award reduced and the student will be required to cover the full cost of the withdrawn class.

This scholarship ensures that 100% of the student’s tuition and student enrollment fees are covered (does not count toward books, housing, or music program related fees). If the student receives other scholarships, whether internal or external, the MK Scholarship will continue to cover 100% of the student’s tuition and student enrollment fees.

PLEASE NOTE:

Current MK recipients whose parents retired with the IMB (non-VRI) will maintain their MK scholarship for the duration of their degree. Incoming students, whose parents are retired IMB personnel, will receive a 25% tuition scholarship in addition to the SBC rate. Eligible students must reapply each academic year.
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The Returning Journeyman/ISC Scholarship is available to full-time, degree-seeking students who are getting their first master's degree at Southeastern. Students must have completed the Journeyman/ISC program and have a vocational commitment to mission services. Students must be returning from the field within the last three years. Students must be active and participating members of a local Southern Baptist church. This scholarship is available to on-campus and distance learning students. Each year eligible students must read and comply with all Eligibility Standards, reapply, and submit a thank you letter. Students will only receive the scholarship for classes that the student completes. If the student withdraws from classes after the drop date, he or she will have their award reduced and the student will be required to cover the full cost of the withdrawn class.

This scholarship ensures that 50% of the student’s tuition and student enrollment fees are covered (does not count towards books, housing, or music program fees). If the student receives other scholarships, whether internal or external, the Returning Journeyman Scholarship will be reduced so that a total of 50% of the student’s tuition and student enrollment fees are covered.
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The Macedonia Scholarship is for personnel who are currently serving on the field or on a stateside assignment through the Macedonia Project program. An eligible candidate may be enrolled at full or part-time status in the MTS/Macedonia degree at Southeastern. This scholarship is available to on-campus and distance learning students. Each year eligible students must read and comply with all Eligibility Standards, reapply, and submit a thank you letter. Students will only receive the scholarship for classes that the student completes. If the student withdraws from classes after the drop date, he or she will have their award reduced and the student will be required to cover the full cost of the withdrawn class.

This scholarship ensures that 100% of the student’s tuition and student enrollment fees are covered (does not count towards books or housing). If the student receives other scholarships, whether internal or external, the Macedonia Scholarship will continue to cover 100% of the student’s tuition and student enrollment fees.
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Available to SBC lead bi-vocational pastors who receive the majority of their salary from a job outside the church in which they are serving. Students are required to have completed a bachelor’s degree and must first qualify for the reimbursement through North American Mission Board (NAMB).

Interested students should:

  • Review reimbursement parameters
  • If approved by ironman, contact Southeastern’s Admissions Office or review the SEBTS catalog to find out the cost of each class/credit hour and number of classes/hours required to complete their chosen degree

How it works:

  • Awarded students enroll at Southeastern and pay out-of-pocket for classes
  • Once the semester is completed, approved students then submit receipt of grades and proof of tuition payment to NAMB for reimbursement (maximum reimbursement $2,400/yr.)
  • Grades must be B (3.0) or above to qualify for reimbursement

Reimbursement is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. A new request must be approved each semester prior to registering.

Applications should be submitted to ironmen@namb.net.
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The Barbara Osborn Memorial Mission Education Fund is a scholarship for Baptist seminary students who are committed to international missions. The scholarship selection is administered by the Office of Global Strategy of the IMB, SBC.

According to the fund agreement, scholarship recipients must (1) be a full time student in their final year of a seminary owned, controlled or supervised by the Southern Baptist Convention or it successors; (2) have made a commitment to enter the foreign mission field upon the completion of their seminary education and (3) be in the application process with the IMB for appointment.

Students participating in “2+2”, “2+3” or similar programs are eligible for the scholarship in their last year of seminary. All students in their final year of seminary are eligible to receive the scholarship. This includes students attending extension centers and taking online classes.

  • Scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of economic necessity and academic performance. All scholarship recipients must have maintained a passing grade point average during their seminary training.
  • To apply, students must request an application from the Financial Aid Office by February 1 for spring semesters or October 1 for fall semesters.
  • Applicants will be notified of their decision two months after the application deadline.
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