Baptist Foundation of Illinois

Description: Scholarships for Illinois students who are members in good standing for at least one year with churches affiliated and cooperating with the Illinois Baptist State Association. BFI scholarships are for Illinois Baptists who are full-time students.

Award amounts:

  • Master's: $2,000 for the year
  • Seminary students: $175/credit hour (15 credit hours max)

Deadline: The application window for this scholarship is typically from January to March.

Apply: The application may be accessed each year on the BFI website under the Education Scholarships section

Contact: Baptist Foundation of Illinois, 3085 Stevenson Drive, Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-391-3116, Email:


Opal Dancey Memorial Grant

Description: Applicants must be full-time M.Div. students and must be a current or past resident for at least 2 years of one of the following states: IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA or WI.

Deadline: The deadline for this scholarship is typically in April.