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Southeastern Increases Scholarship for IMB Missionaries to 75 Percent

Southeastern Increases Scholarship for IMB Missionaries to 75 Percent
BY CHAD BURCHETT   07/07/2022

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) announces increased scholarship awards for full-time, fully funded missionaries sent out by the International Mission Board (IMB).


“We recognize that theological education can be a financial burden for many missionary families, so I am delighted that God has blessed Southeastern with the ability to offer IMB missionaries and their families increased scholarship opportunities,” shared Danny Akin, President of SEBTS. “It is my prayer that reducing tuition costs for IMB missionaries will enable generations of warriors for Christ to be equipped and sent out for ministry in rural towns, urban centers, and hard-to-reach places around the world.” 

It is my prayer that reducing tuition costs for IMB missionaries will enable generations of warriors for Christ to be equipped and sent out.

As a Great Commission institution, SEBTS champions missionary education at the undergraduate, graduate, and advanced degree levels. For years, this deep support for equipping and educating IMB missionaries included scholarships covering 50 percent of their tuition and fees. Southeastern recently announced that IMB missionaries are now eligible to be awarded scholarships covering 75 percent of tuition and student enrollment fees. 

“We are excited to better serve students who are committed to going to the nations by removing financial obstacles so that they can help fulfill the Great Commission,” commented David Phillips, Director of Student Resources and Financial Aid. “Thanks to generous donors who want to support international missions, we have been able to increase these awards to scholarships covering 75 percent of their tuition and student enrollment fees.” 

We are excited to better serve students who are committed to going to the nations by removing financial obstacles so that they can help fulfill the Great Commission.

Active IMB missionaries can receive these increased scholarships for their undergraduate, graduate, or advanced degrees. Eligible recipients also include students currently in the Journeyman and International Service Core (ISC) program as well as students who have recently completed the Journeyman and ISC program. The Journeyman and ISC scholarship is awarded to students who have completed their program within the past three years and are pursuing their first master’s degree at SEBTS. 

Eligible students may receive this increased scholarship for the duration of their degree at SEBTS. Students may also choose to take in-person or online classes without jeopardizing their eligibility for these scholarships. To learn more about specific eligibility requirements for these scholarships as well as other missions scholarships, visit SEBTS Missions Scholarships Page. 

“Southeastern is a Great Commission seminary because the Great Commission is the final marching orders of King Jesus,” stated Danny Akin, President of SEBTS. “That is why we challenge students to live missionally and why we love to equip future missionaries and missionaries already on the field with biblical and theological training for ministry.” 


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