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BGCT Ministry Scholarship

BGCT Ministry Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

The BGCT provides grants for qualifying students who are called to vocational or bi-vocational church-related ministry.  Grants for the 2018-19 School year are $750/semester for full time students. Students who are juniors and seniors, and who are majors or minors in the department of Christian Ministry may receive an additional $375 per semester. ETBU provides an additional $150 per semester for full-time students. 

Essential Information for Undergraduate Students

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 should 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 or bi-vocational church-related ministry
Step 2: Complete the Online application (includes uploading testimony)
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, mail or in person

Renewal application process:

Step 1: Update your testimony of your personal call to vocational or bi-vocational church-related ministry
Step 2: Complete the Online application (includes uploading updated testimony)
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, mail or in person 

Contact Information

For more information or assistance in completing your application, please contact:

Dr. Jeremy Greer
Director of Ministry Guidance

ETBU | One Tiger Drive | Marshall TX 75670
903.923.2186 | fax 903.923.2077 |  jgreer@etbu.edu

BGCT Ministry Scholarship for Graduate Students

The BGCT provides grants for qualifying students who are called to vocational or bi-vocational church-related ministry. Grants for students in the graduate program during the 2018-19 School year are $100/semester-hour. 

Essential Information for Graduate Students

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
  • Be working toward completion of a graduate degree at ETBU
  • Submit annually an application, church endorsement, and testimony of call
  • Deadline to apply: August 1 for Fall; December 1 for Spring; May 1 for Summer
  • Note: Scholarship will not be reflected on a student's bill until the completed application is submitted and approved.

How to Apply

First year application process:

  • Step 1: Write out your testimony of your personal call to vocational or bi-vocational church-related ministry 
  • Step 2: Complete the Online application (includes uploading testimony)
  • 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, mail or in person

Renewal Application Process

Step 1: Update your testimony of your personal call to vocational or bi-vocational church-related ministry
Step 2: Complete the Online application  (includes uploading updated testimony)
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, mail or in person 

Contact Information

For more information or assistance in completing your application, please contact:

Dr. Jeremy Greer
Director of Ministry Guidance

ETBU | One Tiger Drive | Marshall TX 75670
903.923.2186 | fax 903.923.2077 |  jgreer@etbu.edu
 

BGCT Ministry Scholarship for CIM Students

The BGCT provides grants for qualifying students who are called to vocational or bi-vocational church-related ministry. Grants for the 2018-19 School year are $50/course

Essential Information for CIM Students

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
  • Submit annually an application, church endorsement, and testimony of call
  • Application must be completed and received prior to or during the first week of class in order for funds to be applied to the course. *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 or bi-vocational church-related ministry  
  • Step 2: Complete the Online application
  • 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, mail or in person.

Renewal Application Process

  • Step 1: Update your testimony of your personal call to vocational or bi-vocational church-related ministry
  • Step 2: Complete the Online application (includes uploading updated testimony)
  • Step 3: Secure an endorsement from your local 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, mail or in person 

Contact Information

For more information or assistance in completing your application, please contact:

Dr. Jeremy Greer
Director of Ministry Guidance

ETBU | One Tiger Drive | Marshall TX 75670
903.923.2186 | fax 903.923.2077 |  jgreer@etbu.edu

 

Certification Forms