Although no organizations offer scholarships specifically to the dependent children of Southern Baptist ministers and pastors, there are a few individual colleges and universities in the southern United States that do. Some of these scholarships require that an applicant be unmarried, and some also have age requirements.
Howard Payne University
Located in Brownwood, Texas, Howard Payne University offers the HPU Ministerial Scholarship to the dependent children of Southern Baptist ministers. Applicants must be under the age of 24, and must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours per semester to be eligible. This scholarship is awarded in the amount of $300 per semester. Funds received through this scholarship may only be used to pay for the cost of tuition.
Ouachita Baptist University
Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, offers the Minister's Child and Spouse Award to the dependents of active, retired or deceased Southern Baptist ministers. As of 2011, this scholarships is valued at $1,000 per year. To be eligible, an applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. This scholarship may be received for a maximum of eight semesters.
Southwest Baptist University
Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missourim provides financial assistance to the children of Southern Baptist ministers through the Dependent of Church Minister Scholarship. To be eligible, an applicant must be the unmarried son or daughter of a pastor or minister, must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and must hold a GPA of no less than 2.0. This scholarship is awarded in amounts of $1,000 per academic year.
Located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, Gardner-Webb University provides support to the sons and daughters of Southern Baptist ministers through the Minister's Dependent Scholarship. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 per year and awarded in increments of $500 per semester. You must be enrolled on a full-time basis to be eligible, meaning that you must take at least 12 credit hours per semester. The annual deadline for application is May 1.