All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in one of three affiliated institutions are now eligible to apply for scholarships through the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
Nate Bishop, chairman of the KBC Agencies and Institutions Committee, said the goal is to support the three in-state schools that have a direct link with the KBC and/or the Southern Baptist Convention — Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College.
New standards for the scholarship funds were approved by the KBC Mission Board at its May 4 virtual meeting.
Previously, only freshmen at KBC-affiliated colleges and universities were eligible to receive $1,000 scholarships. Also, in previous years the amount available each year for scholarship distribution was approximately $50,000. KBC Controller Becky Harris expects about $60,000 to be distributed in the 2020-21 school year. Students interested in applying should contact their school’s financial aid office.
Fifty percent of annual scholarship monies will be available for Clear Creek students while the remaining 50 percent will be split equally between eligible students at Southern Seminary and Boyce College, located on the SBTS campus in Louisville.
Other changes to the scholarship policy included removing eligibility for students at Campbellsville University, Georgetown College and the University of the Cumberlands. Each school parted ways with the KBC over the last decade.