Doctoral Scholarships

Southwestern Research Doctoral Scholarship

  1. The Southwestern Research Doctoral Scholarship is available to Research Doctoral (PhD, EdD, DMA) students who are active members of a Southern Baptist Church and have an established 3.75 GPA. Failure to maintain scholarship requirements throughout the academic year will result in the removal of the scholarship. Incoming students can apply upon acceptance for enrollment, and current students must apply annually during the Spring semester for the following academic year. This is a $2,520 scholarship for tuition and fees that is divided into $1,260 for the Fall semester and $1,260 for the Spring semester.To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the general financial aid application that opens on March 1st. The deadline for current students is May 1st and the deadline for new, incoming students is August 15th. Late submissions will not be considered.

    Students in the continuation phase (those being billed the continuation fee) of their degree or taking a leave of absence are not eligible to receive this scholarship.

    Although students in the Professional Doctoral Studies program (DMin, DEdMin) are not eligible for the Southwestern Research Doctoral Scholarship, we encourage students to apply for external financial aid and scholarships. We have list of external aid opportunities listed on our website under “External Scholarships”.

General Scholarship Information:

  • Students must re-apply for financial aid each academic year.
  • Applying for a scholarship is not a guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded.
  • Scholarships will be reviewed in the order in which they are received and are awarded based on eligibility requirements and scholarship funding for the academic year.
  • You must maintain the stated scholarship requirements throughout each Fall and Spring semester to remain eligible to receive a scholarship. Failure to do so may result in the reduction or removal of the scholarship.
  • Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.
  • Students may only be awarded one institutional scholarship per academic year.
  • Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible to receive financial aid.
  • Students in the continuation phase (those being billed the continuation fee) of their degree or taking a Leave of Absence (LOA) are not eligible to receive institutional scholarships.


Learn more about applying for this and other institutional scholarships on our Financial Aid page.

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