BGAV Ministerial Education Funds
Funds are provided by Virginia Baptists for ministerial students from cooperating churches of the BGAV who need aid in financing their undergraduate or graduate education in preparation for vocational ministry.
- Status: Currently Closed (To Open in January 2014)
- Award Range: Up to $5,000 per year
- Ministerial students
- Full-time students (reduced aid is available
for part-time students)
- Studying in an accredited program
- General Information
- Academic Level
- Undergraduate at an accredited school
- Master's Level at an accredited school
- Repayment: These funds are to be considered as grants if a recipient provides service through the sponsorship of a BGAV church or in a Baptist church in another state which is in friendly cooperation with the BGAV for two years after having completed his/her education. Repayment is otherwise expected as explained in the BGAV Ministerial Education Funds requirements.
- Deadline: Closes April 1 of each year
Through the vision and stewardship of faithful Virginia Baptists, the Baptist General Association of Virginia has offered Ministerial Education Funds to deserving recipients for many years.
Through the generous gifts of Virginia Baptists like Julian A. Hudgens, Anna Lethia Carter, Ruth Camp Campbell, Jack E. and Virginia A. Boyles, and the Cooperative Missions gifts of Virginia Baptists around the state, students are able to receive financial assistance in their education.
The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) is committed to the development of emerging leaders of all ages for advancing the Redeemer’s Kingdom. To that end, the BGAV is committed to financially aiding emerging leaders in their educational development.
BGAV Ministerial Education Funds are given each year to Virginia Baptist students who
- Have made a commitment to Christian vocational ministry,
- Attend an accredited school, and
- Meet all
Through these means, a continuing relationship between the applicant and the Baptist General Association of Virginia will develop.
Funds are limited in number and amount. Recipients are expected to work approximately 2-6 hours per school week in a practical ministry experience related to their vocational calling.
An applicant will select a minister to serve as his/her designated mentor related to his/her work. Applicants are expected to work
through a BGAV church or a BGAV-related ministry while attending school in Virginia. Students studying outside Virginia are expected to work through a Baptist church or a Baptist-related ministry while attending school.
An evaluation by the mentor and student is required at the end of each semester. This evaluation will help determine the student’s eligibility to receive additional monies again, if reapplication is made for
the following year.
If you have any questions or concerns,
please contact Alicia Parker.