All undergraduate ministerial students who are majoring or minoring in Logsdon School of Theology are eligible for ministerial scholarships. Logsdon’s Ministry Guidance Office administers two types of scholarships: 1) Hardin-Simmons endowed scholarships designated for ministerial students, and 2) Ministerial Financial Assistance from the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Details concerning eligibility, how to apply for, and how two maintain these two kinds of scholarships are below.
Endowed scholarships for ministerial students vary in the amounts that are awarded. Freshman and sophomores typically receive a base-level award amount for the fall and spring semesters and then are considered for awards of higher amounts based their academic performance for their junior and senior years.
The Baptist General Convention of Texas (also known as BGCT or Texas Baptists) provides generous support for theological education through funds given cooperatively by churches and individuals across the state. BGCT Ministerial Financial Assistance is for students who demonstrate a call to ministry and are preparing for ministry through enrollment in a degree program at one of the nine universities which partner with the BGCT. Students who have completed less than 60 hours and are on block tuition receive $750 per long semester (fall and spring) for BGCT Ministerial Financial Assistance. Students who have completed more than 60 hours receive $1125 per long semester. Additional help is available for students on block tuition who have summer tuition charges. If a student pays an hourly tuition rate instead of block tuition they do not receive the set amounts of $750 or $1125 per semester, but instead receive $50 per hour (less than 60 hours completed) or $75 per hour (more than 60 hours completed) in BGCT Ministerial Financial Assistance.
Attending two ministry guidance meetings per semester. Information about dates, speakers, and opportunities to fulfill these meeting requirements will be sent via email at the beginning of each semester.
For questions and to submit application materials:
Logsdon Ministry Guidance Office
2200 Hickory Box 16235
Abilene, TX 79698
Meredith Stone, Directormstone@hsutx.edu
Lori West, Administrative AssistantLori.West@hsutx.edu
2200 Hickory, Abilene, TX, 79698
Operator: (325) 670-1000
Campus Police: (325) 670-1461