Scholarships and Grants

  • Logsdon Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships

    Hardin-Simmons University and Logsdon Seminary administer a wide-range of scholarships, grants, and fellowships. All students at Logsdon enjoy a reduced tuition rate because of the generosity of donors. Students may also qualify for a wide range of other scholarships and grants that are described below. This financial aid has been made available by HSU, Logsdon Seminary, the Baptist General Convention of Texas, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, individuals, and churches. Students must have completed an application in order to be considered for scholarships, grants and fellowships.

    Scholarships, grants and fellowships may vary for Logsdon students at Corpus Christi, DFW, Lubbock, McAllen and San Antonio. For more information and availability at one of these campuses, please consult the extension campus director.

    Through funds from the Cooperative Program of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Ministerial Financial Aid is available for most Baptist students enrolled in Logsdon Seminary. In the first year of enrollment, a student who has membership with a Baptist church may receive these funds. In order to continue receiving these funds after the first year, a student must be a member of church that is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. This scholarship is available to part-time and full-time students.

    BGCT MFA First Year Form
    Baptist Students are eligible for Ministerial Financial Aid from the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Completion of the BGCT MFA Form by the applicant and their ecclesial body also provides necessary evidence of congregation involvement.

    Entering students complete a BGCT Ministerial Financial Aid Church Certification form. After the first year of enrollment, Baptist students complete an Annual Renewal Form.

    More information about BGCT Ministerial Financial Aid is available from Logsdon's Office of Financial Aid.

    Each year a limited number of Logsdon Dean’s Scholarships are available to outstanding graduates in religion from Baptist colleges and universities. These scholarships are normally awarded based on a nomination from the religion faculty of the school from which they graduated with a baccalaureate degree in religion. Interested students should contact the religion faculty at their Baptist university to request nomination. Students who have graduated from Baptist universities with degrees in religion may also apply in order to be considered. This scholarship is available to full-time students (enrolling in at least 9 hours in a long semester).

    All of the supplemental items for application may be sent to the Office of Student Services or emailed to scholarships@logsdonseminary.org.

    Scholarship Form
    Please complete the Logsdon Scholarship Application Form.

    Essay
    Please submit a reflective essay which conveys your understanding of the importance of education/academics in ministry leadership. 500-750 words in length (typed, double-spaced) following the guidelines below:

    1. Give an account of your academic aptitude.
    2. Give an account of your ministry goals.

    Letter of Recommendation
    A letter of recommendation from the dean of one’s department or school is required.

    The letter of recommendation should describe the student’s character, commitment, and readiness for a graduate, professional program of study in ministry preparation.

    Letters of recommendation may be completed formally, or electronically using an E Recommendation.

    Each year a limited number of Merit Scholarships are available to students based on academic performance and ministry aptitude.

    All of the supplemental items for application may be sent to the Office of Student Services or emailed to scholarships@logsdonseminary.org.

    Scholarship Form
    Please complete the Logsdon Scholarship Application Form.

    Essay
    Please submit a reflective essay which conveys your understanding of the importance of education/academics in ministry leadership. 500-750 words in length (typed, double-spaced) following the guidelines below:

    1. Give an account of your academic aptitude.
    2. Give an account of your ministry goals.

    Letter of Recommendation
    A letter of recommendation from a former professor or pastor is strongly encouraged.

    The letter of recommendation should describe the student’s character, commitment, and readiness for a graduate, professional program of study in ministry preparation.

    Letters of recommendation may be completed formally, or electronically using an E Recommendation.

    All of the supplemental items for application may be sent to the Office of Student Services or emailed to scholarships@logsdonseminary.org.

    Scholarship Form
    Please complete the Logsdon Scholarship Application Form.

    Essay
    Please submit a reflective essay which describes the circumstances surrounding your need. Please be as specific as possible.

    Letter of Recommendation
    A letter of recommendation from a former professor or pastor is strongly encouraged.

    The letter of recommendation should describe the student’s character, commitment, and readiness for a graduate, professional program of study in ministry preparation.

    Letters of recommendation may be completed formally, or electronically using an E Recommendation.

    Logsdon grants a number of Graduate Assistantships each year for up to $1200 per semester. Graduate Assistants serve in various roles to assist Logsdon's academic programs under the supervision of Logsdon faculty or staff. An assistantship involves approximately 10 hours of work per week through a fall or spring semester. GA's are required to be full-time students (enrolling in at least 9 hours in a long semester) and are selected based on academic achievement and aptitude for particular tasks.

    All of the supplemental items for application may be sent to the Office of Student Services or emailed to scholarships@logsdonseminary.org.

    Scholarship Form
    Please complete the Logsdon Scholarship Application Form.

    Essay
    Please submit a essay which describes your academic experience, as well as aptitude for research, tutoring, grading, and other academic and administrative tasks. 500-750 words in length (typed, double-spaced) following the guidelines below:

    1. Describe the qualifications you feel you have for the position
    2. Explain why you are interested in serving as a graduate assistant

    Letter of Recommendation
    A letter of recommendation from a former professor or pastor is strongly encouraged.

    The letter of recommendation should describe the student’s character, commitment, and readiness for a graduate, professional program of study in ministry preparation.

    Letters of recommendation may be completed formally, or electronically using an E Recommendation.

    Resume or Curriculum vitae
    Submit a personal resume or curriculum vitae that indicates your previous academic and employment experience

    Church Match Scholarships are available through Hardin-Simmons University. Interested students may obtain more information and apply by completing the application which can be downloaded below.

    Church Match Form

    More information about Church Match Scholarships, please contact the Hardin-Simmons University Financial Aid Office.

    Office of Financial Aid
    2200 Hickory
    HSU Box 16050
    Abilene, TX 79698

    Ph: (325) 670-1206
    Fax: (325) 670-5822
    Toll Free: 877.GOHSUTX
    financialaid@hsutx.edu

    Questions? Contact us.

    Logsdon Seminary Office of Student Services
    Hardin Simmons University
    HSU Box 16235
    Abilene, TX 79698

    Email: scholarships@logsdonseminary.org
    Phone: 1800-996-6348 or 325-670-1576
    Fax: 325-670-1406