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.
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.
Each year one or two scholarships are awarded for academically outstanding students who have graduated from Baptist colleges and universities. These scholarships are available to students in two ways: (1) by nomination from the religion faculty of the Baptist school from which they graduated with a baccalaureate degree in religion, and (2) by submission of an application requesting to be considered for the Logsdon Scholarship for Excellence. Recipients must be full-time students at Logsdon, taking at least 9 hours in the fall and 9 hours in the spring semester, and must maintain a 3.5 GPA. The scholarship involves full tuition for students who are also receiving Ministerial Financial Aid from the BGCT, or the equivalent amount for students who are not receiving the BGCT financial aid. The Logsdon Scholarship for Excellence also provides a $2,000 stipend toward participation in a Logsdon travel course, and recipients may receive a Graduate Fellowship, if desired. The scholarship is automatically renewed for two or three years, depending on the length of the student’s academic program, if scholarship requirements are met.
Each year, a limited number of Logsdon Dean’s Scholarships are available for master’s-level students at the Abilene campus who are outstanding graduates in religion from Baptist colleges and universities. These scholarships are available to students in two ways: (1) by nomination from the religion faculty of the Baptist school from which they graduated with a baccalaureate degree in religion, and (2) by submission of an application requesting to be considered for the Dean’s Scholarship. This scholarship is available to full-time students, taking at least 9 hours in the fall and 9 hours in the spring semester. The Dean’s Scholarship provides a set amount of funding, generally equal to the cost of 18 hours of tuition annually for students who are also receiving Ministerial Financial Aid from the BGCT. The scholarship is automatically renewed for two or three years, depending on the length of the student’s academic program, if scholarship requirements are met.
Each year a limited number of Merit Scholarships are available to students based on academic performance and ministry aptitude.
Logsdon grants a number of Graduate Fellowships each year for up to $1200 per semester. Graduate Fellows serve in various roles to assist Logsdon’s academic programs under the supervision of Logsdon faculty or staff. A fellowship involves approximately 10 hours of work per week through a fall or spring semester. GF’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.
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.
More information about Church Match Scholarships, please contact the Hardin-Simmons University Financial Aid Office.
Office of Financial Aid
HSU Box 16050
Abilene, TX 79698
Ph: (325) 670-1050
Fax: (325) 670-5822