In addition to our “Top Tier” academic ranking, Anderson University has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 35 universities in the South whose graduates accumulate the least amount of educational debt. At Anderson University, we believe higher education should not be a privilege reserved only for those who can afford it. The Financial Aid Planning Office is committed to helping Anderson University students find appropriate ways to finance their education. For more information, you can contact the Financial Aid office at (864) 231-2070 or email Below is a list of currently available scholarships for those who are considering a calling into the ministry field. Other qualifications may be required. It is best to complete and mail all required forms as soon as possible since most aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified applicants.

Baptist Foundation of
South Carolina

190 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210-8239
Phone: 803-765-0030
Fax: 803-799-9003

Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate level students from South Carolina.

Bozeman Ministerial Scholarship

First Baptist Church
300 W. Main Street
Laurens, SC 29360
Phone: 864-984-7500
Scholarship for full-time graduate level students preparing for Christian ministry. Priority given to current or former church members.

Champions for Christ
Foundation, Inc.

PO Box 786
Greenville, SC 29602-0786
Phone: 864-220-0080
Priority is given to Greenville, South Carolina residents, but others may apply and qualify.

Trust Fund

First Baptist Church
250 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306-5158
Phone: 864-583-7245
Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate level students pursuing a degree leading to full-time Christian ministry.

Craig Holbrook
Scholarship Fund

First Baptist Church
722 Grace Street
Greenwood, SC 29649
Phone: 864-229-5557
Scholarships for students with financial need who are preparing for full-time Christian ministry. Applicants do not have to be from South Carolina.

First Baptist Church

200 N. Limestone Street
Gaffney, SC 29340-3136
Phone: 864-489-6064
Fax: 864-489-9844
Scholarships for students who are pursuing a full-time Christian vocation. To apply write letter including contact information, school information, major, ministry goals, and reason for applying and mail or email to FBC Gaffney.

The Kennedy Foundation

219 Sherwood Drive
Laurens, SC 29360
Phone: 864-923-0254
Scholarships for full-time students (master-level and doctoral) from South Carolina. Preference for applicants who wish to serve as an international missionary or as a Christian educator in a local congregation.

Grand Chapter of SC
Order of Eastern Star

Mrs. Kaye Rackley, PGM Grand Treasurer
40 Montis Drive
Greenville, SC 29617
Phone: 864-246-3722

Richard Furman Scholarship

South Carolina Baptist Convention Collegiate Ministry
190 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210-8254
Phone: 803-765-0030
Scholarships for full-time graduate level students who are approved by a SBC church in South Carolina and maintain a “C” average.

BEMCSC Scholarship

Phone: 864.328.1809
The Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina (BEMCSC) Scholarship is available to anyone who meets standard admissions requirements for the Master of Ministry or Master of Divinity and is an active member at a church in good standing with the BEMCSC.

99% of incoming freshmen receive on average
in scholarships and grants

Making a college education affordable and accessible is a vital part of our mission at Anderson University. In addition to the scholarships listed, provides a list of additional scholarships, grants, and potential loan agencies. This incredible support has made us one of the most affordable, independent colleges or universities in South Carolina.