Education & scholarships

American Baptist Home Mission Societies Scholarships for Students


American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is committed to providing and supporting educational opportunities that enable and empower American Baptist students and ministerial leaders to grow both personally and professionally.

ABHMS’ Scholarship Program offers tuition scholarships to American Baptist students enrolled full-time in undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs. Funding is provided by investment income from endowments donated by generous individuals, churches and organizations committed to educational opportunities.

Sixteen colleges and universities as well as 10 seminaries and theological schools across the United States and Puerto Rico are related to American Baptist Churches USA.

American Baptist seminarians are encouraged to register with ABHMS to receive information about scholarship opportunities as well as invitations to professional development events, such as Orientation to American Baptist Life.

The ABHMS 2022-2023 school year Scholarship Application is now closed.

Important notes: As of May 2021, all ABHMS scholarships now use the same common application and follow the same calendar year cycle. This includes:

  • Continuing Education Grant
  • Cultivating New Life
  • Seminarian Continuing Education Grants
  • Sabbatical/Study Leave Grants