Ministerial Student Scholarships

In 2009, CBF Florida received a generous gift from Lucille A. Smith. Mrs. Smith was concerned that the next generation of Baptist leaders be trained for more effective Christian ministry. The Lucy Smith Endowment for Theological Education provides scholarship support "for any educational endeavor that can be shown to enhance the recipient's ministry within the Baptist community of faith."

Requirements and Qualifications for Recipient

  • Shall be participating member of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Florida. (Membership in CBF Florida is determined by one of two means: (a) the applicant is a member of a contributing CBF Florida church, or (b) the applicant has personally contributed financially to CBF Florida at any time during the twelve months prior to submission of the scholarship application.)

  • All scholarship applicants are considered without regard to race, creed, color, gender, age, or national origin.

  • Applicants should demonstrate a genuine financial need and can only apply for one scholarship grant per academic year.

  • Applicants must submit a letter of request to the Scholarship Team explaining how their ministry will be enhanced through participation in the educational experience.

  • Must provide phone number and address of three non-relative references.

  • Priority assistance will be considered for graduate students in masters or doctoral programs in CBF partner institutions.

  • Scholarship applicants must submit letters of request postmarked no later than June 1.

For more information, contact CBF Florida's Lakeland office via email or by phone at 888-241-2233.