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Scholarship ProgramThrough Cooperative Missions offerings, the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) provides scholarships and ministerial education funds for eligible Virginia Baptist students who need aid in financing their education. BGAV Scholarships and Ministerial Education Funds can help students earn an undergraduate degree, pursue undergraduate or graduate education in preparation for vocational ministry, or access training and continuing education opportunities.

Online Scholarship Applications

The BGAV Scholarships and Ministerial Education Funds Committee oversees these funds and makes the following awards to Virginia Baptist Students who meet all established criteria:

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BGAV Academy Scholarships, Nontraditional Ministry Education Scholarships, and Church Internship Grants are currently open.

College Scholarships and Ministerial Education Funds are currently closed.

NEW in 2019: Church Internship Grants

Is there someone in your church who’s exploring a call to vocational ministry but not currently pursuing a seminary education? Perhaps a student or a second-career adult?

A new opportunity, made possible by the BGAV Scholarships and Ministerial Funds program, was unveiled at the 2018 annual meeting. Beginning in 2019, grant applications will be made available to churches who want to provide internship opportunities in ministry settings. Churches must commit to funding at least 50% of the total internship costs in order to pursue receiving a grant.

If your church is interested in obtaining a grant, please visit the webpage to learn more about the requirements and details.