The Mary E. Bivins Ministry Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: 01/25/2020
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: Not Available
  • Award Amount: $2,500
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  • Phone: (806) 379-9400
  • Fax: (806) 379-9404
  • Email:
  • Address: 2311 W. 16th Ave. Amarillo, TX 79102 – 2303

The Mary E. Bivins Ministry Scholarship Program is there to help the education of ministers to preach the Christian religion.

There are various types of scholarships which are provided for undergraduate and graduate students who will achieve a Bachelors or Masters Degree.

Students who intend to serve as pulpit pastors upon graduation will be considered more appropriate for this award.

Full Description

When the scholarship awards are in question, they are given on an annual basis and the amount given is $2,500 per semester for undergraduate students and $3,500 per semester for Graduate students.

The money provided by the scholarship will be used for tuition, books, and other education costs.

Students can get the scholarship in the fall semester of an academic year after the submission of the scholarship acceptance agreement, verification of enrollment and if he/she is applying for the second year of getting the scholarship, the Spring semester grades.

Also, students can get spring semester payments but only after the submission of fall grades and verification of enrollment.

Who's eligible?

First, you must be a citizen of the United States and a permanent resident of one of the 26 counties of the
Texas Panhandle if you want to get the scholarship.

What is considered under permanent resident of the Texas Panhandle is an individual who has lived or been employed there for 12-months before applying or who has graduated from a high school in this area and has been enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters program.

Also, you must be seeking an undergraduate or graduate education in a field related to preaching the Christian religion.

Furthermore, the undergraduate student must have GPA of 2.75 or above or a graduate student must have GPA of 3.0 or above.

The applicant has to enroll and pass a minimum of 24 hours per academic year at the undergraduate level or
18 hours per academic year at the graduate level and must be enrolled in an accredited institution.

Certain exceptions related to residency criteria and other qualifications will be considered on an
individual basis and must be approved by the Scholarship Committee.

How to Apply

The application process is easy and the applications are available in mid-December on their website –

You will need to submit the application before the last Friday in January and you will be asked to do an in-person interview with the Scholarship Interview Advisory Committee which usually takes place in March.

If you are applying of the scholarship the second or third time, you must submit an application on an annual basis.

Scholarship listed under: Christian Scholarships, Texas Scholarships

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