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Scholarships

The church-related vocations scholarship could provide up to $6,300 per year for eligible on-campus residents. Commuting students could be eligible for up to $4,700 per year. In order to be eligible to receive a church-related vocations scholarship, a student must:

  • Have an ACT composite score minimum of 20 and a high school transcript, or a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on 12 semester hours from a college.
  • Be a current and active member of a church affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
  • Have made a public commitment to a church-related vocation (ministry or missions) in a church affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
  • Have a letter from the pastor stating that a public commitment to a church-related vocation was made or a copy of a license/ordination certificate.
  • Make application to the college and application for scholarships and grants.
  • Meet all admission requirements to the university.

General Scholarships William Carey University 2012-2013

Southern Baptist Church-Related Vocation (CRV) Scholarships

On-campus scholarship......................................................Up to $6,300
Off-campus scholarship......................................................Up to $4,700

Recipients must have an ACT score of 20 or above and maintain an overall GPA of 2.0. An official letter from the pastor of a church stating that the student has made a public commitment to full-time ministry as a vocation is required to apply for the scholarship. A certificate of license or ordination may substitute for this letter. Southern Baptist CRV students may also apply to the Board of Ministerial Education of the Mississippi Baptist Convention for additional financial aid. This aid is applied for in a separate process through the School of Missions and Biblical Studies at William Carey University.

First-Time Freshmen and First-Time International Student Scholarships

ACT Composite On-Campus Off-Campus
Trustee Scholarship 27-28
Recipients must maintain an overall GPA of 3.2.
$6,600 $4,500
Presidential Scholarship 24 – 26
Recipients must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0.
$5,600 $4,000
Academic Scholarship 21 – 23
Recipients must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75.
$4,500 $2,900
Opportunity Scholarship 20
Recipients must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5.
$3,500 $1,900

Transfer Scholarships

Cumulative GPA On-Campus Off-Campus On-Campus Off-Campus
Presidential Scholarship 3.5 – above
Recipients must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0.
$5,600 $4,000
Academic Scholarship 3.0 – 3.49
Recipients must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75.
$4,500 $2,900
Opportunity Scholarship 2.5 – 2.99
Recipients must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5.
$3,500 $1,900