New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College recently announced an increase in the missionary scholarship for active International Mission Board personnel, returning International Service Corps personnel and Journeyman missionaries to cover 75 percent of tuition and fee costs.
Effective immediately the scholarship increase applies to all undergraduate degree programs, a first master’s degree, or a doctoral degree for qualifying IMB, ISC and Journeyman applicants, the seminary announced.
“Supporting the work of IMB is an absolute top priority for us here at NOBTS,” said Jamie Dew, NOBTS president.
Creating a pipeline for missions
“We want to do everything possible to create pipelines for our mission board and to equip our current and future missionaries for successful work overseas,” Dew said. “We look forward to a day when NOBTS is sending hundreds of her graduates overseas.”
The IMB missionary scholarship is available to fully-funded, full-time, field-assignment IMB personnel. IMB personnel recipients may be on-campus or distance-learning students and are not required to meet the full-time student status to qualify. The IMB missionary scholarship applies also to NOBTS and Leavell College certificate programs.
Returning ISC and Journeyman missionaries must be degree-seeking, full-time status students enrolled in 12 hours at the undergraduate level or nine hours at the graduate level. Applicants must enroll within two years of return from a completed assignment with the IMB, and they must have intentions of returning to missionary service upon graduation.
Remaining in place is the NOBTS and Leavell College scholarship program that covers 100 percent of tuition and fees for children of current IMB or North American Mission Board missionaries.
Recipients must be the children of fully-funded, full-time, field-assignment personnel, and must be degree-seeking, full-time student status enrolled in 12 hours in the undergraduate program or nine hours at the graduate level. Applicants must be 30 years of age or younger. Children of retired full-time IMB or NAMB personnel will receive a 25 percent scholarship toward tuition and fees.
For the sake of the Great Commission
“NOBTS believes in theologically trained missionaries that minister for a lifetime,” said Greg Mathias, NOBTS Global Mission Center director.
“This increase in missionary scholarships is part of our commitment at NOBTS to partner with the IMB for the sake of the Great Commission,” he said.
“Alleviating the financial burden to our missionaries,” he noted, “allows us to come alongside them in significant ways as they proclaim the gospel to all peoples and places.”
A missionary scholarship providing 50 percent of tuition and fees costs remains available for fully-funded, full-time, field assignment NAMB personnel toward any undergraduate degree or a first master’s degree at NOBTS and Leavell College. NAMB personnel recipients are not required to meet the full-time student status to qualify and may be on-campus or distance learning students. The NAMB missionary scholarship applies also to NOBTS and Leavell College certificate programs.
The NOBTS missionary scholarship for the doctoral program continues at 30 percent of tuition and fee costs for current NAMB personnel. Applicants must be degree-seeking and currently serving a full-time stateside assignment, and may be on-campus or distance learning students.
For more information on the missionary scholarship requirements, visit nobts.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDITOR’S NOTE — This story was originally written by Marilyn Stewart and published by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.