Beginning in fall 2022, Union University will offer its highest financial merit scholarship to all students who are dependents of missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board or North American Mission Board.
Dan Griffin, vice president for enrollment management, said giving children of missionaries more opportunities to attend Union is invaluable.
“Really, the benefits are endless with diversifying our undergraduate population and exposing our current students to other cultures and experiences,” Griffin said in a news release.
Children of IMB or NAMB missionaries will receive a Union merit scholarship of $17,750 and will be eligible to receive any additional Union scholarships, partnerships and grants they are qualified for.
“These families are on the mission field, sacrificing, and many times, they don’t have the financial resources to afford an educational experience at Union,” Griffin said. “So, we created additional scholarship opportunities to assist these families in achieving their educational dreams.”
As the Southern Baptist Convention’s oldest affiliated university, Union University has a lifelong partnership with the IMB and NAMB, and Griffin said Union is dedicated to offering its best financial aid to Southern Baptist missionaries and their families.
“With this scholarship, we have deepened our commitment to Southern Baptist missionaries and want to do all we can to educate their students from a Christ-centered perspective,” Griffin said.
To learn more about Union’s additional scholarship offerings for missionary students, visit IMB/NAMB Missionary Dependent Scholarships. The university’s main campus is in Jackson, Tennessee.
EDITOR’S NOTE — This article was written by Suzanne Rhodes and was originally published by Union University’s news office.