Tommie Louise Caudle Scholarship

The Tommie Louise Caudle Scholarship is a full scholarship opportunity for freshman and transfer students enrolling at Judson College in Fall 2021. The scholarship is made possible by a significant estate gift of the late Tommie Louise Caudle, Judson College class of 1942. Caudle’s generosity has made a limited number of full scholarships available to first-time Judson students majoring in Religious Studies and expressing a call to Christian ministry.  The Caudle Scholarship will cover a student’s tuition, room and board, and an allowance for books and fees after any other gift aid is applied to the student’s account. Application for the Caudle Scholarship is available to accepted and confirmed students enrolling at Judson College in Fall 2021 who meet scholarship qualifications below and complete the Caudle Scholarship Application Form

Student Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Tommie Louise Caudle Scholarship, a student must: 

  • Be a new first-year or transfer student to Judson in the Fall of 2021
  • Meet the admissions requirements of Judson College
  • Enroll full time (12+ credit hours per semester) in pursuit of the Religious Studies major
  • Live in on-campus residence halls
  • Plan to serve in Christian ministry upon graduation from Judson
  • Have calling and gifts for ministry acknowledged by a ministerial staff member currently serving at the student’s church of membership
  • Be an active member of a Southern Baptist church (Preference given to members of an Alabama Baptist Church)
  • Apply for the Alabama Baptist Board of Aid Scholarship
  • Maintain good academic standing and satisfactory academic progress at Judson
  • Meet with the Academic Dean each semester
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year and submit results to Judson
  • Re-apply for the Caudle Scholarship annually by completing the Caudle Scholarship Application Form
  • Graduate within four years of beginning attendance at Judson

Application Form

More about Miss Caudle

Tommie Louise Caudle in the 1939 Conversationalist

Born June 5, 1919 in Sylacauga, Ala., Tommie Louise Caudle entered Judson College as a freshman during its centennial year, the 1938-1939 academic year.  She served as a member of the Baptist Young People’s Union on campus, participating in program planning on prayer, Bible study, devotion, doctrine, missions, and church loyalty. At the conclusion of her freshman year at Judson, she joined South Central Bell Telephone Company in Sylacauga, where she remained employed until her retirement in 1974. Though Caudle’s time as a Judson student was short, she remained a loyal and devoted alumna of the College, keeping her involvement active with the East Central Alabama Chapter of the Judson College Alumnae Association.  Caudle nurtured a strong faith in God throughout her life. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Sylacauga. She celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and Judson alumnae and administrators in June 2019. Caudle died on August 2, 2019.