Judson announces Alabama Baptist Servants Scholarship
At the Alabama Baptist State Convention meeting November 12-13, Dr. W. Mark Tew, Judson College President, announced an expansion of the College’s scholarship offerings for the daughters of Alabama Baptist ministers.
Previously the College had offered a Minister’s Dependent Grant, offering tuition assistance from college-funded or controlled scholarships for a minimum of 40% tuition to qualifying dependent daughters of full-time ministers of the Alabama Baptist Convention.
Under the new offering, which will take effect in Fall 2020 and replace the Minister’s Dependent Grant, full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to residential Judson students who meet the admissions requirements of the College and are daughters of the following Alabama Baptist servants:
- Pastors, full and part-time, including bi-vocational pastors, of participating Alabama Baptist churches that are in good standing with the local Baptist Association and the Alabama Baptist State Convention.
- All other ministers, full and part-time, that are employed by participating Alabama Baptist churches that are in good standing with the local Baptist Association and the Alabama Baptist State Convention.
- All full-time employees of participating Alabama Baptist churches that are in good standing with the local Baptist Association and the Alabama Baptist State Convention.
- All full-time employees of the Alabama Baptist Convention, its Associational Offices, and funded entities and organizations.
“Educating the daughters of our Baptist leaders in the state is a cherished portion of Judson’s distinctive and distinguished mission,” said Tew. “Increasing the amount and extending the reach of this scholarship allows Judson to express appreciation for and render service to our churches and denominational entities across the state.”
The full-tuition scholarship, called the Alabama Baptist Servants Scholarship, will also be applied to the accounts of qualifying current Judson students beginning in Spring 2020. The Alabama Baptist Servants Scholarship does not include room, board, books, and class and activity fees paid by all students, and it is not eligible to be combined with Judson Academic Scholarships or the A. Earl Potts Scholarship.
“We are excited to make this significant move to serve families that so faithfully serve Alabama Baptists each and every day,” said Kevin Kirk, Vice President for Enrollment and Communication. “Judson College is thankful for the 181 years of support and partnership of Alabama Baptists. We hope to honor and celebrate that partnership through this scholarship opportunity for future leaders of our denomination.”
In addition to offering scholarships like the Alabama Baptist Servants Scholarship and the A. Earl Potts Scholarship for eligible students from Alabama Baptist churches, Judson College works diligently to provide a comprehensive program of financial assistance for its students. Judson is the least expensive women’s college in the nation and one of the most affordable private colleges in Alabama. Judson’s costs before financial aid are comparable with most four-year public schools in the state, and, in 2018, Judson students and their families paid $5,000 less on average in out-of-pocket costs (the cost of college after financial aid) than students at Alabama’s two largest public universities. In addition to benefiting from competitive educational costs, 96% of Judson students currently receive merit-based or need-based financial aid, which covers an average of 85% of their total educational costs. The College awards Judson Academic Scholarships (up to $18,000 per student annually) based on test scores and GPA, as well as a variety of other institutional scholarships. Additionally, Judson students have the option of completing many academic programs in only three years, which can potentially save up to three semesters of tuition expenses.
Learn more about Judson’s investment in its students at www.judson.edu/financial-aid.
by: Mary Amelia Taylor, Associate VP for Marketing & Communications