The Florida Baptist Association – the local association of Southern Baptist churches in the Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson and Franklin counties of Florida – offers educational scholarships to persons serving in a church-appointed staff position of a cooperating Florida Baptist Association church. Applicants must be serving in a ministerial level position, and be enrolled in a degree-seeking bachelor’s or master’s program at a Southern Baptist college or seminary. Scholarships are only applicable for coursework attempted in the fall and spring semesters. Deadlines for application submission will be posted and updated.

Since we began this initiative in the Fall 2015, our Association has provided a total of nearly $100,000 in scholarship money to twenty-eight different individuals; each of them staff members or interns of association churches who are pursuing graduate and undergraduate education pertinent to their calling to ministry.


Scholarship applications will be accepted July 27 for the Fall 2020 semester. The deadline to apply is Aug. 11.

Submit completed materials via email to smcmahon@floridabaptistassociation.org.

The FBA Ministerial Student Scholarship for First Time Applicants Letter
The FBA Ministerial Student Scholarship for Returning Applicants Letter


Spring 2020

Chandler Cahoon – Girls Ministry Director, Celebration Baptist Church

Tom Cooney – Student Pastor, Bradfordville First Baptist Church

Travis Cronan – Student Pastor, First Baptist Church, Crawfordville

Jayce DuBose – Student Minister, Fellowship Baptist Church

Aaron Farmer – Student & Missions Minister, Seminole Baptist Church

Dave Fell – Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Crawfordville

Dalton Haney – Youth Pastor, Gracepointe Church

Ashlyn Portero – Executive Director, City Church

Aaron Sheffield – Student Pastor, Celebration Baptist Church

Hank Williamson – College Ministry Intern, City Church