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.

Scholarship applications are not being accepted at this time. Fall 2018 scholarships have been awarded.

Nine persons shared $10,000 in the FBA Ministerial Scholarship program for the Fall 2018 semester. Congratulations to our recipients:

Tom Cooney – Student Pastor, Bradfordville – First Baptist Church

Travis Cronan – Student Pastor, First Baptist Church, Crawfordville

Hunter Dennison – Student Pastor Associate, Thomasville Road Baptist Church

Jayce DuBose – Student Minister, Fellowship Baptist Church

Dave Fell – Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Crawfordville

Dalton Haney – Youth Pastor, Gracepointe Community Church

Andy Messer – Senior Pastor, Crossway Baptist Church

Aaron Sheffield – Student Pastor, Celebration Baptist Church

Courtney Vinson – Associate Pastor of Worship, Thomasville Road Baptist Church

Since beginning this program in fall 2015, twenty-one different church staff persons have shared $60,000, going toward their ministry educational endeavors. These awards are possible because of our endowment fund, and the support of your association directors.

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


Congratulations to our Fall 2017 FBA Scholarship recipients!

Name Church – Position School Attending
Tom Cooney Bradfordville–First Baptist – Student Pastor New Orleans BTS
Travis Cronan FBC Wakulla Station – Assoc. Pastor / Youth Midwestern BTS
Rich Day Lakeview – Senior Pastor New Orleans BTS
Dalton Haney Gracepointe – Youth Pastor Southern BTS
William Johnson Lakeview – Missions Pastor New Orleans BTS
Jordan Stover Canopy Roads – Youth Pastor New Orleans BTS
Courtney Vinson Thomasville Road – Assoc. Pastor of Worship Southeastern BTS
Cindy Wilson Thomasville Road – Assoc. Pastor of Outreach & Member Development Southeastern BTS

These eight students collectively received $10,000 in scholarship money this fall. Since its inception in the fall 2015, twenty different students have received a total of $50,000 in scholarship awards! These awards are possible because of our endowment fund, and the forward thinking of your association directors.