Tennessee Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) awards scholarships to encourage and assist Baptist students in Tennessee colleges, Southern Baptist Seminaries, and in their Christian development and academic preparation for a life of Christian service. In addition, scholarships are available to participants in Christian Women’s Job Corps and Christian Men’s Job Corps that will assist in their academic pursuits.

WMU scholarship funds are available through allocations from the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions and earnings from invested special funds. Scholarships funded through the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions will only be awarded to students attending undergraduate colleges in Tennessee or Southern Baptist Seminaries.

CMJC/CWJC Scholarships must be postmarked by December 10, 2018.

All other scholarships must be postmarked by January 25, 2019.

For more information, contact Beth Moore with Tennessee WMU at 1.800.558.2090 ext. 2039.


SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

General Requirements:

  • Be an active member in a Tennessee Baptist Church.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.6 out of 4.0 points or its equivalent. (3.0 for Myrtice Owens; 3.5 for Myrtle Creasman)
  • Show evidence of current participation in WMU missions programs, Baptist Collegiate Ministries or Tennessee Baptist missions/ministries.
  • Provide required references.
  • Must be attending school full-time or taking the equivalent of 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Show evidence of financial need.

Acteens Scholarship

This scholarship ($2500) is awarded to one (1) outstanding female high school senior, who has demonstrated active involvement in the Acteens organization.

Bettye Moss Powers Scholarship:

Named for Bettye Moss Powers, former Tennessee WMU staff member, Recording Secretary, and active WMU member at First Baptist Church, Nashville. This scholarship is awarded annually to upper-class undergraduate students who have a definite career interest in missions. The amount of the scholarship is determined from investment earnings on the endowment.

Mary Northington Scholarship:

Named for Mary Northington, former Executive Secretary-Treasurer of Tennessee WMU. This scholarship is awarded annually to one (1) student at each of the Tennessee Baptist Colleges ($1500).

Myrtice Owens Scholarship

Named to honor the mission legacy of Myrtice Owens, retired Tennessee missionary to Africa. This scholarship ($1000) is awarded annually to one (1) nursing student who expresses the intent of pursuing a career as a missionary nurse.

Myrtle Creasman Scholarship

Named for Myrtle Creasman, former President of Tennessee WMU. This endowed scholarship is awarded annually to at least one (1) outstanding Tennessee Baptist female student who expresses the intent of pursuing career mission or a church related vocation.

Tennessee WMU General Scholarships

Tennessee WMU general scholarships are awarded annually to men and women who are current missions volunteers, are committed to full-time career missions, or have plans to work in WMU on a professional level.


GRADUATE AND SEMINARY SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

General Requirements:

  • Be an active member in a Southern Baptist Church.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.6 out of 4.0 points or its equivalent.
  • Show evidence of current participation in WMU missions programs, Baptist Collegiate Ministries or Tennessee Baptist missions/ministries.
  • Provide required references.
  • Must be attending school full-time or taking the equivalent of 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Show evidence of Tennessee Baptist ties.
  • Express the intent of pursuing a career in missions or ministry.

Katharine C. Bryan Scholarship

Named for Katharine C. Bryan, former Executive Director-Treasurer of Tennessee WMU. This scholarship is awarded annually to at least one (1) female entering or attending graduate school in or outside Tennessee. The amount of the scholarship is determined from investment earnings on the endowment.

Seminary Scholarships

Tennessee WMU annually awards a limited number of scholarships ($1000) to Tennessee Baptists who are career missions volunteers or plan to work in Woman’s Missionary Union on a professional level. These scholarships are for graduate study in any Southern Baptist seminary or extension program.

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S AND CHRISTIAN MEN’S JOB CORPS SCHOLARSHIPS

General Requirements:

  • Applying to a community college, vocational school or other accredited education institution as a full-time student.
  • Be or have been involved in mentoring and Bible study at a Tennessee CMJC/CWJC site.
  • Show financial need.
  • Earned a high school diploma or GED.

Amanda Day CWJC Scholarship

Named in honor of Amanda Day, former Tennessee WMU ministry Specialist, under whose leadership the ministry of Christian Women’s Job Corps began. Up to three (3) scholarships are awarded to women who are participants and/or graduates of a Tennessee CWJC program

Creely Wilson CMJC Scholarship

Named in honor of Creely Wilson, who served as the first Tennessee WMU volunteer Christian Men’s Job Corps statewide coordinator. Up to three (3) scholarships are awarded to men who are participants and/or graduates of a Tennessee CMJC program.