The Missouri Baptist Foundation (MBF) encourages students that desire a Christian higher education to pursue their dreams. MBF helps students with the cost of their education by offering scholarships. Half of the scholarship will be applied at the beginning of the Fall semester, and the other half applied in the Spring.

Note: In addition, upon completion of the application, a Pastoral Reference form will automatically be emailed to your pastor for their completion. The application process is complete after they fill out the reference form.

Application Deadline – CLOSED

Recipients Announced – May 2024

Funds Applied – Fall 2024

Below are the 2024 scholarships open for application and their basic eligibility requirements:

Bobby Shows Memorial scholarship is available to undergraduate students who actively serve(d) in any of the following non-profit ministries:

  • Sports Crusaders
  • Camp P82
  • Park Hill Baptist Church (NLR, AR)
  • Union Hill Baptist Church (Holts Summit, MO)
  • First Baptist Church (Springfield, MO)
  • Missouri Baptist Convention Summer Missionaries

Howard Memorial scholarship is available to part time or full time college, university, seminary, or other post-secondary education students who are members of First Baptist Church Carthage, Missouri, and are attending or planning to attend an Institution of Higher Education.

Maher Memorial scholarship is available to part time or full time students of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO, who are members of a Missouri Baptist Convention church.