BFI Scholars

Generosity of Illinois Baptists results in $75,000 in Scholarship Awards for 2014-2015

As anticipated, the number of scholarship applications received this year increased to more than 140 (of which 92 were complete with all required documents having been received).  BFI announces the award of over $75,000 in scholarships to 36 recipients.   Awards for scholarships for 2014-2015 range from $1,000 for Associate’s Degree students; $2,000 for Bachelor’s Degree students, and $2,500 for Seminary Degree pursuing students.  All BFI scholars are active members of an IBSA church and must be considered “full time” during the complete 2014-2015 academic year.


Scholarship Application Selection RESULTS

Baptist Foundation of Illinois Scholarship Application submission ended January 31st.  The selection process took place at the IBSA Building in Springfield IL on Saturday, March 22.  The BFI Board of Trustees, at their spring board meeting April 12th, voted unanimously to approve the list of recommended awardees.  Trustees have begun notifications to present awards to scholarship recipients at their respective churches. 


*Next submission period for the academic year 2015-2016 will be

Dec 1, 2014 - Jan 31, 2015 (tentatively pending Board approval)

BFI Scholars quick facts

  1. -Scholarship amounts are dependent on the type of degree sought:  $1,000 for Associates; $2,000 for Bachelors, and $2,500 for Seminary scholarships

  2. -For the 2013/2014 academic year, BFI awarded more than $70,000 in scholarships.

  3. -Min to establish an educational endowment:  $2,000