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How to Receive a Scholarship from Williams

Transfer Students
1. Complete the Application for Admission, which also serves as our Scholarship Application. 
    a.  Transfer Student Application
    b.  Re-admit Student Application
    b.  If you are an International Student please call the Admissions Office at 1.800.722.4434
2. Official transcripts from all colleges you have attended in the past.
3. Official high school transcript if you have earned less than 24 transferable credits.
4. ACT or SAT scores
We will evaluate your documents and contact you within one week to inform you of your possible academic scholarship award.

Academic Scholarships

The Summit Scholarship pays up to $3,000 per semester for students from Black River Technical College, Ozarka College, University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville, Arkansas Northeastern College, Arkansas State University in Newport, or East Arkansas Community College with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on 45 hours of college credit from those institutions.

This three-year scholarship may be renewed by maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA on at least 12 hours. Williams will waive the application fee for qualified applicants under the terms of the WSSP. This scholarship cannot be stacked with the Academic Excellence or the Transfer Opportunity Scholarship. Students must enroll immediately upon the completion of their program at one of the above named institutions.

The Academic Excellence Scholarship pays up to $1,500 per semester for students living in College housing and up to $1,200 per semester for commuter students. This four-year scholarship is awarded to transfer students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on 24 hours of college credit. All Phi Theta Kappa members are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship may be renewed by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on at least 12 credit hours per semester.

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship pays up to $500 per semester for full-time students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on 24 hours of transferable college credit. Students must enroll immediately following a two-year college. Students receiving the Summit Scholarship may receive up to $250 per semester for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Only five scholarships are awarded per semester.

The Transfer Opportunity Scholarship pays up to $1,000 per semester for students living in College housing and up to $700 per semester for commuter students. This scholarship is awarded to transfer students who have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on 24 hours of college credit. This scholarship may be renewed by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on at least 12 credit hours per semester.

Church Related Opportunities

ACTEENS
If you have completed a level of MissionsQuest, you are eligible for the Acteens Scholarship which is worth varying amounts for 4 years.

CHURCH MATCHING SCHOLARSHIP
Williams will match contributions up to $200 per semester from the student’s church, regardless of denomination. The student may receive this scholarship for both semesters during the academic year. Checks (from the sponsoring church) must be received by November 15 for the fall semester and by April 1 for the spring semester. Checks received after the deadline will not be matched. In accordance with Internal Revenue Service guidelines, contributions for this scholarship must be from the church and cannot represent designated gifts from an individual for a particular student. (Church Matching Scholarship Form)

CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Christian Foundation Scholarship was developed to enable Southern Baptist churches and Williams to join together in a common goal of providing the finances needed to obtain a Christian education. Southern Baptist churches can sponsor a student by providing from $500 to $2000 per semester. Williams will match this contribution on a ratio of one to two dollars basis. Fall applications must be in by February 15 and Spring applications are due October 15. (Christian Foundation Scholarship Form) 

MINISTERIAL DEPENDENT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is made available to dependent children of Southern Baptist ministers. Students receiving this award must be enrolled full-time at the College and must be financially dependent on their parent. Additionally, the parent must be (1) employed as a minister in a Southern Baptist Church; or (2) employed as a denominational employee of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention; or (3) a retired or deceased Southern Baptist minister; or (4) employed as an Associational missionary. The award of the Ministerial Dependent Scholarship is valued at $800 per year and is renewable. (Minister's Dependent Form)

PASTORAL MINISTRY SCHOLARSHIP
Provided in large part by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. For a ministerial student to receive this aid the following must be observed: 
    1. Student must be a Christian Ministry major. 
    2. Student must be involved in some form of ministry on a consistent basis while receiving the scholarship. 
    3. The student's home church must contribute the appropriate amount each semester. 
    4. The student must provide a copy of his ministerial license or ministerial ordination papers to the Chair of the Christian Ministries Department. 
    5. Students must sign a promissory agreement indicating they will repay the scholarship if they discontinue in a vocational ministry sponsored by the Southern Baptist Convention. 
    6. Students must be a member of the campus Christian Ministries Association and must attend a specified number of meetings. 
    7. Student must fill out/update a “ministries form” with the Department of Christian Ministries.

A ministerial student, enrolled full-time, is eligible for a $825 ministerial loan-scholarship per semester if a sponsoring church contributes $125 per semester. If the ministerial student is employed by a church with an average worship attendance of one hundred or less, the convention will award $1650 ministerial loan-scholarship per semester if a sponsoring church contributes $125 per semester.

The church's contribution should be made by check payable to the “Arkansas Baptist State Convention” and sent to: Financial Aid Office, P. O. Box 3734, Walnut Ridge, AR. Applications can be obtained from Dr. Ken Gore.

Performance Opportunities

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Available for both men and women in several sports. Scholarships range in value up to the full cost of tuition, room, and board. Cheerleading scholarships are also available. 
    For more information contact: 
        Athletic Director 
        Williams Baptist College 
        P.O. Box 3611 
        Walnut Ridge, AR 72476

An Art Scholarship is given annually by the Art Department and is awarded to a freshman Art Education or BA Art major. The amount of the Art scholarship will vary depending on other financial aid and the individual student's eligibility, but may range up to $2000 per semester. This scholarship can be stacked with other academic and/or institutional scholarships. 
    For more information contact: 
        Chairman, Department of Art 
        Williams Baptist College 
        Walnut Ridge, AR 72476

The Student Ambassador Scholarship is administered by the Office of Institutional Advancement. Students serve as campus hosts. 
    For more information contact: 
        Office of Institutional Advancement 
        P.O. Box 3736 
        Walnut Ridge, AR 72476

Music Accompanying Scholarship: Awarded to a student majoring in music who demonstrates exceptional skill in keyboard accompanying. The amount of this scholarship will range up to $2,000 per semester, depending on other financial aid and individual student eligibility. This scholarship can be stacked with other academic and/or institutional scholarships.
Williams Singers Scholarships: Awarded to students with musical abilities who become members of the Williams Singers. This scholarship is awarded on an audition basis upon the recommendation of the music faculty. Students must be enrolled full time to receive this scholarship.

Music Talentship: Awarded to a full time student majoring in music and exhibiting outstanding musical abilities. The amount of the Music Talentship will vary depending on other financial aid and individual student eligibility. This scholarship can be stacked with other academic and/or institutional scholarships. 

Williams Singers Scholarship: Awarded to students with musical abilities who become members of the Williams Singers. This scholarship is awarded on an audition basis upon the recommendation of the music faculty. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive this scholarship.
    For more information contact:
        Chairman, Department of Music
        Williams Baptist College
        Walnut Ridge, AR  72476

Combination Opportunities

MISSIONARY DEPENDENT SCHOLARSHIP
The Missionary Dependents' Scholarship is awarded to qualifying Southern Baptist students. Each missionary’s dependent that is eligible for the School Allowance-Post Secondary from the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and meets Williams admissions standards will receive a full tuition, fees, semi-private room, and board award through a combination of federal, state, private funds, and the MK School Allowance-Post Secondary. The scholarship may be renewed by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on at least 12 credit hours per semester.

THE FAMILY AND CHILD SCHOLARSHIP
The Family and Child Scholarship is awarded to single students from the Arkansas Baptist Family and Child Care Services. This scholarship assures the recipient of a full tuition, fees, resident hall semi-private room and board award through a combination of federal, state, and private funds. The Family and Child Care Agency provides books and a personal expenses allowance. Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

OFF CAMPUS SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships also have restrictions; however, in most cases the award is made by the donor or contributing group and not by Williams.

Nancy Cooper, is for students committed to a career in missions or to vocational Christian ministry. The student must be an active member of a Southern Baptist church in Arkansas and have completed one year of college with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Preference shall be given to women applicants. Applications are available on-line from the Arkansas Baptist Foundation at http://www.abf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=11. The deadline is March 1.

Grace Fellowship is to be awarded to an orphaned, abandoned, or neglected student going into a Christian vocation. Applications are available on-line from the Arkansas Baptist Foundation at http://www.abf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=11. The deadline is April 1.

Hammons Charitable Foundation, established in memory of Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Hammons by their son, Dr. Edward P. Hammons. Freshman or sophomores from eastern Arkansas or western Tennessee are eligible to apply. Applications are available on-line from the Arkansas Baptist Foundation at http://www.abf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=11. The deadline is February 1.

Harriet Elizabeth Pryor, is awarded by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention and is for students entering mission work. For more information, please contact Vera Clancy at vclancy@absc.org.