Financial Aid


The Seminary recognizes that many students require some financial assistance to complete their education. The Financial Aid Program is established to meet those pressing financial needs. Scholarships are awarded annually to qualifying students and are subject to conditions established by fund donors and Golden Gate Seminary. Financial aid is managed through the Student Services Office at the Northern California Campus, in partnership with each Regional Campus. Updated financial aid information is available on the GGBTS website.  

Scholarships

Scholarships are organized into various categories according to the donor’s intent. Approved applicants may be awarded financial aid from one or several scholarship categories, depending on eligibility. In addition to internal financial aid, the Seminary partners with sister organizations that provide external scholarship funds. Examples of such organizations include state Baptist conventions, various Baptist associations, mission boards, and individual churches. Students generally apply directly to these agencies or organizations; however, some external scholarships may be accessed through the on-campus Financial Aid Program. Golden Gate also seeks to familiarize students with potential third-party scholarships available through non-Southern Baptist entities. Finally, Golden Gate directs students with financial need to use in-house payment plans, including matriculation loans and deferred payments. Many Golden Gate friends have been very generous in establishing scholarship funds limited to certain conditions unique to each donor. The majority of these funds compose our internal Financial Aid Program. We are grateful for the opportunity to be in Kingdom partnership with these special friends and with Southern Baptists around the world. Internal financial aid scholarships include:
  • Andrew L. Tucker M.D. Foundation
  • Ann Shirley Roberts Journeyman Scholarship
  • Arizona Campus Scholarship Fund for Arizona Students
  • Bens Emergency Fund for Students in Need
  • Bethany Legacy Funded Scholarship for Arizona Students
  • Betty W. Locke Memorial Scholarship for Pacific Northwest Students 
  • Bob & Colleen Harvey Fund
  • Bobbie Judd Pinson Scholarship
  • Bridging Leadership Initiative Foundation Fund
  • Brown Memorial Mission Fund for Southern California Students
  • Burke Liang Sun Memorial Scholarship
  • C.B. Morgan Scholarship
  • Caldwell-Dildy Memorial Scholarship for Preacher's Kids
  • Chandler First Baptist, Arizona Scholarship
  • Charles F. Lefoers Scholarship for Pacific Northwest Students 
  • Dacus Parker Endowment Fund
  • Dixon Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Don & Mary Crowley Funded Scholarship
  • Donald E. Williams Memorial Scholarship
  • E. Glen Paden Scholarship Fund
  • E.D. Giddens Hispanic Leadership Fund
  • Ed & Nella Sterner Endowed Book Scholarship
  • Ernie & Dorothy Dunlop Scholarship for Students in Need
  • F. Daniel Boling Scholarship for new Doctor of Ministry Candidates
  • First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes, Inc. Scholarship for Arizona Students
  • First Chinese Baptist Church Phoenix, Arizona Funded Scholarship
  • First Southern Baptist Church on Mill Funded Scholarship for Arizona Students
  • Fred Fisher Memorial Scholarship
  • GGBTS Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • George F. & Dorothy Mullinax Scholarship
  • Glenn Shoop Scholarship
  • Guy W. Rutland, Sr. Scholarship
  • Harold K. Graves Scholarship
  • Henry-Sturgeon Presidential Scholarship
  • James & Darlene Melton Student Assistance Fund
  • Jane H. Dee Endowed Memorial Scholarship
  • Jane Kuramato Memorial Scholarship for Evangelism and Missions
  • Jewett Benevolance Fund for Arizona Students 
  • John & Peggy Myrick Scholarship
  • Keill Music Scholarship
  • Korean Foreign Missions Scholarship
  • Korean Student Fellowship Scholarship
  • Krishan & Jennifer Kapur Hawaiian Scholarship
  • Larry & Jean Elliott Funded Scholarship for Short-Term MIssion Trips
  • Leah G. Fisher Memorial Scholarship for Southern California Students
  • Loomis Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Loomis Funded Scholarship Fund
  • Martin Schlueter Scholarship Fund
  • Maude Gold-Shepherd Scholarship Fund
  • MissionPoint Baptist Fellowship Funded Scholarship for Airzona Students
  • Murphy Lum Endowed Scholarship
  • Naomi K. Graves & Dorothy Graves Boyd World Missions Fund
  • Neva Burk Arizona Scholarship for Women in Ministry
  • Neva Burk Pacific Northwest Scholarship for Women in Ministry
  • Neva Burk Rocky Mountain Scholarship for Women in Ministry
  • Neva Burk Southern California Scholarship for Women in Ministry
  • Paget Chaplaincy Scholarship
  • Palms Baptist Church Funded Scholarship for Southern California Students
  • Pick Hollinger Charitable Trust Scholarship
  • Raymond & Jane Kuns Foundation Scholarship Fund for Arizona Students
  • Reece & Nola Elsey Memorial Scholarship
  • Religious Education Scholarship
  • Rev. Thomas Yueh Lowe Scholarship Fund
  • Richard Lin Scholarship in Church Music
  • Salt & Light Christian Church Scholarship for Arizona Students
  • Sam Beene Multicultural Leadership Scholarship
  • Sam Fort Scholarship for Pacific Northwest Students
  • Samuel Choo Book Fund
  • Shane Ewen RMC Memorial Scholarship for Distance Learners
  • Shirley A. Harrop Scholarship Fund
  • Singleton Presidential Scholarship
  • Southern Baptist Convention Mission Service Scholarship
  • Southern Baptist Foreign Missions Scholarship
  • Theresa Thompson Endowed Scholarship for Women called to Career in Missions
  • Virgil & Lucy Miller Scholarship
  • Vision Marin Scholarship for Northern California Students
  • Willy Bussard Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Pacific Northwest Students

Awards and Honors

Golden Gate Seminary has a long history of recognizing outstanding academic performance, scholarship, and ministry excellence. Each spring, Seminary faculty members acknowledge the achievements of outstanding students through the annual Honors Chapel ceremonies. All award recipients are carefully recommended and selected by faculty and administration. Special recognition also includes the Partners in Ministry Certificate awards and Seminary employee awards. Specific student honors include:
  • The Baker Book House Award
  • The Borchert Prize in New Testament Studies
  • The Broadman & Holman Seminarian Award
  • The Buren Higdon Christian Leadership Award
  • The Craig Skinner Award in Biblical Preaching
  • The Educational Leadership Service in Ministry Award
  • The Educational Leadership Pursuit of Excellence Award
  • The Golden Gate Church Planting Award
  • The Francis M. DuBose Award for Excellence in Kingdom Missions
  • The Jack and Lucile Manning Award for Excellence in Evangelism
  • The Jack O’Neal Multi-Ethnic Ministry Award
  • The James and Marjorie Swope Music Award
  • The Joy Balyeat Nash Award
  • The LifeWay Pastoral Leadership Award
  • The Orin Suffern Music Achievement Award
  • The Ronald Hornecker Award for Doctor of Ministry Candidates
  • The Servant-Leadership Award
  • The Will Edd & Lia Fae Langford Award in Doctoral Studies
  • The William O. Crews Christian Leadership Award
  • The Zondervan Award in Biblical Greek
  • The Zondervan Award in Biblical Hebrew
  • The Zondervan Award in Theology

Endowments

Through the generous support of Golden Gate friends, endowments are established that provide ongoing financial assistance in areas of need. Endowed funds administered by the Seminary include:
  • The Baker James Cauthen Chair of World Missions provides funds to support the Professor of Missions.
  • The Brea Center Building Fund provides funds for the Brea Center Building.
  • The Cecil G. Osborne Chair of Pastoral Care and Counseling provides funds for the Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling.
  • The Charles and Barbara Waters Endowment to fund theological projects.
  • The Collier Library Fund provides for the purchase of books and items placed in the Seminary library in honor of the student receiving the annual Broadman Seminary Award.
  • The David and Faith Kim Intercultural Studies Endowment provides funds for the operation of the educational program and related expenses for the school.
  • The Derward W. Deere Lectures Fund provides for an annual series of biblical lectures.
  • The E. Donovan and Corin King/Giddens Hispanic Leadership Development Endowment provides support for Hispanic students serving in church leadership and/or Hispanic program support.
  • The E. Hermond Westmoreland Chair of Evangelism provides funds to support the Professor of Evangelism.
  • The Faith Kim Endowed Chair for Christian Intercultural Education provides funds to support the Professor of Intercultural Education.
  • The Family Enrichment Endowment provides funds for a Family Enrichment Conference conducted on alternate years.
  • The F.D. Boling Fund provides funds for the Christian Education Enrichment Series, a three-day chapel series held every other year.
  • The H.I. Hester Lectures fund provides funds for an annual series of lectures on preaching.
  • The James P. and Maud S. Bridges Endowment provides general support to the Seminary.
  • The Kim Faculty Development Fund provides funds for programs and activities necessary to enhance the performance of GGBTS faculty.
  • The Library Ph.D. Endowment provides supplementary funds for the purchase of books to support a Ph.D. program.
  • The Museum Endowment Fund provides financial resources for the preservation and growth of the Marian Eakins Archaeological Collection.
  • The Northwest Campus Building Fund provides funds for the Northwest Campus Building.
  • The Rollins Missionary House Endowment provides funds for maintenance and furnishings at the Missionary House.
  • The SBC Faculty/Staff Housing Fund provides loans to faculty and administration to assist with home purchase.
  • The William A. Carleton Chair of Church History provides support for the Professor of Church History. 
  • The William Conover Endowment provides Seminary teaching support.
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