Institutional Scholarships | Central Baptist College

Institutional Scholarships

CBC offers a full range of institutional scholarships to help fit the needs of a wide variety of students. Listed below are the different types of institutional scholarships we offer and their qualifications.

Students must complete the following steps in order to receive an initial financial aid award. Contact your Personal Admissions Officer for assistance or questions.

  1. Complete the CBC Application for Admission. You can find the application on our Admissions page.
  2. Submit your ACT or SAT scores.
  3. Submit your high school or college transcript(s).
  4. Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Merit Aid

Scholarships awarded based on academic merit. (Not available for the PACE/Online programs.)

  • CBC Governor’s Distinguished – Available to recipients of the Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship.
  • First time entering Freshmen & Transfers – Amounts range from $1000 – $8500 annually

Performance Aid

Scholarships awarded based on performance or achievements in a certain discipline. (Not available for the PACE/Online programs.)

  • Athletic – Awarded by the team coaches based on athletic ability. Requires a try out.
  • Fine Arts (Band, Choir, other music) – Awarded by the band or choir directors based on musical ability. Requires a try out.
  • Leadership Scholar – Full tuition – Awarded to outstanding incoming freshmen for their exemplary academic, leadership, and personal characteristics and accomplishments. See details and applications instructions here.

CBC College Grants

Only the grants marked with ** are available to students in the PACE/Online Programs.

  • BMAA Grant ** – $500 per year – Available to students who attend a church affiliated with the Baptist Missionary Association of America.
  • CBC Cares Grant – Awarded by the Scholarship Committee to students with exceptional circumstances or emergency situations.
  • Legacy Grant – $500 per year – Available to students who have at least one parent or grandparent who is a CBC graduate and is a current member of the CBC Alumni Association.
  • Ministry Grant for Ministry Students ** – 20% to 50% tuition discount – Available to ministry students who are licensed ministers serving in a church affiliated with the BMAA, SBC, or ABA
  • Ministry Grant for Wives & Dependent Children of Ordained Pastors ** – 20% to 50% tuition discount – Available to wives or dependent children of ordained pastors serving in a church affiliated with the BMAA, SBC, or ABA.
  • Miss GMA Grant – $8000 per year -Awarded to students who have earned the title of National Miss GMA.
  • Mr. Galilean Grant – $8000 per year – Awarded to students who have earned the title of National Mr. Galilean.
  • Multiples Grant -Available to students whose twin, triplet, etc. are also attending CBC.  Award is a percentage (25% – 50%) of tuition based on how many siblings are currently enrolled.
  • Religious Education Grant – 50% tuition discount -The Bible department may award this grant to a junior or senior student majoring in Religious Education, Missions, or Youth Ministry.
  • Sibling Grant – $1000 per year – Available to siblings attending CBC concurrently. (non-multiples)
  • SOAR Grant – Awarded annually to a student attending the BMAA SOAR Conference.
  • Veterans Grant **- Discount of a percentage of tuition after all Veteran benefits and federal grants have been applied. (See details here.)
  • Student Referral Grant ** – Receive a $500 grant toward your tuition when a student you referred to CBC has enrolled.  Refer someone now!