Baylor, BGCT launch program for Texas Baptist Scholars
Baylor and the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) are launching a new program that will financially support graduate education at Baylor for outstanding students who have earned degrees at Texas Baptist universities. The goal, according to BGCT-related university presidents, is that the program will help keep their alumni in Texas for graduate work at Baylor, thus increasing the chances that they will return as professors to their alma maters.
The Texas Baptist University Scholar program will reward promising undergraduate or master’s-level scholars from BGCT-partner schools who are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree at Baylor in an area of study not offered by other BGCT-partner universities—areas such as biology, church-state studies, English, religion, and others. Selected Scholars will then receive full tuition and a stipend, as well as opportunities to work with administrators at Baylor and other BGCT-partner universities.
In addition to helping cement ties between BGCT schools and their alumni who head into higher education, the program also will further strengthen ties between Baylor and other Texas Baptist universities. As President Lilley said, it’s “a special way to be of service to Texas Baptists.”
Sic ’em, Texas Baptist University Scholar Program!