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New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary increases scholarships for active missionaries

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NEW ORLEANS (BP) – New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College recently announced an increase in the missionary scholarship for active International Mission Board personnel and returning International Service Corps personnel and Journeyman missionaries to cover 75 percent of tuition and fee costs.

Effective immediately, the scholarship increase applies to all undergraduate degree programs, a first master’s degree, or a doctoral degree for qualifying IMB, International Service Corps and Journeyman applicants.

“Supporting the work of the IMB is an absolute top priority for us here at NOBTS,” said seminary President Jamie Dew. “We want to do everything possible to create pipelines for our mission board and to equip our current and future missionaries for successful work overseas. We look forward to a day when NOBTS is sending hundreds of her graduates overseas.”

The IMB missionary scholarship is available to fully-funded, full-time, field-assignment IMB personnel. IMB personnel recipients may be on-campus or distance-learning students and are not required to meet the full-time student status to qualify. The IMB missionary scholarship applies also to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College certificate programs.

Returning International Service Corps and Journeyman missionaries must be degree-seeking, full-time status students enrolled in 12 hours at the undergraduate level or nine hours at the graduate level. Applicants must enroll within two years of return from a completed assignment with the IMB and must have intentions of returning to missionary service upon graduation. 

Remaining in place is the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College scholarship program that covers 100 percent of tuition and fees for children of current IMB or North American Mission Board missionaries. Children of retired full-time IMB or NAMB personnel can receive a 25 percent scholarship toward tuition and fees.

“NOBTS believes in theologically trained missionaries that minister for a lifetime,” said Greg Mathias, Global Mission Center director at the school. “This increase in missionary scholarships is part of our commitment at NOBTS to partner with the IMB for the sake of the Great Commission. Alleviating the financial burden to our missionaries allows us to come alongside them in significant ways as they proclaim the gospel to all peoples and places.”

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