The Guild Graduate Scholarship
An Endowed Graduate Scholarship may be awarded to an outstanding applicant. Additional annual scholarships will also be awarded. Students will be required to reapply annually.
To be considered for a Guild Scholarship, all of your application materials for the Doctor of Education, Master of Education, Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Biblical Languages, Master of Arts in Christian Leadership or Master of Divinity program must be received by Graduate Admissions by April 3.
- Complete the scholarship application.
- Solicit recommendation letters for the Guild Application. These letters may serve as the recommendation forms for the Graduate School application. They need to be submitted to HBU by the individual providing the recommendation. (See address below.)
- Submit a letter of introduction of yourself to the Guild committee addressing your Christian faith and how it relates to your vocation. In addition, please read the “Ten Pillars” vision document and discuss your personal mission statement in relation to the “Ten Pillars” (350 words or less).
- You must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75
- The DEADLINE for receipt of your admission and scholarship applications is April 3. Recipients will be selected and notified before the start of the June summer semester.
- Please review the Graduate School application requirements in the “Apply Now” section of this website.
The Guild Graduate Scholarship Program Selection Criteria
The following criteria will be used:
- The applicant must be accepted into either the HBU Doctor of Education, Master of Education, Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Biblical Languages, Master of Arts in Christian Leadership or Master of Divinity program.
- The following items are required for program admission:
- Complete the application for the Graduate School
- Provide a current resume.
- Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree and any additional coursework taken since that time.
- Submit two letters of recommendation. Recommendations must be submitted to HBU by the individual providing the recommendation.
- The applicant must maintain a 3.0 GPA and good standing within the Graduate School for the duration of the scholarship period.
- Selected applicants must participate in a face to face interview with the Guild Scholarship Committee.
- NOTE: Current students are only required to submit the Guild Scholarship application and a letter of introduction.
Please direct all required materials and completed documents to:
Graduate School – Guild Scholarship
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Road
Houston, TX 77074-3298