Guest Staff Post: 8 Scholarships You Can Still Apply for by December 1st

There are several scholarships that seniors applying to Samford need to apply for before December 1. All of these scholarships can be applied for though each student’s application status page.

  • Presidential Scholarship: Recognizes top students for outstanding academic achievement, and for demonstrated leadership roles in school, church or their community. Students who meet the criteria will be asked to attend an interview in the spring.

    • Average ACT: 30 | Average SAT: 1340 (redesigned SAT 1400)

    • Average GPA: 4.0

    • Average Scholarship: $18,500 per year, for four years

  • University Fellows Scholarships: Samford’s Honors College is a select group of students who have special concentration in Samford’s core curriculum. The first two years of the Fellows Program, students will have a deeper understanding for ancient works of literature, and how they can be applied to the modern world. During the students sophomore year, there is a study abroad opportunity to Italy. All majors are welcome to apply. Students who meet the criteria will be asked to attend an interview in the spring.

    • Minimum ACT: 28 | Minimum SAT: 1250 (Math and Critical Reading) and redesigned SAT 1310

    • Average ACT: 4.0

    • Average Scholarship: $18,500, for four years

  • Leadership Scholarship: Recognizes students who have focused their years in highschool toward leadership roles.

    • There is no minimum ACT to qualify for Leadership, but generally the middle 50% of applicants were anywhere from a 23-29 ACT.

    • Average GPA: 3.5-4.0

    • Average Scholarship: $2,000 per year, for four years

  • Minister Dependent Scholarship: Specifically for Students who are dependent on a minister serving in Southern Baptist or Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Church. Students will indicate this on their application to Samford.

    • Average Scholarship: $3,450, for four years

  • Global Missions Scholarship: Recognizes students who have a calling to global missions. There students can major in computer science, nursing, business or education.

    • Average Scholarship: $2,000, for four years
    • Cross-cultural mission travel stipend: $3,000, one time
  • Micah Fellows Scholarship: Offers students a chance to make an impact on their community and around the world. These students will have opportunities to work with local service organizations and serve abroad.

    • Service abroad scholarship: $3,000, one time

  • Preministerial Scholars Program: This program is for students with an intended major of Religion. In this program, students will be prepared for their future ministries through hands on experiences.

    • Minimum ACT: 26 | Minimum SAT: 1760 or 1190 redesigned SAT

    • Average Scholarship: $15,000, for four years

  • Harry B. Brock Jr. Scholarship: Recognizes incoming freshmen who have declared pre-business on their application.

    • Minimum ACT: 25 | combined SAT of 1250 or higher

    • Minimum GPA: 3.0 GPA


Reach out to your admission counselor, and ask questions about scholarships. We are happy to review your scholarship essays and give feed back in your résumé.