In order to be eligible for a scholarship from the Mary E. Bivins Foundation, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a permanent resident of the northernmost twenty-six counties of the Texas Panhandle and a citizen of the United States of America
- Be an individual dedicated to seeking an undergraduate or graduate education leading to a bachelors or masters degree in a field that prepares the student to preach the Christian religion
- Be classified as a college junior or senior or a graduate student by the first semester for which the scholarship would be effective
Additional criteria are listed in the Scholarship Purpose & Criteria Resource document. In addition, all new student applicants who meet criteria for consideration of a scholarship award are required to interview with the Scholarship Advisory Committee.
Scholarship awards are $2,500 per semester for undergraduate students classified as a junior or senior and $3,500 per semester for graduate students. Scholarship awards are to be used for tuition, books, fees, and other expenses as necessary for college/university attendance.
The Mary E. Bivins Foundation accepts and reviews scholarship applications once a year. The deadline for the 2017 - 2018 scholarship application will be Tuesday, January 31st of 2017. The applications for both new and returning students have been posted.