Scholarships

BFI Educational Scholarship Application Information

Scholarship Applications are available below from January 7 – February 7, 2023. Please be aware that all recommendation letters are due by February 10. Complete schedule below.

2023 Scholarship Application Schedule

  • January 7 - February 7 - Applications accepted

  • February 10 - Applicant recommendation letters due

  • February 25 - Scholarship Review Day (volunteers needed)

  • April 3 - Scholarship recipients announced

  • May 19 - Scholarship Awards Dinner (6pm at Together Church on North Grand in Springfield, IL)

View 2022-2023 BFI Scholarship Recipients

Seminary Students


Leandro Gomez Der Kevorkian - Armitage BC, Chicago

Kwangsop Andrew Kim - Korean Baptist Church of Schaumburg

Logan Staley - Heartland BC, Alton

Clayce Fletcher - Immanuel BC, Benton

Josiah Blan - Families of Faith, Channahon

David Siere - FBC Brookport

Cooper Thompson - FBC Harrisburg

Matthew Scheibel - Mosaic, Highland

Greg Gomez - Bethel, Troy

Josh Ratliff - Westview BC, Swansea

Kyle Bailey - Ashburn BC, Orland Park

Wanda Barbour - Meadowridge BC, Zion

Jack Lucas - Western Oaks, Springfield

Austin Lee - FBC O’Fallon


Bachelors Students


Morgan Ahle - FBC Carlyle

Macy Alexander - Tabernacle BC, Decatur

Ryan Boulds - McKinley Avenue BC, Harrisburg

Chase Bouchard - FBC Maryville

Cameryn Brown - Dow Southern BC

Cassidy Buescher - New Hope BC, Effingham

Rachelle Cox - Joppa MBC

Rhett Ellis - Logan Street BC, Mt Vernon

Arielle Fisher - Eastview, Springfield

Tyler Gallion - FBC Petersburg

Breeyn Garrett - FBC Waterloo

Jaylyn Geist - Redeemer Church, Waterloo

Haleigh Harpole - Logan Street BC, Mt Vernon

Katie Heath - Faith BC, Carrollton

William Jones - Western Oaks BC, Springfield

Kiersten Kennedy - Pleasant Hill BC, Mt Vernon

Kayla Lockhart - FBC Coal City

Sean Londrigan - FBC Petersburg

Wade Luce - Delta Church, Springfield

Ella Mendenhall - Smith Grove BC, Greenville

Elizabeth Pennington - Chicagoland Community Church, Chicag

Avery Seidel - Northside MBC, Grayville

Alivia Taylor - Net Community Church, Staunton

Sara Timm - Pleasant Grove MBC, Iuka

Reagan Webb - Logan Street BC, Mt Vernon

Owen Westbrooks - FBC Metropoli

Kimberly Williams - Anna Heights BC, Anna

Isaac Winkleman - FBC Harrisburg

Samuel Winkleman - FBC Harrisburg

Sophia Winkleman - FBC Harrisburg

Abigail Yi - Elmwood Park Community Church


Associates Students


Chandler Braddock - West 22nd BC, Granite City

Irina Yeakley - Harristown BC

Scholarship funds are awarded in the following amounts:

  • Seminary Students – $175.00/credit hour (15 hrs max) up to $2,625

  • Bachelor/Master Degree – $2,000

  • Associate Degree – $1,000

Partial scholarships may be awarded based on funds availability or donor restriction.

The KINGDOM Impact of BFI Scholarships

Because of the generosity of donors who believe in investing in the next generation of Christian leaders, BFI was able to provide over $100,000 in educational scholarships to Illinois Baptist students in 2022.

To learn more about the impact a BFI scholarship can have, watch Josh and Bethany Crisp's testimonial video. Josh currently serves as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Bethalto, IL.

Baptist Foundation of Illinois

3085 Stevenson Drive

Springfield, IL 62703

(217) 391-3116

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