Apply for a BFI Educational Scholarship

The annual BFI scholarship application period is January 1-31.  We encourage all Illinois Baptist Students (Undergraduate, Graduate and Seminary) to apply for scholarship support during this time.

2024-2025 scholarship recipients are listed below.

2024 Scholarship Schedule

2024-2025 BFI Scholarship Recipients

Seminary Students

Nancy Nolin - Emmanuel, Sterling

Livingstone Lee - Bethel BC, Mt Prospect

Sam Winkleman - Rooted Community, Lebanon

Ryan Mulvaney - Immanuel, Benton

Danielle Bilderback - Christ Church NWI (Michigan City, IN)

Matthew Davis - Second, Marion

Shayne Alcantara - Liberty BC, Pekin

Bennett Boyle - Immanuel BC, Chicago

Abigail Morgan - Charis Community Church, Bloomington

Jennifer Pacer - Gospelife Church, Carol Stream

Gerald Higdon - FBC Orion

Marcus Schomberg - Red Hill, Edwardsville

Josiah Blan - Hurstbourne BC (Louisville KY)

David Marus - Embassy Church, Palatine

Daniel Kim - Gospelife, Carol Stream

Barb Troeger - Together Church on N Grand, Springfield

Hanyi Chen - Urban Voice Community Church, Chicago

Lai Thang - Chicago Chin BC, Chicago

Bachelors Students

Lizabeth Conkle - FBC Metropolis, Metropolis

Rachelle Cox - Joppa Missionary BC, Joppa

Emily Smith - FBC O'Fallon, O’Fallon

Jeremiah Kay - Immanuel BC, Benton

Audrey Bosse - Calvary BC, Alton

Stephanie Yeh - Beloved Community Church, Chicago

Savanna Hulbert - Panther Fork MBC, Texico

Kimberly Williams - Anna Heights BC, Anna

Reid Martin - FBC Metropolis, Metropolis

Rachel Lands - FBC Harrisburg, Harrisburg

David Nelson - Salt Church, Normal

Allison Dennison - Dorrisville BC, Dorrisville

Isabelle Patterson - Tabernacle BC, Decatur

Addison Seidel - Northside BC, Grayville

Luke Winkleman - FBC Harrisburg, Harrisburg

Miles Kaufmann - Delta, Springfield

Toby Gallion - FBC Petersburg, Petersburg

Anna Forbes - Bethel BC, Troy

Katherine Pittman - 2nd BC, Mt Vernon

Mitchell Mannhard - West Gate BC, Trenton

Kiersten Kennedy - Pleasant Hill BC, Mt. Vernon

Molly Wielgus - Unity BC, Granite City

Heath Ellis - Logan Street BC, Mt. Vernon

Kaleigh Rea - Bethel, Troy

Scholarship funds are awarded in the following amounts:

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