Scholarships

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 will be announced on April 22, 2024.

2024 Scholarship Schedule

View 2023-2024 BFI Scholarship Recipients

Seminary Students


Josiah Blan - Hurstbourne Baptist Church

Zach England - First Baptist Church of O'Fallon

Clifford Gale II - Lincoln Southern Baptist Church

Andrew Kim - Korean Baptist Church of Schaumburg

Austin Lee - First Baptist Church O'Fallon

Jack Lucas - Western Oaks Baptist Church, Springfield 

Andrei Marinho - Cornerstone Church, Marion

Emily Morgan - FBC Columbia

Marcus Schomburg - Red Hill Church, Edwardsville

Seungyeul Kim - Gospelife Church, Carol Stream

Joshua Steely - Chatham Baptist Church

Barb Troeger - Together Church on North Grand, Springfield


Bachelors Students


Macy Alexander - Tabernacle Baptist Church, Decatur

Emily Ballard - Vale Church, Bloomington

Audrey Bosse - Calvary Baptist Church, Alton

Stefanie Byrd - Lincoln Ave Baptist Church, Jacksonville

Lilyanna Conkle - First Baptist Church of Metropolis

Rachelle Cox - Joppa Missionary Baptist Church

Allison Dennison - Dorrisville Baptist Church, Harrisburg

Emma Eberhart - Lighthouse Community Baptist Church,Nashville IL

Rhett Ellis - Logan Street Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon

Toby Gallion - First Baptist Church of Petersburg

Bryce Henry - Harvest Church of Southern Illinois, Anna

William Jones - Western Oaks Baptist Church, Springfield

Kiersten Kennedy - Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon

Sydney Klemish - Breese Community Church

Rachel Lands - First Baptist Church of Harrisburg

Alyssa Mann - First Baptist Church of Bethalto

Reid Martin - First Baptist Church of Metropolis

Colin McClure - Logan Street Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon

Caitlyn Ozee - Journey Church, Kankakee

Devan Powell - Together Church of North Grand, Springfield

Addison Seidel - Northside Missionary Baptist Church, Grayville

Avery Seidel -  Northside Missionary Baptist Church, Grayville

Andrea Sexton - First Baptist Church of Petersburg

Reagan Webb - Logan Street Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon

Joseph Whiteside - Christway Church, Godfrey

Molly Wieigus - Unity Baptist Church, Granite City

Kimberly Williams - Anna Heights Baptist Church in Anna,

Samuel Winkleman - Rooted Community Church, Lebanon

Sophia Winkleman - First Baptist Church Harrisburg

Irina Yeakley - Tabernacle Baptist Church Decatur


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

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