Scholarships

SBACS and Joshua Expeditions help member schools recognize and reward students’ excellence by providing national recognition, cash scholarships, matching college grants and other benefits. Participating Christian colleges and universities receive lists of students who are excellent prospects for admissions and develop relationships with member high schools.

The purpose of the Joshua Expeditions Outstanding SBACS Scholars Contest and the John R. Chandler Outstanding SBACS Musicians Contest is to discover and recognize students in our Southern Baptist Christian schools across the nation with exemplary expertise and accomplishments in scholastics or music, Christian character and service to others. The extraordinary level of achievement, character and leadership evidenced by this year's participants demonstrates that our schools are producing outstanding results, young men and women of excellence who will be the salt and light that the Lord Jesus Christ expects and requires to lead his Kingdom.

2013-2014 Nominees, Finalists and Winners

2009-2010 Outstanding Scholars and Musicians National and Regional Winners
2010-2011 Outstanding Scholars and Musicians National and Regional Winners
2011-2012 Outstanding Scholars and Musicians National and Regional Winners
2012-2013 Joshua Expeditions Outstanding Scholars and Musicians National, Regional and State Winners

 

Joshua Expeditions Outstanding SBACS Scholars Awards Program
Each fall, Christian school seniors are nominated by their Guidance Counselor to compete for the Outstanding Scholars Award Program. Nominees must then complete an application process to compete for the scholarships (National Scholars are awarded $1,000 and Regional Scholars are awarded $500). Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements become finalists. In the Spring, a panel of judges chooses the winners in each of the two categories. Seniors must meet all of the criteria listed below in order to compete for the scholarship:

  • Score at least a 1250 on SAT (combined verbal and math score) or 28 on ACT.
  • Have at least a 3.5 non-weighted cumulative GPA.
  • Have the testimony of their faculty to their good character, service and leadership within their schools, churches and communities. 

Joshua Expeditions Outstanding SBACS Musicians Awards Program
The scholarship program is named for Dr. John R. Chandler, first Executive Director of SBACS, in honor of his support for Christian schooling and lifelong involvement in music ministry. Each fall, Christian school seniors are nominated by their Guidance Counselor to compete for the Outstanding Musicians Award Program. Nominees must then complete an application process to compete for the scholarships (National Musician is awarded $1,000 and Regional Musician is awarded $500). Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements become finalists. In the spring, a panel of judges chooses the winners in each of the two categories. To compete for the award, seniors must:

  • Have at least a 3.0 non-weighted cumulative GPA.
  • Be highly involved in music and show a superior level of vocal or instrumental skill.
  • Demonstrate an active faith in Christ.
  • Audition by CD.
  • Receive recommendations from music directors and teachers indicating good character, service and leadership within their schools, churches and communities.