CBF of North Carolina

CBF of North Carolina provides scholarship assistance to students engaged in theological education. In addition to direct scholarship support listed below, CBFNC partners with four North Carolina divinity schools to provide funding in the form of scholarships that are awarded by the individual schools. Information on these scholarships is available through the schools and applicants should inquire with the following contacts:


CBFNC Partnership Divinity Schools

Campbell University Divinity SchoolMicayla Neill
Duke University Divinity School:  Callie Davis
Gardner-Webb School of Divinity:
Wake Forest University School of Divinity: Brittani Hunt


For individuals not enrolled and receiving scholarships through one of the four partner schools, CBFNC provides direct support for students through the Jack and Mary Lib Causey Fund, the Randall and Lou Lolley Scholarships, and through a Dissertation, Thesis or Project Scholarship for doctoral students.

Scroll below for more on these scholarship programs.

Randall and Lou Lolley Scholarships

The Randall and Lou Lolley Scholarships are the most comprehensive of all CBFNC scholarships and require potential recipients to be nominated by someone who can speak to the candidate’s outstanding promise for Christian ministry and excellent potential for graduate-level work. There is no application for this award. All nominees must be beginning their Master of Divinity program in the Fall term following the awarding of the scholarship. Each Lolley Scholarship is valued at $5000.00 a year and is renewable for up to three years in a Master of Divinity program. Recipients of the Lolley Scholarship who enroll in one of the four CBFNC partner schools will receive an institutional match of the award, raising the overall value of the Lolley Scholarship to $10,000.00 a year.


In 2008, the Lolleys worked with CBFNC to establish the Randall and Lou Lolley Endowment for Theological Education to fulfill their dreams of supporting men and women preparing for ministry in the form of scholarships for theological education, Contributions may be given to the Lolley Endowment for Theological Education online at the button below or by mail to: CBFNC, 2640 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. (Please note “Lolley Fund” on the check.)

The Jack & Mary Lib Causey Fund

The Causey Fund provides scholarships for individuals enrolled in accredited degree programs who are preparing for or continuing their education for ministry. While a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree remains the standard educational credential for ordained ministry, individuals pursuing ministerial preparation through other accredited degree programs may also apply. Scholarships for doctoral students in Theology & Ministry are available on a limited basis for North Carolinians who are applying to or enrolled in programs as a means of enhancing their leadership within Baptist congregations and other ministerial settings. Typically, these programs include those leading to the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), Doctor of Theology (Th.D.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Students from North Carolina attending schools outside the state are also encouraged to apply for Causey Fund scholarships. Scholarships are awarded for the upcoming academic year in the preceding May and for the Spring Semester in December. Applications are now available online for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Grants are available for enrollment in non-degree programs, specifically continuing education and specialized training programs for both laity and clergy. The amount of each grant will vary according to the scope, nature and cost of the program. Grants will be awarded throughout the year.

Causey scholarships and grants are competitive and limited, and priority will be given to applicants who are currently members of CBFNC or CBF partner congregations or committed to serving those congregations.

Dissertation, Thesis, and Doctoral Project Scholarship

A Dissertation, Thesis, and Doctoral Project Scholarship will be awarded each year to a doctoral student to assist in the completion of a dissertation, thesis, or doctoral project that promises to make a significant contribution and benefit CBFNC congregations and/or enhance the work of CBF of North Carolina.


To inquire about this scholarship, email Scott Hudgins.

For more information on CBFNC Scholarships and support for Theological Education, contact CBFNC at (336) 759-3456, or send an e-mail to Scott Hudgins shudgins@cbfnc.org

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