Scholarship Application Deadline

The scholarship application process for the 2014 - 2015 academic year is now closed.  The application for the 2015 - 2016 academic year will be posted in December.  



About the Scholarship Process

The Mary E. Bivins Foundation accepts and reviews scholarship applications once a year.  The application deadline for the 2014-2015 school-year was January 31, 2014. The application for the 2015 - 2016 academic year will be posted in December of this year.  For more information regarding the application and required materials please see the list of resource documents on the left.

Scholarship awards are $2,500 per semester for undergraduate students classified as a junior or senior and $3,500 per semester for graduate students. Scholarship awards are to be used for tuition, books, fees, and other expenses as necessary for college/university attendance. Priority will be given to students intending to serve as pulpit pastors upon graduation.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact Susan Severn, Grants & Scholarship Program Officer at 806.379.9400 or email susan@bivinsfoundation.org.


Scholarship Criteria

In order to be eligible for a scholarship from the Mary E. Bivins Foundation, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a permanent resident of the northernmost twenty-six counties of the Texas Panhandle and a citizen of the United States of America
- Be an individual dedicated to seeking an undergraduate or graduate education leading to a bachelors or masters degree in a field that prepares the student to preach the Christian religion
- Be classified as a college junior or senior or a graduate student by the first semester for which the scholarship would be effective

Additional criteria are listed in the Scholarship Purpose & Criteria Resource document.  In addition, all new student applicants who meet criteria for consideration of a scholarship award are required to interview with the Scholarship Advisory Committee.


2013 Bivins Scholars

The Mary E. Bivins Foundation awarded scholarships to twenty deserving students for the 2013-2014 academic-year. Each of these students is pursuing an academic career which will prepare them to preach the Christian religion. These individuals attend college and universities across the country at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The 2013 Bivins Scholars come from cities and towns across the Panhandle including Amarillo, Canyon, Clarendon, Dalhart, Hereford, Panhandle and Tulia. We are proud of each of them and the work they do, and we look forward to the contributions they will make in the future. Click here for a listing of the 2013 Bivins Scholars.


Words from Our Scholars

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