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To pursue Doctoral Degrees

Robertson/Farmer/Hester Educational Loan funds designed to assist full-time faculty or administrators at qualifying Southern Baptist-related educational institutions to obtain their doctoral degrees and postdoctoral study/research are available from the Southern Baptist Foundation.

Applicants are required to be active members of a local Southern Baptist church and they must have been accepted in a program of doctoral or postdoctoral study.  Professors and administrators can be awarded up to a maximum of $10,000 over a five-year period with a maximum of $2,000 per semester and $1,500 per summer term.

The loans are to be paid back in service at a qualifying Southern Baptist school at the rate of $2,000 per academic year.  If a loan recipient ceases to be employed by a qualifying Southern Baptist educational institution for any reason or fails to complete the degree in five years the loan must be paid back in cash plus interest.

Applications and policies can be requested by calling Margaret Cammuse at the Southern Baptist Foundation,  615-254-8823 or 800-245-8183.  Deadline for applications is April 15 for consideration for the next academic year.