Kingdom Building

Charitable Gifts and Scholarships to equip for ministry

Charitable Giving

Uniquely Equipped to Serve Your Estate Planning Needs

Only God knows your future, but smart financial planning can make it a little less “uncertain.” Creating an Estate Plan is an important step in the process, and it’s one of the best ways to provide basic protection for you and your family. Your Plan can make sure that the things you own are given to individuals (family, friends), and organizations (churches, other charities) who will use them in ways that are consistent with your faith, goals, and priorities.

Our experienced staff can help you draft important legal documents and assist with planned giving and trusts. A smart, well-crafted Estate Plan will give you and your family peace of mind – and it can leave a valuable legacy for future generations through:

  • Charitable Trusts

  • Donor Advised Funds

  • Endowments

Charitable Giving Testimonial

I decided that the best vehicle for me was a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT). By using a CRT, I could donate some highly appreciated stock and not pay any capital gains taxes, get a contribution tax deduction, and get a guaranteed income for life. I could then support the Christian charities of my choice with the endowment that remained until Jesus comes again.

I also set up a “Donor Advisory Fund” (DAF). With this fund I can make a current gift and then decide periodically what Christian charity I want to make a gift to.

Ann M. Pearson


The Baptist Foundation of Indiana is proud to administer funds established by generous donors to provide scholarships to Indiana Baptists. During the past 39 years, we have awarded over $220,000 in scholarships to 637 applicants!

Scholarship funds are available to assist in college tuition costs for members of State Convention of Baptists in Indiana (SCBI) churches, who are called to and preparing for vocational ministry. Scholarship funds are limited and are awarded based on need and parameters set by scholarship fund donors. Scholarships are not available for doctoral candidates. The Foundation accepts applications beginning November 1 for the following Fall/Spring academic school year. Applications and supportive documentation must be received by April 1 in order to be considered for a scholarship. Scholarship awards are determined in May.

Documentation Needed

  • Completed application.

  • Endorsement of the SCBI church where the applicant is a member in good standing.

  • A copy of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submitted to your school. (If you do not intend to apply for aid, there is additional information on the application to provide.)

  • In May, students who have been chosen to receive scholarships will need to provide their most recent school transcript or grade report.

2018 Scholarship Recipients


Student & Family Pastor,
First Baptist Church, Henryville

Master of Divinity Student,
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Redeemer Church, Jeffersonville

Master of Divinity Student,
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


First Baptist Church, Charlestown

Biblical and Theological Studies Student,
Boyce College


Harrison Hills Baptist Church, Lanesville

Business Administration Student,
Boyce College


Pastor of Discipleship and Family Ministry,
Plainfield Baptist Church, Plainfield

Master of Divinity Student,
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Senior Pastor,
Heritage Southern Baptist Church, Vincennes

Master of Divinity Student,
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


First Baptist Church, Henryville

Master of Divinity Student,
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


First Baptist Church, Henryville

Global Studies Student,
Boyce College

Scholarship Testimonial

Though this scholarship most evidently benefits me in my pursuit of theological education, it will also greatly benefit the local church as I am further prepared and trained to rightly handle the word of truth for the growth of Christ’s bride. I cannot adequately express my gratitude.

Nicholas Arbogast
Student & Family Pastor, First Baptist Church Henryville

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