The Tom & Ethel Logue Seminary Student Scholarship Fund
with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas annually provides up to three $1,000 scholarships for Arkansas seminarians. Applications are received by the Scholarship Advisory Committee of the CBFAR Coordinating Council due March 15th and the scholarship recipients are announced by April 15th to be awarded for the following Fall semester. The process is inclusive of the diversity of Baptist students with connections to Arkansas.
- Applicant who is or has been a member of a Baptist church in Arkansas
- A qualifying student upon enrollment in, or already attending, a CBF partner or friendly seminary/divinity school/school of theology
- Preference for a student interested in collegiate ministry
STEPS TO APPLY:
- Complete the online application form.
- Arrange for two letters of reference to be sent on your behalf.
One may be from a minister or lay person in your church; one may be from a professor or religious leader.
Letters of reference should address the following aspects of the applicant:
- Christian commitment
- Potential for lay or ordained ministry leadership
- Emotional and spiritual maturity
- Interpersonal relationship skills
The persons you choose as a reference may email their letters of reference to Ray Higgins at email@example.com, or they may mail their letters of reference directly to:
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas
Attention: Logue Scholarship
1504 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Little Rock, AR72202
- Complete an essay about your faith story and calling.
Please write a three-to-five-page (double spaced) essay that addresses your journey of faith in Christ, your sense of vocational calling, your core Baptist beliefs, your relationship to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and your desire for this scholarship. You may submit the essay via email (please attach the essay as a .PDF or Microsoft Word document), or you may mail a printed copy to the CBFAR office.
ESSAYS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017.
DEADLINE TO APPLY:
The above information (including reference letters and essay) must be received no later than Wednesday, March 15, 2017. All emailed information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The decision will be announced by Monday, April 17, 2017. The awards will be applied for the following Fall semester.
Upon approval of the application by the Scholarship Committee of the CBFAR, the scholarship will be awarded to the individual pending verification of acceptance and enrollment to the applicant’s chosen school. When possible, we would like to present the award to the recipient in person at our annual Spring Conference in April.
2017 Logue Scholarship Recipients
Jenna Sullivan grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and her home church is Second Baptist Church, downtown Little Rock. She graduated from Little Rock Central High School, and from Rhodes College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies. During college she was involved in serving marginalized communities through art classes and programming, teaching Sunday School, and pulpit supply.
She is beginning her last year as a Master of Divinity student at Wake Forest University Divinity School in Winston-Salem, NC. She spent the 2016-17 school year as a Pastor Intern at First Baptist Church Winston-Salem, NC serving as a Sunday School teacher, programming assistant, worship participant, and Lenten programming team member.
She has been named one of two CBF 2017-2018 Vestal Scholars. She feels led to serve as pastor of a church, and will begin CBF’s New Church Start discernment process this summer. Her father, Rev. Steve Sullivan, is a CBF endorsed chaplain who leads the VA’s Clergy Partnership for Rural Veterans Program in Arkansas.
Tylor Standley is in his last year as a Master of Divinity student with an emphasis in Linguistics at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary in Waco, Texas.
Tylor grew up in Clinton, Arkansas and then moved to Memphis where he graduated from high school. He then attended Williams Baptist College and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry with an emphasis in theology. While in college, he served as youth minister of Maple Grove Baptist Church in Trumann.
Tylor and Kelly, his wife, are involved at University Baptist Church in Waco, where he recently finished teaching a Sunday morning class that focused on forgotten figures in early Christianity. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Patristics and teach in a college or seminary.
2016 Logue Scholarship Recipients
Linsey Addington is currently in her third year at Mercer University's McAfee School of Theology. Her academic focuses are Christian Social Ethics and Community Development.
Linsey grew up in DeQueen, Arkansas. She considers First Baptist Church and Memorial Missionary Baptist Church to be her "DeQueen church homes."
In 2006, Linsey graduated from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia with a double major in Economics and Classics. After college, Linsey spent several years traveling in Eastern Europe and then moved to San Francisco, where she met her husband, Michael. Linsey and Michael moved back to Atlanta three years ago.
Linsey serves at Scott Boulevard Baptist Church as their aging ministries intern. She also teaches an Old Testament class at Lee Arrendale State Prison.
Allyson Cook lived in Little Rock, AR for seven years and attended Second Baptist Church Little Rock where her husband was pastor.
She is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Education. Allyson began her studies at Campbell University Divinity School in the Fall of 2014.
Allyson received a call to ministry her senior year in high school. She has actualized that calling as a pastor’s wife and avid volunteer. While living in Little Rock, she felt a renewed sense of calling and knew that the next step was to pursue a degree in ministry. Her hope is to align her calling and vocation once she completes her degree.
Her educational focus is pastoral care and spiritual formation. Allyson currently ministers alongside her husband at First Baptist Church Wilmington, NC. She also ministers through her company, Naptime Academy, an online training company for early childhood educators.
Betsy Young, a student at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology, is pursuing both a Master of Divinity and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Betsy grew up in Richmond Hill, GA and graduated from Mercer University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Following college, Betsy moved to Little Rock, AR and served on staff at Second Baptist Church for 15 years, first as youth minister and then, as minister of spiritual formation.
Betsy will graduate in May 2017 from Mercer’s dual degree program. She is currently serving as Ministries Assistant for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, as well as interning at the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders. After graduation, Betsy hopes to serve in a pastoral care and counseling role, either in a church or counseling center setting.
2015 LOGUE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Devon Dundee, George W. Truett Theological Seminary student, is pursuing a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Ministry Leadership.
Devon grew up in Greenwood, AR, and his home church is Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church in Fort Smith.
He graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, AR, with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Psychology before beginning his studies at Truett in 2014.
Devon's main area of ministry is media. Devon currently ministers through University Baptist Church’s media team, running computer for Baylor UniversityChapel, and working as a monitor at Mission Waco’s homeless shelter, My Brother’s Keeper.
Rev. Megan J. Pike, the 2014 recipient of the Logue Scholarship, is an M.Div. graduate of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. She served with CBF of Arkansas as Associate Coordinator from July 2015 to August 2016, and as Executive Director of Lake Nixon Outdoor Center, a ministry of Second Baptist Church Downtown Little Rock. She now serves as a Chaplain Resident at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock.
Tylor Standley, George W. Truett Theological Seminary student, is pursuing a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Linguistics.
Tylor lived in Clinton, AR growing up and then lived in the Memphis, TN area throughout high school. He considers Maple Grove Baptist Church in Trumann, AR his "home" church. Tylor served as a youth minister at Maple Grove Baptist during college.
He graduated from Williams Baptist College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry with an emphasis in Theology. Tylor began his studies at Truett in Fall 2014.
Tylor served in youth ministry throughout his time at Williams Baptist College. He and his wife, Kelly, are currently attending Dayspring Baptist Church in Waco. After seminary, Tylor plans to get a PhD in biblical studies and teach in a college or seminary.
Tiffany Pickett, the 2013 recipient of the Logue Scholarship, is an M.Div graduate of McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University with an emphasis in Christian Social Ethics. Tiffany worked at Williams Baptist College in admission and is now the Director of Communications at The Baptist Church of Beaufort in Beaufort, South Carolina.