Awards are presented annually in the spring semester to students selected by the faculty on the basis of outstanding achievements in the various areas of study for which awards have been established.
The President's Scholar Awards recognition of student achievement and in affirmation of Southwestern's continuing commitment to academic excellence to an outstanding graduate from each of the four schools and the college.
The G. R. and Jessie Klempnauer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who shows significant involvement in and potential for future ministry in a local Southern Baptist Church.
The Lester E. Harrell Memorial Award is given to an outstanding student in the School of Church Music and Worship.
The Carolyn Lott Award is given to an outstanding performer in the instrumental concentration or a composition student composing and/or arranging outstanding instrumental music for the church.
The James McKinney Outstanding Performer Award is awarded to a student who is judged by the applied music faculty to be an outstanding performer in the School of Church Music and Worship.
The Edwin McNeely Music Award is presented to a Southern Baptist student with a degree concentration in voice, music ministry, or conducting; based on character, personality, and ability shown in leadership of congregational singing and public worship.
The Wayne and Polly McNeely Piano Award is given to a piano student for outstanding achievement.
The Evelyn Marney Phillips Music Education Award is presented for outstanding achievement in music education, especially with children's choirs.
The J. D. Riddle Memorial Award is presented to a qualified music student.
The Albert G. and Ethel Marsh Memorial Award is awarded to the outstanding Doctor of Philosophy student.
The Philip H. Briggs Student Ministry Award is presented to a deserving student in the field of student ministry.
The R. Othal Feather Award in Administration is presented to the outstanding student in the School of Educational Ministries with the highest academic rating in administration courses.
The R. Othal Feather Award in Educational Evangelism is given to a doctor of education or doctor of ministry student doing research in educational evangelism or to a master's student who has obtained excellent ratings in educational evangelism.
The Layden and Granger Award in Childhood Education is given to a student possessing an excellent academic record, commitment, and potential for effectiveness in childhood ministries.
The Joe Davis Heacock Award is presented to an outstanding first-year student of the Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministries.
The Elizabeth G. Price Memorial Award is awarded to the graduating female student in the May graduating class with the highest average grade during her seminary experience.
The J. M. Price Memorial Award is given to the May graduating student of the Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministries with the highest GPA.
The J. P. Price Memorial SWREA Award is given to a first-year student of the Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministries judged by the faculty to have qualities for making an outstanding contribution in his/her field.
The Claudia Wingate Martin Children's Ministry Award is given to the female graduate with the highest grade point average in the School of Educational Ministries who is actively involved in children's ministry.
The Walter Thomas Conner Memorial Award is presented to a member of the graduating class whose work in the department of theology is judged exceptional.
The Robert A. Baker Award in Church History is presented to an outstanding student in church history studies.
Albert Venting, Jr. Memorial Award is given to a student from the School of Theology who is the runner-up for the President's Scholar Award.
The C. W. Brister Pastoral Ministry Award is given to the outstanding graduate in the School of Theology in the field of pastoral ministry.
The Janet Copeland Hebrew Language Award is given to the top first-year Hebrew language student.
The James Leo and Myrta Ann Garrett Award in Historical Theology is presented each year to a theology student who has demonstrated the best academic performance in courses in historical theology.
The Marian Vaughan Award is presented to the student having the best record in New Testament Greek.
The M. E. and Myrtle Williamson Memorial Award is made to the doctor of ministry student who submits the most outstanding project prospectus during the year preceding the award date.
The Lindsey and Lois Ellis Award is presented to a graduating student in the School of Theology who shows the greatest promise of contributing to the understanding and proclamation of the Holy Scriptures.
The O.S. Hawkins Outstanding Pastoral Ministry Graduate Awards are awarded to two >School of Theology students who have demonstrated a call to pastoral ministry and is a member of a Southern Baptist Church.
The Al and Beverly Fasol Preaching Award is awarded to a School of Theology student who is of sound moral character, possesses exceptional commitment to the Christian ministry, and is a member of a Southern Baptist Church.
The Lifeway Leadership Award is given to the most outstanding Master of Divinity student who is graduating in the current academic year and preparing to serve as an SBC pastor.
Neppie Scarborough Award in Women’s Studies is awarded to a female student in the Master of Divinity degree program with a concentration in Women’s Studies. The student should exhibit the character of a godly woman and possess an exceptional academic record, commitment, and potential for effectiveness in woman-to-woman ministry.
The Inez Gilliam Crawford Female International Student Award is presented to the graduating Southern Baptist female international evangelism and missions student with the highest grade point average during her final year.
The W. H. and Melba Justice International Student Award is presented to a graduating international student who demonstrates high academic achievement, dedication to Jesus Christ, personal character, promise in ministry, and commitment in ministry to internationals in America or abroad.
The R. S. and Pearl Hopson Missions Award is presented to an outstanding graduating student at the master's level who is preparing for foreign missions service.
The Malcolm McDow Evangelism Award is given to the graduating student in the School of Evangelism and Missions with outstanding achievement in the study and the ministry of evangelism.
The Melba McDow Missions Award is given to the graduating student in the School of Evangelism and Missions with outstanding achievement in missions.
The W. Fred Swank Evangelism Award is presented to a graduating student who currently is a pastor of a Southern Baptist church and whose preaching exemplifies an evangelistic style message.
The W. Oscar Thompson Jr. Memorial Award in Evangelism is given to an outstanding student by the evangelism department.
The Kenneth G. and Elizabeth B. Walters Evangelism Award is given to an outstanding MDiv student who demonstrates a commitment to active, personal evangelism.
Madison and Matia Queen Evangelism Award is presented to a student who teaches their children, grandchildren, or other children within their home the Lord’s mandate to personally share the Gospel with others within their spheres of influence in a scriptural, appropriate, loving, and wise manner.
Todd Brooks Riza Memorial Award is presented annually to the Spring Evangelism participant who demonstrates genuine compassion for non-Christians.
The James R. Leitch Memorial Award is awarded to an undergraduate student who has satisfactorily completed the first year of studies toward an undergraduate degree and has shown an interest in bi-vocational ministry, ministry in a pioneer area, or other like areas of ministry. The student must possess leadership abilities and display a servant spirit.