A. Purnell Bailey Pre-Ministerial Program for Ordained Ministry Close Sub-Nav Menu Request InformationMajors and MinorsAcademic Support Resources for Students Disability Support Services Registering with DSSDSS Resources The Communication Center Dr. Seth Clabough Resources for ParentsStaffFAQsLaunchFirst Generation College Students Copley Science Building ConstructionHonors Program Application for Prospective Honors StudentsHonors Academics Current Students Entering Prior to Fall 2016 Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesDepartmental Honors Current Students Entering Fall 2016 or After Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesHonors ModulesCollaborative Learning Experience Honors Benefits and OpportunitiesHonors Program Directors Noyce Teacher Preparation ProgramFirst Year Program: RMCS101Study Abroad & International Education J-Term Study/Travel Payment Procedure & Scholarship Information Study Abroad Options at RMC J-Term Mandatory Insurance Plan International TravelDomestic Travel J-term 2017 Study/Travel CoursesJ-term Resources Semester Abroad FAQsEligibility and CostsSemester Abroad Application InformationScholarships International Students Obtaining an F-1 VisaMaintaining Student StatusEmployment Social Security NumberCurricular Practical Training (CPT)Optional Practical Training (OPT) Driver's LicenseHealth InsuranceTravelTransfer to R-MCInternational Student Orientation International @ R-MC International Assistant ProgramInternational HousePhoto Gallery 2015 Photo Contest Winner Study Abroad Photo ContestInternational Education Week 2016 OIE staffParents & FamiliesVoices from Abroad Summer Session Important DatesStudy Skills CourseSummer Session Tuition, Fees & Housing Undergraduate ResearchRegistrar's OfficeInternshipsIntellectual Property Rights (PDF) For students who sense a calling to full-time Christian ministry, the A. Purnell Bailey Pre-Ministerial Program at Randolph-Macon College offers encouragement through a weekly vocational discernment group, two internships, and financial support. Financial support Students accepted to the college and into the Bailey program are awarded half-tuition scholarships for their freshman and sophomore years and full tuition for the junior and senior years. In return, Bailey Scholars commit to earning a Master's level degree from an ATS accredited theology school following college. Mentoring Bailey Scholars meet weekly as a group for personal support and vocational discernment. In addition to leadership from the Program Director, the group regularly welcomes guests: seminary representatives, church leaders, and ministers working in a variety of settings. Through discussion and ongoing relationships, Bailey Scholars are assisted in discerning and developing their calling to ministry. Internships Bailey Scholars complete two pre-ministerial internships during their undergraduate years: a one-month, January-term internship for academic credit a summer internship, between the junior and senior years, which is supported with a $3,000 stipend Internships are completed in a wide range of settings, and have included placements in area churches, with non-profit charities and mission groups, and in international settings. The Bailey Scholars Program Director provides guidance for finding an internship based on an individual student’s interests. Campus life Bailey Scholars represent a wide range of academic majors and are active in a variety of campus student groups, athletic teams, and organizations. The program attracts students who are both academically focused and involved in the community. Connect with R-MC on Facebook! Ask a Question?