Founded by the Baptist Home Mission Society in 1881, Bishop College was a historically black college in Marshall, Texas. Bishop College later moved to Dallas, Texas in 1961. During the 1930's and 1940's, Bishop College became nationally known for their two-year ministerial program. Famous participants in the ministerial program included the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Georgetown College adopted 7,000 Bishop College alumni of Bishop College of Dallas, Texas, which closed their doors in 1988. The Bishop Scholars Program allows select students the honor of carrying on the tradition of Bishop alumni and keeping the legacy of Bishop College alive.