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Educational Grants and Scholarships Available

Miles White Beneficial Society Scholarships for College Undergraduate Students

The Miles White Beneficial Society, a charitable organization affiliated with the Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), is accepting applications for scholarships for college undergraduate students up to $5000.

Preference for awarding scholarships shall be given to applications from the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area and to those with connections to Friends Meetings or their members within the Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

The application deadline is March 15, 2019.

Send written applications to:
William O. Miles, Secretary,
Miles White Beneficial Society
c/o Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends, Stony Run
5116 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21210

Send electronic applications to: mileswhite@stonyrunfriends.org

Applications should include full responses to the questions below; applications should be signed and dated.

  1. Name, date of birth, permanent address, telephone number, and email address.
  2. Current school and address.
  3. Your religious affiliation? Where is your membership? List some of your recent related activities.
  4. Request one or two members of Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends (other than your parents) who know you well, to write on your behalf, addressing their comments to The Secretary (and sent to the abovementioned mailing or email address). This information should also be received on or before March 15. Include in your application the names and contact information of the Friends you asked to write for you.
  5. Provide recommendations from your high-school principal or advisor and/or your college advisor.
  6. Submit transcripts of your high school and/or college reports.
  7. What are your educational plans? What studies do you wish to pursue/ Where will you study? Has an acceptance date been fixed?
  8. What are your projected expenses for the coming year?
  9. What are your resources? (employment, savings, other scholarships, parental support, etc.)
  10. What is your family’s gross annual income? Savings? Investments? What special circumstances or comments do you wish to add?
  11. What indebtedness do you have, current or anticipated?
  12. If you have received a scholarship in a previous year an are applying for another, a new completed application must accompany your transcripts to bring your file up to date.
  13. Please provide a current snapshot (optional).
  14. Sign and date your application.

Please note: most colleges consider the value of a Miles White scholarship in calculating their own grant-in-aid. It is possible that recipients of a Miles White scholarship may be listed in published reports of our work.

Jonathan Taylor Scholarship Fund Applications Being Accepted!

The Jonathan K. Taylor Swarthmore College Scholarship Fund is administered by Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run to provide support to students attending Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA. Preference goes to members of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting community. For the 2019-2020 academic year, there are funds up to $15,000 to be distributed among the successful applicants. For more information, or to apply by the April 20 deadline, contact Cindy Maier.

Work with and for Friends

See the front page for news about the Yearly Meeting's search for our next Development Director and Opequon Quaker Camp Director!

Pendle Hill Seeking Cook/Garden Supervisor

The Cook/Garden Supervisor cooks as part of the kitchen team and designs and institutes a working relationship between Pendle Hill’s community kitchen and its organic garden. The Cook/Garden Supervisor’s work is split between the kitchen (approximately 60%) and the garden (approximately 40%) with the needs of food service taking top priority. The responsibilities and how they are divided will vary with the season and the needs of the kitchen staff. Depending on the season, the Cook/Garden Supervisor shares in the responsibility for planning and cooking three meals a day for a community. The number of patrons for each meal fluctuates from approximately 30 to 120 persons due to number of guests and residents on campus at a given time. Cooks exhibit care, great time management and an ability to work as a team that includes highly experienced and novice kitchen workers. Garden responsibilities include incorporation of our garden produce and outside local foods, storage of the harvest, and coordinating the use of our community labor. Our goal is to foster and sustain a holistic, cost-effective, land-centered food ethic that nurtures the body and spirit of the Pendle Hill community in accordance with our food philosophy and Quaker Testimonies. Click here to download the full job description and application instructions.

William Penn House Seeks Associate Resident Manager

William Penn House seeks a team-oriented individual committed to radical hospitality, building community, and supporting peace and justice activism based on Quaker values and testimonies to join our resident management team as Associate Resident Manager. The WPH resident community provides a Quaker presence and welcoming environment for guests of the House. Managers are part of a dynamic team including interns, volunteers, and non-resident staff who demonstrate and encourage a commitment to peace- and justice-building, simplicity, loving presence, and spiritual community. For the full announcement, including the job description and application instructions, go to williampennhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Associate-Resident-Manager-William-Penn-House.pdf.

PYM is Hiring!

PYM has posted two job openings at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting: On-Call Childcare Assistants and Opportunities for Mental Health Professionals. They are seeking the widest, deepest applicant pool possible for these positions. You can see the full job postings online. If you have any questions please contact PYM’s Human Relations staff person, Eileen Cross (HR@pym.org).

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