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Educational Funding Opportunities

Educational Grants and Scholarships Available

Educational Grants Committee
Accepting Applications

The Educational Grants Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting is accepting applications for grants for post-secondary education opportunities. Grants will be awarded based on financial need and the Committee’s assessment of an applicant’s statement of purpose, including consistency with Friends’ testimonies. The application may be found on the BYM website. Please review the application carefully. Submit the application along with supporting documentation no later than Friday, April 19, 2019. Send to the Yearly Meeting Office, attention Educational Grants Committee. For further information or if you have questions, please contact the Yearly Meeting Office at 301-774-7663 or online at www.bym-rsf.org.

Click here to download the application form.

Application materials being submitted electronically MUST be sent to bookkeeper@bym-rsf.org.

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

Homewood Friends Meeting Seeks First Day (Sunday) School Teacher

Homewood Friends Meeting is seeking to hire a First Day (Sunday) School Teacher to use existing curricula to facilitate lessons in Quaker Testimonies, Quaker History, Earth Care, and the Bible for children in grades 1–8. The Teacher is responsible for planning, preparing, and teaching 45 minute lessons for this multi-age group of 8 to 10 students for 2 or 3 Sundays per month beginning in September and finishing in June. Compensation:  The Teacher will earn $75.00 per session including time for preparation and planning.  Time spent in training will also be compensated. For the full announcement and application instructions, contact John McKusick at homewoodfriends@gmail.com.

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