Other News and Announcements

Educational Funding Opportunities

Educational Grants and Scholarships Available

Educational Grants Committee
Accepting Applications

The Educational Grants Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting will be awarding a limited number of grants for the school year 2017-2018. Grants will be made to enable members and regular attenders of Meetings associated with Baltimore Yearly Meeting (or their children) to pursue their educational goals. Grants may be applied to expenses associated with undergraduate attendance at accredited post-secondary educational institutions such as universities, colleges, professional and vocational schools. Attendance may be either full- or part-time. Grants will be awarded on the basis of financial need and the Committee’s assessment of an applicant’s statement of purpose, including consistency with Friends’ testimonies. Grants will not exceed $2,000 per grantee per year. The sum of all grants to a grantee will not exceed $8,000. In determining the number and amounts of grants, the Committee will be guided by the twin goals of assisting as many applicants as possible with available funds and, insofar as possible, of assuring that amounts of individual grants are not insignificant in comparison with the grantee’s needs. Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2017. 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.

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 2017-2018 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

New York Yearly Meeting hiring new General Secretary

This is a full-time position headquartered in New York City, serving the needs of more than 60 Monthly Meetings spread through New York State and parts of Connecticut and New Jersey. The ideal candidate is a servant leader with strong spiritual grounding, abilities in both administration and ministry, good understanding of Quaker process, and demonstrated skills in:

  • Translating vision into action
  • Management
  • Collaboration
  • Releasing and nurturing others’ gifts in ministry
  • Communication
  • Building effective teams of volunteers
  • Development, grant writing, budgeting

Although each General Secretary brings a personal vision, typical activities of the position include visiting throughout the Yearly Meeting, leading workshops for spiritual growth, writing press releases on urgent events, and consulting with committees and meetings in crisis. The General Secretary leads and supervises a small staff that has grown in size and scope, coordinating their efforts with groups of volunteers. Eventual membership in a Monthly Meeting of NYYM is expected. For a link to the job description and more information about NYYM see nyym.org. Deadline for applications: April 1, 2017. For more information or questions, contact: search@nyym.org.