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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.

Grants for the Study and Practice of Christian Mysticism

The Elizabeth Ann Bogert Memorial Fund for the Study and Practice of Christian Mysticism, administered by Friends World Committee for Consultation, Section of the Americas, makes annual grants of up to $1,000.

Recent Grants

A variety of proposals relating to Christian mysticism are given consideration by the Grants Committee. Recently funded projects have included a grant to Friends House, Moscow, for a new Russian translation of William Penn's Fruits of Solitude, a grant to a Roman Catholic retreat center for a series of retreats on Christian meditation practice, a grant to a young British scholar toward the publication of his monograph on Mysticism in Early Modern England, and a grant for a research trip to the Friends Collection at Earlham College in preparation for a book on Elton Trueblood and mysticism in everyday life.

Applications

Proposals should be no more than two pages and include the following: a full description of the project including an indication of how the project relates to the study and/or practice of Christian mysticism, the specific amount of money requested,· the way the grant will be spent· other sources of funding·, plans for communicating the results to others. Two or three people who are familiar with your project should mail letters of reference directly to the clerk, Kenneth Woodrow Henke, Princeton Theological Seminary Library, P.0. Box 821, Princeton, NJ 08542. E-mail inquiries may be sent to: kenneth.henke@ptsem.edu.

Application Deadline

Proposals and references for 2019 grants are due by March 1, 2019. Decisions are made by the Grants Committee in May and grants distributed in June. Recipients are asked to send a progress report within a year.

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