Educational Grants Committee

The Educational Grants Committee (formerly the Educational Loan Committee) provides funds for Friends of Baltimore Yearly Meeting to help support their post-secondary education.

Click to see the complete description of the Committee as it appears in the current Manual of Procedure.

Listed below are the current members of the Committee.

Janet Eaby, Clerk
Nottingham Monthly Meeting
David Bohnert
Dunnings Creek Friends Meeting
Carole Brown
Langley Hill Friends Meeting
Betty Smallwood
Langley Hill Friends Meeting
William "Bill" Strein
Friends Meeting of Washington
Elizabeth "Betsy" Tobin
Frederick Friends Meeting

The Educational Grants Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting will be awarding a limited number of modest grants for the school year 2018-2019.

Grants will be made to enable members and regular attenders of local 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 $2,000.00 per grantee per year. The sum of all grants to a grantee will not exceed $8,000.00.

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 beginning December 1, 2017 and until April 15, 2018. Applications will only be reviewed if they are entirely complete by April 15th.

Click here to download the 2018-19 Application Form.

For further information or if you have questions, please contact the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Office at 301-774-7663.

Application materials being submitted electronically MUST be sent to

Visioning Project Report

In 2010 and 2011, Baltimore Yearly Meeting undertook a project to consider the vision of the Yearly Meeting community. As a part of that project, each committee was asked to respond to a set of queries that had been promulgated by the ad hoc Visiting Ministers Committee. The Educational Loan Committee's responses are available here.