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Educational Grants Committee
Baltimore Yearly Meeting Education Grants Available!
The BYM Educational Grants Committee is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year from members or regular attenders of Monthly Meetings associated with BYM (or from their children). Grants may be applied to expenses associated with undergraduate attendance at accredited post-secondary educational institutions. Attendance may be either full- or parttime. Grants will be awarded based on multiple criteria, including financial need and the Committee’s assessment of an applicant’s statement of purpose and its consistency with Friends’ testimonies. Grant limits are up to $2,000 per grantee per year, for a cumulative total of $8,000. Applications will be accepted between January 1, 2021 and April 23, 2021. Award decisions will be made in May and notifications sent by early June. 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/what_we_do/committees/edloan.
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.
A variety of proposals relating to Christian mysticism are given consideration by the Grants Committee. Recently funded projects have included grants for scholars doing original research work on Therese of Lisieux and Douglas Steere; a grant toward software and other startup costs for an online educational series on Christian mysticism; grants toward conferences on Franciscan mysticism and Centering Prayer; and a retreat for a diverse group of inner city women on Women Mystics of the Christian Tradition.
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 Kathleen McVey, 272 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. E-mail inquiries may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals and references for 2021 grants are due by March 1, 2021. 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.
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 2021-2022 academic year, there are funds up to $15,000 to be distributed among the successful applicants. For more information, or to apply by the June 1, 2021 deadline, contact Cindy Maier (email@example.com) or Nick Fessenden (firstname.lastname@example.org).