Other News and Announcements Educational Funding Opportunities
Educational Grants Committee
The BYM Educational Grants Committee is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. 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. 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, 2020 and April 24, 2020. Award decisions will be made in May. For further information or if you have questions, please contact the Yearly Meeting Office at 301-774-7663.
Time to let your favorite Friends School know that grants to help explain Quaker faith and practice to school communities are available once again this year. For over twenty years the Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund has been supporting this path to understanding and outreach. The application deadline is March 1, 2020. Click here for the application for funds and check our annual reports from previous years to get some ideas about how grants have been used in the past. Please be in touch with us if you have any questions.
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 2020-2021 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, 2020 deadline, contact Cindy Maier. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Gunpowder Friends Meeting Seeking First Day School Teacher
This vibrant and caring Quaker community seeks a dynamic, nurturing educator to provide religious education 2-4 Sunday mornings each month. For more information, including the full announcements, contact the clerk of Gunpowder at email@example.com.
Pendle Hill Hiring Next Executive Director
Pendle Hill, a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center outside Philadelphia is seeking an Executive Director. Full information about Pendle Hill and this position may be explored on its website https://pendlehill.org/explore/employment.
FGC Hiring New Conference Coordinator
Friends General Conference is now accepting applications for the Conference Coordinator position. The current Conference Coordinator, will retire at the close of the 2020 FGC Gathering. FGC seeks a skilled and dynamic person with event management experience to lead our organization’s flagship event. This position provides wonderful opportunities to work with Friends from across the continent and the satisfaction of providing a week of spiritual nurture and refreshment each summer. The Conference Coordinator works closely with the Long Range Conference Planning Committee (which oversees planning of the Gathering three years out), each annual Gathering Committee and associated subcommittees, many volunteers, and with site representatives. They inform and consult with other Gathering staff as appropriate, while supervising the Gathering Youth Coordinator, the Conference Associate, and the Gathering Registration Assistant. The Conference Coordinator is expected to be active in the Religious Society of Friends or have deep knowledge of Quaker spirituality and community. Applications will be accepted until January 3rd, 2020, with an expected start date in March 2020. To see the full description and application instructions, go to www.fgcquaker.org/serve/opportunities/job-opportunity-conference-coordinator.