Are you a Christian Scientist looking for funding for your research projects? If your answer is yes, then pay attention to this article. The Albert Baker Fund for African Christian Scientists 2022 is now accepting applications.
About Albert Baker Fund (ABF)
The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) is a non-profit Christian Science organization established in the United States. Active Christian Scientists who are nationals of one of the 13 countries where ABF has established a program are eligible for post-secondary educational grants only (no loans). Our scholarships are given out based on the applicant’s academic achievement and documented financial need.
The Albert Baker Fund’s (ABF) aim is to serve the Cause of Christian Science and mankind by providing resources for Christian Scientists’ education and development.
Christian Scientists in the United States founded the Albert Baker Fund in 1964. They established a fund to provide low-interest loans to American university students. Each student was supposed to repay the loan over the course of ten years, ensuring that the fund would be replenished for future generations. The fund was named after Albert Baker, Mary Baker Eddy’s older brother, who is credited with instructing her and overseeing her education.
ABF began lending money to students pursuing Christian Science nursing training in 1998. ABF expanded its initiatives in 2005 by offering awards to students in the United States and Canada. Our grant program was expanded to Africa and Europe in 2004. In the coming years, we intend to expand our grant program to include recipients from all around the world.
Albert Baker Fund Education Grant Expenses: Aim and Benefits Tuition, books, tests, lodging, and transportation can all be covered through funding awards.
Types of Awards: Subsidies (no loans)
Award duration: one academic year or one vocational term.
Albert Baker Fund Education Grant Qualification Requirements
Applicants seeking university, college, or vocational training financing must be active Christian Scientists, as evidenced by church references and interviews with their region’s In-Country Representatives.
Requirements for Technical Eligibility (All Applicants)
- Applicants must be citizens of one of the following countries: Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, or Zambia.
- In each new academic session, applicants must reapply for funding (year, semester, or length of vocational course).
- Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in a recognized educational institution.
Requirements for Scholar Eligibility (All Applicants)
- Applicants must be engaged and serious Christian Science students.
- Applicants must be members of The Mother Church or a Branch Church/Society at the time of application.
- Applicants are solely responsible for the application process and all communications with ABF personnel.
- Applicants must ‘carry their blessings forward’ by actively benefiting the lives of those they come into contact with, whether through philanthropy, spiritual engagement, or volunteerism.
Documents Required for Application (All Applicants)
- Invoice from Your Educational Institution Attach an invoice from your university, vocational school, or hostel detailing the amount you are expected to pay for the following academic term.
- Requirements for Bank Information (All Applicants): Attach bank information from your university, vocational school, or dormitory, as well as overseas account information to which ABF award cash can be wired.
- Letter of Acceptance (All Applicants)
- Previous Academic Term Grades (Continuing Applicants)
- Referrals: Christian Science Bibliography (All Applicants) An adult in your branch (not a relative) who can attest to the fact that you are a committed and engaged Christian Science student. Your application will be denied if a referral is written or filed by someone other than the referee.
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How to Apply
If you’re interested and qualified, please fill out the form below. To apply, visit the Albert Baker Fund’s website.
Application Creation and Submission: After reading the Submission Guidelines and Online Application: guidelines (including “What You Need to Know Before You Apply”), fill out our Online Registration Form to create an account. After receiving our Login Activation email, you will have access to our online application system and will be able to construct a new financial aid application form. All completed applications must be submitted by the deadlines specified on our Application Deadlines page.
Application Review: Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview with one of our In-Country Representatives once their online application has been submitted, evaluated, and declared complete (ICRs). This interview is mandatory and can be done over the phone or in person.
Notification of the Result: The award decision is emailed to all candidates, therefore we encourage them to check their email frequently during this period.
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