The Anabaptist Scholarship will provide 50% of tuition to selected students who identify with the Anabaptist tradition, but who are not members of Mennonite congregations.
Criteria for award recipients
Recipients will be full-time students who are members in good standing of a congregation. The decision to award a grant will be based on four factors:
- Previous academic performance, based on information gained from transcripts and references including a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Leadership potential and demonstrated skills, based on information gained from references.
Reflection of Anabaptist values, as described in a 3-5 page essay:
a. Describe those Anabaptist core values and beliefs that you affirm and claim as your own.
b. Describe the congregational and personal practices that you see as central to a lived faith.
- Personal character and emotional health, based on information gained from references.
Procedures to apply for the Anabaptist Scholarship
Applicants must submit the following by February 1 for the upcoming academic year (first scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2013; applications due by February 14, 2013).
- A completed application for admission with all supporting materials, including transcript(s) and references.
- A completed application for financial aid/scholarships.
- A 3- to 5-page essay, as stated above.
Understandings for Anabaptist Scholarship recipients
- Recipients will be enrolled as full-time students (full-time is defined as nine credit hours or more per semester plus one short-term course during Interterm or the summer).
Eligibility from year to year will be based on satisfactory progress toward the completion of the degree, including:
a. Maintaining a 3.0 GPA.
b. Continuing as a full-time student
c. Supporting and adhering to AMBS community life standards
d. Actively participating in campus activities.
The Admission Committee, which reviews full-tuition scholarship applications, will review essays and award scholarship(s). Scholarships will be limited to a total of three (counting new and continuing) each academic year.