Anabaptist Scholarship

The Anabaptist Scholarship provides a 100-percent tuition grant to a full-time student who is beginning a master’s program on campus and who identifies with the Anabaptist tradition but is not a member of a congregation affiliated with Mennonite World Conference or a related Anabaptist group. Applicants must be from the U.S. or Canada. Application deadline: March 1. (Note: In the hope of creating space for more applicants during the uncertain times of the pandemic, we are extending this deadline to March 15.)

Criteria and understandings for Anabaptist Scholarship recipients

  1. Have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0.
  2. Leadership potential and demonstrated skills, based on information gained from references.
  3. Reflection of Anabaptist values, as described in an essay of 1,200 to 1,800 words:
    • Describe the Anabaptist core values and beliefs that you affirm and claim as your own.
    • Describe the congregational and personal practices that you see as central to a lived faith.
  4. Personal character and emotional health, based on information gained from references.
  5. Recipients will be enrolled as full-time or part-time students. ("Full-time" is defined as nine credit hours or more per semester plus one Intensive Term course.)
  6. Students in the MDiv program are eligible to receive the award for three years. Students in an MA program are eligible to receive the award for two years.
    Note: To finish a degree in the allotted time frame, a student must complete 27-30 credit hours per year, which generally consists of 12 hours per semester plus one or two Intensive Term courses.
  7. Eligibility from year to year will be based on satisfactory progress toward the completion of the degree, including:
    • Maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Continuing as a full-time student
    • Supporting and adhering to AMBS community life standards
    • Supporting and participating in enrollment and recruitment activities and initiatives
    • Actively participating in campus activities
    • Assuming leadership responsibilities on the AMBS campus

The Admissions Committee will review essays and award scholarship(s). Scholarships will be limited to a total of three (counting new and continuing) each academic year.

Apply for a scholarship

Access the Scholarship Application online.

Download scholarship fact sheets:

If you are interested in learning more about these scholarships, call the AMBS Admissions and Financial Aid Office at (800) 964-2627.