Endowed Scholarships & Student Aid Fund

Endowed scholarships help AMBS equip students to serve wherever God may call them

You can make it possible for someone to study at AMBS who otherwise would consider it impossible.

Reduce the average tuition cost for students by 64%

Scholarships help significantly reduce the amount of tuition a student must pay. Anyone can give to an existing scholarship or endowment fund in any amount and at any time.

Together we’re serving the church by educating students to be leaders for God’s reconciling mission in the world.

Student Aid Fund

The Student Aid Fund provides direct assistance to students with financial need to complete their study at AMBS.

Support the Student Aid Fund

Named endowed scholarships

Create a new scholarship in honor of a loved one or admired mentor.

Your support enables AMBS to provide student scholarships for students from all economic levels. New named scholarship or endowment funds have a minimum payout threshold of $25,000 that can be reached with an estate gift or over the course of five years if established in a donor’s lifetime.

If you give…The student receives
$30,000$1,500 (10% tuition)
$60,000$3,000 (20% tuition)
$100,000$5,000 (33% tuition)
$150,000$7,500 (50% tuition)
$300,000$15,000 (full tuition)

Provide support for a growing constituency

New scholarships can be named for the founders or their family, in memory or honor of someone, or for a particular field of study. Criteria can be established to benefit students in an area of study, ministry skill or personal attribute.

We are seeking scholarships specifically for:

  • International students
  • Students currently underrepresented in our learning community
  • Students called to rural or urban ministry
  • Students who are new Anabaptists
  • Students from established Mennonite Church USA or Mennonite Church Canada churches

Ready to create a scholarship gift?

Support one of our many existing scholarships 

Assisting over 100 students this year

During Academic Year 2021–22, the generous support of donors like you enabled AMBS to offer 105 scholarships to both full- and part-time students. You can help sustain these scholarships.

Paul M. and Bertha M. Miller Pastoral Leadership Scholarship

Since its inception in 1990, the Paul M. and Bertha M. Miller Pastoral Leadership Scholarship has benefited 38 graduate students at the Elkhart, Indiana, seminary with $120,419 in tuition aid. Learn more about the impact of this scholarship.

“The support of this scholarship has been vital to me as I continue to explore and lean into God’s direction for my life.”

—Sue Short, pastoral ministry team member at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, Ohio and a Master of Divinity student.

“The education that the scholarship enabled me to get is now bearing fruit not only here in the Hesston community but also in Zimbabwe where I come from because I was and remain part of the leadership there, now on an advisory basis. The seed that Paul and Bertha planted continues to produce in different shape and form near and far.”

—Ron Moyo, outreach pastor at Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston, Kansas and a 2018 Master of Divinity graduate.

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