Albert Baker Fund for African Christian Scientists 2022

Albert Baker Fund for African Christian Scientists 2022

Applications are now open for the Albert Baker Fund 2022 for African Christian Scientists

Application Deadline: 25th April 2022

About Albert Baker Fund: The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) is a Christian Science non-profit organization based in the U.S.A. ABF provides post-secondary educational grants only (no loans) for active Christian Scientists who are citizens of one of the 13 countries where ABF has established a program. Our awards are based on the applicant’s good academic standing and demonstrated financial need.

For more than 50 years, the Albert Baker Fund has been helping Christian Scientists pay for higher education. Like the Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, and her elder brother Albert Baker, we appreciate the value of education. Since 2004, we have expanded to now providing grants to eligible students in 13 African countries, as well as the UK, Europe, and The Philippines.

Type: Undergraduate, Graduate

Eligibility for Albert Baker Fund: Applicants for funding toward university, college, or vocational training must be active Christian Scientists, verified through church references and interviews with the In-Country Representatives in their region



Technical Eligibility Requirements (All Applicants)

Applicants must be a citizen of Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, or Zambia.
Applicants must reapply for funding each new academic term (year, semester, or length of vocational course).
Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to an accredited educational institution.

Scholar Eligibility Requirements (All Applicants)

Applicants must be active and sincere students of Christian Science.
Applicants must currently be a member of The Mother Church or Branch Church/Society.
Applicants must take full responsibility for the application process and all communication with ABF Staff.
Applicants must actively ‘pass their blessings forward’ by enriching the lives of the people they touch either through altruism, spiritual activism, or volunteerism.

Selection Criteria:

Education Levels: Undergraduate, graduate, and vocational
Institutions located in: Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania (Mwanza only), Togo, Uganda, or Zambia
Expenses: Funding awards can go toward paying for tuition, books, exams, housing, and transportation
Awards Types: Grants (no loans)
Award distribution: Grants made payable only to educational institutions; approved online courses are eligible

Eligible Countries for Albert Baker Fund:

Benin
Burundi
Cameroon
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Ghana
Kenya
Nigeria
Republic of the Congo
Rwanda
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia

To be Taken at (Country): Candidate’s country of choice

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Albert Baker Fund:

Expenses: Funding awards can go toward paying for tuition, books, exams, housing, and transportation
Awards Types: Grants (no loans)

Duration of Award: One academic year or one vocational course length

How to Apply for Albert Baker Fund:

Application Creation and Submission: Once the Submission Guidelines and Apply Online instructions (including “What You Need to Know Before You Apply) have been read, an account can be created by completing our Online Registration Form. Upon receipt of our Login Activation email, entry to our online application system has been granted, and a new financial aid application form can be created. All applications must be submitted, complete, during the intake dates listed on our Application Deadlines page.
Application Review: Once an online application is submitted, reviewed, and judged complete, applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview with one of our In-Country Representatives (ICRs). This interview is required and can be conducted over the phone or face-to-face.
Result Notification All applicants are notified by email of the award decision, so we encourage applicants to check their email regularly during this time.
It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Web page (see Link below) before apply

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