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The Office of Financial Aid for Studies, American Baptist Home Mission Societies, administers the American Baptist Financial Aid Program that supports ABC Clergy and other persons serving in church vocations with grants to enhance their skills for ministry.

Request an application for continuing education grants from the Office of Financial Aid for Studies, American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851 (phone 800-ABC-3USA, ext. 2067; fax 610-768-2453). Please specify which scholarship or grant you wish to apply for.

Cultivating NEW LIFE
The Cultivating NEW LIFE program provides grants of up to $300 to ministerial leaders to attend conferences, workshops and seminars focused on personal and congregation renewal. Ministerial leaders who are listed in the current ABC Professional Registry may apply for this grant each year. Cultivating NEW LIFE grants may not be combined with other continuing education funding provided by American Baptist Home Mission Societies. Applications must be submitted before attending the event/program.
Cultivating NEW LIFE Grant application

Continuing Education Grants
Ministerial leaders preparing to visit one of the ABC-related Centers for the Ministry or participating in an ABC-related mission trip may apply for a grant of $250. Applicants must be listed in the current ABC Professional Registry. This grant may not be combined with Cultivating NEW LIFE grants or other continuing education funding provided by National Ministries. D. Min students are eligible for $250 awards each of their first two years of study.
Applications must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of your participation.  
Continuing Education Grant application

Seminarian Continuing Education Grants
Seminarians may apply for a one-time grant of up to $100 to attend a non-degree ABC related event (regional meeting, Biennial, etc.)
Applications must be submitted in advance of your participation.
Cultivating NEW LIFE Grant application

Sabbatical/Study Leave Grants
Ministerial leaders may apply for a limited number of sabbatical grants. Grants are available once every five years and may not be combined with other continuing education funding provided by American Baptist Home Mission Societies. Request information and an application from the Office of Financial Aid for Studies (800-ABC-3USA, ext. 2067).


How can you extend this financial aid ministry?
American Baptist Home Mission Societies invites individuals, churches, and organizations to contribute to the principal of the American Baptist Scholarship Fund, which provides the major source of income for the American Baptist Financial Aid Program. Gifts, made payable to the American Baptist Scholarship Fund, can be mailed to The Office of Financial Aid for Studies, American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.

For information about bequests and charitable annuities, please contact the American Baptist Foundation at 800-ABC-3USA, ext. 2393. A region Foundation representative will be pleased to discuss options with you.

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