MIDWEST EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS WELCOMES YOU

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ABOUT

The Midwest Educational Foundation for Christian Scientists offers a college scholarship program for practicing Christian Scientists who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States.

 

TO QUALIFY FOR A GRANT:

1. You must be a member of The Mother Church,

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA

or have an application for membership in process.

2. You must be a citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States.  International applicants cannot be considered.

3. You must have an immediate educational financial need.

4. You must use the grant money for tuition, fees, textbooks and educational supplies, or room and board.

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TO APPLY:

To apply for a grant, you must submit the following items by May 1, 2023:

1. Grant application form, including applicant’s signature certifying that he/she meets all the qualifications listed.

 

2. An essay about yourself, relating to why you are going to college, your choice of career field, your aspirations, and plans for the future. Include how you personally use Christian Science and any other circumstances you would like the committee to consider. The length of the essay should be no more than two double-spaced pages.

3. Verification of Mother Church membership.  See below for verification instructions.  Allow two weeks for verification by email.  

If your membership is pending, one of your letters of reference must be from the Mother Church member who countersigned your application.

4. Latest scholastic transcripts from high school or college. 

5. Copy of 2022 federal income tax returns of the parents and of the applicant (i.e. IRS Form 1040, page one to line 11 only). See further instructions on the downloadable application.

 

6. Two letters of reference that speak to your character, integrity, and personal values from individuals who are not family members. One of the letters must be from a Christian Scientist.

Please click here to access the letter of reference form

The Foundation prefers references to be submitted online. If that is not possible, the form can be printed and sent via mail. References must be submitted or postmarked by May 1, 2023. You may include them with your application packet, but they must be in separate, sealed envelopes. Contact the Foundation before May 1  to verify receipt of both letters of reference.

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REQUEST MOTHER CHURCH MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION

It is easy to verify your membership. Please email clerk@christianscience.com and include your name,

address, phone number, and member number (if you have it). 

Please allow two weeks for email verification. Print out the email response and include it in your application packet.

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Download the 2023-2024 application below.

Applications must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2023

and will not be accepted after that date.  

DO NOT SEND APPLICATION BY CERTIFIED MAIL.

Mail the completed application and additional requirements to:

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Midwest Educational Foundation for Christian Scientists

The Scholarship Center

P.O. Box  737

Leland, Michigan 49654

SUPPORT US


We are an IRS tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization and are eligible to receive contributions from those interested in supporting our work financially. The Foundation has been awarding grants since 1994.  Since 2016, we have given 224 scholarships for higher learning programs at 60 institutions.

We welcome assistance from anyone wishing to join in our effort to help practicing Christian Scientists meet their educational goals.

For more information, please use the "Contact Us" link at the top of the webpage.

 

CONTACT MIDWEST EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

FOR CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS

 

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