What We Fund

The Albert Baker Fund is dedicated to supporting students who are active in the Christian Science movement and eager to help the world around them. Since 1964, we have provided over $10 million in low-cost loans to more than 3,000 students. We expect these recipients to “pass the blessing forward” by serving the Cause of Christian Science and humanity.

North America College and Vocational Education

We provide loans and grants for Christian Scientists attending college and university, graduate school, and vocational school. Most students receive a combination of loan and grant based on the student’s and their family’s financial need. Learn more about financial aid for College, Graduate School & Vocational Education.

Christian Science Nurses Training

We provide grants for students taking classes at one of ABF’s approved partners located in the United States and Europe. You can find the list of ABF’s approved training partners here: 16 Christian Science nursing facilities .  Once you are admitted for training at one of our partners’ facilities, you can apply to us for financial assistance. Learn more about financial aid for Christian Science Nurses Training.

Language Education

We no longer provide grants for language education, per se. If a student wishes to study for a degree in a language, that would fall under ABF’s North American college funding. Please use that application if you want to apply for college funding.

Internships at The Mother Church

We provide grants to college students who work as interns at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, MA. We fund the TMCYouth interns during the summer, as well as the CSO (Christian Science Organizations on college campuses) interns who work during the school year. Learn more about interning at The Mother Church.

Christian Science U.S. Military Chaplain Program

We provide grants to students who are selected for the U.S. Military Chaplain program by The Mother Church and earn a master’s degree from Boston University School of Theology. Learn more about the Christian Science Military Chaplain program.

DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC)

We provide funding for the National Leadership Council (NLC), a four-year servant leadership program for high school students which is run by DiscoveryBound. Learn more about the National Leadership Council.

International Students

We provide grants for students attending college, graduate school, and vocational school in several African and European countries. Learn more about our international programs.