What We Fund-ABF Programs

The Albert Baker Fund supports active Christian Scientists as they seek higher education and training for purposeful careers and service. In this way, we hope to help our recipients realize the unlimited possibilities that emerge when Christian Scientists journey together through inspired education and career development.

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.

Internships at The Mother Church, Christian Science Youth Camps, and The Longyear Museum

ABF provides merit grants to college students who work as interns at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA, Christian Science Youth Camps, and the Longyear Museum, also in Boston. You can learn more about these internships from each institution or camp as well as from the ABF Career Alliance.

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.