North America College and Vocational Program Overview

The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) supports Christian Scientists enrolled in college, graduate school, or vocational training leading to a degree or certificate from an accredited institution or program.

Financial aid awards consist of a scholarship package, for students needing financial assistance, to bridge a gap in a student’s overall education financial plan.  This year, the maximum award amount is $4,500 per year.  NLC Graduate Awards are $5,000 per year.  Students awarded an NLC Graduate Award may also be eligible for a North America College/Vocational award.

Applications for funding are due October 1.  Applications must be submitted at least six weeks before payment is due to your school.  Please also note that the duration of funding covered by an award extends up to one academic year.  Students may re-apply for funding each academic year.

Loan Repayments: 12-month grace period upon graduation, 3% interest rate, 10 year repayment term, or a minimum of $38/month.  Please click HERE for more details.

For more details, please read Steps 1-3 below, and then begin your online application.

Application Instructions

Step 1: What an ABF Award Covers>>

Step 2: Eligibility and Deadlines>>

Step 3: Required Documentation>>

Step 4: Start Your Application>>

Special Scholarships

If you are a student studying music, or live in Alaska, you may be eligible for a special scholarship. Please contact Jill Stucker, Chief Programs Officer to learn more.