Step 2: Eligibility and Deadlines

Who We Fund

Eligibility Requirements (All Applicants)

  • Applicants must be a citizen of The United States or Canada. International students cannot be considered.
  • Applicants must reapply for funding each new academic term (year, semester or vocational course).
  • Applicants must already be enrolled in or admitted to an accredited educational institution before submitting an application.
  • Applicants must have earned a 2.5 GPA or higher in the most recent academic term.
  • Applicants must be active students of Christian Science.
  • Applicants must currently be a member of The Mother Church or commit to apply in the next 12 months.  Applicants must be a member of The Mother Church before submitting a second application.
  • Applicants must take full responsibility for the financial aid application process, all communication with ABF staff, and repayment of funds borrowed.  This application is not for parents but students whom we can engage with and support.
  • Applicants must agree to the concept and practice of actively “passing your blessing forward” by enriching the lives of the people they touch either through altruism, spiritual activism, or volunteerism.

Application Deadlines

Applications for the spring/summer 2022 terms will be accepted beginning November 15, 2021 and are due by January 15, 2022.

Applications for fall term 2022 will be accepted beginning March 1, 2022 and are due by June 1, 2022 for priority processing.  The final deadline for fall 2022 applications is September 2, 2022. 

Applications must be submitted at least six weeks before tuition payment is due to your school.

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