ELKHART, IND.—Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) is doubling its dollar-for-dollar church matching grant from $1,000 to $2,000 per academic year, beginning in the 2020-21 school year. The grant matches contributions that congregations, conferences and regional churches make toward a student’s tuition costs for graduate-level study at AMBS. Through the church matching grant, full-time admitted students will be able to receive up to $2,000 per academic year, depending on the amount of need-based financial aid they are awarded. Part-time admitted students will be eligible to receive a 25-percent matching grant of up to $500 per academic year. “We’re making this change at a time when some participating congregations have called for an increase in the match amount,” says Daniel Grimes, vice-president for advancement and enrollment. “We see this added financial assistance paired with church participation as being especially timely, given the current pandemic and the financial uncertainty some current and prospective students are facing.” To learn more, visit ambs.edu/academics.
—Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Participants in AMBS's August 2019 orientation course tour Island Park in downtown Elkhart as they consider how theology relates to one's setting and context. (Photo by Peter Ringenberg)