Scholarships

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Faith Builders Training Institute offers scholarships to assist students with the cost of education. This financial assistance complements personal initiative and responsibility on the student’s part, with the goal of encouraging personal financial responsibility and commitment. Our desire is to nurture heartfelt gratitude in scholarship recipients and to equip them to serve their communities with humility and joy.

By funding these scholarships, individuals and businesses demonstrate their commitment to the work of Faith Builders. This investment underscores their belief in the value of preparation for service.

The full cost of tuition, meals, and lodging is nearly $20,000 per year. Faith Builders offers a universal scholarship to all students in the form of discounted tuition, bringing the amount billed to students to just over $12,000 per year. Faith Builders offers several types of scholarships as described below.

The following eligibility requirement applies to all scholarships: Annual income of less than $45,000/year (plus $5,000 for each dependent). Additional requirements apply to specific scholarships. For all scholarships, applications will be considered only after a person has been accepted as a student at Faith Builders Training Institute. Some priority is given to applications received by January 1.

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Situation scholarships

Situation scholarships generally provide $60-70 per week of studies.

Eligibility: Scholarships are offered to the following students:

  • Ministers and long-term missionaries
  • Children through age 21 of long-term missionaries
  • Volunteers who completed a minimum of one year of voluntary service within the last twelve months: scholarship for one semester per year of service
  • Volunteers who completed a minimum of one year of voluntary service at Faith Builders: scholarship for two semesters per year of service served at Faith Builders
  • Spouses of students: scholarship equal to 50% of tuition and 100% of audit tuition
  • Children of full-time Faith Builders staff (through age 21): scholarship equal to 50% of tuition

Application Deadline: January 1 or May 1.

Financial need scholarships

Financial need scholarships assist low-income students in attending Faith Builders. While Faith Builders encourages academic excellence, academic aptitude is not the criteria in this scholarship. This scholarship applies to tuition. Typical awards are less than 65% of the tuition. For the last three years, an average of $73,363 has been awarded to an average of 27 students. Average awards in the last three years were $2,896 per year; the median award was $2,781. Actual scholarship awards are determined by the student’s financial situation and the funds available to distribute.

Eligibility: Net assets cannot be more than $50,000 plus $5,000 for each year of age over 20.
Application Deadline: January 1 or May 1. Students must reapply for the second year.
Review Date: Awards will be announced by January 31 or May 31. Awards will be applied to the student’s account beginning in the fall semester.

TAP scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to invest deeply in the training and preparation of teachers for conservative Anabaptist schools by providing $6,000 per year. It is available to students who are admitted to the Teacher Apprenticing Program (TAP). This scholarship may be combined with the financial need scholarship. The scholarship automatically renews for the second year of studies if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA during the first year. Students who do not maintain a 3.0 GPA may reapply for the second year of study.

Applicants must submit a 300-500 word essay response to the questions: “Why do you want to teach?” and “Why do you think it’s important to prepare to teach?”

Application Deadline: January 1 or May 1.
Review Date: Awards will be announced by January 31 or May 31. Awards will be applied to the student’s account beginning in the Fall Semester.

Christian ministries scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to invest deeply in the training and preparation of servants for conservative Anabaptist communities by providing $6,000 per year. It is available to students who are admitted to the Christian Ministries track of study. This scholarship may be combined with the financial need scholarship. The scholarship automatically renews for the second year of studies if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA during the first year. Students who do not maintain a 3.0 GPA may reapply for the second year of study.

Applicants must submit a 300-500 word essay response to the questions “What has been your involvement in the work of the church?” and “How do you hope studying at Faith Builders will prepare you for future service in God’s kingdom?”

Application Deadline: January 1 or May 1.
Review Date: Awards will be announced by January 31 or May 31. Awards will be applied to the student’s account beginning in the fall semester.

Anja Miller memorial scholarship

Through an endowment at Anabaptist Foundation, the Anja Miller Memorial Scholarship is offered to students meeting the financial needs requirement, with preference given first to applicants from Kansas, then to applicants with an interest in music. The scholarship is open to both female and male applicants. Two scholarships of $3,000-5,000 are awarded each year. This scholarship may be combined with the financial need scholarship.

Applicants must submit a 300-500 word essay describing their vision for music in the life of the church.

Application Deadline: May 1. Students must reapply for the second year.
Review Date: Awards will be announced by May 31. Awards will be applied to the student’s account beginning in the fall semester.

Weaverland Conference Scholarship

Some financial assistance is available to students from the Weaverland Mennonite Conference. These scholarships are offered to students attending either Summer Term or a two-year track of study.

In additional to the standard eligibility requirements, the following order of priority will be used:


1. Primary Purpose: To equip and train teachers for Weaverland Conference schools, either through the two-year TAP or in Summer Term.
2. Secondary Purpose: To equip and train Weaverland Conference students for ministry.
3. If all opportunities to assist Weaverland Conference students are filled, remaining funds may be used to assist students not from Weaverland Conference.

Conditions of Acceptance:
1. These scholarships are given as a “loan” to be forgiven year-by-year as the recipient meets certain conditions. If the recipient does not meet the requirements for loan forgiveness, the recipient is expected to notify Faith Builders; details of repayment will be arranged.
2. Conditions: Recipients must be teaching in a Christian school or working for a nonprofit organization for the loan to be forgiven. Exceptions or additional loan forgiveness may be granted at Faith Builders’ discretion.
3. Loan forgiveness schedule:

a. Fulfill the conditions for one year after graduation from Faith Builders: 60% of scholarship forgiven

b. Fulfill the conditions for two years after graduation from Faith Builders: remaining 40% of scholarship forgiven

Possible Awards:

  • $6,000 for one year to students admitted to a two-year track of study
  • $3,000 for one year to students admitted to a two-year track of study
  • $1,500 to students admitted to Summer Term
  • $1,000 to students admitted to Summer Term

Application Deadline: May 1. Students must reapply for the second year.
Review Date: Awards will be announced by May 31. Awards will be applied to the student’s account beginning in the fall semester.

FBEP Canada TAP scholarship

Faith Builders Educational Programs Canada offers a scholarship of $25,000 CAD to a Canadian student admitted into the Teacher Apprenticing Program (TAP) at Faith Builders Training Institute. For more information or an application, contact Richard Bean (rhbean@gmail.com; 226-339-0781).