Scholarships

Don't let your fear of tuition costs keep you from furthering your education!

Read about the various scholarships available for our students:

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.

Tuition at Faith Builders Training Institute costs $8,500 per year. Meals and lodging are additional costs. (Contact us for current rates.) Faith Builders offers a variety of scholarships to qualifying students. Our goal is an average annual out-of-pocket cost for tuition, meals, and lodging of $6,800 per student.

Over the past 3 years an average of $193,409 in scholarships was distributed to 35 students.  The average scholarship received was $5,548, with amounts ranging from $1,000 - $9,000.

The following eligibility requirement applies to all scholarships: Annual income of less than $65,000/year (plus $10,000 per adult and $5,000 for each dependent). Liquid Assets cannot be more than $30,000 plus $5,000 for each year of age over 20. 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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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 cost. For the last three years, an average of $84,721 has been awarded to 33 students per year. Average awards in the last three years were $2,542 per year; the median award was $2,205. Actual scholarship awards are determined by the student’s financial situation and the funds available to distribute. The Financial Need scholarship may be combined with all other scholarships.

Application Deadline: January 1 or May 1 
• Awards will be announced by January 31 or May 31.

Situation scholarships

Situation scholarships generally provide $60-70 per week of studies and are awarded to all who qualify.

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.

Weaverland Conference Scholarship

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

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. Conditions:

  • Recipients must be teaching in a Christian school.
  • Recipients must be working for a nonprofit organization. 
  • Exceptions or additional loan forgiveness may be granted at Faith Builders’ discretion.
  • Summer Term scholarship recipients fulfill the loan forgiveness expectations by teaching during the upcoming school year.

Loan forgiveness schedule:

  • Fulfill the conditions for one year after graduation from Faith Builders: 60% of scholarship forgiven
  • Fulfill the conditions for two years after graduation from Faith Builders: remaining 40% of scholarship forgiven

Award amounts:

  •  Summer Term student awards are $1,000 - $1,500
  • Full time student awards are $2,000 - $7,500.
  • Application deadline: May 1. Awards will be announced by May 31.

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 to applicants from Center Amish-Mennonite, applicants from Kansas, female applicants, and applicants with an interest in music. The scholarship is open to both female and male applicants.

  • Applicants must submit an additional 300-500-word essay describing their vision for music in the life of the church.
  • Three to four scholarships of $3,000 - $5,000 are awarded each year.
  • Application deadline:  May 1. Awards will be announced by May 31.

International Student Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to students from outside the United States and Canada. Scholarships are awarded to international students as funds are available.

Regional Scholarships

Regional scholarships are available first for applicants from the specific location and second for applicants from anywhere in the respective state. If there are no qualified applicants from the state, the fund will be available to other applicants to Faith Builders Training Institute. 

Regional scholarships currently available:

  • Holmes County $15,000
  • Kansas TAP $10,000
  • Lancaster Area $30,000
  • Northern Indiana $15,000

Application Deadline: January 1 or May 1. Awards will be announced by January 31 or May 31.

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 Kevin Bauman (kevn@chervin.ca, 519-656-3031).