Scholarship Guidelines

The School of the Spirit Ministry (SotS) invites Friends and members of other churches to participate in its programs. With the support of individual contributors and Quaker granting agencies, SotS can award some scholarships to those accepted into the On Being a Spiritual Nurturer program. Scholarships help lower tuition for those demonstrating need.

Acceptance into the program is not dependent on your ability to pay. Accordingly, scholarship applications will not be considered prior to your acceptance. Applications may be submitted at any time while you are in the program, and you may submit more than one scholarship application if personal circumstances change during the course of the two years.

Please also note the following guidance:
1. Applicants receive preference who demonstrate that financial support has been sought first from other sources, in particular from your monthly and yearly meetings.*
2. An applicant is expected to make some personal contribution to the cost of tuition.
3. If at all possible, submit your application no later than July 31, 2018 following acceptance into the program.

If you have further questions, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions.

* Other resources may also be available to you. For example, you may wish to consult the Friends Funding Directory of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM). You may also be eligible to apply for financial support from the following agencies:

Friends Institute of PYM (for members of PYM, ages 18-40)

John Pemberton Fund (for travel of members of PYM)

The Lyman Fund

The Obadiah Brown Benevolent Fund (for members of New England Yearly Meeting)