Salem Quarterly Meeting Religious Society of Friends
Education Fund Guidelines
It is the mission of the Education Fund Committee of Salem Quarterly Meeting to provide grants for “the education of the members of Salem Quarterly Meeting and their children” as instructed by Salem Quarterly Meeting.
The term education is to be broadly interpreted to include religious education, lectures, conferences, and special projects for both adults and children.
The primary use of the Fund is for scholarships to colleges and Quaker elementary and secondary schools.
The Committee has a limited amount of funds to be distributed and will typically not be able to meet the full amounts of grants requested. The Committee is also unable to guarantee continued annual grants.
The Committee will accept requests from monthly meetings and from individual Friends.
- The applicants (or applicant family) must be active members in good standing of a monthly meeting in Salem Quarter.
- The application should be completed by the applicant (or applicant family) and given to the monthly meeting clerk for certification.
- The monthly meeting clerk will forward the application to the clerk of the Education Fund.
- For applications for school scholarships, the application must be submitted by January 31st. The Education Fund committee meets regularly in February to consider requests for school scholarship grants. Applications received after the deadline will not be eligible for consideration.
Note: Application for other educational purposes (i.e. not for scholarships to schools and colleges) will be considered at the February committee meeting. All applicants for any type of educational grant must be active members within the Salem Quarterly Meeting.
fillable ed fund form (word document to type in, print and mail)
sqm ed application ( useful to complete by hand and mail)
Revised March 2008