Thanks to our generous donors we have $10,000 of scholarships to give away this year and we are now accepting applications. If you grew up Amish and are pursuing a college education, please apply before August 10th to be considered.
Now, we’re all ex-Amish ourselves and we know it’s not part of the Amish culture to ask for help, but please apply for this scholarship if you qualify. Every time we read of another student that overcame the challenges and started the journey of a higher education, we are inspired to work harder. And please spread the word to other ex-Amish students that you know. Not everyone can win the scholarship, but you have a very good shot. Scholarships will be between $1,000 and $5,000 and we’ll also be getting in touch with your financial aid department to see if they can offer you a tuition waiver. We can’t promise they will offer it, but it’s worth a try!
To learn more about the scholarship criteria and how to apply, please go to our website. Don’t forget to mail the hard copy of your application to the address provided and also email the soft copy to the email address.
In order to qualify for the scholarship you will have grown up Amish and your parents are still Amish or against you continuing your education. We feel those who don’t have parental support are the ones who need the help the most.
You will need to be registered in a university or a community college, with the aim to transfer on to a four year degree. If you are unsure if your studies qualify, please shoot us a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email for that as well.
We are still looking for donors to ensure that this fund will stay in place for years to come. Our goal is to raise from 250-500k in the next few years so we can pay the interest income as scholarships and the fund will be sustainable for generations to come. To learn more about donating, please visit our website.
Thanks very much for your support and well wishes. We’re so lucky to have all of you!