The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) is a Christian Science non-profit organization based in the U.S.A. ABF provides post-secondary educational grants only (no loans) for active Christian Scientists who are citizens of one of the 13 countries where ABF has established a program. Our awards are based on the applicant’s good academic standing and demonstrated financial need.
The mission of The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) is to serve the Cause of Christian Science and mankind by providing resources for the education and development of Christian Scientists.
The Albert Baker Fund was started in 1964 by Christian Scientists living in the United States. They created a fund that provided low-cost loans for American students attending university. Each student was expected to repay the loan over ten years, replenishing the fund for future generations. The founders named the fund after Albert Baker, the elder brother of Mary Baker Eddy, and he is credited with tutoring her and shepherding her education.
In 1998, ABF began making loans to fund students taking Christian Science nursing training. In 2005, ABF expanded its programs by adding grants to students in the U.S. and Canada. In 2004, we expanded our grants program to Africa and Europe. In the coming years, we hope to expand our grants program to reach around the globe