Home Mission and Advancement Committee (HMAC) offers various types of grants and loans, or supports referrals to other funds for members and attenders of Canadian Yearly Meeting who wish to pursue educational opportunities in various contexts. We have chosen to interpret “education” in a fairly broad sense. Examples include attendance at the FGC Gathering, Pendle Hill,and various Quaker-related conferences.
In some cases, the Pendle Hill scholarship has provided the space and supportive nurture for writing or artistic projects.
Applications for financial support from any of these funds must be accompanied by a Minute of Support from the applicant’s Monthly Meeting. Applications are normally reviewed at the next scheduled HMAC meeting
(Oct. / March each year). However, applications may be fast-tracked when time constraints dictated by circumstances outside the applicant’s control require a decision before the next HMAC meeting.
Friends receiving grants/loans from HMAC are expected to submit a report to HMAC and, either write an article for The Canadian Friend, or share through another medium (e.g. blog, workshop, or video).
Friends may be awarded an educational grant or loan only once in any three-year period. A Friend may only receive the Pendle Hill Scholarship once.
Monthly meetings are asked to especially encourage young friends, and those who have never before been involved with ongoing Quaker education, to apply.
To download and print a copy of the complete information on funds available, applicants should go to the CYM web page and follow the links from the “Education Grants and Loans” box.
Applicants may also email, phone or write the HMAC Grants & Loans Officer, Brent Bowyer, RR2, Wingham, Ontario. N0G 2W0 (519-357-1883) <>.
Education grants and loans
Quaker Studies Fund
Pendle Hill Scholarship Fund (a week-long sojourn which may include a short educational workshop)
Dorothy Muma Memorial Bursary (limited to residents of Ontario or Quakers wishing to pursue a leading in Ontario)
Quaker Youth Pilgrimage (bi-yearly, next one in 2014)
Referrals to other funds