ABHMS Support Our Scholars

ABHMS Support our Scholars

Now, more than ever, the need for financial assistance is great!


American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Scholarship Fund provides tuition support that reduces the weight of debilitating student-loan debt for undergraduate, graduate and seminary students who struggle to pay in a challenged economy. Our scholarship fund also provides grants for attending conferences, workshops and seminars focused on congregational transformation, discipleship, church administration, evangelism, personal renewal and spiritual formation.


Please consider supporting scholars, and make a difference in the lives of American Baptist students—the rising leaders in our denomination.


With the generous support of our donors, ABHMS has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships to deserving students since 2014. In 2019, we provided $287,000 in financial assistance to deserving students.


The Daniel E. Weiss Fund for Excellence

ABHMS celebrates the life of the Rev. Dr. Daniel E. Weiss, who went home to be with our Lord in August 2020.

The Daniel E. Weiss Fund for Excellence, a merit-based scholarship program, was established in June 2000 and is administered by ABHMS’ office of the Executive Director in collaboration with ABHMS’ Leadership Empowerment team. The Weiss Fund seeks to relieve a portion of student-loan debt and is awarded to an exemplary American Baptist who is entering seminary with previous academic achievement, emerging leadership in the American Baptist denomination and strong potential for future ministry.


“He changed my life over the course of this year without even knowing me. The impact that he has had on the trajectory of my life cannot be understated and will never be forgotten, and I feel that is the case for so many others in the world. I am exceptionally glad to hear that his influence on future leaders will continue into the future, so that their lives may be changed as mine had.”

Kurt Kaufman, 2020 recipient

Please consider a memorial gift in honor of Dan’s legacy.

For donations via credit card online, select “ABHMS Scholarship Fund” or “Daniel E. Weiss Fund for Excellence” from the drop-down menu.

If donating by check, please make check payable to American Baptist Home Mission Societies, write “ABHMS – Support Our Scholars” or “Daniel E. Weiss Fund for Excellence” on the memo line and mail to:

Attn: Kim Wilkins
American Baptist Home Mission Societies
1075 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406 

News and other resources

News release: ABHMS announces recipients of prestigious Daniel E. Weiss Scholarships

More information about ABHMS scholarships and educational support is available online.