J. B. Toews Historical Commission College Scholarship

Established in 2015, this scholarship recognizes the contributions of J.B. Toews (1906-1998), the first executive secretary of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission (1974-1986). Toews helped Mennonite Brethren better understand their Anabaptist-Mennonite heritage, set up a system of archival repositories of U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren churches, and raised funds for the "Cloud of Witnesses Endowment" that continues to support the ongoing work of the Historical Commission. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Mennonite Brethren student with a demonstrated interest in Anabaptist-Mennonite history and theology.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be traditional undergraduate students who are members of a Mennonite Brethren Church;
  • Must have completed approximately half of their program of studies;
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent;
  • Contribute to the life of the school community;
  • Show interest in Anabaptist-Mennonite studies, as evidenced by a reference letter from a professor teaching in the area of Anabaptist-Mennonite studies.

Special Criteria

A letter of reference from one of your professors teaching in the area of Anabaptist-Mennonite studies should be emailed to connie.mcneely@fresno.edu.