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Scholarships: J.B. Toews Historical Commission 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 for 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 scholarship is awarded to a Mennonite Brethren student with a demonstrated interest in Anabaptist-Mennonite history and theology.

A completed application and reference letter must be submitted to the Awards Committee by April 30. Students will be informed before the end of June whether they have received this scholarship.


The following criteria will guide the CMU Awards Committee in selecting a recipient:

  • The scholarship will be awarded to a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student who is an active member of a Mennonite Brethren Church and has a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • The applicant must contribute to the life of the university community and show interest in Anabaptist-Mennonite studies, as evidence by a reference letter from a professor teaching in the area of Anabaptist-Mennonite studies.

Scholarship Amount

The amount available annually will be $1,000.


How to apply:

  1. Download the form (see below) to your computer and open/complete the form using Adobe Reader. (Opening and completing the form from within your browser or Mac Preview will not save the data you enter.)
  2. Request reference letter and save as a PDF.
  3. Email application form and letter to the Financial and Student Services Advisor at before the deadline.

J.B Toews Historical Commission Scholarship Application Form

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