Grants & Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships that are Currently Available

MHS Innovation Grant

Are you looking for a resource to fund a new and innovative program to enhance the mission of your organization? MHS is pleased to announce the launch of the first annual MHS Innovation Grant.

In August 2020, the MHS Board of Directors approved the launch of this grant program, making restricted endowment funds available for distribution to MHS member organizations.

The application window is Monday, January 11 through Monday, February 15. Applications may be accessed on the MHS website (

A total of $3,500 will be awarded to one or more MHS member organizations. Awardees will be announced during the closing session of Mennonite Health Assembly on Thursday, March 11th.

More information is available at our Innovation Grant FAQ page, or if you're ready to apply, apply here.

Grant criteria:

  1. Limit of one application per MHS member organization.
  2. Fund new innovations that will enhance your organization’s mission. Efforts with the greatest impact on your mission will be given preference. 
  3. Used for small projects, pilot projects, new programs and opportunities for learning or educational development.
  4. Funds may not to be used to cover employee salary or benefits, capital improvements and endowments.
  5. Efforts that support diversity, equity and inclusion will be given preference.
  6. Efforts that demonstrate alignment with and/or support of Anabaptist faith and values will be given preference.
  7. Applicant agrees to provide an impact report on the project and use of grant funds, if awarded, prior to December 31, 2021.
  8. Applicant agrees to allow MHS to provide information about the grant to your organization on the MHS website and MHS marketing materials at MHS’ discretion.
  9. Application must be fully completed and all supporting documents provided by the close of the application window in order to be considered by the grant committee.

Grant applications will be reviewed and grantees selected by the MHS Grant and Scholarship Committee. Committee members are: Larry Guengerich, Landis Communities; Maribel Ramirez Hinojosa, MHS Board Member; Clare Krabill, MHS and committee chair; Karen Lehman, MHS; Kristin Thim, Living Branches; and Donald Tyson, MHS Board Member.

Questions regarding the grant not answered on the FAQ page may be directed to

Mennonite Health Assembly Registration Scholarships for MHA Members

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MHS will be awarding five $199 scholarships to attend the 2021 Virtual Mennonite Health Assembly. These scholarships have been made available through an MHS board designated fund. The following conditions apply:

  1. Applicants must be a senior level executive of an MHS member organization.
  2. Limit of one applicant per MHS member organization
  3. Applicants must indicate that their organization would not be able to pay for their registration and they would not be able to attend without the scholarship.
  4. The first five applicants who apply and meet the above criteria will be awarded scholarships. Awardees will be notified by email.

Applications open Thursday, January 7th at 5:00 pm through February 5; or until the five available scholarships have been awarded.‚Äč

Coming in January 2022

Miller-Erb Nursing Scholarship: Undergraduate scholarships for those pursuing a BSN.

Elmer Ediger Memorial Scholarship: Undergraduate scholarships for those pursuing education in fields of mental health or developmental disabilities.