PLEASE NOTE: Application deadline is September 1.
This special non-budget fund was established in 1983 and is now administered by the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board peace advocate office. The purpose is to help replace potential government grants and loans lost by students who for reasons of Christian conscience choose not to register with the U.S. Selective Service System. Applicants are asked to complete a statement outlining their reasons for choosing not to register.
The goal of the Student Aid Fund for Nonregistrants (SAFNR) is to replace the same amount of grants and loans that young men are denied. SAFNR is available
Funds for grants, loans, mailings and staff time to administer this program come solely from donations.
Thanks to your contributions, we have been able to replace student grants. However we need to borrow to offer loans, and interest rates continue to increase. Our goal is to become self-sufficient over the next few years by reducing the need to borrow these funds.
application form (15k PDF)
SAFNR Brochure (20k PDF)
Send contributions, inquiries, and prayers to:
Mennonite Church USA Executive Board
Student Aid Fund for Nonregistrants
PO Box 1245
Elkhart, IN 46515-1245
phone: Kathryn Rodgers 574-523-3041