Endowed scholarships – and the hope that they bring – have made it financially possible for thousands of students to graduate from Southern. There remains a pressing demand; more than ever students need financial assistance to enroll and stay in school. Here’s what one business administration senior said in a letter of appreciation to an endowmment donor:
“God has blessed you with the ability to give, so that students like me can have this opportunity. Each donation creates a domino effect and one day soon I, too, will be able to help another student. Thank you for this scholarship!”
In addition to direct financial scholarships, endowment funds also help create jobs that make enrolling at Southern a more affordable reality for those with financial need. By endowing worthy student work scholarships, you can provide a gift that not only makes college feasible, but also teaches a valuable work ethic.
Earnings from endowment monies keep giving year after year so in perpetuity that funds never run dry and scholarships continue to be awarded. By opening the door to more and more students, you will be a part of transforming tomorrow. In addition to endowed scholarships, others have endowed academic chairs, lectures, and awards which bring about budget relief that can be redistributed toward non-endowed scholarships.
“As a student paying my own way through school, endowments were a huge blessing. If it wasn’t for these scholarships and funds, I wouldn’t have been able to attend here. It is amazing to know there are alumni who cared enough to help me even though they have no idea who I am.” – Kristen Wood, Nursing, '15
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