What Now?

What Now?

 

St. John Mennonite Church

Christian College Scholarship Fund

Summary Sheet

 

Goals:                                   to support and promote Christian higher education by encouraging church

                                                members to attend Christian colleges and seminaries; develop a climate of

                                                personal support for students attending Christian colleges and seminaries

                                                through broad congregational support to the fund.

Funding Level:                  The funding level for the 2022-2023 academic year will be dependent on the

                                                amount of funds in the college scholarship account as of June 1st.  The amount

                                                of funds at that time will then be divided equally among all the participants,

                                                with the maximum amount being $500.

Qualifying Criteria:         1)  is a member of St. John Mennonite Church or is the dependent child of a

                                                                member as long as that child is not a member of another church.

                                                2)  is enrolled full-time as a seminary or undergraduate student at an

                                                               institution which is a member of Council of Christian Colleges and

                                                                Universities. (http://www.cccu.org/about/members.asp)

                                                3)  has made application to the church college relations committee each year

                                                                prior to their upcoming fall enrollment by the announced deadline.

Application Process:       Applications are available from the church college relations committee through

                                                                the church office and must be returned to the church office by

                                                                February 28th.

Student Expectations:   active participation in the religious life of the campus and must be maintaining

                                                                at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

Funding Sources:             This program is to be funded outside the regular church budget.  All

                                                                contributions to this fund are tax-deductible.  Families who have a

                                                                family member benefiting from this fund are asked to do what they can

                                                                to help with the projected giving goal per students.  Families might want

                                                                to spread out their contributions over a number of years to ensure the

                                                                sustainability of the fund.

Legal Issues:                      1)  funds must be equally available to all students.

                                                2)  solicited funds are received broadly from the congregation as a whole.

                                                3)  gifts given to the fund cannot be designated to benefit a specific individual.

Committee Members:   Randy Keeler, chair; Steve Dean, Jim Dray, Neil Reichenbach.

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