(864) 977-7000
 


New Giving Opportunity to Lower Educational Costs for Students

Tigerville SC (June 4, 2017) North Greenville University recently introduced a new fund designed to make a quality, Christian education even more affordable for students: the Make a Difference Fund.

Gifts designated to the Make a Difference Fund benefit current NGU students who have the greatest financial need, helping to cover the costs of tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other miscellaneous educational expenses.

“The name for the Make a Difference Fund has a double meaning. By giving to the fund, our donors make a difference — a real, tangible difference — in the lives of our students,” says Celeste Hawkins (’11), content coordinator for NGU’s Marketing and Communications Office. “Then, we encourage and empower our students to use their NGU experience to make a difference in the world.”

The new fund is the largest of its kind dedicated to providing for students’ needs directly and expediently. All donations given to the Make a Difference Fund are used exclusively to meet student needs, with no deductions for overhead costs or general budget items. And, whereas gifts to an endowment can take several years to accrue interest and become usable as scholarship funds, those
given to the Make a Difference Fund can provide a scholarship or grant for a student as soon as the next academic year.

“Mainly, [this] fund is a way to impact students now — without waiting,” says NGU’s Director of Foundation Giving and Development, Dr. Phil Gardner.

According to a 2012 study by the University of California- Los Angeles, financial assistance and overall cost are among the most important factors for students as they select which college to attend. Additionally, lack of money is one of the major reasons students decide to drop out of college, based on national research conducted by Public Agenda in 2009.

The Make a Difference Fund is yet another giving opportunity that NGU has established to provide significant financial aid in hopes of increasing university enrollment, retention rates, and, ultimately, the future success of NGU students.

Students can apply to receive aid generated by the fund through NGU’s Office of Financial Aid.

To give to the Make a Difference Fund today, use the enclosed envelope or visit ngu.edu/giving.

            

Related Stories


Arledge Honored for 36 Years of Coaching at NGU
Rep. Mike Burns presented House and Senate resolutions, and County Council proclamation for her commitment to coaching.  

NGU to host Faith at Work Business Symposium
Experience Success, God's Way 

Duke Energy Supports NGU STEM Education
North Greenville University recently received a $10,000 grant from Duke Energy for its STEM program...

Martin Crowned 2016 Homecoming Queen
Stevie Martin from Conway was crowned queen for North Greenville University’s 2016 homecoming on Saturday, October 29.  

Cline School of Music Presents ‘Light in the Darkness: The Ancient Story of Christmas’
Concert to be presented Dec. 5. 

Former Gamecock Standout Named NGU Baseball Coach
"Baseball isn't about where it can take you, but what it can teach you."

Missionaries' Daughter Crowned 2018 Homecoming Queen
Queen crowned during halftime of the Crusaders’ football game against Shorter University.  

Chief Morris Featured in National Campus Safety Webinar
The National Association of Campus Safety Administrators (NACSA) webinar discussed the topic of joint dispatch system.