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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.

            

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