Gifts for the King boosts scholarships
December 06, 2010
Gifts for the King, a Christmas tradition at Bryan College for more than 50 years, again is helping the college meet its commitment to students who receive financial aid as part of the way to finance their education.
Vice President for Advancement Blake Hudson pointed out that the college typically receives between 35 and 50 percent of annual donations during the Gifts for the King campaign. “This year, that means we need to raise more than $225,000 by Dec. 31 to stay on budget for the rest of the school year,” he said.
In addition to being an appeal for funds, Gifts for the King is an acknowledgement that the reason Bryan College exists is to honor Christ the King. “Our mission statement, ‘educating students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today’s world,’ is the driving force behind what we do,” Mr. Hudson said. “We want to make sure our students receive a quality education that equips them to stand strong for Christ in an increasingly hostile world, and to be prepared to make a difference for Him and His kingdom.”
More than 95 percent of Bryan students receive some form of financial aid, and Gifts for the King donations are used to meet that need, he said.
“We are deeply grateful for our alumni and friends who prayerfully support Bryan,” Mr. Hudson said. “Their prayers and gifts make it possible for us to continue the work of preparing young men and women who will make a difference in their world.”
To make an online donation to support Gifts for the King, click here.