Programs for financing more college students.
by Cody Francis
While we are still living in this present world, finances will continue to challenge us from every side. This is clearly seen in paying for a college education.
Hartland College tuition is half the cost of attending moderate state colleges, and one-fourth the cost of attending moderate private colleges. So there is no question that Hartland’s tuition, room, and board costs are an exceptional bargain in today’s reality. Yet we still find many who desire to be trained as missionaries but struggle with finances. We have introduced new scholarship programs to help with this very need!
The best option for would-be missionaries is to seek sponsorship or partial sponsorship from their local churches. “If there are some who should have the benefit of the school, but who cannot pay full price for their tuition, let the churches show their liberality by helping them.”1
Additional inspired counsel states, “The youth should have it plainly set before them that they must work their own way as far as possible, and thus partly defray their expenses.”2 We have two scholarship programs geared especially for those in this category.
Our new 50% Scholarship program allows students to study full-time and be ready for their internship in three years while only being charged half the cost of regular tuition. How is this possible? By working or canvassing during their breaks, the student is able to build up tuition credit and will only have to pay 50% of the regular fees. This scholarship program is an excellent option for those who can afford some, but not the full amount, to study and graduate debt free!
Another program is our Work-study Scholarship. This is for those who have no sponsors or funds to study. By studying part-time and working during the school year and the breaks, the student is able to build up credit to continue studying. It will take a couple years longer because the student will not be able to study full-time, but this is a wonderful opportunity for those with no finances at their disposal.
Though Hartland needs funds to continue training soul winners, we do not want to leave anyone out. We know that the Lord is calling many young people to enter His vineyard, and we want to see them “rightly trained” whatever their limitations, so that “the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Saviour might be carried to the whole world!”3 If you or someone you know would be blessed by these new scholarship programs, please do not hesitate to contact us!
1 White, Ellen G., Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, p. 69
2 Ibid, p. 70
3 White, Education, p. 271