Making a gift to provide a scholarship at Bethlehem University is a wonderfully kind and generous contribution to the future of peace and justice in the Holy Land. Thank you for considering such a significant and meaningful way of making a real difference in the lives of students at Bethlehem University.
With the support of our scholarship donors, Bethlehem University seeks to provide academic financial support to as many students as possible.
Scholarship Opportunities to Consider:
Permanent Perpetual Named Endowed Scholarships
What is a Permanent Perpetual Named Endowed Scholarship?
A permanent named endowed scholarship, named in honor or in memory of someone, is a “forever scholarship,” as Bethlehem University invests your gift and uses the pooled interest earned to provide your endowed scholarship each and every year into the future, supporting the education of students (i.e., student tuition, student cultural and sport activities, technology enhancements, library resources, and administrative gift management).
With $75,000, you can fully fund a permanent and perpetual named endowed scholarship. A minimum gift of $30,000 can establish a base for an endowed scholarship (which may be the sum of gifts over a period of time such as 3 to 5 years – and can also be the result of a number of people pooling their donations together). Additional contributions beyond the $30,000 base are added to the endowment to provide proportionately more scholarship support.
Beyond helping the students, what are the benefits to establishing an Endowed Scholarship?
Personal Connection with Students: The student or students who receive an endowed scholarship write letters of appreciation to the donor each year. Grade reports are also provided to the donor each year. Of course, when donors visit Bethlehem University, opportunities to meet the students are available.
Donor Recognition: The name of the donor for an named endowed scholarship, and the name of the person in whose honor or memory the endowed scholarship is named, are displayed in a beautiful donor appreciation plaque that is prominently located at the entrance to De La Salle Hall, the main and original building of Bethlehem University. Additionally, the names of the donors and the endowed scholarship names are published on the Bethlehem University website.
Click here for a list of all Permanent Perpetual Named Endowed Scholarships
How do I establish a Permanent Perpetual Named Endowed Scholarship?
Annual Named Scholarships
What is an Annual Named Scholarship?
An annual named scholarship, in honor or in memory of someone, is established with a gift of $4,000 per year. Donors generally make a commitment to provide a $4,000 per year scholarship for at least three or four years, as degree programs are four-year programs. The Annual Scholarship covers the cost of student tuition and financial aid but not fees.
Beyond helping the students, what are the benefits to establishing an Annual Named Scholarship?
Personal Connection with Students: A donor who provides a $4,000 gift to establish an annual named scholarship receives a letter of gratitude from the student who is supported by the scholarship, and grade reports are provided at the end of the academic year. Additionally, the names of the annual scholarship donors are published on the Bethlehem University website.
Click here for a list of all Annual Named Scholarships
How do I establish an Annual Named Scholarship?
General Scholarship Gifts
A donor who wishes to make a contribution to support the Bethlehem University General Scholarship Fund, but prefers not to establish a named annual or and endowed scholarship as described above, may make a gift of any amount to the Bethlehem University General Scholarship Fund.
How do I make a gift to the General Scholarship Fund? Please contact Mrs. Shahinda Nassar
Tuition & Financial Assistance
A person or organization that wishes to pay part or all of the student tuition costs may do so through a payment to Bethlehem University. Please note that the payment of tuition for specific students chosen by a person or organization outside of Bethlehem University is not considered as a Bethlehem University scholarship, but rather as financial assistance, as such payments do not cover the real cost of educating students at Bethlehem University. Such payments may not be considered a tax-deductible gift to Bethlehem University. Such payments are considered as a payment toward the student portion of the cost of their education. However, if a donor would like to support needy students and the students are selected by Bethlehem University, the gifts can be considered as a tax-deductible donation to Bethlehem University.
While financial assistance payments are appreciated by students, Bethlehem University does not provide grade reports or student appreciation letters to persons or organizations that provide financial assistance.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Shahinda Nassar