Summer 2004 Rapport: Development Outlook
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|Paul F. Martinez
Director of Development
and Alumni Services
Employee Scholarship Fund
Increasingly, AGTS students are turning to government assistance
to finance their education. A student who utilizes these loan
programs averages a cumulative debt of $37,416. Such graduates
are often priced out of ministry opportunities like foreign missions
or church planting because the $369 monthly repayment exceeds
personal debt-load maximums or requires a starting salary higher
than some ministries can promise.
AGTS employees have decided
to help remove these financial burdens by creating the Employee
Scholarship Fund. The fund will grow via voluntary weekly payroll
deductions, contributions and annual events, such as the AGTS
yard sale. It will be awarded once a year to eligible students.
To date, nearly 20% of AGTS employees have made commitments
for weekly payroll deductions, totaling over $2,500 annually.
If you are interested in partnering with the seminary as the
staff, faculty and administration have done, your contribution
to the Pentecostal Leaders Annual Fund will provide another
avenue of scholarship resources. Please send your check to
AGTS, Attn: Annual Fund, 1435 N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO,
65802 or make a credit card donation at www.agts.edu/partners.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:03 PM