Great Lakes Christian College’s recent Legacy Scholarship Banquet exceeded is fund-raising goal, ensuring that the school can continue providing tuition-free scholarships to the children of ministers and missionaries. The school in Lansing, Mich., currently has 20 PKs and MKs who are Legacy Scholars.
The success of the Nov. 10 banquet was propelled by three donors who contributed a combined $80,000. One of the donors also pledged an additional $25,000 if banquet attendees matched that amount. Between the $25,000 matching funds, donations received, and pledges made at the banquet, the effort netted $152,799.
President Frank Weller called the Legacy Scholarship a good investment that reflects GLCC’s mission.
“Legacy Scholars get better grades and pursue vocational ministry degrees at a higher rate than their GLCC peers,” Weller said in a news release. “These students come from families that make financial sacrifices to serve the church. This scholarship honors that sacrifice and enables a new generation of servant leaders to graduate with less student debt than their peers.”
Among those students benefitting from the scholarship is Stephen Love, son of Matt Love, executive director of Lake James Christian Camp and Retreat Center in Angola, Ind.
“We encouraged our children to pursue higher education debt-free,” Matt Love said. “With six children, we do not have the means to fully fund their education. The Legacy Scholarship allows Stephen to pursue God’s calling on his life debt-free.”
The Legacy Scholarship started in 2018. For more details about the scholarship, contact Greg Stauffer, vice president of enrollment management, at [email protected] or (517) 321-0242.