Scholarships—either helping to pay for tuition or providing supplies and materials—are a great way to build relationships with the local community and also demonstrate care that can impact a child’s life.
Step by step
Identify children in need
Look from either within the church, or contact local schools or authorities for children who come from low income families
Determine way in which to help
Working with school or within church, create plan to provide resources or supplies to children and children’s families
3: Raising funds
Create method of raising funds
Start a special offering at your church that collects money for the project
4: Determine means
Determine means of distributing scholarship or materials to student
Can be done through an event at the school or at the church
Recommendations from Pastors:
Frequency – Once or twice a year, or on a needs-by-case basis.
If you seek to provide money or materials to a school, you can make donations infrequently. However, if you hope to focus on a few particular students who demonstrate particular needs, it is good to have a system in place for how you will determine needs and follow up with the students.
Create a fund within your church that is specific for overseeing the raising and distribution of the scholarships.