Some of our students have school-aged children who may be best educated if enrolled in a Reformed Christian Day School approved by the Christian education fund committee or homeschooling with a Reformed emphasis depending on the specific needs of the children. The seminary scholarship fund does not permit financing this part of a student’s costs. There is no provision in the seminary operating budget for this contingency.
The Board of Trustees at its August, 2009 meeting requested the establishment of a tuition assistance fund to be used for the Christian Education of seminary students’ children.
This fund is available and open as of January 12, 2010. Gifts received into this fund will be used exclusively for tuition payments for committee approved Reformed Christian education.
Students needing this assistance will need to apply using the attached form. The decisions for allocating these funds will be made by a Board Appointed committee of three.
The committee reviewed the need, mandate and implementation making the following recommendations which were approved at the December 12, 2009 meeting of the Board of Directors:
- That the language of this Christian Education fund be accepted as drafted in this document.
- That the committee oversees the receiving and distribution of funds using the application form attached.
- Seminary students who seek assistance must first approach their deacons and secondly the school for a possible hardship case before applying for support from this fund.
- That applications be considered July 1 and December 1 annually on a case by case basis.
- That the committee makes this opportunity known to donors and students.
- Under no circumstances will grants be made beyond the balance in the fund
- That PRTS staff administer the accounting of the fund