Southern Nazarene University is committed to Transforming Lives through higher education in a Christ-Centered Community! The SNU Fund provides the financial assistance many qualified students need in order to attend SNU and experience education in this environment.
Despite the fact that SNU's tuition is among the lowest among Nazarene colleges your support is vital in bridging the gap between what a student pays and the actual cost of providing this first-class education.
Please consider giving now to the SNU Fund. It's as simple as following the button below to our secure donation page. Your generosity helps students continue on their educational journey for Christian leadership.
Because of generous giving through the SNU Fund students receive scholarships, tuition increases are kept in check and the educational environment is kept to the highest standard. In fact each student receives benefit through funds raised through the SNU Fund.
Save A Call
When Ashleigh Buchanan chose to come to SNU, little did she know that she would end up on the other side of the world riding an elephant.
Originally from Duncan, Oklahoma, Ashleigh studied abroad in India for a semester during her junior year. While there, she saw the Taj Mahal, went on a 16-day tour of the country, and even had the opportunity to model for fashion and design students at the university she attended. Ashleigh says she chose to study there because “it was a study abroad program that had just been created and a place I would not typically go!”
During her semester abroad, Ashleigh was surprised and excited to see how alive the Christian Church is there. She was challenged by living in a society with such gender and economic disparity.
While at SNU, Ashleigh has used her organizational skills to help plan major events like Southern Nazarene Live (formerly Pow Wow). She has also volunteered with Angel Tree, a ministry that reaches out to children whose parents are incarcerated. Through this involvement, she has learned a lot from her professor, Dr. Larry Mills, and his wife Judy, both long-time Angel Tree volunteers at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene.
“Watching [them] over these four years has inspired me to really stretch myself. They model compassion beyond their role at the university,” Ashleigh says.
She will graduate this spring with her bachelor’s degree in marketing. Because of her interest in organization and logistics, she plans to pursue a career in event planning for a large company. She also hopes to continue her international adventures by traveling abroad whenever possible.
When you give, your gift allows students like Ashleigh to prepare to follow God’s calling, whether leading in the local community or serving throughout the world.
Tuition Freedom Day 2011
In 2010-2011, students paid 61% of the actual cost to attend SNU, the remaining 39% is covered by financial gifts to the university from donors, our regional church, foundations, corporations, etc... As of the 17th of February, 61% of our undergraduate academic year was complete...and so for the first time we celebrated TUITION FREEDOM DAY!!
THANK YOU to all of those who so generously support SNU and make Christian higher education possible! Every dollar makes a difference!
The Impact of A Gift
When you were in school whether you knew it or not someone was giving for you through The SNU Fund. Who will you impact through your giving?
Tamara Wallace (pictured above) a Junior Music Ministry Major from Lubbock Texas tells how she has been impacted by SNU Fund donors!
"From the time I first felt God's call on my life I had dreamed of attending SNU. But being the daughter of a pastor and knowing some of the financial struggles that are part of that heritage I had finally given up and relented to attend a state college. With the call of God on my heart and the need to prepare for His service we visited the campus with only the slightest of hope left alive. I had come to audition for a music scholarship and it was there doors began to open. We were told about the SNU Promise scholarship, assistance for Pastor's children, Church Matching scholarship and other opportunities. What had begun as a near hopeless dream had now become the answer to my prayer. My heart's desire is to serve God with excellence; that demands proper preparation. These scholarships not only allowed me to prepare in an environment that develops my call but also afford me the privilege of study in a community with students of like heart. Without the scholarship program an education at SNU could never have been any more than a dream."
Your contribution to The SNU Fund makes an immeasurable difference in the lives of each SNU student!
For more information contact Brent LaVigne, Director of The SNU Fund and Advancement Programs, at email@example.com or 405-491-6617.
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