With the Fall Semester wrapping up, we want to give a shout out to the 55 students who qualified for an IROS (In Recognition of Service) Scholarship this past year! You're doing great! We are so proud of each one of you who are working hard to earn degrees in a variety of fields and who are changing your part of the world both now and in the future! Keep up the good work!
We also want to say a big "Thank you" to all of our donors and contributors who made this program possible for another year. 2013 marks the third year our IROS program has been in operation. Over the past three years, this program has made it possible for hundreds of missionaries and/or the children of missionaries to move forward in getting a post-secondary or college education. In 2013 alone, we were able to hand out 55 scholarships to qualifying recipients who are pursing degrees in Accounting, Business, Nursing, Computer Science, Law School and more.
Over the past three years, Activated Ministries has awarded 246 IROS scholarships, totaling $236,000, to qualifying recipients, enabling students all around the world to pursue a college education.
Here is one of many "thank yous" we have received from grateful students who have received an IROS scholarship:
"Dear Activated Ministries,
I was overwhelmed with excitement when a friend recommended the IROS scholarship program to me. After applying, I must admit that I was very anxious awaiting the initial response from the program. When I heard that I would be receiving a grant from Activated Ministries, I was so thankful to hear the news. It is not always easy for working students, such as me, to juggle work and studying at the same time. With your help, I will be able to dedicate more of my time to my academic goals. I can register for more semester credit hours and meet the requirements for a fulltime student at my college. Now I feel ready and very eager to begin my upcoming school semesters. Being in a school environment makes me feel at home, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to stay in college and continue my educational path toward becoming a teacher. Thank you for assisting me in my journey of pursuing my education! Your work is truly helping many students invest in their futures."
- Sara, in San Antonio, pursuing a degree in English and Teaching.
If you'd like to play a part in helping us to grow and expand this program, consider designating a donation for this life-changing program by clicking here. And remember, all donations made to Activated Ministries, are tax deductible.
Stay posted for updates on the lives you are changing through your generosity.