Just over 20 years ago, Rehoboth was blessed to have many supporting families begin Endowed Scholarships, some in memory or honor of family members, and others to provide a fund that their extended families could give towards so that Rehoboth students would receive needed tuition support. Many of these donor families have continued to provide additional gifts to these funds, and with the annual distributions, we are able to provide scholarships to Rehoboth families that demonstrate a financial need.
How does it work? Initial gifts of $10,000 (the minimum needed to begin distributions) or more are given through the Rehoboth Advancement Department. A form is provided to the family to help with naming the fund, a short history is shared about the reason why this fund is to be established, and criteria are provided for the intended scholarship recipients. Endowed Scholarship donors can be involved in the application review and selection process, or allow the Rehoboth scholarship committee to review and make selections on their behalf.
In the late fall of each school year, donor families receive information on the child and family that has received their tuition scholarship. We are excited to provide opportunities, as with our Student Sponsorship Program, where Rehoboth supporters can interact with and provide encouragement to our students, whether in person or through a written note.
If you would like more information on how you can begin a Rehoboth Endowed Scholarship, please contact Ken Zylstra, Director of Advancement.