It has been our practice so far to not say no to a scholarship request. Every kid who checks the box saying they need financial assistance gets it – no other questions asks.
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An anonymous donor has seeded an endowed fund with $160,000 in support of our amazing young people across minessota and in gratitude to the way these programs grew under Bishop Brian Prior’s leadership from 2010-2020.
Therefore, the aptly named Bishop Brian N. Prior Youth Scholarship Fund, aims to make sure any kid or youth who wants to participate in camps and retreats gets to attend.
In order to fulfill this mission we need to raise an additional $160,000 in the next 12 months to make this happen. This would allow us to draw $20,000 for scholarships in interest annually, which is the real need we see over 12 months.
To date our statistics show that 1 in 5 of our 600 kids asks for support (either 1/3, 2/3, or full scholarships), and this aligns with national statistics regarding scholarship need for summer camps. This means that this fund is really for every kid in every faith community across ECMN, and that the need we are seeing makes sense.
We want to build up the endowed Bishop Brian N. Prior Youth Scholarships so that we can keep saying yes as participation and need continues to grow.
Thanks for joining us in spreading the word at your faith community and to your networks however you can! View youth testimonials about the impact of these ministries at the bottom of our About Us page.
You can also contribute by mailing checks payable to: Trustees of the Diocese of Minnesota, with Fund # 99057 or “Bishop Brian N. Prior Youth Scholarship Fund” in the memo line
Checks can be mailed to:
Missioner for Finance
C/O Youth Scholarship Fund
1101 W Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411