WHY GIVE TO BOOTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE?
Choosing to donate to Booth University College shows your commitment to:
- Empowering students, giving them the opportunity to positively impact our communities and the world.
- Investing in a Christian institution that is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence.
- Making education accessible to those who could not otherwise afford to pursue post-secondary programs.
Whatever your reason for supporting Booth University College, we can guarantee that your gift will have great significance to our students, our faculty and staff, and the future of Booth UC.
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DIRECTING YOUR GIFT
Gifts may be designated to a number of important areas in need of funding, such as:
SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
Booth University College has a number of established and general scholarships for your consideration and into which you can designate your gifts. Funded annually or endowed, these existing awards continue to grow thanks to your generosity. Alternatively, NEW awards can be set up in honour of family members or people who have greatly influenced your life. We would be honoured to help you establish the terms and specific criteria that best suit your intentions and how they are to be used in the future.
A Scholarship Story
Jeremie, a student in our School of Business spoke with us about his journey to Booth University College. With his Mother and six siblings, Jeremie immigrated to Canada from Rwanda when he was 8 years old.
“There were 3 families out of 18,000 people who got the opportunity to leave the refugee camp. My Mother never got the opportunity to take advantage of school.
When I heard about Booth University College and Education for a Better World, that term really resonated with me. My mission, my vision for my life became helping to progress people all over the world. I wanted to go into marketing, which is valuable.
With how my family is, growing up in a single parent home and my Mom still learning English, I am the one still helping at home with finances. I love the fact that Booth University College offers bursaries and scholarships. They have blessed me with both. The fact that they could offer this to me was amazing. Booth University College is a pivotal pillar in progressing me to the dream of my life in the world.”
EDUCATION FOR A BETTER WORLD (ANNUAL) FUND
Education for a Better World (Annual) Fund donations are undesignated gifts that are directed to the areas of greatest need within Booth University College: operational costs, program development, projects, research, infrastructure repairs, and upgrades, etc. The direct results of an undesignated donation are lower fees, which enable more students to afford a Christian education.
*NEW* COVID-19 EMERGENCY BURSARY FUND
This new bursary fund was launched in May 2020, in answer to the increasing demand for bursary funding from our students. Funds will be disbursed by application. Donations may be made online here.
LIBRARY ACQUISITIONS AND SPECIAL NEEDS
Whether the need is for books or electronic subscriptions, our John Fairbank Memorial Library is always expanding its offerings. Gifts to the Library ensure that students have access to the most relevant and up-to-date academic resources and services possible.
Major gifts may be used to create Endowed Chairs in specific academic areas, e.g. an Endowed Chair in Religious Studies or Business Administration. An endowment fund is set up to fund a professor position, for a term established by the donor.
If you have another interest in the use of your gift or would like more information, please contact our Development Office. We look forward to hearing from you!