Every year, as a part of the requirements for dispersing Federal financial aid to students, Multnomah must observe Constitution Day. Some years we hold panel discussions or a gathering around the flagpole in front of Sutcliffe Hall. This year students and faculty will be gathering in the Prayer Chapel for a time of prayer for the nation.
Categories: Chapel, Financial Aid, General, Pray For MU
Categories: Alumni, Dr. Lockwood, Financial Aid, General, Pray For MU, Programs
The following is adapted from a monthly letter sent in June 2011 to donors and friends of Multnomah.
May, with its wonderful commencement celebration, is the most exciting — and the busiest — month of the year for Multnomah University.
It’s when we witness the fruit of our labors, 200 graduates, cross the stage to receive their diplomas and our congratulations. It’s when we replay the stories of the quiet yet relentless grace of God in the lives of malleable students who will extend our mission and vision.
Categories: Alumni, Dr. Lockwood, Financial Aid, General, Students
Quotes from the Video
This spring, we will be hosting an event here on campus called the Student Aid Banquet where we will be celebrating what God has done and is doing in the lives of our students. We will have students give their testimonies and describe how God brought them to Multnomah and tell about what He is doing in their individual lives. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Alumni, Chapel, Dr. Lockwood, Financial Aid, General, Students
Celebrating the Legacy!
On Monday February 28, 2011, we will celebrate a day dedicated to bringing awareness to students about the part they play in continuing the Multnomah Legacy. Many students who are currently enrolled at Multnomah do not realize that 20% of their tuition is paid for by the generosity of our alumni and donors. We highlight this day as a special time for students to recognize that someday Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Alumni, Financial Aid
An alum sent us his old financial aid award letter for our records. It's amazing that he's kept it this long. We found it as interesting as he thought we would, so we're just going to post it here for all to enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Alumni, Financial Aid, General
Recently, an alum sent us some encouragement regarding our efforts to always improve how we deal with student financial aid.
A few years ago, I was reminded about the wonderful blessing I received from the Student Aid fund in 1969. I put that experience in writing and I have attached it to this email. I hope it will be a blessing to you also. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Dr. Lockwood, Faculty, Financial Aid, General, Media, Pray For MU, Students
Church and State
Making Sense of the Establishment and Freedom Clauses
Every year we are required by law to do an activity in honor of Constitution Day. In the past, we have held “Prayer at the Flagpole” and have prayed for our nation, but this year we are doing something different. Instead, on September 17 (today for most of you), Multnomah will be hosting a panel discussion on two of the most important and yet, most debated portions of the U.S. Constitution: the Establishment Clause and the Freedom of Religion Clause. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Alumni, Financial Aid, Students
A BIG “Thank You!” to all Multnomah alumni and donors!
Your giving and prayers are such an integral part of the legacy and continuing work of Multnomah University. We love celebrating YOU!
What Is It?
On Tuesday, April 13, 2010 the Advancement and Alumni Departments had an opportunity to share with Multnomah’s student body what we call our student aid gap (the funds making up the difference of what it cost to educate a student at Multnomah and the amount they actually pay for Tuition) at our first annual “Tuition Free Day” celebration. We celebrated the generosity of our alumni and donors with cake, decorations, music, and give-aways. Freshman Jason Mulkin won the big doorprize – a GPS (special thank you to Fred Meyer Stores for their contribution)!
Last year, 2,160 alumni and friends of Multnomah gave to the Student Aid fund. What a blessing to each and every current Multnomah student! Thank you!
The Event Slideshow
Categories: Alumni, Financial Aid, General, Students
This is a follow-up post to the 2010 Student Aid Banquet.
Over the years of having our Student Aid Banquets, we've been really blessed to have so many students volunteer. Without their help, the donors would not have as good a time and the night would not be possible! Some of the tasks they help out with include:
- Setting up the day before
- Greeting and welcoming guests
- Personally escorting them to the registration table
- Assisting them in the parking lot
- Sharing their story with donors
- Coat check
- Ushering to seats
- Gathering Multnomah materials after banquet
- Bringing materials back to Multnomah and unloaded van
This year Bible College Junior AJ Elzinga (3rd from left, image above) recruited 16 fellow students to volunteer at our Student Aid Banquet on March 6th. AJ did this last year and it was a huge hit. They all came on time, dressed "to the nines", had a lot of fun, and really connected with our donors. Donors commented afterwards how nice it was to be greeted and assisted by students.
Here's what AJ had to say about why he got involved:
“It is important for student volunteers to help with the Student Aid Banquet because it provides us with an opportunity to be servants to our school. Multnomah has blessed each and every one of us by providing a quality Biblical education that we will use for the rest of our lives. I believe that we are blessed to be a blessing and that we can help our school raise support for future students to be blessed by simply giving some of our time to show donors what Multnomah is really all about: raising up and sending out servant leaders in the image of Jesus. Growing up in the midst of a generation that struggles deeply with cynicism, and a negative attitude towards authority after being burned so many times, it is a privilege to support the leadership of our school and to demonstrate the difference that Multnomah has made in each of our lives."
Thank you for your kind words, AJ. And thank YOU to all of the students who chipped in - you are truly a huge reason why we do what we do!
Categories: Alumni, Financial Aid, General, Students
As many of you know, a not-for-profit institution of higher education (like Multnomah) does not subsist on tuition revenue alone. Another significant area of operational income is provided by donors who believe in the mission that God has placed before Multnomah. These donors want to see Multnomah students graduate and use their gifts and education to advance the kingdom of God. Many of these donors are alumni, some are companies or foundations, but most are friends of the institution who have been faithful for many years.
- 436 Donors Attended
- 16 Students Volunteered
- $131,462 in Student Aid raised!
Annual Student Aid Banquet
Aside from the many other ways that donors support Multnomah students, one of the most popular is the Annual Student Aid Banquet held at venues in Portland, Oregon every March. This year, following the theme of Dr. Lockwood's President's Annual Report, we were "Moving Forward, Building Momentum". There were great speakers, student testimonials, a video, student-led music, and a fantastic dinner which was paid for ahead of time by still more donors!
What this means is that 100% of the proceeds from the Banquet go directly to Student Aid!
The funds don't go for the electric bill, employee salaries, building costs, or anything other than a fund specifically set aside to lower the cost of attending Multnomah.
Keeping Multnomah Tuition Low
- Many people don't know this, but it costs Multnomah about $19,202 to educate one student.
- Tuition and Fees paid by students only cover an average of $14,642
- This means that there is a "Student Need Gap" of approximately $4,560 that has to be filled in by donors who know that students going in to ministry can not afford higher tuition.
Rejoice with us and remember to thank a donor if you know one - without them, providing a Multnomah education would not be possible.
One More Thing
We would be remiss if we did a post about giving to student aid, and then didn't show you our online giving tool!