In the midst of all the anticipation of the Christmas season, I am mindful that December is also a busy and stressful time in the academic year. Students are completing assignments and preparing for exams. Faculty are busy as they evaluate assignments and exams to submit final grades. I invite you to pray with me that God will inspire our students with the focus, endurance and wisdom they need to complete their final assignments and to write their exams successfully. Pray also that God will grant clarity of thought and perseverance to faculty and staff as they push through to the end of the semester.
During this Christmas season, I would also like to invite you to consider directing a gift to help our students through scholarship support.
As you may remember, Booth University College has an opportunity to participate in the Manitoba Scholarships and Bursaries Initiative (MSBI). This matching gift program through the Province of Manitoba helps institutions support students that require financial assistance through scholarship and bursary awards. What this means for Booth UC is that for every $2 raised towards scholarship and bursary support through private donations we get an additional $1 from MSBI (up to $25,000); therefore the first $50,000 raised can be turned into $75,000!
It’s a wonderful opportunity to consider a first-time gift or to invest one more time this year in the students of Booth UC. To donate, just click on the red Give Today button. We can issue 2017 tax receipts for donations received right up until midnight on December 31, 2017.
On behalf of Booth University College – thank you for your prayerful and practical support. May the true meaning of Christmas resonate with you once again as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour.
Dr. Marjory Kerr
Booth University College