Through donations to the BYU-Pathway Worldwide Fund, thousands of students around the world are blessed with the opportunity to obtain an education in a spiritually based environment and gain better employment. BYU-Pathway Worldwide has more than 41,000 students at over 500 Pathway sites in more than 100 countries.
Winston Tjong-Ayang of Tammenga, Suriname, is a great example of those who are blessed by your donations. A few years ago, Winston felt impressed to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints instead of finishing his mechanical engineering degree. When he returned home, his school said he couldn’t continue the program. Just before losing hope, he remembered hearing about BYU-Pathway. “Heavenly Father opened another door for me,” says Winston. “BYU-Pathway is the reason I am able to continue my studies, and I’m so grateful.”
The BYU-Pathway Worldwide Fund helps students like Winston to continue their education when circumstances wouldn’t otherwise allow it. This fund lets BYU-Pathway address current student aid needs where they are greatest around the world. All contributions are placed in a large pool, and earnings are spendable at the discretion of the institution.
Blessing Returned Missionaries
When missionaries like Winston return home, they are filled with hope and are ready to progress in life. Unfortunately, many return to circumstances that are not conducive to continuing their spiritual progression or improving their lives through education. We have found that when a returned missionary is offered a scholarship as a result of their faithful service, they are filled with hope and confidence that they can improve their lives and receive the help and support they need to accomplish their goals.
The BYU-Pathway Worldwide Fund blesses students who have recently completed their missions but need financial assistance to begin or continue their education. By donating to this fund, you are fostering the growth of the Church and its members throughout the world. Your donation will help educate disciples of Jesus Christ who are leaders in their homes, the Church, and their communities.
How Can You Make a Difference?
Here are a few ways your donation to the BYU-Pathway Worldwide Fund can bless lives.
Make an Immediate Impact
By donating these amounts, you will cover the direct costs of the corresponding category for one year (e.g., $700 will pay the equivalent costs of one PathwayConnect student for one year).
Bless Generations to Come
By donating these amounts, you will perpetually fund the corresponding category (e.g., $17,500 will pay the equivalent costs of one PathwayConnect student every year in perpetuity).
“BYU-Pathway has blessed my life by helping me keep doing what I learned in the mission—reading scriptures, praying, setting goals, and planning daily,” says Jose Maher Chas of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. “Thanks for the opportunity you’re giving us so we can have a better future. You are helping us to fulfil our dreams and accomplish our goals to make it a better world.”
While the BYU-Pathway Worldwide Fund is currently blessing recently returned missionaries, BYU-Pathway is working to make similar scholarships available in the near future to other groups with specific needs.