Bob Jones University Students to Benefit from $1 Million Gift

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 14, 2016) – Bob Jones University President Steve Pettit announced today the receipt of an anonymous $1 million gift from a local businessman and his wife to provide need-based scholarships for BJU students through the BJU Scholarship Fund.

“I’m humbled by the incredible generosity of this couple from Greenville,” said Pettit. “Their passion is to help local students and the global spread of the Gospel. Their generous financial gift will assist students from Upstate South Carolina who are pursuing degrees to serve in full-time ministry around the world.”

BJU is committed to being an affordable option for Christian young people to pursue higher education. Earlier this year, BJU was ranked the third most affordable Christian college in the nation by Christian Universities Online.

“Ninety-five percent of new BJU students applying for grants and scholarships receive them,” said John Matthews, BJU’s vice president for advancement and alumni relations. “This gift, to be used as an endowed scholarship, will greatly assist current BJU students and students for many years to come.”

During the 2015-2016 academic year, the BJU Scholarship Fund raised $4.3 million and awarded nearly 1,100 need-based scholarships.