Hyles-Anderson College of the Philippines is interested in teaching more than just doctrine; we want to instill character into our student body. With this in mind, we are not a school that is desirous of giving students a FREE ride through school. We believe that some students will be able to attend Hyles-Anderson College with their savings, help from their church or family members, or through working jobs the weeks there are no classes in session (see our class schedule model). However, for students who are not fortunate enough to be able to return home when classes are not in session, or who do not have the opportunities to work jobs that would allow them to attend class, church, and be involved in the ministry at the same time, we want to be able to offer financial assistance.
Financial assistance can only be given to students if we have a sufficient number of donors to meet the needs of the students who qualify for the assistance. We will do our best to evaluate the character level of those seeking assistance, and those who need the assistance must agree to a very strict lifestyle which will include working in the ministry, helping church members, and learning ways to make an honest living while not missing classes, church, or ministry involvement. Students who receive financial assistance will not be permitted to return home while classes are out of session, except for holidays and special occasions. Instead, these students will, in essence, intern at International Baptist Church at Dumaguete, working closely with the pastors and staff and being involved in various forms of ministry including soul winning, discipleship, Bible studies, and church planting.
As a student sponsor, you will not be giving to a particular student; rather, you’ll be making it possible for a student to attend Hyles-Anderson College of the Philippines. You will, however, receive frequent updates as to the status of the student body’s ministry involvement, including soul winning and discipleship statistics, personal testimonies, and photos. Most importantly, you will be helping to make it possible for a pastor, pastor’s wife, or missionary to be trained for full-time Christian service. Only in eternity will you fully realize the rewards for your generosity. If we have 50 student sponsors, we will be able to provide assistance to 50 students. Students requesting assistance may be turned away if there are not an adequate number of sponsors available to meet the need.
For $100 monthly ($1,200 annually), a student may be fully sponsored in Hyles-Anderson College of the Philippines. This amount will cover the student’s boarding, food allowance, money for supplies and incidentals, as well as cover his tuition and fees. No more than 20% of the sponsorship monies go to help the infrastructure of the college so that we may expand and improve our ability to teach and train more students. At least 80% of all that comes in for sponsorship will go directly to meeting the needs of individual students who qualify for that assistance.
Would you consider sponsoring one or more students on a monthly basis? If that is too much, maybe you could give a half or quarter sponsorship commitment. Either way, you’re making a difference for countless souls who will hear the Gospel because of these servants being trained. We ask that you make at least a one-year commitment in your sponsorship so that we may allow a student to attend for a full year without interruption of classes.