Alumni Referral Grant empowers alums to offer friends and family a $500 tuition “win”

Imagine if you could give a $500 gift to each of your friends and family members — a gift that would grow exponentially in value. Many Regent alums are doing just that through the university’s Alumni Referral Grant.

This program helps alumni give future students a boost in pursuing their Regent associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree as a half-time student or more. Once the student is accepted and enrolled, $500 is credited to his or her first semester’s tuition. Students may also receive other Regent-based, private and federal financial aid.

The process of giving — and receiving the grant — is easy.

To refer a friend, if you are a Regent alum, visit regent.edu/referral. You can either print and complete the Alumni Referral Grant certificate or log in to your alumni account and complete a quick online form. You only need to provide the recipient’s name and date of birth. Paper certificates also require your name, date of birth, degree, class year and signature.

This information is linked to the prospective student’s Regent admissions application so that he or she automatically receives the grant once accepted and enrolled. (Full requirements are available at regent.edu/referral.)

Logan Gill, a grant recipient and current Leadership Studies major, says the generosity of alumnus and donor, Kevin Trowbridge ‘13 (Communication & the Arts), has fueled his growth as a leader.

“When Kevin told me that he was giving me this grant he also gave me a letter with bold print that read, “For the Lord will be your confidence” (Proverbs 3:26). Ultimately, this reminded me that the heavenly Father is going to provide what I need … and it encouraged me to dive in and ferociously commit to this time of study and development at Regent,” Gill shares.

As a former student, Trowbridge remembers the investment and hard work that accompanied his commitment to completing his Ph.D.

“I left a full-time job as the vice president for communications at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) to become a full-time student from 2003 to 2005,” says Trowbridge. Now as an alumnus, he realizes the reward and benefit of having completed it with the support of others.

Trowbridge says, “My time at Regent and the completion of the Ph.D. gave me not only the credentials but a deeper understanding of the field to fulfill my calling as a professor, researcher and consultant.” He is thrilled to help make Gill’s calling a reality.

For alumna Nina Anderson ’14 (Divinity) and her daughter, current student Tori Golden, the grant helped propel a family legacy.

“My experience at Regent was life forming, and it solidified my desire to go into full-time ministry,” says Anderson, now a full-time pastor at New Life Providence Church.

The same life-forming experience has now begun for her daughter, who chose Regent largely based on the impact it had on her mother’s life.

“As a freshman I attended Oral Roberts University, while my mother and family relocated to Virginia Beach so she could attend Regent University,” Golden explains. “I have seen firsthand the impact Regent made on my mother, and when I moved here, I knew Regent was the best decision for me. Hopefully I can pass on this tradition in the future.”

This opportunity to equip future world changers and stay directly involved with Regent is available to the university’s 19,000-plus alumni around the world.

To learn more and to take advantage of this alumni benefit, visit regent.edu/referral.

“This program helps alumni give future students a boost in pursuing their Regent associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree as a half-time student or more. “

Grant recipient Logan Gill

Grant recipient Logan Gill

“This program helps alumni give future students a boost in pursuing their Regent associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree as a half-time student or more. “

Welcome Jacob Ragsdale, Alumni Officer

The Office of Alumni Relations welcomes new alumni officer Jacob Ragsdale ’14 (College of Arts & Sciences). As an undergraduate student, Ragsdale was a recipient of the prestigious Scholars Weekend scholarship and a valuable part of Student Services. He will enter the Master of Divinity degree program in Regent’s School of Divinity this fall.

In his role as alumni officer, Ragsdale will assist alumni from the School of Education, Robertson School of Government, and the School of Psychology & Counseling. Additionally, he will serve as a liaison between the Alumni Relations office and the School of Law’s Office of Career & Alumni Services. “I look forward to building relationships with alumni who have gone out to transform our world by the power of Jesus Christ,” says Ragsdale.

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