BIRMINGHAM (WMU Foundation) — In a recent meeting the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) Foundation board of directors affirmed their support for missionary kids (MKs) by committing to raise additional funding for MK scholarships. The WMU Foundation currently offers scholarships for International Mission Board (IMB) and North American Mission Board (NAMB) MKs and will work toward providing additional scholarships for a larger number of recipients.
“Increasing scholarship support is one way we can take care of our missionary families, both North American and international,” said Kerri Johnson, WMU Foundation board member. “It helps take a bit of the financial burden off missionary parents.”
David George, president of the WMU Foundation, said, “We are seeing a trend where there are more applicants than available scholarships. We do not want to continue turning down MKs for scholarships simply because there is not enough funding.
“We know this is a tremendous need, and we will do everything in our power to raise the funds needed to help MKs.”
Over the past 20 years the WMU Foundation has granted scholarships to more than 400 MKs. Children of current IMB and NAMB missionaries are eligible to apply for scholarships through the WMU Foundation, as well as those whose parents accepted IMB’s recent voluntary retirement incentive.
To learn more about making a gift to MK scholarships or for scholarship applications, visit www.wmufoundation.com.