While spring has just started, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your summer plans, and how a summer job can help you earn money to pay for college in the fall.
If you aren’t already aware, PUC has two matching programs in place to recognize students who have made certain contributions to the Adventist church:
- Summer Ministries Leadership Match. PUC matches 100 percent of certified earnings that are applied to tuition by students who work at an Adventist youth camp or in a youth ministry program in the summer prior to fall quarter enrollment, up to $2,000. The Association of Adventist Camping Professionals has a camp directory list of all the Adventist summer camps in the country.
- Summer Literature Evangelism Match. PUC matches 100 percent of certified earnings that are applied to tuition by students who work as SDA literature evangelists in the summer prior to fall quarter enrollment, up to $3,000. Contact your local conference office for more information about programs in your area.
Of course, you can work at other places in the summer as well and put a percentage of your earnings towards your college expenses. Even if you aren’t working full time, try to make sure at least part of what you’re making is saved to help reduce your payments towards your school bill in the fall. If you can, save just $10 of your earnings per workday between June 3 and September 18 (when New Student Orientation starts), and assuming you work five days per week, it would give you roughly $800 to put towards your bill. Every little bit counts!
Visit puc.edu/scholarships to see all of PUC’s available scholarships. If you have questions about what you might qualify for, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of financial aid counselors, who can give you a financial aid estimate that shows what it might cost for you to attend PUC. It’s really helpful! Call (800) 862-7080, option 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk with a counselor now.