Pilot Rescue Fund

Finances, not academics, is often a reason students drop out of college.

The Pilot Rescue Fund was established to provide the funding students need to cover the gap between the financial resources they have (financial aid, family contributions, etc.) and the full cost of tuition.

Bri Larson '20, English Education

At Bethel University, Bri discovered healing from childhood trauma through a relationship with Psychology Professor Amber Beamer-Rohde, who she met at Bethel. Beamer-Rohde connected her with resources and people who helped her face her abuser, find a safe haven and develop the confidence to move forward with her life. 

“I’ve really developed a family here at Bethel … and I think that Bethel is really unique in its ability to show that love like a family. So Bethel has transformed me in ways that I didn’t realize it could. It’s transformed me academically, it’s transformed me spiritually and relationally, and its helped me grow.”

Your support can help Bethel students bridge this gap and finish strong.

Donations help Bethel students continue their education, at Bethel, without increasing out-of-pocket costs.

The Pilot Rescue Fund was created by the Alumni Board, and it directly supports those who need it most: academically focused students who are unable to register for classes the next semester due to outstanding financial constraints. These need-based awards allow students in academic good standing the ability to continue their education, providing each recipient the opportunity to earn the Bethel degree they may not attain without this support.

Gifts large and small can make a tremendous impact. For some, receiving an additional $500 to $1,000 in aid can be instrumental in changing their financial outlook enough to continue their education at Bethel. Please, prayerfully consider how you can impact the future of a Bethel Pilot with a gift to the Pilot Rescue Fund.