The motto of The Student
Foundation, "Students Helping Students", captures the essence of the
organization's work, which is divided into three areas: raising scholarship
funds for juniors and seniors, recruiting new students for the university, and
sponsoring student activities. The most important aspect of Student Foundation
work is raising money for student scholarships. Juniors and seniors often find
it more difficult to obtain financial aid than do freshmen and sophomores. The
Student Foundation makes an effort to find upperclassmen who need the
scholarship in order to continue their education. Student recruitment is another
aspect of their work. Members visit high school Sunday School departments and
"College and Career Night" programs in area high schools to encourage young
people to attend East Texas Baptist University. Student Foundation campus-wide
events help promote healthy student life, help create a positive morale, and
encourage others in their university experience.
WHAT IS STUDENT FOUNDATION?
In 1979 the group called
Student Foundation was formed and officially
commissioned by the president of the university for the purpose of helping other
students with their college education, thus their motto "Students Helping
Students". Organized with only twelve members, the first group raised money for
15 scholarships and sponsored one campus-wide event their first year.
Today, with an annual membership of more than twenty students,
they continue their task of funding substantial scholarships for juniors and
seniors approaching graduation. They also help in the production of Homecoming's
"Friday Night Follies", sponsor the "Big Switch" each fall and produce the
premier spring event, the "Tiger Awards". All monies raised from these events go
toward funding student scholarships for the coming year.
Since the beginning of the Student Foundation, this group of
young men and women have striven to show the love of the Lord Jesus Christ by
caring for fellow classmates. Comprised of some of the finest students of the
university, its membership is thoughtfully and carefully selected by the
with counsel from the faculty and staff and with the approval of the president.
Student Foundation operates under the auspices of the Division
of Institutional Advancement and is sponsored by the Director of Alumni
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East Texas Baptist University
1209 North Grove Street
Marshall, Texas 75670
© 2006 ETBU Student Foundation