Who is eligible?
Our scholarship fund is designed for military, ministry and in-need families. Military families with one parent deployed overseas will be given top consideration for scholarships. We especially encourage new families (who have never attended Gull Lake Ministries before or who have not received a scholarship in the past) to apply. Applicants who have received assistance in the past may be eligible for a scholarship again. Full-time Pastors are eligible for the Pastor’s Scholarship please contact us at 269-671-5155 for more information on this benefit
Where does the money come from?
Our scholarship fund is provided through generous donations, mostly from other family campers.
Does it cover ALL Housing & Program Fees?
We expect each family to contribute as much as they can towards the cost of
family camp. Meal plans are not considered for scholarship funding, just the housing fee (which includes the programming fees). We weigh each family’s need (using the government poverty criteria), current situation, past attendance, and available scholarship funds to provide each family with the appropriate scholarship award. Any portion not covered by scholarships must be paid for by the family.
Will I definitely receive a scholarship?
Due to the high volume of scholarship applications that we receive and the
increasing financial need, we have had to become progressively selective and prayerful as we award funds. We encourage interested families to apply, regardless of whether or not they have received a scholarship in the past. However, yearly
applicants will likely be awarded a scholarship on an every other year basis. The distribution of funds depends heavily upon incoming donations and the volume of scholarship applications received. If your family has accepted a scholarship within the last 3 years, we ask that you fully disclose fund(s) awarded each year.
Please do not be dissuaded from applying if you have recently received a scholarship. We will continue to prayerfully appropriate funds and do all we can to get your family here.
Will I get the week and accommodation I want?
Possibly. The dates for family camp and housing are based on availability. Lower attendance weeks are designated for scholarship use (Weeks 1, 2, and 9). Other housing restrictions may apply to your scholarship and they will be clearly outlined to you if you receive a scholarship.
When can I apply?
Scholarship applications will be accepted beginning April 1st. The reason for the delayed date of April 1 is so the scholarship committee can have most of the applications in hand, allowing for the best evaluation of the applications
and a fairer distribution of awards. Applicants will be notified of their scholarship status within the month of May. We will continue to accept applications until our funds are depleted.
If you have additional questions regarding our scholarship program or want to apply for a scholarship, please communicate with
us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.