Understanding the Need

Since the founding of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, alumni and friends have played a major role in establishing it as a premier Christian institution of higher education. Contributions have helped thousands of students experience the life changing education offered at MVNU. The mission of MVNU is to shape lives through educating the whole person and cultivating Christ-likeness for lifelong learning and service. Endowments support the mission of MVNU in a powerful and tangible way.

Over the past 20 years, MVNU's degree programs for working adults have undergone a number of changes, both in name as well as in the number and variety of programs offered. MVNU's GPS program, formerly known as EXCELL and later as Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS), now offers a variety of degree programs for professionals and working adults both online and in-seat at several locations throughout Ohio.

MVNU strives to keep a quality Christian education affordable. We are committed to keeping the MVNU experience within reach for qualified students regardless of their economic situation.

Making a Difference

Many alumni and friends have not only provided funds through annual support, but have also helped build a permanent financial foundation for MVNU by contributing to the University's endowment. Since 1985, the MVNU endowment has grown from $281,000 to over $13 million in 2013.

Endowment and scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in a Graduate and Professional Studies program are available because of the generosity of faculty, staff, and friends of the University. The funds continue to grow to support adult students who exhibit exceptional academic achievement and professional promise.

Participation Matters

You can have a lasting impact on this great University and our future alumni. Your investment in MVNU today will shape individuals who are prepared to lead and serve around the globe. To learn more about establishing an endowment or to view existing endowments, click the available links.

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