Scholarship Q&A for the Encounter God Weekend
How do I give a general scholarship for anyone in need?
Great question! Visit the donor portal here. Please select either the Men’s or Women’s Encounter Scholarship from the dropdown menu. Enter your payment info to complete the transaction.
Once completed, please let us know that money is available for anyone by filling out the form below.
How do I give a partial sponsorship for a specific person?
We strongly encourage each attendee to pay something. We find time and again that there seems to be a relationship between an attendee going at no cost to them and how much (or little) they end up receiving from the weekend. If you intend to pay for someone, we assume you have already had a conversation around how much of the registration fee they can afford to pay. It can be a great discipleship/community moment to give someone the remaining donation and have them register with the full amount themselves. We understand this is not always possible, however. If your payment is greater than $100 (for early registration) or $120 (for standard registration), you first need to talk to Amy Howard or Scott DeLong.
If you intend to directly donate towards someone’s registration, you must follow these steps:
1. Ask the person going to register themselves and pay the partial registration fee. That way we have a name, contact info, waiver, etc. to match the funds to. In the past people have donated sponsorships for specific people who never registered or attended the weekend. Make sure they’re “in before you give.
2. Visit the donor portal here. Please select either the Men’s or Women’s Encounter Scholarship from the dropdown menu. Enter your payment info to complete the transaction. If you are donating for multiple attendees of the same gender, you may do this in one transaction (i.e. $300 for three attendees.) If they are different genders, you need to separate the payment according to the options in the giving portal. If you need to give via a check, please contact Scott at email@example.com first. Do not assume checks put in the offering or left in the office will be applied to the right registration. Under no circumstances may you leave cash for the administrator to find in the church office.
3. Finally, please fill out the form below explaining the name(s) of attendees and amount(s) given. If this form in not completed in reasonable timely manner following the donation, the unmatched funds may be given to other attendees from the general scholarship pool as needs arise. You will receive a confirmation email in 1-2 days verifying that your payment was applied to the requested registration.
I need a partial scholarship or I know someone that needs a scholarship, but I can’t afford to sponsor. Are funds available?
Currently, we do not actively fundraise for Encounter God Weekend general scholarships, though we do accept donations from anyone who would like to give (see above). We may have some funds available, or we may be able to make a need known. Depending on your situation, it may be possible for us to help you find ways of personally raising the remaining balance. Please fill out the form below explaining your situation and we will be in touch!
If you have further questions, please contact Scott DeLong, Encounter God Weekend Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org