Each school year, Divine Word students receive more than $1 million in scholarship assistance. This assistance comes from the interest in our endowment fund. Money in our endowment fund is there because of generous benefactors who remembered Divine Word College in their will or estate. Benefactors like Florian and Karen Steffen from Deerfield Beach, Florida (formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa).
The Steffen's say,
“We first learned about Divine Word College when we brought Confirmation students from our parish to visit.
We also went to the March for Life in Washington DC with some Divine Word students. We became friends and later attended their graduation.
We greatly appreciate all that Divine Word Missionaries have done and are doing to spread our faith and love of Jesus Christ!! And how they have helped people all over the world.
When we see the students at the March for Life rallies and events at the college, we know they are faith-filled and we want to help with their education.”
Without these gifts from our benefactors, many of our students would have to look elsewhere for their education, because Divine Word College could not help them.
If you would like more information regarding gift planning opportunities at Divine Word College, please contact:
Associate Development Director
Divine Word College
PO Box 380
Epworth IA 52045-0380