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Activated Ministries - In Recognition of Service Scholarship Program~

Updated on September 4, 2012

Spring Semester Scholarship Recipients

Are you looking for a charity that sponsors education? How about one that sponsors college educations and provides scholarships for missionaries who are working to make our world a better place and help those in need. The needs a missionary fills may be as simple as providing a meal, encouragement or support, or as complex as providing essential health care, a safe place to live, an education or spiritual guidance. Here at Activated Ministries, our aim is to provide assistance to these dedicated individuals and their families, many of whom, due to the sacrificial nature of their work, have been unable to save for a college education for either themselves or their children.

When you purchase materials and products from Activated Ministries, or donate a car to charity, your donation is used to sponsor a variety of charitable endeavors, including the In Recognition of Service Scholarship program or IROS Scholarships. By donating your car or other contributions to Activated Ministries, you are enabling us to provide tuition assistance to current and former missionaries and their children, as they either pursue their new career goals or acquire skills to complement their missionary work.

VIDEO: Featuring Recipients of Activated Ministries' In Recognition of Service Scholarships - See Who Was Awarded the Spring Semester IROS Scholarships and What

Guess what? Thanks to the generosity of people like you and everyone who contributed to our donate a car to charity program, 32 qualifying individuals were helped on their way to obtaining a college education. Check out this video highlighting the IROS scholarship program and the recipients of our spring semester scholarships. Enjoy!

Spring Semester 2011 - 32 missionaries, or children of missionaries, receive scholarships

IROS Scholarship recipient, Sara C., teaching at a slum school in India
IROS Scholarship recipient, Sara C., teaching at a slum school in India

Activated Ministries launched the IROS Scholarships Program in the Fall of 2010. To date, 120 scholarships have been granted to qualifying recipients

both at home and abroad.

We would like to introduce some of the IROS scholarships recipients for the spring semester, 2011.


Mission Field: Pacific Islands

Brandon W. served for several years as a missionary in the Pacific Islands. He is now working towards obtaining a bachelors degree in Health Science at the Mesa Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. His future goals include medical school or physician's assistant training, in the hopes that he can better assist humanitarian mission trips to areas where medical care is inadequate and where he can truly make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

Studying at Mesa Community College - Phoenix, Arizona

Applying IROS Scholarship Towards Obtaining a BA in Health Science

"Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to continue my education and pursuing a career in the health field. I hope to be able to ease the burdens of those in need with the experience and education I earn through my degree and continue a life of service to others." - Brandon W.

Virginia - Mission Field: Peru, Phillipines and Bolivia

Donating clothing to the indiginous people in Peru
Donating clothing to the indiginous people in Peru

Virginia E. was born in Bolivia to a missionary family. Her father was Peruvian and her mother was from the Phillipines., so Virginia grew up between Bolivia, the Phillipines and Peru. Her missionary father took a job teaching at a local university in Peru, which enabled Virginia and her brothers to begin their studies in university. However, due to the economic situation, jobs in Peru pay very little and are hard to come by. Virginia was facing financial hardship trying to stay in school and was unsure if she would be able to continue before being granted a scholarship by Activated Ministries in the spring of 2011. She is now able to continue working towards getting her degree in Tourism at the Universidad Nacional Santiago Antunez de Mayolo.

Studying At Universidad Nacional Santiago Antunez de Mayolo in Peru

Applying her IROS scholarship towards a degree in Tourism

"Here in this part of Peru, Huaraz, people are quite poor and the parents have to make a lot of sacrifices to send their kids to college. I don't want to disappoint or take for granted the effort that my parents are making. Now with the generous support of Activated Ministries I feel really blessed and privileged to have the opportunity to enhance my gifts so I could be of greater help to society in the future. Thank you, Activated Ministries!" - Virginia E.

Working with Mudslide refugees in Taiwan
Working with Mudslide refugees in Taiwan


Mission Fields: Far East Asia

Priya R. was born to missionary parents and was raised in India, Sri-Lanka and Nepal. From a very young age the dire needs that many of the people in these countries face daily impacted Priya and she decided to help in whatever way she could. That passion took her back to India, Taiwan and, most recently, China, where she studied Madarin. Last year, she returned to Australia to enroll in university. After receiving an In Recognition of Service Scholarship, Priya enrolled in college and is now in her semester of study where she is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Science and International Studies along with a Diploma of Languages in Mandarin Chinese in the University of Melbourne, one of Australia's top rated universities. Priya aims to use her a B.A. in International Studies combined with a diploma of languages in Mandarin Chinese, to establish a non-profit here in Australia that will serve to fund projects around the developing world.

Studying at University of Melbourne in Australia

Majoring in Political Science and International Studies

“I am writing to express my gratitude and appreciation at being selected to receive an In Recognition of Service scholarship. This scholarship will cover the fees for two of my subjects this year and thus further assist me in gaining a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne. Thank you again and God bless!” – Priya R.

Alicia - Mission Fields: Niger and Slovakia

Alicia C. with her high school class
Alicia C. with her high school class

Alicia C., from New Orleans, Louisiana, has lived as a missionary for the past five years. She first joined the Peace Corps in 2004 and spent the next two years in Atteforme, Niger in a small village of 500 people. In 2006, Alicia, through a program with her church, decided to go to Bratislava, Slovakia and work as a high school teacher at the Evanjelické Lýceum [Lutheran High School]. After five years, she had taught hundreds of students and saw one class through from their first year of study to their graduation. With help from the In Recognition of Service Scholarship, Alicia will begin a Masters' program in Public Health at Tulane University this fall. Once she completes her education, Alicia hopes to return to West Africa and help to coordinate educational programs related to maternal health.

Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana

Applying her IROS scholarship towards a Masters in Public Health

"Entering school again after two years of volunteer service and five years on a small local salary is, to say the least, a financially daunting task, so thank you once again for the valuable help you provide. I'm sure you have provided many members of the missionary community with a gift they surely need and deserve and I am privileged to be among them." Alicia C.

Your Contributions Are Funding These Scholarships

missions made possible when you donate a car
missions made possible when you donate a car

This is just a sampling of the scholarships granted by Activated Ministries to qualifying recipients every semester. In addition to the IROS Scholarship program, Activated Ministries also sponsors missionary works and humanitarian efforts and programs both in the United States and abroad in foreign missionary fields. When you contribute or donate a car to Activated Ministries, you can rest assured that your donations are changing lives and are making a difference! Thank you for your generosity and your car donations that make the IROS scholarship program and many others possible!

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