Pillars and Pathways Residency Scholarship

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The Pillars and Pathways Residency Scholarship is a Richmond-based residency program that encourages theologically immersive living. The goal of the program is to provide a pathway to debt free education and to encourage a lifetime of sound financial practices through the implementation of the five pillars:

  1. Financial education
  2. Conscious consumption
  3. Financial aid
  4. Affordable housing
  5. Employment assistance

Accepted Resident Scholars will put into practice ideas and ideals of the classroom with an emphasis on peacemaking, simplicity, community, and service.

PPRS is also available to international students who have graduated from a Brethren affiliated undergraduate institution. Please click here for more information.

About Pillars and Pathways

Program Components

Work or Work-Study Requirement
Resident Scholars commit to contributing $7,500 per year through earnings, savings, etc. This can be achieved with twelve hours of work-study per week and earning $3,000 during the summer.

Community Service Requirement
Resident Scholars volunteer a minimum of two hours per week or eight hours per month at a designated nonprofit organization in Richmond.

Neighborhood Responsibility
Resident Scholars will actively engage in community living and in the responsibilities of maintaining and growing a community (neighborhood meals, chores, activities, etc.)

Participation in the Bethany Community
Resident Scholars will play active and leading roles in campus activities (Common Meal, chapel, Student Leadership Team, etc.). Resident Scholars will maintain enrollment in at least nine credit hours per semester or 18 credits per academic year and must be in good academic standing. Resident Scholars must maintain their eligibility to receive the Academic Excellence Scholarship and additional Bethany institutional aid to cover the remainder of their tuition beyond the base amount ($1,100 per semester for the 2021-22 academic year).

Simple Living
Resident Scholars will commit to living within their means and avoiding new debt. The program will actively encourage and support Resident Scholars in finding ways to adopt simple, abundant living practices.

Pillars and Pathways Residency Scholarship Application