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Bridge the Gap

More than 100 students each semester at Thomas Nelson are dropped from enrollment due to an inability to pay for their courses. Often the funds missing represents the “gap,” the amount of money needed between the cost of education and the funds that a student has received through scholarships, financial aid and personal funds. The average student’s financial gap is ~$1,100 – this amount can sometimes mean the difference between a dropout and a graduate.

The Thomas Nelson Educational Foundation believes that if a student wishes to receive an education that financials should not be an inhibiting factor. By providing the funds to fill the gap, the Thomas Nelson Educational Foundation can help retain 200+ students per year.

Bridge the Gap

Enable students from all backgrounds to enroll, continue, or complete their education by providing them with additional financial assistance.

Bridge the Gap

Encourage education in underserved populations who would not otherwise have the opportunity.

Bridge the Gap


Supplies the Thomas Nelson Food Pantry

Buys one semester of lab fees

Pays for a 3-credit class

Buys a student textbooks for two semesters

Pays for an entire year of college tuition and fees


The Bridge the Gap fund has raised $10,000 privately through grants and individual donations from college employees, alumni, and friends of the College. Please give today to help us provide brighter futures and to benefit our community.