Scholarships, Endowments and Facilities
Throughout our history, many generous donors have contributed to CHCA’s mission by setting up named and unnamed scholarships for financial aid, academic achievement, service learning trips, and more. Named scholarships can be started with a minimum gift of $50,000. Examples include:
The Schott International Student Scholarship Fund – started by Bill Schott to allow high school students from Eastern Europe, Guatemala and Mexico to spend a year at CHCA.
The Hope Scholarship – funded by Sue and John Topits to help CHCA students and families suffering a severe, long term financial hardship and in need of hope.
The Intersession Scholarship – funded by Ron and Phyllis McSwain and the Leaning Eagle Coffee Bar for need-based assistance on Intersession experiences.
The Instrumental Music Travel Scholarship – this need-based scholarship is funded by Cindy Coggins for students in the music programs participate in performance-based trips. Eligible trips include Intersession, Summer and Fall Tour.
The John T. Coggins Memorial Scholarship – funded by Thomas and Gale Mickey to help interested eighth grade students from the Bethany School attend CHCA.
The Susan Miller Scholarship - established in honor of founding Armleder Principal Susan Miller by Ron and Phyllis McSwain.
Endowments give an institution longevity that cannot be sustained by annual tuition. Simply put, an endowment is money set aside to accumulate earnings, which are restricted until distribution is authorized to fund the donor’s specific intent. Ideally, the earnings are the only part of the endowment that is ever distributed, therefore allowing the original fund amount to remain in the bank to accumulate interest in perpetuity. Some examples include:
The Lindner Scholars Program - a $30 million scholarship fund created to support eligible Armleder students.
Carl and Martha Lindner Armleder Fund - for selected Armleder students to continue their education at CHCA's Upper School each year.
Teacher Incentive Endowment – created in 1999, this fund was established to recognize and reward faculty members who apply to receive this monetary award based on multiple criteria: family income level, number of household dependents, Christian role modeling in the classroom and Biblical integration in the classroom.
Resurfaced tennis courts, athletic media room, athletic equipment, the sound system in the Lindner Theater, the Edyth B. Lindner playground and landscaping are all examples of facility improvements that individual donors have given to CHCA. If you see a need and would like to help, contact Natalie Pfister.