Student Support

Student Support

Student Support

As a ministry of Laramie Valley Chapel, The WEST Institute recognizes and deeply appreciates your intention to join our church in investing in the lives of students. More than a decade’s worth of student testimonies attest to the worth of your sacrificial support making it possible for students to learn God’s Word and see it applied to their lives — thank you.

There are two ways that our church provides administrative help in receiving and disbursing support: the Stewardship Program, and Student Support.

Stewardship program

Several years ago members of Laramie Valley Chapel created this program to help students in need. It has been a joy to watch as students receive help from individuals they have never met. Furthermore, many who have received support while going through The WEST Institute are now giving back in an effort to help those who are current students.

Funds donated to the Stewardship General Fund are distributed based on student applications and assessment of need as determined by the elders of Laramie Valley Chapel.

Students have the option of applying for aid through the Stewardship Program in October of their program year, with the pledged support supplied through the remaining 10 months of the year-long experience.

Student Support

Family and friends of current students often want to see those in our program succeed and desire to help them along the way. Our student support program has been created for this purpose.

Funds donated to the Student Support program are likewise allocated according to the discretion of the elders of Laramie Valley Chapel; however, donors may request funds be used to aid the year-long experience of a student in particular.

Funds are not guaranteed to nor attached to individuals, and therefore cannot be returned or accessed if any student were to withdraw or be removed from the program.


Giving Stipulations

Because individuals are not tax-exempt recipients of donations, our financial support system only allows supporters and donors to give to the program as a whole; however, all contributions may include certain line-item comments where donors can share their desire for the funds’ usage. Therefore, all funds must be given to the tax-exempt organization (Laramie Valley Chapel) with the organization itself approving the disbursement of funds as managed and allocated by the elders of Laramie Valley Chapel. If you would like to donate to this program with an understanding of these stipulations, please follow the steps below:

  • Click Donate Now
  • Select a certain student’s name if desired (by default, the “Stewardship General Fund” is selected)

Note: Selecting the fund named after the student you desire does not give directly to this student but to the fund as a pool. Under this function, the named “funds” are used as line-item comments referred to during the allocation of said funds. The elders of LVC will disburse funds according to their own discretion while taking donor requests into consideration.

  • Enter the amount of your donation
  • By default, “Give this One Time” is selected. If you desire to give regularly, choose your desired frequency (weekly, every two weeks, monthly, and yearly are the other available choices)
  • Select your payment option and enter your payment information

Note: Some auto-fill settings in certain browsers are unreadable by our giving software and donations will display as “Anonymous” on rare occasions. We recommend typing in your information manually if you do not want to make anonymous donations.

  • Leave any desired Comments
  • If desired, each donation can include the processing fee (this is an optional function)

Note: Funds are NOT attached to individuals; therefore, any funds given will not be returned in the case a student withdraws or is removed from the program.