While an increasing number of individuals are interested in obtaining a college education, students are currently graduating with the highest percentage of debt recorded. These facts may too often discourage many potential students, leading them to either drop out or to never pursue advanced degrees. The Department of Social Assistance has seen the need to support the students that are also devoted in the advancement of the church.
The significance of higher education extends far beyond monetary value, moving the department to provide students with opportunities to attain their educational goals. For this reason, the Department of Social Assistance sought to utilize the A.C. Nava Trust Fund to provide financial assistance through annual scholarships. These are awarded to members of the Apostolic Assembly who are currently full-time students seeking to complete a college education.