A quality, Christ-centered university education carries a high price tag. Currently 84 percent of current Biola students receive some form of Biola-granted financial assistance. President’s Circle partners help make this possible through their yearly gifts to the Biola Fund and a variety of other scholarship funds.
As friends, parents, staff, faculty, alumni, and current students, President's Circle partners support Biola through their finances and prayer, and connect more deeply with the university through special President's Circle events and communications throughout the year.
In 1980, Joel Camp enrolled at Biola College. On Parents' Day his dad and mom, Harold and Doris Camp, were introduced to Biola’s then-president, Richard Chase. Dr. Chase confided that his burden to meet the financial needs of Biola students was sometimes overwhelming.
This conversation motivated the Camps to start the President’s Circle—seven Biola families who committed to donate $1,000 per year to the Biola Scholarship Fund. Members also met with President Chase to regularly pray for the Biola community.
Today, the President’s Circle has grown to over 1,000 faithful partners who are committed to supporting Biola University both financially and through prayer for students and President Corey. Over the last three decades, the President’s Circle has contributed over $12 million to help Biola students!
“ As we aspire to position Biola as a comprehensive university known for its academic breadth and theological integration, we must also continue to seek innovative ways to keep Biola’s unique brand of biblically centered education available for qualified students who desire to study here. President's Circle members help make this possible."
Barry H. Corey, President
New partner welcome packet with appreciation gift, and yearly renewal gift
Complimentary lunch for two in Biola's cafeteria
Coffee gift card for President's Circle parent partners
Quarterly e-newsletters with campus updates, access to podcasts, and YouTube videos and bi-annual video messages from President Corey
Special President’s Circle events such as plays, concerts and sporting events, and invitations to the Biola Christmas Gala and Spring Appreciation Dinner
Access to President’s Circle gear for men and women including shirts, sweaters, jackets, caps, bags and totes available for purchase online.