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Become a Friend of Music At BJU

The Division of Music depends on Friends like you to deliver transformative learning experiences for our students

When students choose to study music at BJU, they’re committing to a rigorous program permeated by a biblical worldview that emphasizes the stewardship of artistry for the glory of God and the good of others. From the classroom to the concert hall, we’re preparing students to enter ministry and marketplace as musicians on mission.

When you choose to support the Division of Music through a donation to the annual music scholarship fund, the Gustafson endowment, or the greatest need, you play a vital part in our Music at BJU community.

No matter the donation amount, we want to say thank you to our Friends of Music at BJU with recognition in select printed programs and on this site. As a Friend, you’ll also receive updates on campus events and opportunities to interact with student and guest performers.

Direct Your Gift

Division of Music General Fund: Giving to the Greatest Need

Gifts to the Division of Music General Fund help underwrite dynamic learning opportunities with artists-in-residence, professional development for faculty to strengthen our curriculum, facility and equipment upgrades, and performance tours designed to maximize experiential learning and recruit students to BJU.

Make an immediate impact: Gingery-Mack Annual Music Scholarship

Each year many deserving students audition for scholarship assistance, and we are delighted to award these funds as they are available on an annual basis. Your tax-deductible gift to the Gingery-Mack Annual Music Scholarship allows us to award merit-based scholarships to students who demonstrate strong potential to succeed musically and a heart for glorifying the Lord and serving others through their music in church ministries, schools, and other vocational careers and communities. Former BJU professors Dr. Gail Gingery, Mrs. Alice Gingery, and Mr. Warren Mack served as living examples of refined musicianship and dedicated teaching,  challenging generations of students to walk with God, serve Christ, and nurture God’s gift to the very highest level possible.

Be a part of the legacy: Endowment Giving

In June 2019 Sandy and Donna Hastie established the Dwight and Gwen Gustafson Music Scholarship Endowment to support BJU by providing music merit scholarship awards for deserving student musicians who demonstrate a strong potential in music and a commitment to cultivating, refining, and applying their musical gifts for the glory of God and the good of others. Whether you were impacted directly by the Gustafsons or simply appreciate the depth and significance of their artistic and personal ministry, we invite you to join in perpetuating the Gustafsons' legacy through a tax-deductible gift in any amount or through estate planning.

Friends of BJU Tom Stitt and Jan Kissimon established the Mary Alice Stitt Endowed Scholarship in December 2021 in memory of Mary Alice Stitt. Miss Stitt grew up in a home where God, music, and education were part of daily life. She had a servant’s heart, sharing her music with countless men and women in schools, churches, and performance halls across the U.S. Midwest during the early and mid-20th century. We invite you to support students studying percussion, piano, or strings in the Division of Music through a tax-deductible gift in any amount or through estate planning.

Gifts can be made online or by mailing a check to: 

Office of Advancement
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC 29614

Checks should be made payable to BJU, Inc. with “Friends of Music” written on the memo line. Please direct inquiries regarding this or other giving opportunities to