BJU Division of Music receives $1 million gift to create endowment

April 12, 2023

The Bob Jones University Division of Music announced a $1 million gift to begin and fund the Robert O. Jones and Mary B. Jones Scholarship Fund. This endowed fund will support music scholarships for students studying music at BJU.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of friends who share our vision for preparing Christian musicians for careers in the ministry and marketplace,” said Dr. Michael Moore, chair of the BJU Division of Music. “This is truly a transformative gift that will make an impact now and for generations of students to come.”

Moore says the gift is the largest in the history of the division. Since assuming the role of chair of the Division of Music in 2018, he has also overseen the establishment of the Dwight and Gwen Gustafson Music Scholarship Endowment, the Mary Alice Stitt Endowed Scholarship, and the Patron of the Arts Annual Music Scholarship. Since that time, over 100 students have received music scholarships.

This year the Division of Music also announced the formation of Friends of Music at BJU to recognize those who are giving towards scholarships or other needs in the division.