The following fund program has been established through generous gifts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from private donors to assist members in their educational pursuits. Although this fund is not a part of the Perpetual Education Fund program, at the direction of the Church's First Presidency, the Perpetual Education Fund is assisting in the administration of the Yount Loan Fund with its two programs: the Yount Program for Educational Advancement and the Yount International Student Loan Program.
The Yount Program for Educational Advancement promotes and supports the educational advancement of members of the LDS Church in selected areas and populations.
Participants begin the program with the Yount Seminar and end the program after they have finished post-secondary school and obtained employment. During the seminar phase, participants clarify or validate a chosen career, learn how to prepare for it, and select the right school.
They are then helped to find the needed financial aid and to learn the secrets of school success, including networking and positioning for follow-on employment while still in school. Participants are tracked and supported by their stake and ward educational advancement specialists throughout the process. Mentors are provided. The financial aid part of the program has worthiness, need, and age requirements, and is limited by its budget based on income from the Yount Fund.
For additional information go the Yount Program website by clicking on the link below, or contact Richard Maxfield at firstname.lastname@example.org. For assistance with applications or loan payments, contact Kathryn Paxman at email@example.com (telephone 801-240-0561; toll free from US and Canada 800-453-3860, ext. 2-0561).
The Yount International Student Loan Program (formerly called Wilkinson Loan Fund) provides loans to non-US and non-Canadian citizens who are pursuing an education at a university or college in the United States. The eligibility requirements include the following:
If you would like more information, please contact Charlene Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org (telephone 801-240-8584; toll free from US and Canada 800-453-3860, ext. 2-8584).