It has been said that it is better to give than to receive. You give, and it will come back to you in greater measure than you gave. Well, this is not the reason for giving, to have it come back but giving should come from the heart. If you have enough and even more than enough, you should think about giving to help those who don’t have any. There are many other reasons to give in addition to the moral reason and most of these reasons will help you in one way or the other. You find that there are so many charities in the world today and as much as most of the giving is out of goodwill, some of it is very strategic in terms of business. Here are benefits of donating to a non-profit foundation offering scholarships.
One of the most rewarding reasons to donate is giving a student a chance to a brighter future. There are many students from low-income homes that don’t have any hope for a bright future. This is because they only go to schools that their parents can afford. These schools might not be the best fit for them but there is nothing they can do about it. You find that even though the students are brilliant, they might be underperforming because they are not motivated to do any better. If they get a chance to go to a better school, you find that they shine more than anyone could have imagined.
Graduating from school is not guaranteed for most of these low-income students in public schools. You find that most of them will remain in the public schools for a long time without being able to graduate. This could be because they cannot afford to go to college and see no need to work hard in high school. When scholarships are given to them, you find that graduation rates increase significantly and you find that a high percentage of students graduate into college.
Public schools have been seen in a negative eye for a long time. History has shown that there isn’t much achievement from these schools. The obvious reason for this is that these kids don’t see the need to work hard because they know they won’t go to college anyway. You find that when scholarships are promised to students like these, they will work harder and performance in these schools improves significantly.
Last but not least, you get personal satisfaction from donating and seeing students benefit from what you give. Well, as much as it is believed that giving is the right thing to do, you will get so much gratification from doing this. Earning lots of money might not be enough for you because you feel like you should be doing something more. This is ‘the something’ more that you should be doing to make you happier. It has been found that if you spend money on other people, you will be happier than when
you spend your own money on yourself.