Christian college to offer free education to victims of sex trafficking

by  |  published on October 24, 2014

A California Christian college is giving victims of sex trafficking the chance to get a free college education.

Point Loma Nazarene University, based in San Diego, is launching a crowdfunding campaign this month with the goal of raising $40,000 in 40 days for the new scholarship fund, called Beauty for Ashes, The College Fix reported.

An online donation page is also being set up so that funds can be raised throughout the year. Named after a verse in the book of Isaiah, Beauty for Ashes is intended to pay for one victim to attend the school each year, according to the website. Tuition at the university is $30,800 per year, plus $9,600 for room and board.

The scholarship appears to be the first of its kind in the country, according to The College Fix.