Texting for Scholarships
Make Donations to Scholarships by Texting
Vista Scholarship Dollars,
a new mobile giving campaign to benefit deserving
students in need through general scholarships to NVC through the Alamo Colleges
Anyone with a
cell phone can now send a $10 donation for NVC scholarships by texting VISTA to
20222. Donors can give multiple times a month depending on your carrier.
Donations are tax deductible, and pledges are billed through their monthly cell
phone bill. Messaging and data rates may apply. To confirm your donation, you must reply with the word "YES" after you get a short message from your wireless provider regarding your donation.
Another way to give is by calling (210) 547-9722. You will get a text message asking you to reply with the word "YES" to confirm your $10 donation.
contributing who would like additional information about the college may add a
space after texting “VISTA”, then add their name and email address as part of
the text message.
“We are thrilled
that supporting scholarships for NVC students seeking a college education can
be as easy as sending a text message,” says Dr. Jackie Claunch, president of
NVC. More than 67% of the students at NVC receive financial aid and/or
scholarships, so the need for financial support for students and their families
is critical. This campaign is such a convenient way to help, she added.
Vista College text giving program in cooperation with the Alamo Colleges
Foundation is certified by the Mobile Giving Foundation and is administered
through Give by Cell.
About Give by Cell
Give by Cell is
one of a select group of approved providers of mobile giving technology,
licensed by the Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF) to provide text message
donation services. The company provides qualifying nonprofits with services to
capture text message donations and reach a new generation of first-time
donors. Give by Cell is a division of Guide by Cell Inc., the world’s
largest provider of mobile technologies to nonprofits and cultural
institutions. Services include cell phone audio tours, text
message services, iPhone and Smartphone applications mobile web,
and mobile training. For further information,
About Mobile Giving Foundation:
Giving Foundation (MGF) was founded in 2007 to create a “mobile giving channel”
that empowers non-profit organizations and donors. Working with North America’s
top mobile carriers, the MGF enables the mobile channel for charitable giving
by providing the organizational layer, operational guidelines and technical
infrastructure for non‑profit organizations and donors to use the incredible
power and convenience of mobile technology. The "Mobile Giving
Channel" gives wireless users a simple and immediate way to receive and
respond to appeals from worthy causes with the donation charged back to the
carrier bill and 100% of the donation going to the designated charity. For
further information, refer to the MGF Web site at
information can be accessed through
A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your
mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. User must be age 18 or older or have
parental permission to participate. By texting YES, the user agrees to the
terms and conditions. All charges are billed by and payable to your
mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are
collected for the benefit of Northwest Vista College through the Alamo Colleges
Foundation by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at
. Message & Data Rates May Apply. You can
unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP
to short code 20222, Text HELP to 20222 for help.