Alumni Board awards scholarships
June 3, 2009
The Alumni Board has awarded student scholarships for the upcoming academic year. The undergraduates, sharing a total of $12,500 in financial aid, are Kristopher Cox (Bend, Ore.), health science; Anna Cunningham (Salem, Ore.), music; Mitchell Emmert (Salem, Ore.), business administration; Tiffany Goodall (Salem, Ore.), ministry; Katie Hunsucker (Polson, Mont.), health science; Melissa L’Heureux (Salem, Ore.), business administration; and Rick Saffeels (Salem, Ore.), education.
Scholarship candidates must be upcoming juniors or seniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, show exemplary Christian character and leadership ability, and submit application essays. The essays communicate the candidate’s involvement at Corban, in their church, and in the community; as well as express how Corban has impacted the candidate and what his or her goals are following graduation. Individual awards were decided on the criteria of financial need.
The top group was chosen from at least 60 applications, says Director of Alumni Services, Deleen Wills. The Alumni Board conducted interviews with these semifinalists last February.
Wills says, “The Alumni Board loves coming and meeting the students. They are always impressed with the students’ sense of purpose for serving and making a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.”
The 2009-10 recipients are all upcoming seniors. The Alumni Board recognized them with a large, representative check at the closing chapel service of this academic year.
The Alumni Board, whose grassroots was a group of volunteers joining to promote alumni relations, has been awarding student scholarships since 1996. Last October, they hosted a first-time scholarship luncheon at Mission Mill. Almost 90 guests, including Mayor Janet Taylor and community leader Dick Withnell, attended the fundraiser. Proceeds directly financed the 2009-10 student scholarships.