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September 15, 2014

Phillips University Legacy Foundation has awarded $85,000 in scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year to 22 undergraduate students.

The Legacy Scholars program grants annual awards of up to $5,000 to full-time undergraduate students pursuing a liberal arts education at any of the 17 colleges or universities affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

“The Phillips University Legacy Foundation Scholarship and Leadership Training Program strives to support talented young people by nurturing their dreams, cultivating their talent, and inspiring leadership growth,” said Kelly Coker, Executive Director. “We look forward to working with this amazing group of young people in further developing the leadership skills they need to be the Christian leaders of tomorrow.”

Scholarship recipients are: Annaliese Baker, Chapman University junior from Austin, Texas; Jessica Bessner, Hiram College junior from Parma Heights, Ohio; Alexander Englén, Culver-Stockton College freshman from Olathe, Kan.; Johan Englén, Drury University freshman from Olathe, Kan.; Elijah Hack, Transylvania University sophomore from Versailles, Ky.; Jonathan Hatley, Texas Christian University sophomore from Tulsa, OK; Brady Heinsoo, Northwest Christian University sophomore from Oregon City, Ore; Sabrie Howell, Texas Christian University senior from Flower Mound, Texas; Effie Husbands, Texas Christian University senior from New Braunfels, Texas; Hannah Logsdon, Transylvania University sophomore from Stamping Ground, Ky.

Also, Daniel Martin, Transylvania University sophomore from Florence, Ky.; Emily Martin, Transylvania University senior from Florence, Ky.; Kirstin Meyers, Eureka College junior from Seymour, Ind.; Madelyn Molinar, Texas Christian University sophomore from Arlington, Texas; Dana Nottingham, Texas Christian University sophomore from Loveland, Colo.; Emily Pulliam, Texas Christian University junior from Tyler, Texas; Rachel Rebagay, Texas Christian University senior from Houston, Texas; Roslyn Rogers, Barton College junior from Wilson, NC; Madison Ruge, Drake University sophomore from Bettendorf, Iowa; Anna Stark, Drury University junior from Duncan, OK; Nyomi Tarpley, Lynchburg College freshman from Martinsville, Va.; and Amanda Tatlock, Chapman University senior from Albuquerque, NM.

Since the inception of the program began in 2002, 136 students have received more than $1.1 million in scholarship assistance as well as leadership training at an annual four-day leadership conference. This year’s conference will be Nov. 6-9 at Falls Creek Conference Center near Davis.

The mission of the Phillips University Legacy Foundation is to follow the tradition of Phillips University by providing scholarships and opportunities to educate and develop leaders who embody Christian values in their lives, service and work.