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Phillips University Legacy Foundation Names Legacy Scholars for 2016-2017

August 22, 2016

ENID, OK – August 22, 2016 - Phillips University Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce the non-profit organization has awarded nearly $100,000 in undergraduate scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. 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 currently or historically affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) across the United States.


 



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


 


Twenty-six recipients, known as Phillips University Legacy Scholars, were recently awarded scholarships based upon academic excellence and their potential Christian leadership abilities in their vocations, their churches and within their communities.  The Legacy Scholars class includes: Peyton Archer (2nd Year Scholar, Texas Christian University, Sophomore, Child Development major from El Reno, OK ), Kinkade Barreiro (1st Year Scholar, Northwest Christian University, Freshman, undecided major from Puyallup, WA), Avery Bennett (1st Year Scholar, Chapman University, Freshman, Peace Studies major from Bartlesville, OK),  Wendon Blair (2nd Year Scholar, Jarvis Christian College, Junior, Accounting major from DeSoto, TX), Stephanie Caress (1st Year Scholar, Chapman University, Junior, Music/Strategic & Corporate Communications double major), Bethany Cheyney (1st Year Scholar, Texas Christian University, Freshman, Engineering with a Mechanical Emphasis major from Irving, TX), Madeline Clark (2nd Year Scholar, Drury University, Sophomore, Biochemistry major from Claremore, OK), Alexander Englén (3rd Year Scholar, Culver-Stockton College, Junior, Psychology/International Studies double major from Olathe, KS), Johan Englén (3rd Year Scholar, Drury University, Junior, International Political Studies major from Olathe, KS), Abigail Frings (2nd Year Scholar, Culver-Stockton College, Senior, Political Science major from Champaign, IL), John Giesen (1st Year Scholar, Eureka College, Freshman, Business Administration major from Cassville, WI), Sydney Green (1st Year Scholar, Lynchburg College, Junior, Athletic Training major from Kenbridge, VA), Macy Grimsley (1st Year Scholar, Texas Christian University, Freshman, Political Science/Social Work double major from Rogers, AR), Elijah Hack (4th Year Scholar, Transylvania University, Senior, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics/Latin American and Caribbean Studies double major from Versailles, KY), Jonathan Hatley (3rd Year Scholar, Texas Christian University, Senior, Music Education - Vocal major from Tulsa, OK), Brady Heinsoo (4th Year Scholar, Northwest Christian University, Senior, Music Industry major from Oregon City, OR), Lauren Hozdic (1st Year Scholar, Texas Christian University, Sophomore, Business major from Atlanta, TX), Brenna Jennings (2nd Year Scholar, Texas Christian University, Sophomore, Music Education – Vocal major from Longview, TX), Hannah Logsdon (4th Year Scholar, Transylvania University, Senior, History/Studio Art double major from Stamping Ground, KY), Chelsea Martin (1st Year Scholar, Texas Christian University, Freshman, Nursing major from Spring, TX), Erin Michael (1st Year Scholar, Drury University, Sophomore, Psychology major from Fort Gibson, OK), Dana Nottingham (4th Year Scholar, Texas Christian University, Senior, Political Science major from Loveland, CO), Anna Steenson (2nd Year Scholar, Drake University, Sophomore, Music/Digital Media Production double major from Des Moines, IA), Nyomi Tarpley (3rd Year Scholar, Lynchburg College, Senior, Psychology major from Martinsville, VA), Erica Underwood (1st Year Scholar, Barton College, Freshman, Deaf Education/Special Education double major from Fayetteville, NC) and Graham Watson, (2nd Year Scholar, Texas Christian University, Sophomore, Religion and Business double major from Abilene, TX).


 


Since the inception of the program in 2002, 154 students have received over $1.3 million in scholarship assistance. The Foundation also provides specialized leadership training for the Legacy Scholars at an annual four-day leadership development conference which will be held from November 10-13, 2016 at the Heifer International Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas.


 


For 91 years Phillips University, located in Enid, OK, was highly respected nationwide for its academic excellence and quality Christian education associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). 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. 


 


For more information about the Phillips University Legacy Scholars program contact Kelly Coker, Executive Director or Tamela Harsha, Scholarship Administrator at (580) 237-4433, email scholarships@pulf.org or visit our website at www.pulf.org. To donate securely online go to https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/pulf.​​