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Phillips University Legacy Foundation Names Legacy Scholars for 2012-2013

June 27, 2012

Phillips University Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded $55,750 in undergraduate scholarships for the 2012-2013 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 affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Sixteen recipients, known as Phillips University Legacy Scholars, were recently awarded scholarships based upon academic excellence and their potential Christian leadership abilities in their vocations and within their communities. The 2012-2013 Legacy Scholars class includes: Annaliese Baker, Chapman University; Jessica Bessner, Hiram College; Gregory Chambers, TCU; Effie Husbands, TCU; Kirstin Meyers, Eureka College; Pearl Morgan, Tougaloo College; Brian Preskitt, TCU; Emily Pulliam, TCU; Rachel Rebagay, TCU; Anna Regan, Drury University; Kellie Sebastian, TCU; Anna Stark, Drury University; Kellie Stump, Chapman University; Amanda Tatlock, Chapman University; Hannah Teague, TCU; and Mary Kate Thompson, TCU.

Since the inception of the program in 2002, 114 students have received nearly $1 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 8-11, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

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, Phillips University Legacy Foundation (580) 237-4433 or visit our website at