Local students receive scholarships for work in youth evangelism

HUNTINGTON, IN NOVEMBER 5, 1996--- The Chatlos Foundation has recently announced a grant of $10,000 to establish scholarships for students studying youth ministry at Huntington College and participating in the evangelistic programs of Youth for Christ.

The Chatlos Foundation grant states that the scholarships "will be awarded to students who have participated effectively in the evangelism-related efforts of the local Youth for Christ programs, intend to continue their affiliation, and are returning to Huntington College as sophomores, juniors, or seniors."

The Chatlos scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis in the amounts of $4,000, $2,000, and $1,000. Recipients were chosen for their evangelism-related efforts, their promise as effective youth evangelists, their financial need, and their solid academic standing as a youth ministry major or minor.

Huntington College students selected to receive the Chatlos scholarships include: · Paula Bennett, a senior youth ministries major from Keyser, West Virginia. She is the daughter of Frank and Judy Bennett. · Raeann Johnson, a junior psychology major and educational ministries minor from Monroeville, Indiana. She is the daughter of Robert and Rogena Johnson. · Aaron Crawford, a junior educational ministries major from Columbus, Ohio. He is the son of Rodger and Barbra Crawford. · Jason Horst, a sophomore youth ministries major from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania He is the son of Steve and Ellen Horst. · Linda Grafton, a junior educational ministries major from Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is the daughter of Donald and Marilyn Grafton. · Tamar Smith, a sophomore youth ministries major from Flint, Michigan. She is the daughter of Lester and Linda Smith.

"Because of the generosity of the Chatlos Foundation, there are a number of HC students who will be able to focus even greater effort on their meaningful evangelistic ministry through Youth for Christ. This not only enhances their youth ministry training, but the kingdom of God benefits as well," said Dr. David Rahn, professor of educational ministries at Huntington College.

Youth ministry is an area of academic strength at Huntington College. The College is home to the Link Institute for Faithful and Effective Youth Ministry. The Link Institute "seeks to champion cutting edge youth ministry which is thoroughly and deeply Biblical," while "making original contributions to the larger Church through research and reflection." Its mission is "to be a catalyst to the Church for the development of Biblically faithful youth ministry which is increasingly effective in our rapidly changing world."

The Chatlos Foundation, based in Longwood, Florida, provides funding for liberal arts colleges, religious causes, medical concerns, Bible colleges and seminaries, and social concerns. Priority consideration is given to program support.

Huntington College was founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. For nearly a century, Huntington College has offered high-quality academic programs "to equip men and women to impact our world for Christ." Located on a contemporary, wooded campus in Huntington, Indiana, the four-year liberal arts college offers graduate and undergraduate programs in nearly 50 academic concentrations.

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