SCU Offering Scholarship to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

BETHANY, Okla. – Southwestern Christian University is announcing special “storm relief” need-based scholarships for individuals who have been impacted by the recent tornadoes. The university is offering one-year, full-tuition scholarships for first-time students who have been verifiably impacted by the storm.

The purpose of the scholarships is to assist students who have suffered financial hardship as a result of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma on May 19th and 20th. According to University President, Dr. Ed Huckeby, this is an opportunity for those whose lives were disrupted by these storms to defray their college costs.

“We feel this is not only the right thing to do, but is also the type of gesture that exemplifies Southwestern Christian University’s ‘scholarship, spirit and service’ mantra,” said Dr. Huckeby. “We are excited about the opportunity to have a positive impact on this tragic situation.”

The scholarship would cover the school year beginning in August of 2013 and ending in May of 2014 and will be available to qualifying high schools seniors who are graduating this Spring as well as adults looking to begin their college education.

For information about applying for these scholarships, contact University Provost Reggies Wenyika at 405-789-7661.

Additionally, in collaboration with Disaster Relief USA, SCU is providing temporary housing for storm victims, as well as for DRUSA Mobile Kitchen team members from around the country who will be providing meals for the Moore storm victims and relief workers. Storm victims interested in more information about temporary housing should contact the DRUSA office at 405-792-7132.