A new "Servant Leadership" scholarship has been established, it was announced at the October Malone Board of Trustees Meetings. The scholarship was created to recognize and provide financial assistance to students who exemplify Malone's mission statements and have consistently engaged in volunteer service during their time at Malone University, especially those who have provided leadership to others.
"We're so grateful for this generous gift and the support it will provide to students who exemplify student leadership," said Vice President for Advancement Barbara Beuscher.
The announcement at the Board of Trustees dinner was preceded by a reflection from Provost D. Nathan Phinney on a passage from 1 Samuel, particularly verse 12, which reads, "Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen and named it Ebenezer, saying, 'Thus far the Lord has helped us.'"
"This verse has special meaning to the anonymous donor couple," said Beuscher. "They feel God has provided for them in all situations and they feel that God has laid it upon their hearts to support Malone in a way that amplifies our mission and foundational principles."
The award is meant to encourage and reward volunteer work, thus providing financial assistance that will give recipients the flexibility to continue their service in lieu of having to obtain financial support via part-time or full-time outside employment.
An endowment of $25,000 has been established, and the first recipient will be selected this spring. The couple - members of the board of trustees - hopes to grow the endowment with gifts from like-minded others.