by Mark D. Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations

For the first time in Cedarville University history, the Rev. James D. Parker Sr. “Young Leader Scholarship” will be awarded. The inaugural recipient, Koinonia Strong from Kansas City, Missouri, will enroll in the fall and is expected to major in psychology.

The scholarship is coordinated through the university’s office of intercultural leadership in partnership with the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association (FBFA). The scholarship is a full-tuition award and is renewable for up to four years as long as the recipient meets the academic requirements. 

“We are thankful for the work of the FBFA and we seek to encourage the local church to engage their students in leadership” says Greg Dyson, director of intercultural leadership at Cedarville. “When they do, we truly are seeking those students to join us for the next step in their Spiritual development.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.