Micah 6:8 Scholarship Grows with Generous Gifts

by Jennifer Taggart, Public Relations Writer

A scholarship for business students at Cedarville University received a significant boost with the successful completion of a fundraising campaign that netted $110,000 for the Micah 6:8 scholarship. This endowed scholarship will help 15 current business students with their college expenses as they pursue being strong, Christ-centered leaders in their profession.

In the campaign, which concluded December 31, gifts from university employees and various donors reached $60,000—more than enough to activate a $50,000 challenge grant from an anonymous donor. One of the final gifts was a $5,000 contribution from Diamond Hill Capital Management of Columbus.

The goal of the scholarship, according to Retired Lt. Gen. Loren Reno, dean of the school of business administration, is to provide every student majoring in business with a $1,000 annual scholarship to help them reduce college debt.

“Donors who have provided generous gifts are making it possible to endow this scholarship and to grow the number we award each year,” Reno said. The school of business administration chooses students for the scholarship based on need, academic performance, leadership, internships and ministry.

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.