Two University of Lynchburg students have been awarded entrance to the Phillips University Legacy Foundation and Leadership Development Program for 2016-2017. The undergraduate program provides leadership development and academic financial support for promising young Christian leaders pursing a liberal arts education. To qualify, recipients must have shown prior leadership in their church, vocation and community.
Legacy Scholars include Sydney Green ’19, an athletic training major from Kenbridge, Virginia, and Nyomi Tarpley ’17, a psychology major from Martinsville, Virginia.
“The applications we received this year were a highly competitive class of applicants,” stated Kelly Coker, executive director of Phillips University Legacy Foundation. “We look forward to working with them this fall at the annual Leadership Development Conference.”
Since the inception of the program in 2002, 154 students have received over $1.3 million in scholarship assistance. The Foundation also provides specialized leadership training for the Legacy Scholars at an annual four-day leadership development conference which will be held in November at Heifer International Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas.
Located in Enid, Oklahoma for 91 years, Phillips University was highly respected nationwide for its academic excellence and quality Christian education associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The mission of the Phillips University Legacy Foundation is to follow the tradition of Phillips University by providing scholarships and opportunities to educate and develop leaders who embody Christian values in their lives, service and work.
For more information about the Phillips University Legacy Scholars program contact Kelly Coker, Executive Director or Tamela Harsha, Scholarship Administrator at (580) 237-4433 or visit our website at www.pulf.org.