Endowed Scholarship
Family Bios

Each year students are selected by the faculty in the Arts & Sciences and the Bible & Ministry
divisions to represent those who have given to this fund. Students are rewarded with a perpetual
plaque and a medallion that they wear at graduation as an Endowed Scholar.

To underwrite the Endowed Scholar Program, a gift of $20,000 is required. This amount can be
increased yearly upon the request of the donor. The Endowed Scholar Award is granted for one
year for every $2,000 contributed.

Names of those currently underwriting the Endowed Scholar Award program are:

  • Albertson Endowment
  • Connor Endowment
  • David and Ruth Smitherman Endowment
  • Eva Ellis Endowment
  • Faye Wheeler Endowment
  • Fred and Esther Johnson Endowment
  • Merle Roe Endowment
  • Robert Storms Endowment
  • Rocky Mountain Yearly Meeting Endowment
  • Scott Clark Endowment
  • Stan and Tracy Stark Endowment
  • Zimmerman Endowment

To find out more about the Endowed Scholar Award, please contact Mark Miller by phone
(620.862.5252) or email.


Ezra and Loretta Zimmerman were honored by their children when they established an endowment in their names. The Zimmermans were a close-knit family and one that always enjoyed helping out in the various ministries. The children were taught to let their actions reflect their father’s ministry, and were careful not to hinder that. Their life was not always an easy one, but God provided for their needs. The Zimmermans were taken from the family by an untimely death when they were killed in a car accident in 1963 near Partridge, KS. Mr. Zimmerman and a daughter, Glenda, graduated from the college. Recipients of this scholarship must show leadership potential, maintain a GPA of 2.5, have a financial need, and exhibit Christian attitude and example.

Scott T. Clark

Scott T. Clark was the first president of the college. His endowment was funded by his daughter and son-in-law Lucy and Alvin Anderson. Over a period of years, the Andersons build up the value of the endowments by signing over to the college various stocks and securities they owned. Scott T. presided over the presidency for the first 18 years of the college’s existence. Prior to being president, Scott T. Clark served as Bible instructor at Friends University. Scott presided over changing the name of the college from Kansas Central Bible Training School to Friends Bible College and was able to get the State of Kansas to accredit the Junior College on campus in 1930. Scott and Grace had 8 children, all of whom graduated from Friends Bible College.

The Rocky Mountain Yearly Meeting Endowment

The Rocky Mountain Yearly Meeting Endowment was started by a fund when the YM received funds from the closure of the Empire Friends Meeting in South Dakota. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Morovits signed many of the official documents. Another individual who was highly involved with this transaction was Daryld Williamson, a member of the Empire Friends Meeting. Daryl and Mildred had six children, all of whom attended Friends Bible College. Recipients of this scholarship must be in good standing in a RMYM church, complete government financial aid forms, carry a minimum of 12 hours, maintain a 2.5 GPA, maintain a Christian attitude on campus and community and be in good standing with policies of the college.

Lucy Anderson Endowment

The Lucy Anderson Endowment was established in 2015 when Alvin Anderson’s (her husband) estate was given as a memorial
endowment in her honor. Lucy is the daughter of the first college president, Scott T. Clark, and a twin sister to the highly acclaimed Roy Clark. She served on the faculty of Malone College with her husband, during which time they traveled to South America and set up The Friends Mission work there under the sponsorship of Eastern Region Yearly Meeting. During their years at Malone, she and Alvin took a sabbatical leave, during which they taught at Friends Bible College.

Benjamin & Anna Albertson

Benjamin and Anna Albertson’s dream of a Quaker community came to fruition with the founding of Haviland in 1886. From the beginning, education for young people was an integral part of their dream and a vital part of the community. 137 years later, the descendants of the Albertsons have this same interest in education and remain involved with the college. The Albertsons were among the founding fathers of the college and the city of Haviland. One of their descendants, Eloise Fankhauser, was the wife of Maurice Chandler who was president of the college in from 1998-2003.

The Fred & Esther Johnson Endowment

The Fred and Esther Johnson Endowment was established in 1999 by the receipt of the Fred R. and Esther M. Johnson Charitable Memorial Trust. Fred and Esther attended FBC in the forties. After graduating from FBC and getting married they
attended seminary so Fred could earn his ministry credentials. Following that, Fred pastored several Free Methodist churches. In 1966, Stanley Brown, FBC president, employed Fred as a Bible teacher at the college. Fred continued teaching until his retirement from Barclay College in 1992. The recipient of this scholarship should be a child of a pastor, one-parent family, missionary family, or a church vocation-missionary. They must also maintain a B average, sophomore or above full-time, friendly, dependable, and trustworthy.

Eva Ellis

The Eva Ellis Endowment was funded by her account, managed by KA Keating and Associates and now through the South Central Community Foundation. She planned ahead of her passing to have these funds given to the college. Howard & Eva Ellis, owned the Haviland Telephone Company, and their son Robert Ellis served the city as mayor for many years and actively supports the college. Eva lived her entire life in Haviland, and was a very proper and highly respected lady.

Faye Wheeler Ministerial Memorial Scholarship

The Faye Wheeler Ministerial Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is a ministry student. A GPA of 3.00
is required and financial need is a requirement. The recipient must exhibit a Christian attitude and example. Faye Wheeler was a Friends’ minister and pastored Friends Churches in Oklahoma and Kansas.

Stan & Tracey Endowment

The Stan and Tracey Endowment honors the Haviland Co-ops manager and his wife. Stan and Tracey moved to Haviland when he accepted the managerial position at AG & Grain Alliance. Upon arriving in the area Stan became involved with Barclay College and became a board member of the college soon after he arrived here.

Robert Storms

Robert Storms was a Friends pastor who ministered at several Friends churches. Robert graduated from Friends Bible College and his family wanted to honor him by giving his estate to the college to help others go into the ministry. Robert and his wife, Irene, continued to support the college financially until the end of his life.

Merle & Ruth Roe Endowment

The Merle and Ruth Roe Endowment was set up by North Branch Friends Church, Merle’s home church. By the time Merle attended Friends Bible College in 1930, he and Ruth were married. As he studied to be a minister, his auctioneer voice was very much a part of his delivery. Merle was known for his evangelistic sermons and held revivals at churches throughout Kansas and Colorado. An untold number of people bowed at an altar of prayer during Merle’s ministry. The uniqueness of his auctioneer preaching style was known to people throughout the Midwest. When he gave the scripture, Merle never looked at the Bible, because every scripture, no matter how long it was, was quoted from memory. Merle and Ruth set up a scholarship for ministerial students at the college who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

David & Ruth Smitherman

The David and Ruth Smitherman endowment was started by a gift from their Unitrust. David and Ruth met at Friends Bible College. She came to school from Northbranch, KS and he was a Haviland boy. After marriage they resided in Haviland where David started a television company. The company grew and he became quite successful. Much of the endowment came from the cable television system that David started. David and Ruth had three children, all of whom attended Friends Bible College. The recipient of this scholarship must maintain GPA of 2.5, and be preparing for ministry or missions.

21-22 Endowed
Scholarship Recipients

Class: Senior
Major: Bible Theology
Hometown: Greenleaf, ID
Home Church: Greenleaf Friends

Ariel Coleman

Ariel Coleman was selected as the David and Ruth Smitherman Endowed Scholar for 2021-2022. Ariel learned about Barclay because many of her family have attended in the past including her parents, Gordon and Melina Coleman. In relationship to the impact Barclay is having on her, Ariel say, “God continues to work through Barclay and every year is drastically different because of the different lessons I’m learning. I love the people around me, I love my classes, and I love feeling like God is guiding me into the person I need to be.” Her extracurricular activities include the Chapel Planning Team, theatre, and in the past, worship teams. She completed her Christian Service hours by volunteering at Youth Core in Greensburg. The Full-Tuition Scholarship has been the only reason she can go to college right now without waiting until later in life when she would be financially able to afford this expense. Ariel’s favorite Bible verses is: 1 Corinthians 4:20 “For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.” and 1 John 3:18 “Little children, let us not love in word or talk, but in deed and in truth.” Vocational plans are unknown at this time as Ariel goes where God puts her and does her best to live in the present. Relying on God’s leading, she is trusting Him to reveal His plan for her life.

Class: Senior
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Norwich, Kansas
Home Church: Argonia Friends

Hunter Fitch

Hunter Fitch was selected as the Rocky Mountain Yearly Meeting Endowed Scholar for 2021-2022. Hunter grew up hearing about Barclay from his parents and grandparents who attended Barclay. Hunter has met new people from around the country and even the globe and has made some fond and memorable memories and close friends here. He has also really grown in his faith and walk with Christ through the community and classes. Hunter’s involvement with extracurricular activities has centered primarily on soccer and STUGO (student government). Christian Service hours have been spent with Youth Core in Greensburg, and serving as family group leader. The Full-Tuition Scholarship has given Hunter a chance to go to college and afford to go into little to no debt compared to other colleges. It has made the stress about being able to afford college a lot less and allowed him to enjoy hanging out with his friends more. His favorite Bible verse is I Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply; because love covers over a multitude of sins.” Hunter has not made any set plans for the future yet. He knows he wants to go into finance or accounting, but remains open to whatever doors that God opens up for him.

Class: Senior
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Okinawa, Japan
Home Church: Hanson Base Chapel

Cassie Frazier

Cassie Frazier was selected as the Fred and Esther Johnson Endowed Scholar for 2021-2022. Cassie’s father had searched for information about inexpensive Christian colleges and when word came to them about the billboard advertising the full tuition scholarship they looked up the Mission Statement and Statement of Faith and liked everything they read. Cassie appreciates the small class sizes and her professors. Last semester, she went on Choir tour during fall break where they sang at different churches in Kansas, Colorado, and Idaho and did volunteer work. Cassie enjoys living in such a small community, and finds it easy to get to know people. She holds down three different jobs in addition to her studies; she works at the Welcome Center, the Admissions office and substitute teaches to get experience in the classroom before she graduates. Cassie has enjoyed participation in our theatre productions: “Much Ado About Nothing”, “Mary Poppins”, “Newsies”, and “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.” In shows where she was busy or could not get a speaking part, she made sure to be involved heavily backstage, which she enjoyed immensely. Christian Service hours have included volunteering with an after-school activity in Greensburg, running sound and slides for chapel and even changed a car battery for someone. Recently Cassie has been serving as a Family Group Leader for Chapel on Thursdays. The Full-Tuition Scholarship has meant that Cassie can attend a Christian college without going into debt. Because her parents are missionaries, she is paying for college on her own. Her scholarship means that she will be able to share the love of Christ with children that need to feel God’s love. Her favorite Bible verse is Matthew 6: 19-21 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Cassie says: “God has not informed me yet where I will teach, if it will be internationally or not. I am looking forward to getting into my classroom and meeting new people.”

Class: Junior
Major: Sports & Recreation Ministry
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Home Church: Fairview Methodist

Davion Knight

Davion Knight was selected as the Robert Storms Endowed Scholar for 2021-2022. He discovered Barclay College while on a college tour that traveled from Oklahoma to Kansas to Colorado. Out of all the schools he toured, he decided to come to Barclay. Davion recommends Barclay College and believes others would enjoy the small college experience that allows one to grow and mature physically, mentally and spiritually. Davion kept busy as member of the men’s basketball team, serving as a family group leader and completed his Christian service hours volunteering his time at Haviland Friends Church with Faithweavers on Wednesday evenings. On the basketball court Davion has the reputation of being one of those guys that players love to play with and hate to play against. He brings fun back to the game while also being incredibly good at it. This season he eclipsed 1000 career points, earned 2nd team all-conference, and 3rd team all-region. The full tuition scholarship has blessed Davion with an opportunity to move along with his studies in college without worrying too much about the finances it would take to pay for school. It has really released some weight off of his shoulders. Davion’s favorite Bible verse is: Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?” Davion’s hopes to become a coach in baseball or basketball, the two sports he has real a passion for. Ideally, if he could start his coaching career at the middle school level he feels he can have a positive impact on kid’s lives.

Class: Senior
Major: Business Administration / Worship Arts
Hometown: Moran, KS
Home Church: Hope Chapel

Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson was selected as the Zimmerman Endowed Scholar for 2021-2022. Liz heard about Barclay college through her parents and siblings who all graduated from Barclay. Her main extra-curricular activities have centered around our theatre productions: Mary Poppins, Newsies, and All Together Now. Liz also is part of a band that leads worship in chapel. She keeps busy through choir singing engagements and leading Family Groups. She also has served at the food bank in Greensburg a few times. The Full-Tuition Scholarship has made it possible for her to attend college at a reasonable price. Liz says, “When I was in high school, I had decided that I would not attend college until I had enough money to avoid going into debt. I am almost through my third year at Barclay College, I have not yet had to take out any student loans. I have a high chance of being able to graduate college with a double major without having to go into debt, which is a HUGE blessing in my life. I will be able to start the next part of my journey without having to worry about paying off my debt, meaning that I can more easily be involved in different ministries right out of college.” Liz’s favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Also all of Psalms 91). There are many different vocational possibilities open to her because there are so many fields she could go into with her business administration degree. She hopes to be able to both help lead worship at a church as well as go into some endeavor in the business field. Some fields that interest her are finance, management, or possibly starting her own business in the future.

Class: Junior
Major: Biblical Studies
Hometown: Beaverton, OR
Home Church: City’s Edge

Grant Banham

Grant Banham was selected as the Connor Endowed Scholar for 2021-2022. Barclay was recommended to him by current student Caleb Donathan and alumnus Bradley Metcalfe. For several years Grant had strongly desired to attend a Bible college and earn a degree, and only recently has his life been blessed with the time and opportunity to pursue one. Grant says: “Barclay has a surprisingly excellent online program that has thoroughly impressed me. The teachers have all been spectacular, providing plenty of feedback and social engagement that makes me feel right at home. So far I have loved the classwork and studies I’ve been a part of, and it has helped me solidify my desire to pursue a master’s program further down the road.” Grant is active in his home church and community as a youth leader who runs multiple bible study and devotional groups as well as works alongside the other leaders in the day-to-day ministry and organization of the church. He also enjoys playing the piano and guitar, or running board game nights for his friends and family. Christian service is dedicated to the ministries that take place at Twin Rocks Friends Camp in Rockaway, Oregon as camp counselor and Bible teacher. Grant also serves through the NW Yearly Meeting on the Board of Youth and Young Adults. Grant’s favorite Bible verse is: Romans 3:21-25 “But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Grant’s role and responsibilities within his home church is constantly growing. Through God’s leading, Grant is experiencing spiritual maturity through Barclay College, equipping him to begin to take on the ministry God has put in front of him.

Class: Junior
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Whitewater, KS

Hannah Wallace

Hannah Wallace was selected as the Albertson Endowed Scholar for 2021-2022. Hannah learned about Barclay College from a teacher that her mom works with. Barclay has been a game changer for her life, her heart, and spiritual journey. Hannah says. “I was not expecting the sense of family that I’ve received while attending and have gained a whole new family while here! My only regret is that I didn’t know about Barclay sooner in my life.” When not working full-time or managing her studies as an online student, Hannah is usually in her community volunteering. That includes helping repaint a house, moving a person to a new home and helping gather donations for those in need. Additionally, she has helped with donations to the Emergency Children’s Shelter and continues to help advocate for the shelter’s needs. Hannah’s favorite Bible verse is Job 22: 21-22: “Submit to God and be at peace with Him; in this way prosperity will come to you. Accept instruction from His mouth and lay up His words in your heart.” Barclay has guided her plans to serve the Lord with all that she has. Her degree will allow her to not only aid those seeking psychological help, but also allow her to offer spiritual guidance as well. Hannah says. “My teachers have been shining examples of what it looks like to be amazing spiritual leaders and I can only pray to be half the leaders that they are.”

Class: Senior
Major: Psychology/Family Studies
Hometown: Whittier, California
Home Church: Granada Heights Friends

Kathrine Rodriguez

Kathrine Rodriguez was selected as the Scott Clark Endowed Scholar for 2021-2022. Kathrine first learned about Barclay when her father told her about it after looking for affordable Christian colleges. When God opened the door for her mom to buy a house only a four-minute walk from campus, she knew this was where she was meant to go.

Kathrine describes her experience at Barclay College as amazing. She says, “God has been so evident here. Even through the tough moments, He still sends a reminder that He is there with me.” Being a part of the choir has been a wonderful experience that truly feels like a family to Kathrine. Christian Service hours have been earned primarily by writing thank you notes to donors. Helping out her home church over the summer is another thing she loves doing; and most recently, she has helped with the concession stand during the play.

The Full-Tuition Scholarship has meant so much to her and her family. It is a relief and a blessing to know that there are people who love and believe enough in the students that attend Barclay College to help them out financially.

Kathrine’s favorite Bible verse is Psalms 40:1-2, “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock.”

Kathrine plans to earn her master’s in psychology in order to practice clinical psychology. She is especially interested in working with the elderly. Of course, she hopes He leads her wherever He wants her and to whatever God wants her to do.

Class: Senior
Major: Pastoral Ministry
Hometown: Maize, Kansas
Home Church: Central Community

Mason Smith

Mason Smith has been selected as the Merle Roe Endowed Scholar for 2021-2022. Mason learned about Barclay College from Dave Robinson who told him to look into it since he was wanting to be a pastor. Mason has had a great experience at Barclay. The wide variety of denominations and beliefs helped him to think about theological ideas from a different perspective. The instruction in the classroom was also good, with a number of the professors who currently or recently pastored churches which provided practical advice for ministry.

Mason dedicated his Christian service hours to volunteering at his home church in the children’s ministry. The Full-Tuition Scholarship meant that he could go to school and reasonably pay for a semester without amassing a large amount of debt. This benefit means that he can more comfortably move into ministry after college.

Mason’s favorite Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 8:1-3, “We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes one conceited, but love edifies people. If anyone thinks that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know; but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him.” 

Mason plans to pursue a master’s degree in Spiritual Formation, then hopefully will get an associate pastor position while he learns more in ministry. His end goal is to be able to teach while also serving as a congregational care pastor.


Class: Senior
Major: Bible/Theology
Hometown: Swayzee, Indiana
Home Church: Back Creek Friends

Sarah Fitch

Sarah Fitch was selected as the Eva Ellis Endowed Scholar for 2021-2022. Sarah learned about Barclay College through Kaleo Academy during her junior year of high school. When Sarah talks about her experiences at Barclay she says, “Barclay College has changed my life in more ways than I can explain. The professors who invested in me, classes focused on drawing me closer to the Lord, and a community of believers supporting me every step of the way has made me who I am today. I never would have dreamed of my college years being so challenging and beautiful all at the same time. It’s a place I will hold dearly forever.” 

She has participated in Student Government and the theatre program as well as serving as student chaplain. Her Christian Service hours were completed through serving as a family group leader and helping out at Haviland Friends youth group for a time. The Full Tuition scholarship gave Sarah the opportunity to continue her education despite financial hardships within her family. In addition, she was able to enjoy years at Barclay and dedicate herself to building relationships and pursuing her education rather than worrying about her finances.

Sarah’s favorite Bible verse is Zephaniah 3:17, “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you; but will rejoice over you with singing.” Sarah, in response to the Lord’s leading, is planning a career in the pastorate.


Class: Senior
Major: Bible/Theology
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Home Church: NewSpring

Savannah Read

Savannah Read was selected as the Faye Wheeler Endowed Scholar for 2021-2022.  Savannah learned about Barclay through an acquaintance in high school. She has been stretched both academically and socially and made some of the best friends she has ever had at Barclay. These new relationships are soul-friends who have anchored her in the Lord and love her despite any flaws. God has humbled her through experiences at Barclay by teaching her what it means to trust Him when she cannot see what may come next. Savannah says: “I have learned to rely on God in a new and fresh way. My theology has been challenged and strengthened as I have learned about higher criticism and exegesis. Being equipped for ministry through education in theology has been incredibly meaningful to me as a woman called to serve. I know that I cannot go to any Christian institution and be respected and equipped for ministry as a woman.”

Savannah stays busy with viola lessons, a performance at the Fall Recital and participation in softball intramurals. She loves supporting her friends by ushering at the theater productions and also serves as a family group leader. Christian Service hours have been completed at NewSpring and Vima churches in Wichita working with youth and children. The Full Tuition Scholarship has been an immense blessing, allowing Savannah to get a quality Christian education in theology and Bible for a fraction of the cost. The uniqueness of this scholarship is that the blessing will not end at graduation, but will continue to impact her future as she pursues a vocation in ministry.

Her favorite Bible verse is I Corinthians 13:12. “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” Potential vocational possibilities include various pastoral roles, chaplaincy, or non-profit work.

Class: Senior
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Kinsley, Kansas
Home Church: United Methodist

Susan Andersen

Susan Andersen was selected as the Stan Stark Endowed Scholar for 2021-2022. Susan’s sister Megan came to Barclay a year before her, and she recommended the college to her. The Free Tuition Scholarship made Barclay College a better choice than the other options she considered. The community at Barclay gave Susan friends whom she cares deeply about and has connected her with some of the most kind and accepting people she has ever met. It was the teachers and students at Barclay that motivated her to finish her education at Barclay. Certain aspects of her experience at Barclay have made her wiser and more prepared to handle particular situations. Susan did not participate in extracurricular events, but instead chose to devote time to her studies and friends.

Susan spent the bulk of her Christian service hours volunteering at Novanod Treasures in Kinsley, which also allowed her to complete her practicum with the owner of the store. She also worked to clean Lemmons Auditorium after theatre productions in support of her classmates who dedicate so many extracurricular hours. The Full Tuition Scholarship has been a great way to see how others give back to the college community. Susan says, “Many at the college, including myself, chose Barclay College because of the lesser expense for tuition. Donating and giving back to others allows more options for those who want to further their education while also not having the means to do so.”

Susan’s favorite Bible verse is Romans 12:1, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” Susan emphasizes that we live our lives in the world, but not of it; this is the path of living a life that is pleasing in the eyes of the Lord. Worship is not confined to the walls of our sanctuaries; our worship of God is in all that we do, and we should live as such. Through integrity, kindness, and respect, Susan believes one can show others what Christ is like and how we are to treat others. While specific next steps are not finalized, Susan knows that if she mirrors Christ, she is on the right path.