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
  • 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
  • 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.

Zimmerman Endowment

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.

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.

David & Ruth Smitherman Endowment

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.

Benjamin & Anna Albertson Endowment

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 Endowment

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 Stark 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 Endowment

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.

23-24 Endowed
Scholarship Recipients

Class: Senior
Major: Criminal Justice & Psychology
Hometown: Greeley, Colorado
Home Church: Fourway Baptist Church

Destiny Aden

Destiny Aden has been named the 2023-2024 Merle Roe Endowed Scholar. Destiny first learned of Barclay College through her dad who recommended the college to continue her education after moving on from community college. Destiny was profoundly impacted by the college’s commitment to faith, community, and academic excellence. The professors seamlessly integrated faith into their teaching, encouraging her to apply biblical principles to every aspect of life. Destiny feels as though she has made lifelong friends out of some of her professors and classmates. Barclay College was transformative and helped her further career goals, deepen her faith, and equipped her for a life of service. Extracurricular activities have included learning to forge knives from a blacksmith friend, writing her books, and learning to play the piano. The bulk of her Christian Service hours were done through the Christian Motorcyclist Association which consists of toy runs, bike blessings, prayer rides, and so much more. Another big event is CMA’s annual Run For The Son, a major fundraising initiative that the members work on throughout the year. Whether it’s fundraising, community outreach, or supporting fellow riders, this is not only her Christian Service hours, it is her ministry. Additionally, she helps with Awana when her church needs help. Destiny’s favorites Bible verse is Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Vocational plans include earning her Master’s to teach Criminal Justice, and then earning her doctoral degree. Lord willing, she would like to also look into becoming a Law Enforcement Consultant or Criminologist. No matter what happens, God will guide her path.

Class: Junior
Major: Psychology & Family Studies
Hometown: Wichita, KS
Home Church: Haviland Friends Church

Kanyon Bruner

Kanyon Bruner has been named the 2023-2024 Albertson Endowed Scholar. Kanyon came to Barclay College in 2018 on the counsel of his mentor. Kanyon had some ups and downs during his initial years as his primary interest was to play soccer but the Lord started to work on him and changed his heart. A diagnosis of leukemia precipitated a break from college but upon his return he has loved every second of being at Barclay. Barclay is like his home and the Lord keeps drawing him back to Himself and to Haviland. Extracurricular activities have included soccer and cross country. Kanyon has dedicated his Christian Service hours to the Spring Soccer League which draws hundreds of children on to campus every April. The Full-Tuition Scholarship has helped Kanyon tremendously by lowering the cost of a college education. His favorite Bible verse is John 13:7 “Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” Kanyon plans to continue his education by achieving his Masters in clinical psychology which will allow him to help cancer patients and counsel people from a Christian perspective.

Class: Senior
Major: Bible and Theology
Hometown: Hillsboro, Oregon
Home Church: City’s Edge Community Church

Caleb Donathan

Caleb Donathan has been named the 2023-2024 Alvin and Lucy Anderson Endowed Scholar. Caleb learned about Barclay College as a child, growing up in the Friends Church he met several Barclay alumni who recommended the college to him. His experiences over the years has given him the opportunity to meet a handful of people who he hopes to be friends with for the rest of his life.  Barclay has also given him the chance to learn what he believes, why he believes it, and how that will impact how he lives his life.  Christian Service hours were centered on serving on the Chapel Planning team for the last three years. The Full-Tuition Scholarship was part of what originally got Caleb to Barclay. His favor Bible verse is Philippians 2:5-11: “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross. Therefore, God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. “ Long term vocational plans would involve working in the non-profit world doing something that makes people’s lives better in practical ways.

Class: Senior
Major: Psychology and Family Studies
Hometown: Kissimmee, FL
Home Church: First Baptist Church of Kissimmee

Krista Entsminger

Krista Entsminger has been named the 2023-2024 Faye Wheeler Endowed Scholar. Krista first learned about Barclay College from Dan Kramer, her Sunday School teacher at her home church. She was looking for an inexpensive college and Barclay was the first to show up on her internet search. After a visit she knew this was the place God was calling her. Krista’s experience at Barclay has helped her not only grow in her relationship with God and other believers, but also helped her grow as a person. She said “I am not the same person I was when I first came to Barclay and I will forever be grateful for the biblical challenges my classes posed, the friendships I have made, and the memories that were created. My time at Barclay has shown me what a Christian community looks like and fostered a desire within me to make friends, be vulnerable, and to seek God’s will for all aspects of my life.” Extracurricular activities have included involvement in Barclay’s production “All Together Now,” sung in the choir, and worked in the Writing Center. She has been serving in student leadership as an RA for the past two years as well as serving as the School of Graduate Studies Ambassador on campus. Additionally, she has been involved with a worship team during her final year of school.  Christian Service hours have included serving with Youth Core Ministries mentoring and FCA programs in Kingman, KS. Without the Full-Tuition Scholarship it would not have been possible for her to attend college. As a student paying their own way through school, without this scholarship she would not have had the means to pay her school bills. When God called her to Barclay, she said “if it is the Lord’s will, it has to be the Lord’s bill.” This scholarship has been the answer to her prayers and a display of God’s constant provision for her needs. Krista’s favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 41:10: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will surely help you; I will hold you with my righteous strong hand.” Vocational plans involve moving to Shelby, North Carolina to serve as the Minister to Children at Elizabeth Baptist Church, additionally Krista will be in the final two semesters of completing her Masters in Family Ministry at Barclay College School of Graduate Studies.

Class: Senior
Major: Business Administration; Theatre Minor
Hometown: Whitewater, Kansas
Home Church: Emmaus Church

Jackson Entz

Jackson Entz has been named the 2023-2024 Robert Storms Endowed Scholar. Jackson had two older siblings who attended Barclay and they recommended he come to Barclay. When he first came to Barclay in 2019, it was simply a place for him to learn more about Christianity and to get an Associate’s degree in General Education. Over the intervening years Barclay has become a second home for him. It was here that he discovered his love for theatre, which has become a career path he genuinely loves. The college and community has changed Jackson in many positive ways. He has become more spiritually mature, along with being a more open person. Extracurricular activities have included participating in every Barclay theatre production since Newsies. Christian Service hours have centered around building set with Randi Shetley. The full tuition scholarship has given Jackson a college experience that he believes is unique and different from most other experiences. His college experience has been much less stressful and doesn’t force him to worry constantly about his expenses. His favorite Bible verse is Exodus 15:2 “The Lord is my strength and my defense, he has become my salvation. He is my God and I will praise him, my father’s God and I will exalt him.” Vocational plans include working backstage at Sight and Sound Theatre in Branson, Missouri. This would allow him to be a part of presenting Biblical stories while working in a position he enjoys and know well. Jackson believes that God is calling him to spread the Gospel through theatre.

Class: Junior
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Chhatarpur, India
Home Church: BMMS Church

Abhishay Gardia

Abhishay Gardia has been named the 2023-2024 Stan and Tracey Stark Endowed Scholar. Abhishay first heard about Barclay College from his cousin who was at the time applying to attend in 2018. Due to prior commitments to another school, he decided not to attend that year. Later, as he was finishing his bachelors in Theology and Biblical History, he also had to decide what he wanted to do in the future. Wanting to be teacher, he recalled Barclay’s Education program and decided to join the following summer. The experiences at Barclay would be best described as unexpected. Before he got a chance to unpack his bags, he was invited to be part of the soccer team, which was encouraging because it showed how welcoming Barclay is. Abhishay says “The sense of belonging is planted by the staff and faculty in such a way that it becomes self-sustainable to the point where the students themselves start reflecting that sense of community back. I believe that Barclay has explicitly created a wonderful example of oneness that the body of Christ shows, each member has its purpose but they serve one another ultimately serving and glorifying Christ. Another special thing about Barclay is their minute details which have reminded me of a moment from scripture like a glimpse of Pentecost in the chapel or the last supper during midnight breakfast, people watching the basketball games in the gym as if they have their arms stretched out like Moses with his arms over the battlefield. I truly hope that I get to find more moments like these and also for whoever wishes to come to Barclay in the following years will be able to find small moments here in Barclay that either reminds them or brings them closer to Christ.” Extracurricular activities have included soccer and theatre with roles as the centaur in Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a knight, villager and Duke in Rodger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. And recently taking part in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat as an Ishmaelite and an Egyptian guard. Being in theater has developed an appreciation for the effort that goes into these products and a desire to improve his performance skills. He hopes he will get to take part in more productions in the future as well. Christian Service hours have found Abhishay helping with the Bible translation program where the team is working on editing a children’s Bible. Tasks include checking for grammatical errors, confirming the Greek source for accuracy and relating the approach that other translations have taken. Some of books edited include Acts, Titus, Philemon, Jude, and they are currently working on the book of Revelations. This wonderful experience is not only learning about scripture, but an excitement of knowing that this Bible will be used to send the message of Jesus Christ to children around the world and in turn glorify the kingdom in heaven. The Full-Tuition Scholarship has been an opportunity for growth, to challenge Abhishay in areas that he never expected he could actively participate in and experience how God has moved in his life behind the scenes. His favorite Bible verse is Psalms 56:3-4 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Plans for the future are targeted towards earning a Master degree in Special Education.

Year in school: Junior
Major: Psychology and Family Studies
Hometown: Saint Francis, KS
Home Church: New Life Christian Center

Gloria Howard

Gloria Howard has been named the 2023-2024 Fred and Esther Johnson Endowed Scholar. Gloria heard about Barclay College through her parents, Abby and Jason Howard, who attended Barclay. Gloria spent the first year and a half of her life at Barclay College before her parents graduated and moved to Saint Francis. Gloria’s believes that God has brought her the family that she needed through Barclay College. Although Barclay College has its flaws, as all institutions do, it has genuine professors and faculty who encourage students to seek God’s truth and direction for their lives. Through the theater program and other community elements at Barclay, she found a college family. Extracurricular activities have revolved around Theater and Choir. Christian Service hours have been filled with volunteering with the theater costuming department and with Youth Core Ministries. The Full-Tuition scholarship has allowed Gloria to attend college and grow in her walk with God without gaining a tremendous amount of debt. Because of the Full-Tuition scholarship, she is going to pursue the masters in Family Ministries next year at Barclay. Her favorite Bible verse is Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Vocational plans are centered on earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Masters in Family Ministries.

Class: Senior
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Conneautville, Pennsylvania
Home Church: Denny Chapel

Lori Jenkins

Lori Jenkins has been named the 2023-2024 David and Ruth Smitherman Endowed Scholar. Lori heard about Barclay College from a friend. Her time at Barclay has been very different than what she imagined it would be. She has learned a lot and grown spiritually as a person. Lori has enjoyed her time as a student and built relationships with other students. Extracurricular activities have found Lori serving as the stage manager for several theatrical productions. Christian Service hours have been completed working for the Institute of Biblical Translation as part of a team performing a theological check on the Children’s Bible that the Institute is producing. The Full-Tuition Scholarship has been a godsend. As a full-time missionary, finding the money to go to school is difficult. Having the Full-Tuition scholarship has allowed Lori to achieve something she never thought would be possible. Her favorite Bible verse is: Romans 12:1-2 “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. Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Lori hopes to find full time employment at Barclay College while continuing to work for the Institute of Biblical Translation. Her main role in the Institute will be to engage with students and encourage them to get involved in impacting the Kingdom of God.

Class: Junior
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Ulysses, KS
Home Church: Community Baptist Church

Bryan Peña

Bryan Pena has been name the 2023-2024 Rocky Mountain Yearly Meeting Endowed Scholar. Bryan heard about Barclay through a friend, Aaron Galindo. Shortly after he got in touch with Ryan Haase which solidified his interest in coming here. Bryan’s experience has a been a ride for sure but taking advantage of the many opportunities on campus to connect with others, and learning through Christ has helped him prepare for the real world. Extracurricular activities have included Cross Country, STUGO, Theater, Chapel Planning Team, and Pickleball Club. Christian Service hours have centered around STUGO (Student Government). The full tuition scholarship provides students an amazing opportunity to further enhance their educational career, while learning how to walking in Christ’s footsteps. His favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 18:24 “There are ‘friends’who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother”. Bryan plans to enter the career field of Real Estate and/or managing a small business.

Class: Sophomore
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Mission, TX
Home Church: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Viviana Rios

Viviana Rios has been the named the 2023-2024 Zimmerman Endowed Scholar. Viviana learned about Barclay when she was looking for a college where she could play basketball. The Barclay basketball coach reached out to her high school coach, she came for a visit and liked it. Viviana’s experience at Barclay has been enjoyable. She really likes the Haviland community as well as the professors and students. Her extracurricular activities are centered on playing basketball. Christian Service hours have included working with kids’ gymnastics, working volleyball games and working on Mrs. Ronna’s house. The Full-Tuition has really helped her family financially. It is a really good opportunity to be able to come and play basketball while not having to pay so much for a college education. Her favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Vocational plans have her returning to Texas and teaching either middle school or high school Spanish as well as coaching basketball.

Class: Senior
Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Rock Springs, Wyoming
Home Church: Rock Springs Evangelical Free Church

Marcy Rumler-Sparks

Marcy Sparks has been named the 2023-2024 Alvin & Lucy Anderson Endowed Scholar. Marcy learned about Barclay College from her pastor, Rick Carlson. Marcy moved to Haviland not knowing anyone and had only been a believer in Christ for less than a year. She was literally learning all about Christ and the Bible for the very first time, which was something that intimidated her at first.  The overall experience has been wonderful because almost every one of her professors has shown the love and light of Christ. Although the learning was from an academic perspective, it never felt that way. The faculty and staff journeyed alongside her every step of the way. As a much older student, she formed very close bonds and friendships with most of her professors! Extracurricular activities have centered on working the box office for our theatre productions and volunteering at Narcotics Anonymous meetings in Pratt. As an independent student the Full-Tuition Scholarship has helped her put herself through college. Marcy’s favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Marcy has already secured full time employment at Haviland Broadband, where she has been working part-time for the last 2.5 years as an accounting assistant.

22-23 Endowed
Scholarship Recipients

Class: Senior
Major: Bible Theology
Hometown: Rock Springs, WY
Home Church: Rock Springs Christian Church

Payton Stewart

Payton has been named the 2022-2023 Eva Ellis Endowed Scholar. He learned about Barclay college through a friend and his pastor, Richard Carlson who is a member of the Board of Trustees. Since being at Barclay, Payton has made lifelong friends, both students and professors. The continuous nudging to dive deeper into faith and education has heighten the learning experience. These conversations alone have been enough to spur on a stronger relationship with God. In short, Barclay is a place where iron sharpens iron. Extracurricular activities have included acting in musicals, technical theatre, BC singers, and The Bible Institute. Christian Service hours have included Faithweavers Friends, specifically teaching the 3rd through 5th grade boys. The full tuition scholarship has enabled Payton to go to college to spend dedicated time studying the Bible and preparing for ministry. He acknowledges that he never would have had this opportunity without the full tuition scholarship. Payton’s favorite Bible verse is Joshua 3:5: Joshua told the people, consecrate yourselves, because the Lord will do wonders among you tomorrow. Payton hopes to do pastoral work in the future. With another year to go until graduation, he looks for the Lord to opened the door for this vocation.

Class: Senior
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Pratt, KS
Home Church: Reach Church

Emma Garrison

Emma has been named the 2022-2023 Zimmerman Endowed Scholar. She first learned about Barclay College from Marcus Collick and Makayla McCarty who have attended Barclay in the past. Emma’s experience at Barclay College has been great with a warm homelike campus and community that is inviting. Her walk with God has matured, especially in being better disciplined. She loves the classroom settings that allow room for discussion. Emma and her husband are involved with Motion Student Ministries in their home church which fulfills her Christian Service requirements. While Emma is a married student who doesn’t live on campus, she applauds the full tuition scholarship plan as it communicates an investment from others in the student’s future and helps students steward the gifts God has given them. Emma’s favorite Bible verse is Romans 8: 14-17 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.  Vocational plans include continuing in her role as Worship Leader at Reach Church and getting credentialed within the AGK Network.

Class: Senior
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Home Church: First Friends

Isaac Wright

Isaac was named the Fred & Esther Johnson Endowed Scholar for 2022-2023. Isaac’s father attended Barclay College as did several members from his home church so he grew up knowing about the college. His experience here has led to making lifelong friends and has loved his work with CD & Marty Fitch.  The small classes have been exactly what he needed to be successful in his academic endeavors.  Serving as an RA during his sophomore year helped Isaac learn how to connect with all kinds of different people.  It has also taught him the importance of role models in students’ lives.  Extracurricular activities included lots of disc golf, playing on the soccer team, all the intramural sports and Neil Unruh’s welding class.  Off campus activities included working for different community members on their farms or wherever he was needed. Christian Service hours included working with Youth Core in Greensburg and volunteering to help various community members move furniture and do other household chores. The Full-Tuition Scholarship was a big deal to Isaac. He will be able to graduate from Barclay without any debt because of what he has been able to save from his various jobs. As a future teacher he knows his salary will be limited so no college debt is a huge blessing. Isaac’s favorite Bible verse is: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.   Love never fails. Isaac sees a bright future ahead with options to teach elementary or middle school or any profession where a college degree is required. His first choice is to teach PE, and with the shortage of educators he sees himself as highly marketable.

Class: Senior
Major: Intercultural Ministry
Hometown: Dharwad, India
Home Church: Evangelical Friends Church India

Melissa Massey

Melissa has been named the 2022-2023 Dave & Ruth Smitherman Endowed Scholar. Melissa first learned about Barclay from David Williams who is a very good friend of her parents. She went online and read about the college she was so amazed; after prayerful consideration she felt like God was leading her here. Melissa’s experience at Barclay College has been wonderful and become a second home and family to her. Faculty and students have stood by her highs and lows. The family environment was different than any other college she had attended. The accessibility and friendliness of faculty constantly amazed her. Barclay college is all about building relationships with everyone and treating everyone as family. Her relationship with Christ has grown deeper and closer as a result of the close knit community of believers. Melissa was a RA of the girl’s dorms and it was fun getting a chance to know the girls on her hallway and having her door open for them and making sure that everyone was doing well. She also helped in the play as usher. Christian Service hours included working for the elderly home in Haviland and going there and cleaning, decorating and spending time with the elderly; it was a blessing. She also painted the park for the kids and helped paint the fence for a family. As a missionary kid the full tuition scholarship meant a lot to her. Knowing the expense involved in studying abroad and realizing God had a plan for her the wonderful people that donated to her education is greatly appreciated. Melissa’s favorite Bible verse is I Thessalonians 5: 16-18: which says: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Melissa plans to pursue her Master’s degree but she is also seeking the Lord for the direction in her life. Praying that He will open up the doors for her life. She knows that whatever she does she wants to bring glory and honor to God’s name and she will be used for God’s glory.

Class: Senior
Major: Biblical Theology
Hometown: Hastings, MI
Home Church: Haviland Friends

Margaret Nicholson-Marsh

Margaret (Maggie) was named the 2022-2023 Faye Wheeler Endowed Scholar. Maggie first heard about Barclay College at a Bible translation event with Dan Kramer and Lori Jenkins in Detroit, Michigan. Barclay has become home to her and it did not take long for her to find great friends and get plugged into an amazing community of believers who are really going after God. She has been inspired and challenged by the people around her, and that means the world to her.  Extracurricular activities have included singing and dancing in All Together Now, playing Susan in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and helping with costumes for Cinderella. Christian Service hours have included volunteering at FaithWeavers K-2 group every week and volunteering with the Institute for Biblical Translation to create an open-source Children’s Bible. The full-tuition scholarship meant that she was able to afford a Bachelor’s Degree. Maggie went to a community college after graduating high school for her Associate’s degree for the very reason that a Bachelor’s degree was impossible without crushing debt. The Lord called her out of the workforce and back to school, and the full-tuition scholarship was part of God’s promise to provide for her. Her favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:13: You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. Future plans are focused on ministry, especially with children and families. Additional thoughts include church administration, working with orphans, furthering education, and teaching others.

Class: Senior
Major: Pastoral Ministry and Business Administration
Hometown: Bronson, KS
Home Church: Hope Chapel

William Holeman

William was named the Robert Storms Endowed Scholar for the 2022-2023 academic year. Will first learned about Barclay College from Dale Johnson and his family when they learned that he was looking at Bible colleges and encouraged him to come to Haviland. Will’s first semester at Barclay was right after the Covid summer, so it was a struggle in the beginning to find friends and do things. After that rough start he made some good friendships that he still has today. His own maturing and that of his friends resulted in deep discussions revolving around theological matters instead of whatever from the past. When Will arrived at Barclay he had only been a Christian for a couple of years, so now he has a much better understanding of Christianity and other religions. Barclay has been a good place to explore the hard questions about the faith and come to a deeper understanding of how it developed into what it is today. Extracurricular activities and Christian Service hours have included working backstage for the plays, working with the Bible Translation Institute making a simplified Children’s Bible that will be used as the base translation for use overseas. Will has served as the contact at Barclay for the editing process and maintaining the biblical accuracy of the Children’s Bible. The full tuition Scholarship was a big determiner in coming to Barclay. After two years of college at K-State, he had a couple of loans and coming to Barclay was the cheapest he had ever paid, making a college education more affordable. Will’s favorite Bible verse is Colossians 3:2: Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Future plans could include working with the Bible Institute, but that requires raising support and be a missionary of sorts. He also has the option of going back to the family farm. Finding a ministry to join for a time and do part-time ministry while he works a secular job is another possibility.

Year in school: 1988-1992, 2003-2004, 2018-2019, 2020-2023
Major: Christian Ministry Leadership
Hometown: Penrose, CO
Home Church: Beaver Park Friends Church

Ruthanna Haines

Ruthanna has been named the 2022-2023 Anderson Endowed Scholar. She first learned about Barclay College in 1988, when it was known as Friends Bible College, from a friend who attended FBC and her youth pastor who encouraged her to apply. Her experience at FBC/Barclay College helped her grow spiritually, academically, and socially.  Though she was a quiet presence, faculty, staff, professors, as well as fellow students accepted her, encouraged her, and challenged her.  There was so much love and compassion here, it felt like extended family.  Extracurricular activities include playing the piano and singing in the Worship Team at Beaver Park Friends Church. Christian Service hours involved singing in Choir and Ensembles.  Ruthanna also helped a family in the community learn some basic Sign Language skills.  Additionally, she helped a man in the community who had gotten in an accident and needed help with his small motor skills.  She also participated in the Haviland Friends Church Orchestra, the Christmas Pageant and the Joseph Technicolor Dreamcoat musical. Ruthanna’s favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV), For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Future plans include continuing to serve as Worship Leader in her home church.  Outside of this, she is open to whatever the Lord leads her to do vocationally, to help wherever He plants her to work in His harvest field.

Class: Senior
Major: Pastoral Ministry
Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi
Home Church: Haviland Friends

Clayton Gentry

Clayton was named the 2022-2023 Merle Roe Endowed Scholar. He first learned about Barclay College through his dad who attended a semester in Haviland and through friends from Great Bend. Clayton had good experiences at Barclay College and faced highs and lows, as is life, but God has been the same during any good or bad moment. Extracurricular activities and Christian service hours have included operating the spotlight in four theater productions, playing soccer for three seasons, running lights for chapel and serving on the chapel planning team. The full tuition scholarship has helped Clayton continue attending Barclay longer than he could have otherwise. Since his parents are missionaries to Mexico City they could not help him financially as other families might have done. Clayton’s favorite Bible verse is John 3:16-17: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son so that however believes may have eternal life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Psalms 40 is also a favorite passage. Future plans include interning at a church while working a secular job and praying about the possibility of attending a school of ministry.

Class: Senior
Major: Psychology Online
Hometown: Shiloh, North Carolina
Home Church: Bridge Church NC

Maria DiMichele

Maria has been named the Albertson Endowed Scholar for 2022-2023. She learned about Barclay by doing her own research on the best on-line Christian colleges with a strong psychology program. Maria’s experience as an online student includes working at her pace yet still feeling challenged.  She thoroughly enjoys learning how to study the Scriptures and growing in God’s Word.  The mixing of courses between her psychology major and theology is enjoyable. Extracurricular activities including painting on canvas as well as restoring and refurbishing old furniture, giving it new life. Christian Service hours are spent caring for her grandchildren so her son and daughter-in-law, who are first responders, can serve their community with peace of mind. Maria’s favorite Bible verse is Romans 5: 7-8: For one will scarcely die for a righteous person though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die; but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Future plans are focused on ministering to the psychological and emotional needs of her community.

Class: Junior
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Denver, CO
Home Church: Restoration Covenant Church

Mandy Mullikin

Mandy has been named the Rocky Mountain Yearly Meeting Endowed Scholar for 2022-2023. Mandy learned about Barclay through the church she grew up in, Denver Friends Church. She first attended Barclay in the Spring of 2008 and soon met her future husband, Trent, and they got married in the summer of 2009. After they had their first son in 2010 Mandy did not resume classes. The 12-year hiatus from school to raise her three beautiful kids came with zero regrets. Now that all of her children are in full-time school, she is finishing her undergrad degree online so that she can go on to get her Masters in counseling. Extra-curricular activities include studying nutrition and exercise physiology and frequently setting fitness goals for herself. Christian Service hours include working with an under-served high-school in their area through a sports camp as well as with various needs that arise within that community. Mandy’s favorite Bible Verse is Philippians 4:13; I can do all things through Christ who strengths me. Her Master’s in Counseling will be used in conjunction with her pastoral roles at their church.

Class: Junior
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Cuauhtemoc, Mexico / Ulysses, Kansas
Home Church: Mary Queen of Peace

Aaron Galindo

Aaron has been named the Stan & Tracey Endowed Scholar for 2022-2023. He learned about Barclay from alum, Adrian Maloney. His experience at Barclay College has been great and everybody is extremely nice and loving. All of his classes and professors have been great in my helping him achieve his academic goals. On top of that, he has been able to gain guidance in strengthening his relationship with Christ. Barclay does not look like much from the outside, but it is truly a diamond in the rough. Aaron’s extracurricular activity is through his involvement in is the Men’s Basketball Team. Christian service hours have included helping Mrs. Ballard with Gymnastic mats, keeping score and books at home athletic games, and helping out with the Barclay drama productions. The full tuition scholarship has meant everything to Aaron. It has given him the platform and opportunity to get his education in hopes of getting his master’s degree! The full tuition scholarship was a blessing in disguise, as he has had the opportunity to meet great people and grow while getting an affordable education. His favorite Bible verse is John 13:7: “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but some day you will” Aaron’s future vocational possibilities vary, with hopes of playing basketball professionally overseas. In the meantime, he plans to start and maintain his own Christian-based clothing brand.  After basketball, he would like to get a job while expanding his brand.

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.