Sinil David Yeom and Nick Stanton Roark are the 2013-14 recipients of the annual Aletta and Gustav Jeeninga Scholarships. These scholarships have been provided to an Anderson University undergraduate and a School of Theology student since 1991.
Sinil Yeom is a 2014 graduate in the area of Bible and Religion. He is also an Honors Scholar with the university. Yeom, from South Korea, will be returning to his country upon graduation to serve his military duty. During that time, he will also attend the Anderson University School of Theology in the online Master of Arts in Christian Ministry. Yeom plans to utilize the scholarship for his graduate studies. "I hope to use this scholarship ultimately for the good of others via my ongoing education," commented Yeom. "This scholarship is a testimony that God provides."
Nick Stanton Roark is a Master of Theological Studies Thesis student at the School of Theology. Nick is a graduate of Mid America Christian University (OK). In the future, Nick hopes to teach at the collegiate level. The scholarship was very helpful to him in providing funds for travel to the Boston University Department of Archaeology Eleventh Biennial Graduate Student Conference in February 2014 where he presented a paper. His research and presentation focused on the subject of parallels between the narrative of Genesis 32-33, the Gilgamesh Epic, and the Amarna letters (of ancient Egypt). Nick was grateful that the scholarship "afforded me the opportunity to research, travel, and present my studies as a way of gaining experience toward my life calling of teaching."
The Aletta and Gustav Jeeninga Scholarships are awarded annually to both an undergraduate and a graduate student who are selected by their respective faculty.
Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.