In order to help train the best servant leaders for the Church CCCB Honors Program has begun offering a range of scholarships for highly qualified students. Central Honors students graduate among the top of their high school classes and rank among the highest on National standard achievement tests and as a result are highly sought after by universities and colleges. In order help these top students pursue their goal of serving Christ we wanted to offer them similar financial opportunities they will receive from the secular education system.
In our analysis of the Honors Program, Honors students have the highest retention rate among our students and they graduate at the top of their class. We believe this commitment to excellence on their part will carry over into their future pursuit of ministry. Our Honors students who have gone on to graduate school have all received scholarships and most all of them have received full scholarships. Four of our students have received full scholarships to Cincinnati Christian University (three of these in the past year). Lincoln Christian University has provided full scholarships and Wheaton College has offered partial scholarships to our honors graduates.
Among the testimonials we have received from graduate schools an example is that of Dr. Robert Kurka from Lincoln Christian Seminary:
“Central Christian College Honors Program graduates have regularly been among the top graduate students at Lincoln Christian Seminary. They are biblically and theologically competent, culturally aware, and conversant with a wide body of serious literature from a variety of academic disciplines. CCCB Honors students also bring strong research and writing skills to the rigors of graduate education — all with a deep commitment to Christ and His Church. I am honored to recommend this program that is truly a model of the best in Bible College preparation.”
-Graduate School Director at Lincoln Christian Seminary, Dr. Robert Kurka
Bob told me “that the finest LCS students I have taught have come from CCCB’s Honors Program.” He went on to say that one of our students was “among the finest Seminary students we have ever had at LCS.”
This past year Jonathan Totty was selected to speak at the Restoration Destination and this semester is a finalist in the Stone Campbell student competition with his essay on evil and forgiveness. John is one of three students selected from our colleges and seminaries to present at this important gathering of scholars in the Restoration Movement. Our honors students are going on a field trip to the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference in Indianapolis to support Jonathan and enjoy that conference for their annual experience together.
We need your help to support the Honors Program at Central. You can help sponsor the trip to Indianapolis by donating directly through the link below. Your gift will make it possible for twelve students to attend this valuable experience at a low cost.
Paul Axton, PhD
Honors Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)