Six students selected for 2012 Horizon Leadership Scholarship


HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Six incoming Huntington University freshmen have been named the recipients of the Horizon Leadership Scholarship for the 2012-13 school year.

Students from Homestead, Fla., to Fort Wayne, Ind., were awarded the scholarship. This is the fifth year for the program.

“In their own unique way, these emerging leaders have overcome challenging circumstances and experiences. They come to Huntington University with testimonies that will not only bless this community but will motivate and inspire adolescents from each of their respective communities who dare to dream of receiving a higher education at a Christ centered institution,” said Arthur Wilson, director of urban scholarship and mentoring for the Horizon Leadership Program. “By witnessing the achievement of these six recipients of the Horizon scholarship, they can be encouraged to know that despite adversities if they’re able to persevere and rise above expectations God can provide an opportunity for success that no opposing force can stop.”

Launched in the fall of 2008, the Horizon Leadership Program is a collaborative effort between Huntington University and Youth for Christ designed to attract and retain students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds by providing educational, leadership and creative outlets. The Horizon Leader Scholarship covers fees associated with tuition and housing costs for up to 10 semesters through a combination of federal, state and institutional aid.

The program is designed to integrate participating students into an existing fabric of university life and Youth for Christ ministry through community service, academic success, professional/leadership development, spiritual growth and social involvement.

“The Horizon Leadership Program provides a tremendous opportunity for ethnic-minority students to become trailblazers for the younger youth within their homes and communities who will follow in their footsteps,” Wilson said. “As a Horizon participant, students play a pivotal role in reflecting the diversity of God’s kingdom within the community of Huntington.”

The recipients of this year’s scholarships are:


Reneson Jean-Louis, from Homestead, Fla., a senior at South Dade Senior High School. He plans to study pre-law at HU.Reneson Jean-Louis, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Vanessa Robles, from San Antonio, Texas, a senior at Karen Wagner High School. She plans to study marketing at HU.Vanessa Robles, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Brianna Cash, from Lima, Ohio, a senior at Lima Senior High School. She is interested in studying biology pre-med.Brianna Cash, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Mirlyne Charles, from Homestead, Fla., is a senior at South Dade Senior High School. She plans to study biology pre-med.Mirlyne Charles, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Corean Sanders, from Fort Wayne, Ind., a senior at South Side High School. She is interested in studying graphic design.Corean Sanders, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Madison Rhoades, from New Haven, Ind., is a senior at New Haven High School. She plans to study math education.Madison Rhoades, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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