HU Foundation honors Dowdens with scholarship gift in their name

Dowden Foundation Honor
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — President G. Blair and Mrs. Chris Dowden were recognized today with a gift in their honor to The Dowden Scholarship for Horizon Leaders.

The Huntington University Foundation donated $6,000 in their name to this endowed scholarship, which was created this year to recognize the Dowdens. The scholarship supports the Horizon Scholarship Program.

Dr. and Mrs. Dowden are retiring on May 31 after 22 years of service to the university.

Launched in fall 2008, the Horizon Leadership Program is a partnership between Huntington University and Youth for Christ USA with the goal of creating a more racially and ethnically diverse campus. A cohort of students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds is selected each year to receive the Horizon Leadership Scholarship. A combination of federal, state and institutional aid, the scholarship covers all fees associated with tuition and housing costs for up to 10 semesters.

To date, $31,000 has been raised for the Dowden scholarship fund.
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 a “Best Midwestern College.” 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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