Tribute and Memorial Scholarships

All endowed scholarships are managed by Student Financial Services and awarded via committee. Committee members are staff and faculty that represent our campus from various disciplines. Students are identified as qualified candidates according to scholarship criteria and individually reviewed each year as funds are available. Students must meet the Red Hawk Ready deadline to be considered for endowed awards. Currently, funds are given to returning students unless criteria mandates a new, incoming student as preferential.

General Endowed Scholarships

  • Dale Faculty Development Fund
  • Frances P. Owen Distinguished Professor Award

    E.C. "Red" Owen's legacy has impacted numerous Simpson University students, staff and faculty.

    Driven by service for others, love for his family and passion for the Lord, Red Owen was known for his honesty, reliability and strong work ethic. He helped others throughout his life - from the Oklahoma farm where he was raised, to the mines of Colorado, as a chaplain's assistant during World War II and a contractor in Portland, Oregon.

    His commitments to family and education were among his most notable achievements. Red loved to learn and to help others learn. He thrived on using his gifts and skills to teach others. Red did not have the opportunity for a university education but made it a priority for his children and grandchildren to have that option.

    His commitment to education led him and his wife, Fran, to create a generous scholarship for Simpson University students who have a passion to learn and a willingness to serve God. Fran also served for many years on Simpson's Board of Trustees.

    Red also enjoyed watching the church grow, both spiritually and physically. The Owen family has been instrumental in the construction of churches throughout the Pacific Northwest. Red invested on the lives of poeple with the intention that the fruit would last for eternity. Using his God-given gifts, he built a tradition - one that Simpson University is honored to continue.

    In October 2004, the university dedicated its Owen Student Services Center. This three story, 45,000-square-foot building is the hub of student service activity. A gift of appreciated property from Red made this possible.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Owen Student Scholarship Fund

    E.C. and Fran OwenE.C. "Red" Owen's legacy has impacted numerous Simpson University students, staff and faculty.

    Driven by service for others, love for his family and passion for the Lord, Red Owen was known for his honesty, reliability and strong work ethic. He helped others throughout his life - from the Oklahoma farm where he was raised, to the mines of Colorado, as a chaplain's assistant during World War II and a contractor in Portland, Oregon.

    His commitments to family and education were among his most notable achievements. Red loved to learn and to help others learn. He thrived on using his gifts and skills to teach others. Red did not have the opportunity for a university education but made it a priority for his children and grandchildren to have that option.

    His commitment to education led him and his wife, Fran, to create a generous scholarship for Simpson University students who have a passion to learn and a willingness to serve God. Fran also served for many years on Simpson's Board of Trustees.

    Red also enjoyed watching the church grow, both spiritually and physically. The Owen family has been instrumental in the construction of churches throughout the Pacific Northwest. Red invested on the lives of poeple with the intention that the fruit would last for eternity. Using his God-given gifts, he built a tradition - one that Simpson University is honored to continue.

    In October 2004, the university dedicated its Owen Student Services Center. This three story, 45,000-square-foot building is the hub of student service activity. A gift of appreciated property from Red made this possible.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

Tribute Endowed Scholarships

  • Wallmark - Leonard and Edith Wallmark Scholarship

    Dr. Leonard and Edith WallmarkThis scholarship was established upon Dr. Wallmark's retirement and has been endowed. First preference for the award is given to a Biblical Studies major with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Second preference is given to a Liberal Studies major with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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  • Collord - Collord Family Graduate Scholarship

    Tom CollordFor four decades Tom Collord taught Bible, Biblical languages and linguistics at Simpson. His administrative service included, first, registrar, and then a number or years as academic dean. He is one of only two faculty members who served at all three of Simpson’s campuses: Seattle, San Francisco, and Redding.

    In his student days, Tom pastored the Open Door Baptist Church in Spokane, Wash., and Hazelwood Community Church in Renton, Wash. After his ordination, he became the Alliance’s first-in-the-nation District Youth Director in the Pacific Northwest District. Later he pastored several churches in Washington and California.

    With his wife Maxine, Tom founded and directed Key Christian Ministries, Inc, a Bible study ministry which provided dynamic teaching of God’s Word in San Francisco for nearly twenty years.

    In August 2015, Jeff Dodson, Dr. Collord's son-in-law, passed away due to complications following a heart procedure. Jeff’s wife, Vonnie, asked for gifts made in his memory to be made to the Collord Family Graduate Scholarship in order to assist students who are following Christ's call to ministry.

    *Please write "Jeff Dodson Memorial" in the Comment Box.

  • Adams – Kinley K. Adams Outdoor Leadership, Science & Nursing Scholarship
  • Allen – Paul S. Allen Scholarship Fund
  • Bartholomew – Bartholomew Loan Fund
  • Bottorff – Mr. & Mrs. David Bottorff Scholarship
  • Brown - Dr. Richard Brown Family Scholarship
  • Bubna – Dr. Donald L. and Deloris Bubna Scholarship
  • Campbell - Barth Campbell Memorial Scholarship
    Dr. Barth Campbell

    This scholarship was established in memory of this beloved professor who went home to be with the Lord in 2005. It has also reached the endowment level. First preference will be given to a student majoring in Bible and Theology. Second preference will be given to a student pursuing Pastoral Studies. Additional preference given to any student who is a San Francisco Giants baseball fan!!

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Campbell - Ryan Campbell Memorial Scholarship
    Ryan Campbell and his wife

    This scholarship was established in 2008 by Stacie (Sheppard ’99) Campbell and Brian Russell (’98) in memory of Stacie’s husband Ryan, who died in a cruise ship accident in 2006. They hope the scholarship will help students like Ryan who have a heart to serve in ministry and need financial support to pursue their education.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Carlson – Sarah B. Carlson Music Endowment (held by Orchard Foundation)
  • Case – Rev. & Mrs. Walter L. Case Scholarship
  • Claspill – Carl and June Claspill Memorial Scholarship Endowment
  • Claspill - Donald and Lois Claspill Scholarship
  • Coats – Susan J. “Susie” Coats Memorial Scholarship
  • Collord –Collord-Kasparian Scholarship
  • Compton - Stuart Compton Scholarship

    Stuart ComptonThis scholarship has been established in memory of Miles Stuart Compton. Stuart Compton was a graduate of Simpson Bible Institute in Seattle in 1955 and librarian at Simpson College in San Francisco and then in Redding. He was the only employee at Simpson who had been with the school through its two moves and its growth from Bible Institute, to College, to University. Stuart served at Simpson for 54 years, positively impacting the lives of students and employees. A challenge grant has been received that will match $1 for $1 up to $10,000.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Crowell - Crowell Family-NBC Camp Scholarships

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Dale – Elizabeth Grandia Dale Memorial

    Elizabeth DaleSet up by family and friends, the Elizabeth Grandia Dale Memorial Scholarship helps Simpson Students interested in becoming church leaders.

    Elizabeth was a 4.0 student when she attended Simpson in the 1930s. Her husband, the Rev. Charles Dale, graduated from Simpson in 1938. At that time the college was a bible institute based in Seattle.

    The Dales served several Christian and Missionary Alliance churches in the denomination's western districts and started the Balboa Alliance Church in San Diego. While serving at a Richmond, California church, Elizabeth helped grow the Sunday school to the sixth largest Alliance Sunday school in the U.S. and Canada.

    In San Diego, Elizabeth led many church programs. Through her door-to-door community visitation, the Sunday school school grew to 500 in three years. The church eventually had to purchase three buses to haul all of the youngsters.

    Charles stated, "Elizabeth had the ability to meet total strangers in the grocery store, engage them in small talk, and soon they would be telling her their life story."

    Elizabeth, who passed away in 1998, had a tremendous love for children and was a skillful teacher. "She often taught more than 50 children at a time in the Balboa Church Preschool, where she taught for more than 10 years without any pay," her husband said. "She did this up until a few weeks before her homegoing."

    Charles described Elizabeth as the greatest lady he has ever met. "She would do almost anything within her ability for almost anyone she could help in some way. Her love for music and Christian education was fostered during her time as Simpson and carried throughout her entire ministry.

    The Elizabeth Grandia Dale Memorial Scholarship Fund will be used to assist future church leaders to accomplish many of the same goals Elizabeth had.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Davidson - Jack and Evangeline Davidson Scholarship

    Jack DavidsonThis is designated to go to a student of Missiology or Cross-Cultural Studies.

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  • Dyk – Hiram Dyk Family Scholarship
  • Eells - Ernest & Henrietta Eells Missionary Scholarship

    This scholarship is named for Ernie and Henrietta Eells. They both graduated from Simpson Bible Institute in Seattle in 1944 and had plans to go to the mission field. God changed those plans, but they have been involved in Alliance churches all these years. They pastored churches in Warm Beach and Cedar Valley, Wash., and Bly, Ore. They were instrumental in starting the Yakima Alliance Church in 1953 and have continued serving in many capacities all through the years. The Eells desire that this scholarship will encourage and help those students whose goal is to follow the Lord’s leading into ministry, either cross-culturally or within the United States.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Ellison – Irene E. Ellison Scholarship Loan Fund
  • Flinn – Flinn Family Scholarship

    The Flinn Family Scholarship was established in honor of Gordon (‘83) and Kris (‘83) Flinn by their children, Meghan (Flinn) Anderson (‘08), her husband Dan Anderson (‘08), Mitchell Flinn (‘09) and Marshall Flinn, and family and friends. The fund recognizes the impact that Kris and Gordon have had on numerous students during their Simpson student and alumni journey. The scholarship is designed to assist a returning junior or senior traditional undergraduate student attending school away from home, whose character is known by staff, faculty, students and/or coaches as a positive influence on his/her peers and the Simpson University community.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Gall - Gall Family Scholarship
  • Goehner - Bev Goehner Memorial Scholarship

    Bev GoehnerThe Bev Goehner Memorial Scholarship is named for Bev Knowles Goehner, who passed away suddenly in November 2006.

    Bev spent most of her professional life as a church office administrator and active church woman. She was involved in the leadership of Pioneer Girls and music at our Southern California church, where she was the featured soloist.

    It is the hope of her family that this endowment will help a future teacher and worker with children to complete their education at Simpson. Bev loved children and he loved being a grandmother and received the affectionate nickname “Nama”. It was a decision of the family that this scholarship should benefit someone who would invest their life in children.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Gower - Michael S. and Caroline S. Gower Scholarship

    Michael and Caroline GowerThe Michael and Caroline Gower Scholarship was established at the time of Michael's retirement in 2003. It is awarded to students who participate in student government, sports, and other leadership activities.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Grant - James M. and Hazel J. Grant Family Scholarship
  • Harvey – Raymond & Mary Lou Harvey Scholarship
  • Hattam – John Rolf & Denise Hattam Scholarship Fund
  • Heart for Israel Endowed Scholarship

    Bob and Emyle RabeThe Heart for Israel Scholarship was established in 2003 in response to the need for endowed scholarships to maintain student enrollment due to the ever increasing cost of higher education. The name was chosen to reflect a desire to promote a connection between believers and the Land, people of the Bible, and the Jewish people. The scholarship was also created to encourage students to consider a ministry in the country of Israel.

    Psalm 122:6 "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 'May those who love you be secure…'"

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Heinrichs - Harold and Edythe Heinrichs Family Scholarship
  • Heritage Society Scholarship
  • Holpuch Healthcare Scholarship
  • Howard – Katherine W. Howard Scholarship
  • Hunt – Lois Guernsey Hunt Memorial Scholarship Endowment

    Lois Guernsey HuntAs a professor, Lois Guernsey Hunt spent decades investing in the lives of young people. Thus it seemed fitting to her brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Emily Gurnsey, to honor Lois' memory with a scholarship that would benefit Simpson University Students for years to come.

    "Miss Guernsey," as she was fondly called, taught English at Simpson from 1945 to 1969. She graduated from Simpson in 1939 when it was a bible institute in Seattle, and went on to earn her bachelor's and master's degrees.

    "She knew how to make the teaching of non-Biblical subjects a spiritual as well as intellectual ministry, which was always appreciated by her students as they labored with theme writing and the diagramming of sentences," noted Simpson Professor Emeritus Herman Hazlett, in a final tribute to Lois.

    Lois was a consistent Christian, a competent and dedicated teacher, and a hard worker," he said. "She never complained even when she was obviously overworked. She had strong convictions, and no amount of persuasion would change her mind when she believed she was doing God's will."

    When Frank and Emily Guernsey decided to set up the scholarship, Frank recalled the impact his own Simpson experience had on his life.

    "My training and fellowship at Simpson contributed greatly to my having a strong scriptural foundation for everyday life in the home, workplace and the church," he said.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Irving - Jenna K. Irving Leadership Award
  • Kadle – Virginia Kadle Scholarship
  • Kemalyan – Arthur and June Kemalyan Scholarship
  • Kress - Edward L. Kress Memorial Scholarship
  • Kroon - Elsie Kroon Memorial Scholarship
  • La Monte-Insco – La Monte-Insco Scholarship Fund
  • Lavering – Gary and Kelly (Tucker) Lavering Scholarship Endowment
  • Lee - Mark Lee Family Scholarship

    Mark LeeThe scholarship was set up in 1973 on Dr. Mark W. Lee Sr. and his wife’s 30th wedding anniversary. It was set up by their children to honor Dad and Mom; at the time they were serving in administration at the college. Dr. Lee served as president of Simpson from 1970-1987. He subsequently served as Chancellor under Dr. Grant for another 10 years. At nearly 87 years of age, he continues as President-Emeritus of Simpson University. The Lees met at Nyack in 1942 and were married in September 1943. Dr. Lee served several Alliance churches and over time moved into Christian higher education.

    The intent was that scholarship money be given to students preparing for ministry or related Christian vocation. A secondary consideration was financial need. The Lee family wants to support kingdom building for Christ through Simpson.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Mayo - Frank & Ginny Mayo Scholarship
  • McCarthy – Keith McCarthy Memorial Scholarship
  • McDaniel – William H. McDaniel Scholarship
  • McLallen – McLallen Family Scholarship Endowment
  • Miller – Samuel J. Miller Scholarship
  • Morgan - Maurice Morgan Scholarship Fund

    Maurice MorganSix months after Maurice Morgan passed away at age 84, the first scholarship in his name was awarded to a Simpson University student. That was in 1999.

    Maurice left more than $1 million, through trusts and his will, to the Maurice Morgan Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund at Simpson University. A longtime supporter of the university, Maurice often said that he wanted his wealth to be used to help Christian young people from non-Christian homes attend Simpson.

    His thoughtfulness ensures that young men and women will benefit from Simpson's excellent academic programs and vibrant spiritual community for decades to come.

    Raised in Oregon, Maurice and his brother, Avery, Partnered in enterprises that included mining, logging, importing, exporting, road building, farming, and land development. Maurice accepted Christ as a young man and was a longtime member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Coos Bay, Oregon.

    Having no family of his own, Maurice concentrated on reaching children and young people with the Gospel. One of his longstanding Saturday morning activities was the distribution of Sunday School papers and candy in small brown bags to children in Coos Bay neighborhoods.

    e was famous at his church for bringing carloads of unchurched children to Sunday School and church, where he taught for many years. Three women who attended Maurice's funeral noted that they came to Christ because Maurice had taken them to Sunday School as children.

    Though at times Maurice was percieved to be a bit eccentric, he never wavered from his love of the Lord, his commitment to the Lord's work, and his passion for those around him.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Niedermyer – Fred and Eileen Niedermyer Scholarship Fund
  • Nolt - Robert J. and Mertis H. Nolt Memorial Scholarship
    Robert Nolt

    Mr. Nolt’s interest in the mission of the college spans almost three decades. His accounting firm of Rooney, Ida, Nolt and Ahern served as auditors for the college, and he served on the Board of Trustees while the campus was in San Francisco. He and his wife held a strong interest in Christian education and missions. His daughters remember the many times they hosted pastors and missionaries from around the world at their dining table. Robert’s family established this endowment as a natural outgrowth of their father’s love for God’s work in the world.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • North Seattle Alliance/Ruth Kroon Missionary Scholarship
  • Olsen – Lorenz Olsen Memorial Scholarship
  • Owen – Teaching Timothy Scholarship
  • Perry - Thomas J. & Elizabeth J. Perry Scholarship
  • Petrie – Dr. Arthur Petrie Memorial Scholarship
  • Poulton – Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Poulton Scholarship
  • Reinhardt - Reinhardt Family Scholarship
  • Samuelson – The Samuelson Missions Fund

    Mr. and Mrs. SamuelsonThe Samuelson Missions Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of assisting Simpson University graduates planning a career in missions with the retirement of their student loan debt via direct payments to the financial institution servicing their student loans. The first priority is for graduates serving in international missions work, secondly to those serving in a cross-cultural setting for a recognized evangelical missions organization. Additional preference is given to those serving as missionaries with the C&MA.

    The purpose of this fund is to assist Simpson University graduates with the retirement of their student loan debt via direct payments to the financial institution servicing their student loans. Those establishing the fund request that distributions be awarded according to the following criteria:

    • A. To graduate(s) of Simpson University serving in international missions work;
    • B. In a cross cultural setting for a recognized evangelical missions organization;
    • C. Additional preference given to C&MA missions;
    • D. To any deserving graduate as meeting the first two criteria above, as determined by the Simpson University Foundation.
    • E. If available distributions exceed the needs of qualified applicants, the Simpson University Scholarship Committee may award benefits to a student:
      • a. Majoring in missions/cross cultural studies
      • b. In their senior year
      • c. Working for placement with the C&MA or other recognized evangelical missions organization
      • d. In lieu of (in place of) incurring an equivalent amount of student loans for that year (student is strongly advised to reduce or not take the amount of offsetting loans).

    *NOTE: To apply for this scholarship, please contact the Alumni Relations office at alumni@simpsonu.edu to inquire about the application process.

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    *Please select "Samuelson Missions Fund" from the designation drop-down.

  • Schaefer - Glenn & Nancy Schaefer Scholarship

    Glenn and Nancy SchaeferThis scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Schaefer who retired in 2007. If you would like to honor Dr. Schaefer by contributing to this scholarship, please contact Vonnie Dodson, donor relations specialist, in the Advancement Office.

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    *Please select "Glenn & Nancy Schaefer Scholarship" from the designation drop-down.

  • Sellers – Mary Jane Sellers Memorial Scholarship
  • Serpa-Langford –Serpa-Langford Endowed Scholarship
  • Sharpe – Cameron and Medora Sharpe Scholarship
  • Solie – Maurice P. Solie Memorial Scholarship
  • Sparks – The Sparks Family Scholarship
  • Spencer-Gage-Eells – Spencer – Gage – Eells Scholarship
  • Spencer - McKenzie Rose Spencer Nursing Scholarship

    McKenzie Rose SpencerThis scholarship has been established in memory of McKenzie Rose, a child born with Down Syndrome to parents Jeff and Beth Spencer. During a series of hospitalizations in her short 10 months of life, nurses provided exceptional care for her family during difficult circumstances. Because of this, her family wants to make it possible for aspiring nurses to attend Simpson University, where Beth worked for 25 years.

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    *Please select "McKenzie Spencer Nursing Scholarship" from the designation drop-down.

  • Stanwood - Jay & Lorraine Stanwood Scholarship

    Jay and Lorraine StanwoodThe Jay and Lorraine Stanwood Scholarship was established in 2000 on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary celebration wherein attendees were encouraged to donate to the scholarship fund. Jay and Lorraine have come to realize that there is no greater investment one can make than investment in the life of young people. They have been and continue to be supporters of Simpson University and its commitment to provision of a God centered education in order to equip young people to impact the world in whatever vocation God calls them to serve.

    Jay and Lorraine first got involved with Simpson in 1952; they began participating in transporting potential students to Simpson’s annual Senior Day activities. Jay served on the Board of Trustees from 1992-2007. He is now a Trustee Emeritus.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Strong - David and Cynthia Strong Family Scholarship
  • Stroshine – Maxine Gormley Stroshine Memorial Music Scholarship
  • Sulonen – Sulonen Family Scholarship
  • Tamura - Denise & Cary Tamura Scholarship
    Denise and Cary Tamura

    Cary served on the Simpson University Foundation Board of Directors for a number of years and now serves on the Simpson University Trustee Board. Because of his service on the Simpson boards, he and his wife wanted to help advance the mission of this great institution. They also wanted to especially help those from Hawaii, Cary’s home state. Students from Hawaii have to travel so far and often come without a support system in Redding. Their scholarship fund seeks to help students who want a quality Christian education and pursue their goals at Simpson University.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Tozer - Bud and Rosemary Tozer Memorial Scholarship
  • Voss – Henry and Gertrude Voss Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Waage - Gordon L. & Gladys M. Waage Scholarship

    Gordon WaageAs parents of two Simpson alumni, Gordon and Gladys Waage invested in significant ways to the university.

    One piece of their generosity greets visitors to the Owen Student Services Center in the center of campus: a beautiful granite globe, held up by water pressure, that rotates on a marble base. The 7,000-pound orb includes etchings of the world's continents, with the words 'Gateway to World Service' carved into the equator.

    The Waages made a designated gift to Simpson for the fountain, which was dedicated in October 2005 and became operational in 2006. Gordon Waage passed away on Oct. 24, 2006, in Canby, Ore., at age 84.

    In addition to the designated gift, the Waages also set up an annuity through Simpson and a student scholarship fund. Their daily prayers for Simpson also were noted by former President James M. Grant during the 2005 fountain dedication.

    The Waages' son, Ken, graduated from Simpson in 1968, and their daughter, Carolyn, in '72.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Webster – Katherine Webster Memorial Scholarship

    Harry and Katherine WebsterAs a high school student, Harry W. Webster benefited from the generosity of a memorial scholarship. That money - donated by the parents of a football player who died from an infection - enabled him to get his first year of college education.

    "That would have been impossible otherwise, since I came from a poor family," Harry wrote in a 1997 article in Simpson University's alumni magazine.

    Harry ended up graduating from Asbury College, then Asbury Theological Seminary. He served as a military chaplain and Christian and Missionary Alliance pastor. He retired in 1972.

    "With my military pension, Social Security and Alliance retirement, I was receiving more than I needed for my family to live comfortably," he noted. "I began to save the excess until there was enough to establish a scholarship endowment in 1988."

    His first endowment benefited the Alliance Development Fund. But Harry wasn't done with planned giving. He'd promised his wife, Katherine, that he would set up a similar scholarship fund for Simpson University.

    The Websters were married for 63 years before Katherine passed away in 1993. The Katherine Webster Memorial Scholarship Fund was set up at Simpson in 1994.

    "Our motivation has been in gratitude to God, and to repay the family who helped me get my start on a college education," said Harry, who passed away in 2007. "We chose the endowment route to ensure that the scholarship funds would continue in perpetuity."

    Side benefits included five years of charitable deductions on income tax, but, Harry wrote, "The greatest benefit to us has been the joy we have had in knowing that the funds the Lord has entrusted to us are helping worthy, needy, and deserving students get an education to prepare them for a life of service as pastors, missionaries, or consecrated Christian laymen."

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Wright – Betty Jane Wright Leadership Scholarship

    Betty Jane Wright is an inspiration to her children and grandchildren. Her college degree provided the opportunity for her to be a social services worker within the state of Washington for 23 years. There she worked with infant adoption placement, foster care licensing and placement, and child abuse cases through the Washington State court system. She desires that young women have the opportunity and valuable benefits of the kind of college education for which she is so grateful! Betty Jane’s daughter, Julie Irving, has served on the board of trustees and her granddaughter, Jenna, graduated from Simpson University in 2007.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Whale – Fred & Grace Whale Mission Scholarship

    Grace WhaleFred and Grace Whale were missionaries to Nigeria, Africa, for 28 years. When they first went to the mission field, Fred (now with the Lord) was the founder and leader of the Boys Brigade in Africa. Later they became missionaries with The Christian and Missionary Alliance, continuing to serve in the same region.

    As they approached retirement they had two important goals in mind, especially since their two children were already with the Lord. They wanted enough income to meet their financial needs and also honor the Lord with their God-given assets. They accomplished this by establishing a series of six gift annuities with Simpson University as the primary beneficiary. By doing so, they were assured a fixed income for life with substantial income tax benefits. Also, their second desire, moving into Town and Country Manor in Santa Ana, California, assured them of life care.

    Now with the Lord, Grace's interest in Simpson went back to when she stayed on campus while her parents were on missionary tour. She stated that the training of young people interested in serving the Lord had always been important to her. Her legacy through her gift annuities will continue to provide a Christ-centered education at the university.

    Please contact Vonnie Dodson at vdodson@simpsonu.edu or (530) 226-4119 to donate to this fund.

  • Yaggy – W. Van Clief & Vivian M. Yaggy Memorial Scholarship