Simpson University to offer $5,000 scholarship through the Record Searchlight's 20 Under 40 Program

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University, in partnership with the Redding Record Searchlight, will offer a $5,000 Emerging Leader Scholarship to a local high school senior through the 20 Under 40 Program.

The Record Searchlight's 20 Under 40 Program will feature 20 north state individuals under the age of 40 who demonstrate leadership, initiative and innovation in their profession and in the community.

One of the winners will be selected by a committee to serve as the scholarship ambassador and will be responsible for choosing the high school senior to whom the $5,000 Emerging Leader Scholarship will be awarded. The scholarship ambassador will meet with their scholarship recipient in a mentoring capacity as they pursue their college education.

Nominations were collected from Oct. 1 through Nov. 10. Winners will be announced on Jan. 13 at a public reception at the McConnell Foundation. Winners will also be featured in a special section of the Record Searchlight.

The 20 Under 40 Emerging Leader Scholarship is designed for a traditional undergraduate student and will be applied over the course of a four-year period in equal payments for a qualified student in good academic standing.

Tickets for the 20 Under 40 Program reception, which takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 13, are $15.

High school seniors who are interested in learning how they could be the recipient of the Emerging Leader Scholarship should contact their school counselor.

Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson’s academic programs includes ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson’s recent curriculum expansion includes degrees in biology, nursing, outdoor leadership, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737