Celebrating 20 Years and Over 75 Graduates
This need-based scholarship supports students who have ties to a Methodist denomination, are involved in ministry in their area, bring cultural diversity to the campus, and wish to participate in one of the service learning programs at Southwestern. While the Institute actively seeks funds to assist all Bishop Scholars, it has invested most heavily in students from Zimbabwe and the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas, which serves many students from Mexico.
The Bishop Scholar award represents one of the college’s most generous scholarships. The scholarship was named for and started under the leadership of United Methodist Bishop Richard Wilke soon after he became Bishop in-Residence at the college. Over 75 Bishop Scholars from all parts of the globe have graduated from Southwestern College since 1997 and are making a positive difference throughout the world.
Meet the current Bishop Scholars
The continuation of this scholarship depends on the generosity of individuals around the globe who feel that quality higher education can help students in ministry make a difference in the world. The Institute is currently in a $1,000,000 endowment campaign for this program. Learn more about the campaign, and if this cause resonates with you, we encourage you to make a gift to support this need-based scholarship through the Institute for Discipleship. Be sure to make note that your gift is for the Bishop Scholars
Please send gifts to:
Institute for Discipleship – Bishop Scholarship
100 College Street
Winfield, KS 67156