SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Wittenberg University was recently approved to receive a $12,500 grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation in support of the university’s “Senior High Leadership Institute,” a peer ministry training program for high school students.
“We’re so thankful for this support from Thrivent Financial,” said Robert White, director of church relations and associate director of university advancement at Wittenberg. “The money will provide students with skills to assist them in assuming leadership positions in their congregations, schools and their communities.”
Wittenberg University is a nationally recognized college for the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Its strong interdisciplinary programs including East Asian Studies, Education, Management, Music, Russian Area Studies, Sciences, Theatre and Dance distinguish Wittenberg. Eight thriving pre-professional programs contribute to the educational experience of Wittenberg students, 70 percent of whom eventually pursue graduate studies.
“Today’s youth are the future leaders of our church,” said Jim Yagow, manager of the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation. “Thrivent Financial is pleased to support Wittenberg University’s ‘Senior High Leadership Institute’ as it prepares students for greater service to others.”
The Thrivent Financial for Lutheran Foundation is a private foundation funded by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The Foundation does not provide grants to individuals. To learn more about the Foundation and its programs, visit www.thrivent.com/fraternal/foundation.
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