April 12, 2023
MDS Canada summer scholarships awarded
Eight students are recipients of the new Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Canada Scholarship.
The eight, who attend Columbia Bible College (CBC) in Abbotsford, B.C., Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) in Winnipeg and Steinbach Bible College (SBC), will serve with MDS for one month each in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
In return, they will receive a scholarship that covers the cost of four three-credit hour courses for the 2023-24 academic year at their schools.
The students are:
Columbia Bible College
Brayden King, Sonrise Church (Apostolic Church of the Pentecost) in Surrey, B.C.
Christina Klassen, The Life Centre (Mennonite Brethren) in Abbotsford, B.C.
Jared Sumner, Jericho Ridge Community Church (Mennonite Brethren), Surrey, B.C.
Katie Wray, Northview Community Church (Mennonite Brethren), Abbotsford, B.C.
Canadian Mennonite University
Sarah Labun, Saint Margaret’s Anglican Church, Winnipeg.
Cleto Mhuru, Break Free Ministries International, Zimbabwe.
Andres Proanas, Iglesia Menonita de Teusaquillo (Bogota, Colombia).
Steinbach Bible College
Ricardo Andrews, Mandeville New Testament Church of God, Jamaica.
The purpose of the MDS Scholarship is to promote service and volunteering in a younger generation while also supporting them in their studies.
It replaces the Sheep and Goats Scholarship that provided support for 42 students from the three schools from 2015 to 2022.
John Longhurst, MDS Canada Communications