Wake Forest NC – Corporate Chaplains of America (CCA) has announced that Appomattox, VA’s Hannah Underhill has been awarded the workplace chaplaincy organization’s first-ever “10:27” Scholarship.
Underhill plans to graduate May 2016 from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA with a major in Strategic Communications. She is the daughter of Richie and Christie Underhill, also of Appomattox. Her father serves as CCA’s Chaplain Manager in Virginia and West Virginia.
In announcing Underhill’s award – a grant of $2,500 — CCA’s CEO Preston Parrish said the organization’s “10:27” Scholarship “is intended to recognize demonstrated commitment to the Biblical truth of Luke 10:27, as well as to assist our chaplains in providing for the cost of their children’s higher education.”
In Luke 10:27, Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
“Hannah’s activities and accomplishments – but most important, her commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ – particularly distinguished her for this award. We are delighted to be able to have a part in furthering her education and aspirations.”
Parrish explained that recipients are chosen by a committee, based on their Christian testimony, academic achievement, church and community involvement, extracurricular activities, vocational plans, personal references and an essay.
In her essay, Underhill said, “I want to work with non-profit and faith-based organizations as an advertising and social media consultant. I firmly believe that the arena of communications strongly dictates the cultural tide. I know I am being equipped for success, both as a communications professional and as a Christ-follower.”
The “10:27” Scholarship is open for applications by dependent children of full-time CCA chaplain managers and chaplains. Students must be US residents and citizens in their final year of high school or actively enrolled on a full-time basis and in good standing in an accredited community college or 4-year institution. Scholarships are one-time awards.
Based in Wake Forest, NC, near Raleigh, Corporate Chaplains of America specializes in recruiting and placing trained, full-time chaplains in workplaces. CCA chaplains develop caring relationships with employees and their families in the hope of gaining permission to share with them the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. Each year, they offer compassionate support to thousands of individuals dealing with personally traumatic events as well as more routine life issues. Founded in 1996, CCA works with hundreds of companies coast-to-coast, as well as internationally, in order to accomplish its mission.