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New scholarship named after beloved professor

Multnomah University is adding a new scholarship named after Distinguished Professor Emeritus David Needham, who taught at MU for 44 years. The David C. Needham Scholarship is being made possible by a generous donation from two Multnomah alumni — a married couple who wish to remain anonymous.


A heart for missions

The couple, who met at Multnomah in the 1960s, was struck by Needham’s humble style of teaching and tender heart for students. They have a deep appreciation for the friendship they’ve cultured with Needham and his wife Mary Jo for the past 45 years. By providing a scholarship under Needham’s name, they hope to celebrate their former teacher while blessing current students who feel called to missionary work.

“We are pleased to be giving this scholarship to students who have a heart for missions, particularly unreached peoples and East Africa,” they said.

After serving as missionaries in the Mexicali Valley for 15 years, the couple began developing ministries in Tanzania and East Africa — an adventure they have been committed to for the past 20 years.

Transforming forces in the world

Needham was thrilled to receive the news of the scholarship. “I was happily amazed when I heard about it,” he said. “This scholarship is helping MU fulfill its mission — equipping students to become transforming forces in the world.”

The price of a college education is high, Needham added, but he thinks the new scholarship will be a big encouragement to students who want to serve.

“I hope that Multnomah will accomplish its goal of teaching them to live the Christian life and share it with others,” he said. “I hope that they will have the proficiency to share the Gospel with people around the world, and I hope that this scholarship will continue to grow year by year.”

A gift from David Needham

Since Needham’s retirement from Multnomah in 2008, he has kept busy teaching adult classes at his church and writing. He has published four books, including “Close To His Majesty,” which he is offering to the Multnomah community for free.

In lieu of payment, we invite you to consider giving a gift to a student through the David C. Needham Scholarship. Visit our donation page to contribute any amount you choose.

Download your free copy of “Close To His Majesty.”

Scholarships on Twitter?

Comments Off Written on August 21st, 2009 by
Categories: General, Students

We ran across a blog post at Online about finding scholarships on Twitter. Check it out, you never know!

50 Tips and Tools to Find Scholarships on Twitter

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Lonie (Friesen) Tucker Bible Contest Finalists

Comments Off Written on February 11th, 2009 by
Categories: Students

Bible Reading

Congratulations to the top eight finalists of the Lonie (Friesen) Tucker Bible Contest! In alphabetical order:

  • Ray Aguilar
  • Jeffrey Allan
  • Jason Clark
  • Sterling Clark
  • James Dunn
  • Joel Harris
  • Kim (Jonathan) Jung
  • Clint Leigh

These finalists will compete in an Oral Bible Test during chapel on Feb. 19. Each student will receive a scholarship ranging from $150-$1,000 depending on how they fare. The scholarships will be added to the students’ 2009 fall semester.

Honorable Mention goes to students who placed from 9th-31st, who will each receive a $10 gift certificate. In order of finish:

Matt Rensi, Chelsea Cantrell, Micah Nims, Catherine Boone, Stephen Harris, John Lussier, Aaron Smith, Andrew Rowland, Seth Jacobsen, David Cabello, Amanda Schick, Cassandra Baker, Melissa Knowlton, Michael Stern, Gabriel Stice, Laura Fesler, Hannah Morrow, Andrew Kruse, Vanessa King, Erin Thiessen, Erin Fowler, Courtney Rice, and Carl Fourier.

The scholarships were established by the William Friesen and Charles Tucker families in honor of Lonie (Friesen) Tucker’s devoted life to the Lord. Lonie, Dr. Garry Friesen’s sister, passed away in 1997—19 days after being diagnosed with cancer.

Returning students have the option of participating in a written Bible test consisting of multiple choice questions. The top eight students then compete in an Oral Bible Test in front of the student body with Dr. Friesen as the Quiz Master. The student who scores the highest on the oral and written tests combined receives the $1,000 scholarship.