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Counseling Alumni Scholarship

The Counseling Alumni Scholarship is a fund maintained solely by Grace University Counseling Alumni, and awarded each Fall to a student who has entered the program since the previous Fall. Students applying for the scholarship must fill out an application, and write an essay regarding their view and definition of integration as it pertains to faith and counseling, and ways in which they will apply and use integration in their Counseling Practice.

Your gifts make a difference! Rather than asking for a fixed amount, we would encourage you to think about giving an hour’s worth of salary, whatever that looks like for you. We need your help to equip the next generation of Christian counselors.

This Year’s Recipient: Wendy Summers

The 2014-2015 recipient of your Counseling Alumni Scholarship is Wendy Summers!
Thank you so much for your donation to that scholarship, which has enabled Wendy to join the program this fall. A series of divinely orchestrated events recently led her to pursue a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grace. Wendy grew up in a loving Christian home in Omaha and became a follower of Christ at a young age. After high school, she attended the Kansas City Art Institute and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Making art came naturally, but constantly looking inward was not very fulfilling. She continues to teach art at her studio and also teaches part time at a local elementary school. About 6 years ago, Wendy started taking classes that would lead her to the lay counseling ministry at her church. Counseling women in this setting has been life changing.

Wendy never planned on becoming a licensed counselor. Embarking on a new career at this stage of her life is a bit scary, but she feels that God has been preparing her for such a time as this. Her experiences as a wife and mother, along with her experiences as an artist, a teacher and a lay counselor have all shaped her. Wendy is so thankful for the opportunity to be studying at Grace, and especially grateful to the alumni for the scholarship you have provided.

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