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The Loren and Linda Gresham Leadership Grant - Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahom

The Gresham Leadership Grant is designed to recruit outstanding young leaders to Southern Nazarene University. Nothing could be closer to the hearts of the Greshams or to the mission of the university. 

This highly selective first-year grant is awarded in amounts from $2,500-$5,000, to attract high school seniors or transfer students who have clearly demonstrated leadership in their community, church, and school – plus exemplary character in all aspects of their lives. Although academic performance is considered, it is not the sole selection criterion for the grant. Reflecting the Gresham’s life-long service to the Church of the Nazarene and SNU’s role within the denomination, members of the Church of the Nazarene are given preference for the scholarships. As the corpus of the endowment grows in value, applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered.

The initial target goal for this endowment is $400,000 – which will make this one of SNU’s “top 5” individual scholarships, thereby providing appropriate recognition of the Gresham's dedicated and selfless service to SNU.

Click here to make a donation today using SNU's secure online giving page.



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Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage