BSA to award Sabbath-keeping youths

GILLETTE, Wyo.--"Sabbath-keeping youth need help and encouragement," said Richard Nickels, president of the half-century-old Bible Sabbath Association. "One way to do this is to encourage academic achievement. That is why the BSA is instituting what we hope to be an annual scholarship program exclusively for Sabbath-keeping young people."

The program is to start small, said Mr. Nickels, and, "with the Almighty's help, we will see where it leads. We hope many adults will become financial supporters of this excellent program."

Eligible are Sabbath-keeping students 25 years of age or younger as of April 1, 1999, who are planning to pursue post-secondary education at an accredited college, university or trade school anywhere in the world. International students are encouraged to apply. Children or close relatives of the directors and officers of the Bible Sabbath Association are not eligible.

How to apply: Request an application from the BSA, 3316 Alberta Dr., Gillette, Wyo. 82718 (or E-mail your request to Submit completed forms and fee, if any, no later than Feb. 15, 1999. Winners will be announced on or before April 1, 1999.

Application fee: There is no application fee for subscribers to The Sabbath Sentinel, the 24-page BSA magazine published six times a year ($15). All others must submit a $10 application fee. There will be a first-place and second-place winner. Prizes will be $750 and $250, respectively. Depending upon donations to the scholarship fund, additional prizes may be awarded.

Part of the application process is a brief essay. Entries may not be submitted by E-mail but must be completed by the applicant in his or her own handwriting. The winning essay will be published in The Sabbath Sentinel.

Scholarships will be paid directly to an accredited college, university or trade school. A committee, led by Dr. Donald Ward of Hawkins, Texas, former president of Ambassador University and a member of the United Church of God's council of elders, will be the judges.

Tax-deductible donations for the BSA scholarship program are welcome.

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