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Columbia Students Receive Prestigious Apollos Scholarships and Grants


Decatur, GA— The Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation has selected five Master of Divinity students from Columbia Theological Seminary to receive 2008-2009 Apollos scholarships and grants. Kathryn Wolf, Kathryn Salmons, Katelyn Gordon, and Adam Copeland were awarded scholarships named after visionary leaders from the foundation's early years. David Rogers was awarded an Apollos Conditional Grant, which he will repay by serving the Presbyterian Church (USA) following ordination. Kathryn Wolf, a senior, is from Indianapolis, IN. She received a B.A. in English from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, and is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. Kathryn Salmons, a senior, is from Ponca City, OK. She earned a B.A. in music from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, and is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Ponca City. Adam Copeland, a senior, is from Tallahassee, FL, and has a B.A. in English and religion from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. His home church is First Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee. Katelyn Gordon, a senior, is from Cary, NC. She completed a B.A. in communication studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is a member of Kirk of Kildaire in Cary. David Rogers, a senior, is from Atlanta, GA, and earned a B.A. in broadcasting from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He attends Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. The Apollos program is modeled after the biblical story of Apollos, a young man from Alexandria, Greece, whose friends provided financial assistance so he could learn and preach the gospel with more authority and truth. The story is told in Acts 18:24-26. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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