AGTrust Awards 2018 Ralph Riggs Scholarships

Ten high school graduates, attending Assemblies of God colleges and universities beginning with the 2018-2019 fall semester, have been awarded Ralph Riggs Scholarships.

Recipients are chosen by the Alliance for AG Higher Education Committee and are based on students’ outstanding academic merit; exemplary school, community and church service; and personal references.

The Ralph Riggs Scholarships, named for former Assemblies of God General Superintendent Ralph M. Riggs, is one of four scholarship/grant programs sponsored and funded by the Assemblies of God Trust. The Riggs scholarships are awarded annually, as funds permit, to a select number of high school graduates planning to attend Assemblies of God colleges and universities.

The General Superintendent’s Scholarship ($30,000 each, distributed over a four-year period) is awarded to one male and one female high school graduate. Scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded to eight more high school graduates.

Following is the complete list of 2018 Ralph Riggs Scholarship recipients.

Ralph Riggs — General Superintendent's $30,000 Scholarship Recipients

Chandler Gray

Sedalia, Missouri

Evangel University

Springfield, Missouri

Through his university experience, Chandler plans to work toward a bachelor's degree in Church Leadership, as well as a master's degree in Theology.

God called me to full-time ministry. I really believe this path of study will assist my ministry as I have opportunity to be strengthened by several great theological professors at Evangel University.”

Bethany Malsam

Brandon, South Dakota

North Central University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

By attending an Assemblies of God college, I will be learning how to embrace God's plan for my life. I will be encouraged in my spiritual walk as well as my educational path. There are no doubts in my mind about attending an AG university. I believe that I will be best prepared there to make a difference in this work for the Kingdom.”


Ralph Riggs — $5,000 Scholarship Recipients

DJ Fields
Griffin, Georgia
Vanguard University
Costa Mesa, California

Araceli Gonzalez
Fowler, Colorado
Southwestern AG University
Waxahachie, Texas
Cierra Jones
Southside, Alabama
Southeastern University
Lakeland, Florida
Kellie Kuehl
Sussex, Wisconsin
Evangel University
Springfield, Missouri
Elizabeth Mills
Sycamore, Illinois
Southwestern AG University
Waxahachie, Texas
Gary Trey Pontius III
Holland, Ohio
Evangel University
Springfield, Missouri
Keilah Rodgers
Ithaca, New York
Evangel University
Springfield, Missouri
Laken Wallace
Beckley, West Virginia
Southeastern University
Lakeland, Florida


AGTrust has awarded 1,299 scholarships and grants totaling $3,452,945 to AG university students and graduates since its formation in 2008.

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