Preach the Word Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed

Donor: Mike and Deann Ross

Established: 2012

This scholarship was created by Mike and Deann Ross of Oklahoma City, OK.  The Rosses have 7 children—most of whom have attended or will attend JBU. They have been long term supporters of JBU primarily because JBU’s mission and vision is much like their own. It is Mike and Deann’s goal to have their children  realize the breadth of God's creation, discover their own role in it, and be prepared to be successful in that role.  They also recognize that JBU has similar goals for its students—realization, discovery, and preparation.  The Rosses firmly believe this process must begin with an understanding of who God is and our relationship to Him. This is our central calling— to make Him known and to teach others about Him.  Mike and Deann believe that God designated the local church as the venue through which much of this revelation occurs. This motivated the Rosses to create the Preach the Word Endowed Scholarship to help train young men who are called to ministry which makes Christ known and teaches about His love and grace.