JBU Student wins National Undergraduate Fellowship

Siloam Springs, Ark (May 31, 2001) — John Brown University student Bethany Fasnacht of Houston, Tex. has been named an Undergraduate Fellow by the Partnership for Excellence Program of the Fund for Theological Education (FTE).

As one of 70 2001 Undergraduate Fellows nationwide, Fasnacht will receive a $1,500 stipend to be used for educational expenses or for a special project to explore ministry. In addition, she will attend the Partnership for Excellence 2001 summer conference, “The Call of the People of God,” in June.

Fasnacht is tentatively planning to use the money from the fellowship to fund a study tour to Israel, which she will take with professors and students from JBU. “I feel honored to receive this scholarship, because the Foundation knew my core beliefs and values and chose me to be one of the few to represent conservative views at the conference,” said Fasnacht. “I intend to do my best to represent my views of God and my relationship with Him to those who attend the conference with me.”

FTE awards fellowships to college students who demonstrate superior academic achievement and exceptional promise for ministry. The fellowships are designed to introduce the recipients to theological education and encourage their vocational discernment. Fasnacht, daughter of Jayne Perkins of Houston, Tex., is a junior youth ministries major at JBU.

John Brown University is a private Christian university and a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Council of Independent Colleges.