Matthew became a Christian at 18 years old despite his upbringing in a religiously unaffiliated home. Since that time, he has pursued pastoral ministry whole-heartedly. He has served at Christian youth camps and is currently working on his bachelor's degree in Christian studies. This summer, Matthew will lead and serve youth as the Assistant Director at Hume Lake Christian Camp. "Without the help from LEO Foundation, I wouldn't be here and wouldn't have the opportunity to pursue my dream."
Thanks to the LEO Foundation Scholarship, Natalie graduated with honors from an accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She knew from an early age that this profession was her calling. The academic and book scholarship award allowed her to focus on schoolwork and studying. Natalie is now a registered nurse at an outpatient surgery center, helping dialysis patients.
Through the support of the LEO Foundation and dedication to his goal, Joshua is in his second year of an accelerated three-year undergraduate program to become a pastor in Christian ministry. He realized his calling from God during his junior year of high school and continues to pursue God’s plan for his life. Joshua’s journey has included ministering to youth in the community through his church and summer camps. After graduation, Joshua will pursue a Master of Divinity with plans for a life of ministry as a teaching pastor and serving in various capacities for which he is called and equipped. “I am incredibly thankful for the scholarship funding from the LEO Foundation. It makes all of this possible.”
Through my scholarship opportunity, I have met some amazing people and have found my path in life and a new relationship with God. The Leo Foundation Scholarship Award has given me, a first-generation Hispanic higher-education student, the opportunity to accomplish my goals of getting a Business IT degree, making a name for myself in this precious life, and making my family proud. This opportunity has changed my life!
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”