$20-K Scholarship Winner

January 13, 2015

Keli Bradley, a homeschooler from Florence, South Carolina who would like to be a recording artist, is the winner of the $20,000 89.7 WMHK Scholarship competition to attend Columbia International University. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who has demonstrated a desire to make Christ known and will use a CIU degree to make an impact for Christ in the marketplace.

Keli says she “loves to sing, especially praise and worship music,” and leads worship at Sandhurst Church in Florence where she attends. She also says she will major in Communication because she has a secondary goal to be involved in public relations.

“I would have a lot of face time with clients and begin to build relationships with them because I have this really big passion for people,” Keli said.

The 89.7 WMHK Scholarship is open to South Carolina and North Carolina high school seniors who have a 2.5 GPA or greater and a marketplace career focus. The candidates must also submit a three-minute video describing how they have made Christ known in their community, what their dream job would be, and how they would make Christ known in the workplace. Check out Keli’s video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c03bWU_-lA&feature=youtu.be.

The competition also offers two additional $10,000 scholarships. The runners-up include Ashton Collum of Warrenville, South Carolina who plans on majoring in Psychology and become a counselor to at-risk youth. The other runner-up is Vlad Hruntkovskyi who currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. He desires to major in Business & Organizational Leadership and return to his home country of Ukraine after graduation to be involved in government.

The scholarship is named for Columbia Christian radio station WMHK, launched by CIU in 1976 and now operated by the K-LOVE radio network.