Flynn Senseney grew up in a broken home. That was hard
enough. But then his mother passed away in April, 2014.
In July of 2015, Flynn, his two brothers and his father were
traveling in a car on Interstate 26 in South Carolina, when they
were involved in an accident. Flynn’s father was killed and his
brothers were seriously hurt.
He admits that life’s hurdles could have blocked him from
enrolling, and continuing at Columbia International University,
but instead he says, “The Lord has guided me to CIU.”
“We have had a financial burden on us because of my mom
passing away and now my dad passing,” he said. “Because
money is tight and focused on my brothers’ medical attention,
scholarships have not only helped, but also been a source of
encouragement. It has caused me to rely more on God.”
YOU CAN HELP
Gifts to the CIU Fund
are critical in making sure each
student has an exceptional CIU
experience. While tuition is the
main source of CIU revenue, it
only covers about 60 percent of
what it actually costs to provide a
CIU education, with the CIU Fund
bridging the 40 percent gap.
“To all the donors, I say
‘many, many thanks.’”
Sophomore, Intercultural Studies
Florence, South Carolina
Flynn has a message for the scholarship donors that are helping
him stay at CIU.
“To all the donors, I say ‘many, many thanks.’ I am greatly
appreciative and will strive more and more to do better than I
As for the future, Flynn’s plans are to possibly go to seminary,
with a goal of becoming a missionary pilot serving other
missionaries, and most importantly, serving the Lord.
90 percent of CIU students
rely on financial assistance,
your scholarship gift is a
lifeline to a CIU education.
Establish a new scholarship
or contribute to an existing
How to give:
P.O. Box 3122
Columbia, SC 29230
There are many CIU students just like Flynn who may need your assistance.
Here are ways you can help them:
planning, which incorporates
planned and deferred giving,
provides opportunities that
can result in tax savings for
you and support for Columbia
International University. This
may include annuities, trusts,
and insurance policies.