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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.”


CIU Fund:

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.’”

–Flynn Senseney

Flynn Senseney

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

did before.”

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.


Because over

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:



(803) 807-5500


CIU Development

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:

Estate Planning:


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.



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