Tabor College has announced the recipients of the 2014 Tabor College Presi?dential Leadership Scholar?ships.
Alex Jan?zen of Morro Bay, Calif., Heide Klaassen of Arkansas City, Matthew Molden of Aurora, Colo., and Annaliese Wiens of Arling?ton, Texas, are the four recipients of the prestigious $68,000 scholarships.
These students will participate in a four-year leadership laboratory that is designed to develop young people into effective and skilled leaders for the next generation.
?In addition to being intelligent, I look for poise, relational skills, presence and a capacity to influence,? said Jules Glanzer, president of Tabor College. ?Charac?ter, vision, passion and cour?age are also very important.?
All of the students participated in the selection weekend earlier this month, where they interviewed with Glanzer, participated in group activities, gave a speech and wrote an essay.
A committee recommended a group, then Glanzer chose four students.
?We were excited to host these exceptional students and believe that they have tremendous potential to shape and influence the Tabor College campus,? said Rusty Allen, vice-president for enrollment management and intercollegiate athletics.
This scholarship program was established in 2011. The first group of participants will be seniors next year.
?These new students have the capacity to shape and influence the student body in significant ways for the next four years,? Glanzer said.
During their time at Tabor, the scholars will be able to be involved in an international trip to Niger to dig a water well.
?We will continue to make the world our classroom,? said Glanzer. ?We will provide leadership experiences and create a leadership learning community.?