Judson’s Roeser Scholars Named for 2021-22 School Year | Judson University Christian College

Judson’s Roeser Scholars Named for 2021-22 School Year

(ELGIN, IL – October 6, 2021) Judson University welcomes 14 incoming freshmen and new members to the Judson Roeser Scholars Program, previously known as the Judson Leadership Scholars. For the eighth year, the program provides leadership training and financial aid to students based on academic merit, leadership qualities, and financial need.

Roeser Scholars 2021

The 2021-22 Judson Roeser Scholars pictured above (left to right): Chase Ashcraft of Gosport, Ind., Haven Beyer of Middleville, Mich., Kayleigh Mackintosh of Sterling, Colo., Katherine Breinig of Chicago, Ill., Zaria Boozer of Indian Land, S.C., Brenna McGuire of Geneseo, Ill., Jackson Fry Martinsville, Ind., Delia Tacheny Hugo, Minn., Rayna Mall Cherry Hill, N.J., Sydnie Elder Belvidere, Ill., Lillie Whitehead of Gilbert, Ariz., Ashley Gutteridge Chicago, Ill., and Jeanene Canul of Belize, Calif., and Hallie Tucker of Bolivar, Mo. (not pictured).

Earlier this year Judson University announced OTTO Engineering, Inc.’s support in a five-year commitment to deepen their partnership with this program. Through this collaboration, the Judson Leadership Program has now become the Roeser Scholars program. The generosity of Tom Roeser is evident as is his passion for investing in Judson’s emerging leaders. The program was first established in 2015 with funds raised from the annual World Leaders Forum event. This signature event has welcomed global leaders, including Caroline Kennedy, Newt Gingrich, and Howard Dean, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan as well as Felipe Calderon, Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Mikhail Gorbachev, and George W. Bush since its inception in 2011. This is the most prestigious scholarship that a Judson University student can receive and a limited number of recipients are selected for this honor each year. To be eligible, students must demonstrate creativity, leadership, innovation, mission, and faith. They must also maintain good academic standing.

The Roeser Scholars have access to unique opportunities to cultivate their aptitude for leadership. They receive a sponsored ticket to World Leaders Forum events and the opportunity to interview for the World Leaders Forum Internship position during their sophomore, junior and senior years at Judson. Each scholar also participates in monthly meetings with the World Leaders Forum Director and University President that cover a wide range of topics including entrepreneurship, leadership development, business etiquette, and networking. Often scholars hear from experienced leaders from a variety of fields at these meetings.

As part of the program, students are invited to the Annual Scholars Dinner in Chicago, an exclusive reception with Judson’s president, a renowned business leader, trustees, and distinguished alumni. Recent speakers have included: Andy-John Kalkounos, Business Owner, Entrepreneur, and Public Servant; Jacqueline Camacho Ruiz, Founder of JJR Marketing, Entrepreneur, Renowned Author, and Sports Pilot. This year OTTO’s support will add to the current program by providing additional learning experiences throughout the year at the following University Events: Constitution Day, the annual DASH retreat for first, second and third-year cohorts as well as a culminating senior Scholar experience. In addition, these student scholars will serve as ambassadors for the upcoming World Leaders Forum event on November 5 featuring General Petraeus.

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