Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West announced today that the College's Cross and Flame Award, having increased by $500 to $11,000 for full-time day students entering in the fall of 2014, has contributed to the more than $20 million in College-funded financial assistance provided to United Methodist students enrolled in the College's full-time day program since the grant began in 2004. "This year alone, our 210 Methodist students in the full-time day program have received approximately $2.2 million in College-funded grants and scholarships, with an average award of $10,500. The Cross and Flame Award is given to each student who is a member of a United Methodist congregation, who has been admitted on regular or honors status to the College's full-time day program, and who receives the recommendation of his or her pastor.
"Since 2004, hundreds of United Methodist students have been aided in obtaining a calling-focused liberal arts education guided by Huntingdon's ideals of faith, wisdom, and service," said West. "The creation of the Cross and Flame Award and other grants like it have helped so many students to graduate as productive, leading members of society who contribute to their places of worship, to their workplaces, and to their communities. I continue to be grateful to our churches for their annual apportionment giving, all of which translates directly into funding the Cross and Flame Award."
"Huntingdon College is a model United Methodist institution of higher education, and the Cross and Flame Award has made a superior liberal arts education accessible to so many of our young people," said Huntingdon trustee and Alabama-West Florida Conference Bishop Paul Leeland. "I salute Huntingdon's intentional efforts to support the denomination's priority of preparing the next generation of leaders for the Church and for the world. The Cross and Flame Award is foundational to that commitment by our College."
To find out more about admission to Huntingdon and about Huntingdon's Cross and Flame Award, see the College website at www.huntingdon.edu.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently recognized Huntingdon among "The Fastest Growing Colleges in America."