New scholarship aims to prepare students for employment in The Salvation Army

MyServe accepting applications through April 18.

By Megan McQuade –

The Western Territory’s youth, education and human resources departments recently launched a new education and career initiative—MyServe.

The program offers educational grants—up to $7,500 per year for up to four years—to five outstanding senior soldier college students ages 17-29 each year.

“MyServe aims to prepare and employ senior soldier college graduates in a successful, professional career in The Salvation Army, and provides optional internships as preparation,” said Captain Roy Wild, territorial youth secretary. “It’s an initiative of Commissioner James Knaggs to encourage these Salvationists and try to retain them in employment with the Army.”

Scholarship recipients should be involved in a corps ministry, Wild said, and take on local leadership and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

MyServe applications will be accepted through April 18 for the 2014-2015 school year.

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