The images of violence against people of color have startled many Christians to action.
How do we respond to prejudice and racism? While meaningful dialogue has begun to
engender understanding of the inequality that exists, Christians are compelled to
do more to support those lacking access to the economic advantages that a private,
faith-based college education can provide.
Palm Beach Atlantic has established a scholarship for students of color named in honor of a beloved member of our faculty, Dr. Terriel Byrd, professor of
Urban Christian Ministry and coordinator of the Evening Ministry Program. Dr. Byrd’s
scholarly work focuses on the theme of Christian unity through his writings examining
racial separation in worship and interpreting the voice and message of Dr. King for
modern audiences. Palm Beach Atlantic previously honored him with the Charles and
Hazel Corts Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Your gift to The Dr. Terriel Byrd Scholarship underwrites a transformative PBA education
for students of color. The renewable, four-year scholarship applies to tuition and
room and board, providing these students opportunities to immerse themselves in their
studies without financial hardship. Please prayerfully consider making a gift to build
the scholarship fund that expands student access to Palm Beach Atlantic University,
equipping graduates to be resilient servant leaders, fearless in faith and adventurers
who positively change the world.