Americus, Ga. - Oct. 20, 2000 - Habitat for Humanity International and Sterling College of Sterling, Kansas have formed a partnership to train future leaders through Sterling’s Social Entrepreneurship program. Beginning with the Fall 2001 academic year 25 Habitat for Humanity Fellows will be named by Sterling College. Each Fellow will receive a full tuition scholarship for four years.
“Habitat for Humanity is committed to the challenge of developing its next generation of leadership,” said Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International. “We are pleased to have Sterling College as a partner in that effort.”
Habitat for Humanity Fellows will enroll and complete a “Habitat for Humanity College” course of study developed by Sterling College with assistance from HFHI. The course of study will include completion of the new Social Entrepreneurship academic minor at Sterling as well as servant leadership development training.
According to Ed Johnson, Sterling College president, “Sterling will work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International to develop creative and thoughtful servant leaders who are prepared as Habitat Fellows and, following graduation, will serve Habitat for Humanity. We are honored to be selected by such an admirable and successful organization that also wants to change the world.”
Sterling College is a four-year, Christ-centered liberal arts college located in Sterling, Kansas. The college, founded in 1887, has a covenant relationship with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Its mission is ‘to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith.’ Sterling College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Dedicated to eliminating poverty housing, Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry founded by Millard Fuller along with his wife, Linda. HFHI and its affiliates in more than 2000 communities in 68 nations have built and sold more than 100,000 homes to partner families at no profit with zero-interest mortgages.