Noah Merrill, son of Leah Merrill and Bob Merrill, of Houston, Texas, has been named as a recipient of the Waynesburg University Christian Life Scholarship.
Merrill will attend Waynesburg in the fall and intends to major in psychology with a minor in biblical and ministry studies. He also plans to play soccer on the Yellow Jackets men’s soccer team.
“I am very thankful that I was selected as a Christian Life scholar,” said Merrill. “The scholarship gives me an opportunity to experience the Christian ministry at WU in a unique way, which was one of the main reasons I chose to attend Waynesburg.”
In addition to the Christian ministry opportunities presented by the scholarship, the financial support is also a difference maker for Merrill and his family.
“It also makes my college experience more affordable, allowing me to pursue the opportunities Waynesburg has to offer while being an out-of-state student,” he shared.
Merrill attended Lutheran South Academy where he recently graduated summa cum laude. During his high school years, he was named to the Honor Roll all four years, a member of National Honor Society, a National Student Leadership Conference nominee and an AP Scholar awardee.
He also played on the Academy’s varsity soccer team, serving as team captain and earning recognition for Academic All-State and All-District 2nd Team. Additionally, he participated in club soccer and was a youth soccer coach at the Brendan Keyes Soccer Academy.
Merrill has volunteered his time with a number of community organizations, including Christian Outreach Alliance, Bay Area Turning Point Women’s Shelter, Interfaith Caring Ministries and Kids Meals Houston.
“I am excited to attend WU for many reasons, but mainly to have the experience to play college soccer [and] experience WU’s community and academic opportunities,” shared Merrill.
About the Scholarship
The Waynesburg Christian Life Scholarship recognizes students who have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and who are involved in the life of a local church as they grow in faith. The scholarship is available to first-year freshmen and provides $4,000 over four years.
Scholarship recipients are also provided with activities, conversations and mentorship through the office of the University Chaplin and the Center for Campus Ministry.
Each recipient is assigned a Christian mentor from their anticipated field, discipline or major so that they can grow in their Christian faith while also developing leadership qualities at Waynesburg University.
To learn more about first-year freshman scholarships, click below.