THE 2016 CHAUTAUQUA SCHOLARS
In a few sentences, how would you describe your experience as a CHQ Scholar?
“Considering I had no idea about what to expect coming here, it has been an eye-opening experience. I have been introduced to the ideas that our world can look like CHQ and now to make it happen. I have been given a vision for service in many ways for when I leave here….”
“Chautauqua is a dream that you will not be able to explain when you wake up. You just need to experience it……”
“I would describe my experience as empowering. I was given freedom to explore and grow on my own along with scheduled events that I really enjoyed. I especially enjoyed the arts performance and recommend going to the art galleries….”
“I loved learning about other cultures and religions. I loved being able to learn new skills and make awesome friends. My patience was tested but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I’ve learned a lot about myself and the world….”
“The hardest thing to do is ‘describe this experience in a few sentences’. But in general this has been the most amazing experiences I’ve lived. It was enriching and challenging on so many levels and the person you become here is a side of you that you’ve never known……”
“Great and wonderful. I am so lucky that I was here and I hope if I can return back…..”
“I like this time in Chautauqua so much. I found the peace what I haven’t at home. God really sent messages for me here. I am very thankful….”
“It was an unforgettable experience, with many enriching memories. I have learned so much about myself from others. I saw many good examples to follow. It was amazing……”
“I have learned more about myself and grown spiritually. Every experience has given me something to learn from. The beauty of the grounds makes everyday feel like an adventure…”
“Wonderful. This place is life-changing. The friendships and memories I have made will last a lifetime….”
“I met so many and diverse friends here. I worked to cooperate with and learn from others. I was exposed to a variety of ideas and art forms, and to opportunities to personally engage with those.….”
“Eye-opening experiences in lectures and conversations with other scholars. Relaxing in the quiet time by the lake. Fun in experiencing new arts and hanging out with one another….”
As you can see, this program is fulfilling the Object of the Order by affording these young people opportunities for “the development of spiritual life and the stimulation of Christian activities.” And the Order is supporting generously our text: “Not to be ministered unto, But to minister.” Mark 10:45
To learn more about the Chautauqua Scholarship Program, click here.
Thank you for your interest, support, and prayers.
In His Name,
Vicki Carter, CHQ Scholarship Director