Asheville residents establish scholarship for Divinity School

Edwin Andrews and his wife, Nancy Andrews, of Asheville have established a scholarship in the Wake Forest University Divinity School in honor of his father.

The Victor L. Andrews Sr. Scholarship will fund an internship program for students enrolled in the school’s master of divinity program to work in rural and small town church ministries. Divinity School students are required in their second year of studies to complete a two-semester internship in a congregation or community agency.

“I hope the creation of this scholarship will prepare students to work in a smaller community,” said Edwin Andrews. “There are special relationships, joys and challenges that only working in rural churches and neighborhoods could give you.”

The elder Andrews, who died in 1958, served 50 years as a pastor in Chatham County, N.C. He was a graduate of Wake Forest and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, Ky.

The Divinity School, which opened in August 1999 to 24 full-time students from a variety of denominational traditions, prepares individuals for ministry in the Christian church. The school’s curriculum blends instruction in traditional seminary subjects with courses taught by faculty of the university’s undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The school offers the master of divinity degree.

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