The Evangelical Press Association believes that Christian students should be prepared to be outstanding journalists and communications professionals, equipped with a biblically-based philosophy of journalism and the skills, knowledge and experience they will need to effectively communicate a Christ-centered worldview to their audience. To that end, EPA sponsors an annual scholarship contest to find outstanding students preparing for a career in journalism.
For 2021, the Jerry Jenkins Scholarship award goes to Akosua Frempong, a student at Regent University. Frempong will receive a $2,000 scholarship to continue her studies at Regent this fall. The Jerry Jenkins Scholarship is funded by a five-year grant from the best-selling author and former EPA president.
“I want to work in journalism, particularly helping to restore public trust in the media,” wrote Frempong in her application. She also hopes to do scholarly research related to journalism.
Frempong was born in the U.K. but lived in Ghana a number of years during her childhood.
Posted May 13, 2021