2016 KICA Scholarship


Manhattan Christian College Student Awarded Kansas Independent College Fund Scholarship


August 5th, 2016

Manhattan Christian College’s Tyler Bade, was awarded the 2016-17 KICF Recognition Scholarship. Bade is pursuing a degree in Pastoral Ministry, and with a 4.0 grade point average is expected to graduate in 2018.

The scholarship is awarded annually to one student at one of the 19 nonprofit private colleges in Kansas. Recipients are selected on the basis of their academic achievements and their contributions to their community during their collegiate career. The scholarship was established in 1995 to honor those individuals and organizations that have supported private colleges in Kansas for more than 40 years.

“Tyler exemplifies the commitment to community and the passion for learning that the Kansas private college family, including its 24,000 students, embody. It is a point of pride that Tyler has chosen to join us,” said Matt Lindsey, president of the Kansas Independent College Fund. “Faculty at Manhattan Christian College have mentioned that they have learned from Mr. Bade as a student leader, describing him as positive, compassionate, and an excellent communicator.”

Beyond classwork, Tyler is very involved in enhancing campus-wide student fellowship, serving with Small Groups, the athletic coaching staff, and as an RA. “Through engaging conversation, difficult projects, and thought-provoking texts, [my experiences at MCC] have really changed the way I interact with and lead people,” says Bade in his application essays, “I hope to leave an impact of hope, patience, humility, and joy.”

Tyler hails from Peoria, AZ, and is the first student representing Manhattan Christian College to win the KICF Recognition Scholarship, valued at $2,500.

The Kansas Independent College Fund, established in 1952, is a 501(c)3 organization that supports the accredited, nonprofit, private colleges and universities of the state. Since its inception, KICF has directed over $24 million in the form of unrestricted college aid for college programs and activities and targeted giving to match donors’ special interests. The member institutions are Baker University, Benedictine College, Bethany College, Bethel College, Central Christian College of Kansas, Cleveland University Kansas City, Donnelly College, Friends University, Hesston College, Kansas Wesleyan University, McPherson College, Manhattan Christian College, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Newman University, Ottawa University, Southwestern College, Sterling College, Tabor College and the University of Saint Mary. Learn more at www.kscolleges.org.

Founded in 1927, Manhattan Christian College is a four-year undergraduate institution of higher education. MCC programs of study can be taken in conjunction with numerous programs at KSU and Manhattan Area Technical College resulting in dual-degree programs including accounting, agribusiness, computer science, elementary and secondary education, marketing, finance, family life and community service, radio and television, social work, and nursing. Learn more at www.mccks.edu.


For more information on the Recognition Scholarship, the Kansas Independent College Fund or Association, please contact Jesyca Hope at 785-235-9877 or jesyca@kscolleges.org.