The Campolo Center for Ministry at Eastern University seeks to identify, recruit, financially support, and mentor students who demonstrate a calling, giftedness, and commitment to vocational Christian service in a church or para-church ministry.
Tony and Peggy Campolo, each distinguished Eastern alumni, have dedicated their lives to faithfully bearing witness to the Good News of the Gospel in their private and public lives. Campolo Scholars are expected to continue their legacy during and after their tenure at Eastern. Eligibility for this distinguished and generous scholarship requires admittance to Eastern University or Palmer Seminary, and superlative academic performance, ministry leadership, and community service.
The Campolo Center for Ministry is committed to partnering with dedicated, spiritually-gifted, ministry-focused students, their family and home church, Eastern University and its network of donors, to invest in the education, training, and spiritual formation of servant-leaders for the church and para-church ministries.
It is the vision of Tony and Peggy Campolo and a goal of the Campolo Center that Campolo Scholars graduate unencumbered by the burden of student debt as they fulfill their calling for vocational Christian ministry. To that end, the Campolo Center offers generous scholarships to students admitted into its Scholars program.
Meet the 2018-2019 Campolo Scholars
From: Galax, VA
Major: Business Administration, Minor in Biblical Studies
Church: Hopewell United Methodist
Ally is a transfer to Eastern University, having completed an Associates of Science degree a year after graduation from high school. She is on staff at Hopewell UMC as the Coordinator of Young Adult Ministries in Downingtown, PA, and loves being a Campolo Scholar. She is excited to see how God uses these opportunities and future ones to glorify the name of Jesus.
From: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Major: Economic Development
Church: Hopewell United Methodist
Berdy is determined to grow in his understanding of business practices and return to Haiti and promote social change through the church. He already has opened an orphanage for children in Haiti.
From: Phoenixville, PA
Year: First Year Seminarian
Major: Masters of Divinity
Church: Grace Valley Fellowship
Hilary completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work at Northwestern College in Iowa and is back in her home state of Pennsylvania with her husband Isaac. Hilary is concerned about the implications of faith and politics/public policy and comes to Palmer to prepare for a leadership position where she hopes to attend to the spiritual development of church members and provide support for social and safety needs of the congregation and community.
From: Fairfax, VA
Major: Youth Ministry
Church: Church of the Good Samaritan
Jon Galdames-Henry was born and raised in northern Virginia, where he lived with his mom and three younger brothers. He moved to Pennsylvania to study at Eastern University and fell in love with the city of Philadelphia. He will graduate with a degree in youth ministry and plans to live in Philadelphia and work for a faith-based non-profit that partners with the marginalized.
From: Douglasville, PA
Major: Business Management, Dance
Church: Salvation Army/Wayne Presbyterian Church
Along with the Campolo Scholars Program, Emily is a member of the Leadership Fellows Program and served as a chaplain for the University’s Student Chaplain Program during her sophomore year. Outside of school, Emily attends the Salvation Army and leads various programs and ministries within the organization on local, national, and international levels. Emily has a passion for sharing the love of Jesus with children and teens through the performing arts and plans to continue this ministry after graduation.
From: Ann Arbor, MI
Major: Political Science
Church: Crossroad Community Baptist
Angelo is bringing his servant’s heart and calling to do God’s work to Eastern University, to gain an education in Political Science. Angelo is passionate about many ministries, and has served in a large capacity in several events and organizations. He loves to proclaim the name of Jesus, and remind all that he meets of their purpose.
From: Glen Mills, PA
Year: Third Year Seminarian
Major: Masters of Divinity
Church: The Green Church
James is a Presidential Scholar, a Sider Scholar, a Church Mutual Religious Scholar, a full-time student, as well as an Associate Minister at The Green Church in Glen Mills, PA — all in addition to being a very proud Campolo Scholar. Outside of seminary, James can be found working at International Ministries – the global-mission arm of American Baptist Churches, USA. James strives to make his life’s work his ministry, putting his service to God above all else.
From: West Chester, PA
Major: Theology, Biblical Studies
Church: Westminster Presbyterian
Will Abbott is a senior majoring in Theology and Biblical Studies. He has spent the summer serving with his church at an orphanage in Mexico and leads weekly Bible studies with teens at two local high schools.
From: Pine City, NY
Church: Pine City Baptist Church
Abi Fell-Dewalt is from Pine City, New York and is currently studying abroad in Costa Rica to master the Spanish language, which she will use as a missionary upon graduation.
Brittney Daniel is from Allentown, PA where she was nurtured in the First Presbyterian Church since she was born. She earned her degree in Missions and Anthropology (Class of ’18) and is the first Campolo Scholar to graduate from Eastern Univeristy. Brittney is in her first year of seminary at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.
Michelle Miles is a recent graduate from Eastern University majoring in youth ministry with minors in theology and Biblical studies. She is working locally, planning her wedding with fellow Campolo Scholar Jon, and prayerfully discerning her next steps. She is also serving at Church of the Good Samaritan.
Lenise is a young worship leader from Philadelphia. Lenise is a singer-songwriter and will continue to bring hope to those who hear her music. She is traveling to and from LA to work on many projects, while remaining plugged in to many local organizations.