Computer Ministry Awards Annual Scholarships: MissionLink May 12, 2016

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Eliezer Mwankenja, John Mwaipopo, Katrina Marie Zervanos

Recently, our in-house mission partner, Computer Ministry, awarded scholarships to their 2016 recipients, from the Rev. James Rudy Scholarship Fund.

The Rev. James “Jim” Rudy Memorial Fund was established to celebrate and further the work and vision of Jim Rudy, founder of Computer Ministry, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA, by recognizing and encouraging qualified individuals and organizations as they further their education and service with technology.


On Tuesday, April 12, at a dinner board meeting, three scholarships were awarded to the people named below.  Information on the fund, why it got started, scholarship eligibility and how awards are granted is on the Computer Ministry web page.

These students each applied for and received scholarships last year and were chosen again for this year:

Eliezer Mwankenja – HACC, mathematics and computer science will receive his associates degree in December and is hoping to find scholarship aid to continue his studies for his Bachelor’s degree. Readers with ideas or help should contact Dr. Randy Barr, Computer Ministry Scholarship Committee, at and he will follow up with this amazing young man.

John Mwaipopo – Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, MS ICT, Returns to Tanzania in May where he will teach in the computer science program at Tumaini University, Mbeya Center, Tanzania, East Africa. John has been a project director at the United Nations where he showcased a program to bring digital education in nursing, science and computers to underserved regions of Tanzania.

Katrina Marie Zervanos (a first-time applicant and recipient) –  LVC Actuarial mathematics and computer science has been accepted in an internship program at a prestigious insurance company this summer. She will be well prepared for a career in that industry or computer meta data development and analysis.

Mission Central thanks Computer Ministry for all that they do and wishes these well-deserving students the best of luck as they pursue their goals and dreams.

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