United Methodist Student Day Spotlight: Aubyn Swigart

United Methodist Student Day Spotlight: Aubyn Swigart

United Methodist Student Day Spotlight: Aubyn Swigart

Editor's note: This story is part of a "Student Spotlight" for United Methodist Student Day on Nov. 27. It is a profile of Aubyn Swigart, of Rocky Mountain College, on receiving a scholarship from the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. To learn more about United Methodist Student Day, click here.

Submitted by the Rev. Kim Woeste
Chaplain/Director of Spiritual Life and Church Relations
Rocky Mountain College

Hi, I'm Aubyn Swigart. I am from Black Hawk, South Dakota, right outside of Rapid City, South Dakota. My church is Grace United Methodist Church in Peidmont, South Dakota. I have attended this church my entire life and now that I am in Billings, Montana, for school I attend Shiloh United Methodist Church and Faith Chapel.

This year I am a senior a Rocky Mountain College. In the spring, I will graduate with my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and also a Reading Specialist certification. My future goals are to become a teacher and further my schooling by getting my Master's in Special Education. One of my other passions is sports – I would love to coach basketball or volleyball also. At Rocky Mountain College I have been apart of the volleyball team for the past four years. I also have been volunteering in Special Olympics the past four years at Rocky.

Receiving this scholarship has been such a blessing in allowing me to attend Rocky Mountain College. Being in athletics makes it very difficult to have a full-time job since school and athletics are a full-time job on their own. With this scholarship, though, so much stress has been lifted off my shoulders and I am beyond thankful for that, so thank you!

Students who are members of The United Methodist Church may apply for a fall 2017 GBHEM scholarship online between Jan. 3, 2017 to March 1, 2017 at www.gbhem.org/scholarshipapplication. Student loans are also available at interest rates as low as 3.75 percent (lower than federal educational loan rates) with a credit worthy cosigner.

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