JACKSON, Tenn. – Feb. 4, 2010– Union University senior Albert L. “Shep” Shepherd has received a $25,000 scholarship through the Jackson Rotary Club for one year of graduate study in Scotland.
“It definitely has given me a direction in which to move in after graduation,” Shepherd said. “It seems like God has given me a great opportunity and is kind of directing my steps with it.”
The Jackson Rotary Foundation Award is given to a resident of Madison County to promote academic excellence and to help build relationships with other countries. Shepherd has applied at the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh and the University of St. Andrews, but is leaning toward Aberdeen.
He plans to pursue either a one-year Master of Theology degree or a one-year master’s degree in literature, which would focus on biblical literature.
Shepherd, of Jackson, will graduate from Union in May with a bachelor’s degree in biblical languages.