Amber Smith of Russellville has been admitted to Berea College for the Fall 2012 term.
Amber has been part of several ministries over the last few years. She was a youth worker for four years here in Russellville. She traveled all over the United States and especially to Washington D.C. with a House of Prayer ministry called The Cause USA, based in Fort Mill, S.C. She spent nine months on an educational organic farm called World Hunger Relief, Inc. in Waco, Texas where she re-discovered a love of organic farming and sustainable living. In 2011 she worked with Agape Service Foundation, serving in Agape’s ministry in Bangladesh on two separate trips
She is planning on pursuing a degree in agriculture at Berea College. She is currently employed at Carpenter Center Fitness and Aquatics.
As an enrolled student at Berea College, Smith has been awarded a four-year tuition scholarship currently valued at more than $100,000. Berea College admits students based on their academic achievement, community service, leadership potential, and financial need.
Widley known for the quality of its academic program, Berea College was the South’s first interracial and coeducational college. Berea charges no tuition, admitting only academically promising students, primarily from Appalachia, who have limited economic resources.