The J. Marvin Hunt Community Leadership Scholarship
“Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you…” – Jeremiah 29:7
“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially
unto them who are of the household of faith”. – Galatians 6:10
Are you making a difference?
Are you using your gifts and abilities to make an impact on your community – making it a better place? Regent Christian Academy seeks to train tomorrow’s leaders to be “Mighty in Spirit”. Many of you are already demonstrating leadership by making a difference in your communities. If so, we want to hear from you? You may qualify for the J. Marvin Hunt Community Leadership Scholarship.
What is Kingdom Service?
We’re interested in hearing from students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to furthering the work and Kingdom of God. This may be evidenced/ seen by serving at church, participating on a mission team, or helping to solve a community problem. For example, you may be sharing God’s love to the homeless, taking responsibility for the environment, promoting social justice or fighting child poverty issues.
What is the J. Marvin Hunt Community Leadership Scholarship?
To honour the many contributions made by Marvin Hunt to our community and school, the Board of Regent Christian Academy is pleased to provide the J. Marvin Hunt Community Leadership Scholarship.
The scholarship will be awarded to a student in grade 10, 11, or 12 who has demonstrated leadership in serving and improving their community. The scholarship has a value of $1,000 and includes:
- $1,000 payable directly to a post-secondary institution, or
- Organization/ charity that you are actively participating in to influence change.
Helping you build connections
This scholarship, if deemed suitable, may also help you make connections that could last a lifetime, including:
- Short-term mission opportunities
- Mentorship opportunities
- Annual gatherings, networking opportunities and more
How are the winners chosen?
We carefully review all applications, taking into consideration not only each applicant’s contributions to their community and God’s Kingdom but also their personal circumstances and any special challenges they may have faced along the way.
About Rev. J. Marvin Hunt
Prior to entering public service, Marvin was a pastor and administrator at Bible Fellowship Church. Marvin also served as the volunteer chairman of the board for Regent Christian Academy. Both Bible Fellowship Church and Regent Christian Academy are close to Marvin’s heart, as he is still actively involved in his church and he has children and grandchildren either working at or attending the school.
Marvin Hunt was first elected to the Surrey School Board in 1984. In 1987 Marvin was elected to the Surrey City Council and became known for an articulate, work-oriented approach to civic office and his ability to work with people from all political perspectives.
Marvin was also a member of the Board at Metro Vancouver. Marvin has served in many roles, including the Chair of the Board, Metro Vancouver’s Waste Management Committee and the Water Committee. While serving as Chair of the Board, Marvin initiated the development of the Sustainable Region Initiative in 2002 and the Zero Waste Challenge in 2007.
Marvin also served on the Board of the Federation on Canadian Municipalities. For most of this time, he was the Chair of the International Committee and worked with many under developed countries.
Marvin has devoted countless hours to charitable and non-profit organizations in a wide variety of endeavors, often serving on the Board of Directors.
In May of 2013, Marvin was elected to the Provincial Legislature and continues to serve and impact his community in his role as the MLA for Surrey-Panorama.
Marvin and his wife Ruth currently reside in surrey and have six children and sixteen grandchildren.
Through his community leadership, Marvin Hunt strives to bring glory to God and to make an impact for His Kingdom.