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Pair from California receive Disciples of Christ scholarships to attend Eureka College

Eureka            EUREKA – Emily Lange of Lompoc, Calif. and Cristian Marin of Whittier, Calif. have received Disciples Leadership Program scholarships to attend Eureka College this fall.

The full-tuition, four-year scholarships are awarded to two freshmen each year based on membership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), leadership, academic excellence and the commitment to explore a life of faith-based servant leadership during college. Fellows receive two on-site mentorships exploring service anywhere in the world. The program accepts students from all majors.

Lange is undecided on her major. She is the daughter of Melanie Tucker and Michael Lange and attended Cabrillo High School where she was involved in General Youth Council, Gay Straight Alliance and the National Art Honor Society.

Marin will major in history and political science.  He graduated from California High School and is the son of Martin and Margarita Marin. Recently, Marin has been a part of the NBA XPLOR Program through the National Benevolent Association.  As part of that program, he held a community-service internship with Quad Cities Interfaith. QCI is a coalition of congregation and community groups that address a variety of issues in the Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa.

For more information about the Disciples scholarship, contact Eureka College Chaplain Bruce Fowlkes at (309) 467-6429 or [email protected] or go to


Eureka College was chartered in 1855 by anti-slavery activists who were members of the Christian Church. It is among 14 colleges and universities affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  It offers bachelor’s degrees in the sciences, mathematics, business administration, social sciences, fine and performing arts, humanities and education.

Marin and Lange