About the Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund

When a child ages out of care, they often encounter numerous challenges and vulnerabilities as they transition into adulthood. These challenges can have far-reaching effects on their overall well-being and future opportunities. The Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to address these issues, giving young adults aging out of our partner homes the opportunity to attend college or vocational training to increase their chances of success. 100% of funds from this legacy provide scholarships for the continuing education of children aging out of our partner children’s homes.

Students In Need of Scholarships

Toei, Thailand

Meet Toei! A visionary individual on a mission to excel in Modern Trade Management through her…

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Toei, Thailand

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Meet Toei!

A visionary individual on a mission to excel in Modern Trade Management through her pursuit of an MBA.

Toei's ambition and determination have earned her recognition from the SOW committee, which will award her a scholarship for her academic endeavors. However, she requires an additional $1500 in support to fully realize her educational aspirations.

A glimpse of her story:

My name is Toei, and I was born in Thailand. I'll begin my third year of MBA studies, focusing on modern trade management. I wrapped up the second year with a 3.77 GPA. Post-graduation, I aim to secure a position in a commercial trading company within this field. After gaining valuable experience, I aspire to launch my own venture. Additionally, I harbor ambitions of pursuing a career in the music industry.

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Wanida, Thailand

Meet Wanida! A driven individual with a passion for excellence and a dream of obtaining her…

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Wanida, Thailand

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Meet Wanida!

A driven individual with a passion for excellence and a dream of obtaining her MBA in Brand Design and Merchandising.

Wanida's ambition and determination have earned her recognition from the SOW committee, which will award her a scholarship for her academic endeavors. However, she requires an additional $750 in support to fully realize her educational aspirations.

A glimpse of her story:

My name is Wanida, and I was born in Thailand. I am enrolling in my fourth year of MBA studies, focusing on brand design and merchandising. Post-graduation, I plan to venture into a related field to acquire essential work experience before establishing my own business. I possess strong innovative and leadership skills, and I believe my talents are meant for a greater purpose.

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Supreeda, Thailand

Meet Supreeda! A determined individual is passionate about promoting well-being and making a positive impact in…

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Supreeda, Thailand

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Meet Supreeda!

A determined individual is passionate about promoting well-being and making a positive impact in General Health Studies.

Supreeda's ambition and determination have earned her recognition from the SOW committee, which will award her a scholarship for her academic endeavors. However, she requires an additional $4500 in support to fully realize her educational aspirations.

A glimpse of her story:

My name is Supreeda, and I was born in Thailand. I graduated high school in February with a commendable 3.6 GPA. My choice of study aims to equip me to provide medical aid to those in need. God willing, I aspire to work in a hospital post-graduation, possibly delving into a specialized medical field. Guided by a compassionate heart and a sense of divine calling, I aim to extend healthcare to underserved communities. Commencing in June, my academic journey spans 4 to 5 years, fully supported by paid admission and tuition.

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Vivi, Indonesia

Meet Vivi! A driven individual with a passion for excellence and a vision for success in…

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Vivi, Indonesia

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Meet Vivi!

A driven individual with a passion for excellence and a vision for success in Business Management.

Vivi's ambition and determination have earned her recognition from the SOW committee, which will award her a scholarship for her academic endeavors. However, she requires an additional $552 in support to fully realize her educational aspirations.

A glimpse of her story:

My name is Vivi, and I was born in Indonesia. Three years ago, I entered Iraono Nifaeri Children Home, where I've been nurtured as a social orphan. The caregivers have greatly contributed to my personal growth, fostering a Christ-centered environment encouraging spirituality and education. I am grateful for the opportunity to attend school for three years in high school and am set to begin at Nias University in September 2023. With faith, I hope to pursue my dream of studying Economics at the university. A degree in Economics will prepare me for a dynamic career path, and post-graduation, I aspire to give back to Iraono Nifaeri Children by becoming one of their teachers.

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Kristiani, Indonesia

Meet Kristiani! Kristiani is enrolled in a four-year program. Her ambition and determination have earned her…

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Kristiani, Indonesia

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Meet Kristiani!

Kristiani is enrolled in a four-year program. Her ambition and determination have earned her recognition from the SOW committee, which will award her a scholarship for her academic endeavors. However, she requires an additional $552 in support to fully realize her educational aspirations.

A glimpse of her story:

Hello, My name is Kristiani. I was born in Indonesia. At 16, I entered an orphanage, where I was raised as a social orphan. Growing up in Iraono Nifaeri home has enriched my life greatly; the caregivers have molded my personality and fostered a deep spirituality. Education is a top priority here, and my studies have been successful. I am grateful for the opportunity to attend high school for three years and am excited to start at Nias University in September 2023. I aim to study in the Science department, focusing on the Math Program. A degree in this field will equip me for a dynamic career, aligning with my aspirations for the future.

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Intan, Indonesia

Meet Intan! Intan is enrolled in a four-year English major program. Her ambition and determination have…

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Intan, Indonesia

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Meet Intan!

Intan is enrolled in a four-year English major program. Her ambition and determination have earned her recognition from the SOW committee, which will award her a scholarship for her academic endeavors. However, she requires an additional $2051 in support to fully realize her educational aspirations.

A glimpse of her story:

Hello, My name is Intan. I was born in Indonesia. I endured a challenging upbringing in a financially strained family. At the age of 7, I found solace in Iraono Nifaeri home, where I've grown since then. Grateful for the education provided, I progressed from primary to high school. Now a senior, I anticipate attending the University of Nias to pursue my dream of becoming an English teacher. Despite financial hurdles, I have a job and study, which has proven challenging. Yet, with faith, I remain hopeful for divine intervention to sustain my college journey. A degree in English education will equip me for a rewarding career ahead.

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Maria, Tanzania

Meet Maria! Maria is enrolled in a three-year Bachelor of Law program. Her ambition and determination…

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Maria, Tanzania

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Meet Maria!

Maria is enrolled in a three-year Bachelor of Law program. Her ambition and determination have earned her recognition from the SOW committee, which will award her a scholarship for her academic endeavors. However, she requires an additional $420 in support to fully realize her educational aspirations.

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Hello, My name is Maria. At a young age, I lost both my parents and my grandmother. My aunt took me in, but with her own four children and unstable employment, she struggled to meet my needs. My aunt found a home for girls that helped provide for my needs and education. Through adversity, I remained hopeful, honest, and driven, with a solid ambition to excel in my studies. I have consistently pursued and surpassed my educational expectations throughout my academic journey, earning numerous academic awards. I am eager to continue learning and pursue a career in law.

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Mariam, Southeast Asia

Meet Mariam! Mariam is pursuing a four-year program in English. Her ambition and determination have earned…

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Mariam, Southeast Asia

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Meet Mariam!

Mariam is pursuing a four-year program in English. Her ambition and determination have earned her recognition from the SOW committee, which will award her a scholarship for her academic endeavors. However, she requires an additional $3786 in support to fully realize her educational aspirations.

A glimpse of her story:

Hello, My name is Mariam.
I have a deep passion for both reading and writing, and my ultimate dream is to craft my own novel, share my adventures, and pursue a career as a writer. Additionally, I aspire to work for a charity or organization dedicated to supporting children and young people, drawing from my own transformative experiences in a supportive environment. Beyond writing, I find joy in composing songs and being part of a band, while also nurturing dreams of traveling the globe and immersing myself in different cultures, perhaps even mastering new languages along the way.

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Hope, Kenya

Meet Hope! Hope is enrolled in a three-year Project Management program. Her ambition and determination have…

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Hope, Kenya

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Meet Hope!

Hope is enrolled in a three-year Project Management program. Her ambition and determination have earned her recognition from the SOW committee, which will award her a scholarship for her academic endeavors. However, she requires an additional $2055 in support to fully realize her educational aspirations.

A glimpse of her story:

Hello, My name is Hope. Throughout much of my childhood, I grappled with the harsh realities of living in a slum: the constant struggle for food and care. Despite being surrounded by family, survival was often a daily battle. In the midst of this darkness, I found myself victimized and, as a consequence, pregnant, wrestling with the idea of ending my own life. However, divine intervention came in the form of a neighbor who connected me with a home for girls facing similar challenges. They became my guiding light, offering love and mentorship that gave me the strength to persevere. With their unwavering support, I regained the opportunity to pursue my education. Now, I stand on the brink of fulfilling my lifelong thirst for knowledge, eager to not only provide for my daughter and family but also to uplift my community and inspire those who have traversed similar paths.

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Emma, Kenya

Meet Emma! Emma is pursuing a two-year program in Catering & Accommodation. Her ambition and determination have…

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Emma, Kenya

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Meet Emma!

Emma is pursuing a two-year program in Catering & Accommodation. Her ambition and determination have earned her recognition from the SOW committee, which will award her a scholarship for her academic endeavors. However, she requires an additional $696 in support to fully realize her educational aspirations.

A glimpse of her life:

Hi, my name is Emma. When I was eight years old, I was victimized and found out three months later I was pregnant. A friend of my grandmother stepped in and shared about a home of girls with similar conditions and introduced me to Wings of Compassion. I might have never found the hope I needed to continue to grow up and gain an education without God providing this opportunity to pursue a different story for my life. I now have the chance to pursue higher education and hope to provide for myself and my child in hopes that she will have a better life than I had to live.

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In Honor of B. Gary Harris and Kevin V. Harris

Established July 3rd, 2021, the Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the ministry & legacy of B. Gary Harris and his son, Kevin V. Harris. Throughout many decades of Kingdom work, they both had a special gift and calling for raising up young leaders to do the work of the ministry. 100% of funds raised will provide scholarships for the continuing education of children aging out of Children’s Homes.

B. Gary Harris was raised in Chattanooga, TN, by his grandparents. After high school, Gary enlisted in the Marine Corps where his military training prepared him for the work of the ministry. He later graduated from Lee College with a degree in Christian Education. It was at Lee that he met his wife, Dorlene, and they married in 1968. They served in ministry together for 48 years as youth, Christian Education, Music, and Lead Pastors, as well as various administrative roles for the Church of God. He was known for his love for God, people (especially young people), and music.

 

Kevin V. Harris was born in Chattanooga and grew to share his father’s passion for youth and music ministry. In 1987, he enrolled at Lee College where he met his wife Cindy. They were ministry partners for 32 years as youth, worship, assistant, and lead pastors. Kevin had a passion for worship, and a special gifting to raise up the next generation in Christ. Under his leadership, many young people stepped into their full time ministry calling. That legacy lives on today through the many children and grandchildren who are serving the Lord. Through this Memorial Fund, their ministry will continue to inspire young people to greatness and realizing the potential that God has for them.

Make A Donation

Gifts can be made by mailing a check to Serving Orphans Worldwide, PO BOX 1403, Bristol, TN, 37621 (Indicate Harris Memorial on memo). You can also make a secure gift online by clicking the donate button below. Thank you for partnering with us to impact the lives of these young people for His Kingdom.