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

Salome, Kenya – International Relations

Meet Salome! A glimpse of her story: Born in the Mathare slums in Nairobi, Kenya, Salome is…

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Salome, Kenya – International Relations

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Born in the Mathare slums in Nairobi, Kenya, Salome is no stranger to hardship and challenges. Just five years ago, she entered into the care of Wings of Compassion Children's Home, a partner home of Serving Orphans Worldwide. This children's home provides specialized care for pregnant girls who are typically between the ages of 11 to 15 years old. Salome has called Wings of Compassion "home" since she was 16 years old. She was determined to change the trajectory of her life. She is now in her first year of college, studying International Relations at Strathmore University.

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Alina, Nepal – Business Studies

Meet Alina! A glimpse of her story: Alina is a bright and determined young lady who…

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Alina, Nepal – Business Studies

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Alina is a bright and determined young lady who grew up at Himilayan Home for Children, a partner home of Serving Orphans Worldwide.  She entered into the care of the home at the age of seven after the loss of her parents. Despite her circumstances, she took every opportunity to study hard and pursue her dream of having a degree. She is currently in the second year of her Bachelor's degree program in Business Management. Post-graduation, she hopes to have a stable career and to be able to live independently.

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Toei, Thailand – Modern Trade Management

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Toei, Thailand – Modern Trade Management

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Toei will enroll in the third year of her MBA, focusing on Modern Trade Management. She proudly completed her second year with a 3.77 GPA. Post-graduation, Toei would like to secure a position at a commercial trading company. After gaining valuable experience, she hopes to launch her own business one day.

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Wanida, Thailand – Brand Design and Merchandising

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Wanida is enrolling in the fourth year of her MBA, with a special focus on Brand Design and Merchandising. With strong determination and big dreams for her future, Wanida hopes to establish her own business one day. Others have noted she is extremely innovative and possesses strong leadership qualities, making her a wonderful candidate for this career path. Wanida truly believes she is responding to the Lord's calling on her life.

 

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Supreeda, Thailand – General Health Studies

Meet Supreeda! A glimpse of her story: Supreeda is enrolled in General Health Studies with hopes…

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Supreeda is enrolled in General Health Studies with hopes of working in the medical field. Guided by a compassionate heart and a sense of divine calling, Supreeda dreams of being able to provide better access to healthcare to underserved communities. Although Supreeda has a long path ahead, with 4-5 years of studies before she graduates, she is determined to work hard and complete each year with excellence.

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Vivi, Indonesia – Business Management

Meet Vivi! A glimpse of her story: Vivi is a determined young lady who grew up…

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Vivi, Indonesia – Business Management

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Vivi is a determined young lady who grew up at Iraono Nifaeri Children's Home in Indonesia, a partner home of Serving Orphans Worldwide. Vivi is currently pursuing her degree in Business Management at Nias University. She gives credit to the staff and caregivers at the home for where she is in her life today, as they went above and beyond to contribute to her personal growth by fostering a Christ-centered environment that encourages spirituality, education, and independence.

Vivi believes a degree in Business Management and Economics will prepare her for a dynamic career path. Post-graduation, she hopes to be able to give back to Iraono Nifaeri Children's Home by becoming one of their teachers. Through this role, she believes she will be able to "give back" and pour into the children as they have poured into her life.

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Kristiani, Indonesia – Mathemetics

Meet Kristiani! A glimpse of her story: Kristiani is currently pursuing a four-year math degree at…

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Kristiani is currently pursuing a four-year math degree at Nias University. Kristiani grew up at Iraono Nifaeri home, where the caregivers not only enriched her life but also shaped her personality and instilled her passion for education and learning. She aspires to delve into the Science department, concentrating on the Math Program. A degree in this field will pave the way for a fulfilling career that aligns with her ambitious vision for the future.

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Intan, Indonesia – English Program

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Intan, Indonesia – English Program

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Intan is currently enrolled in a four-year English Major program at Nias University. At seven, she came to live at Iraono Nifaeri home, a partner home of Serving Orphans Worldwide. Grateful for the educational opportunities afforded to her, she transitioned from primary to high school successfully. Intan aspires to pursue a career as an English teacher post-graduation and believes that this career path will not only provide financial stability in her life but will also allow her to pour into the lives of underserved children.

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Mariam, Southeast Asia – Bachelor of Art – English

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Mariam, Southeast Asia – Bachelor of Art – English

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Mariam is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Art, with a major in English. She exudes a profound love for reading and writing and dreams of crafting her own novel one day. Along with her creative ambitions, she envisions a future where she can contribute to a charitable cause or an organization dedicated to assisting children and young individuals, drawing inspiration from her own experiences. Apart from her literary pursuits, Mariam finds passion in composing music and being actively engaged with her band. She loves the idea of global travel and cultural immersion and gets excited about the possibility of acquiring new languages along the way.

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Hope, Kenya – Project Management

Meet Hope A glimpse of her story: Hope is currently pursuing her degree in Project Management.…

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Hope is currently pursuing her degree in Project Management. She came to Wings of Compassion, a partner home of Serving Orphans Worldwide after she found herself facing victimization and an unplanned pregnancy. She shares her story of a neighbor who connected her with a refuge for girls confronting comparable hardships. To this day, she credits Wings of Compassion for giving her the tools and support necessary to raise her baby and pursue her education at the same time. With a lot of work, support, and determination, she was accepted into her dream degree program. Post-graduation, she hopes to be able to financially support her child and give back to the community.

 

 

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Emma, Kenya – Catering and Accommodation

Meet Emma! A glimpse of her life: Emma is pursuing a two-year program in Catering &…

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Emma, Kenya – Catering and Accommodation

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Meet Emma!

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Emma is pursuing a two-year program in Catering & Accommodation. When Emma was eight, she experienced a series of traumatic events that resulted in her being victimized. Later, she found out she was pregnant. Through the recommendation of a friend of her grandmother, she entered into the full-time care of Wings of Compassion, a partner home of Serving Orphans Worldwide. She credits this home and staff for allowing her to gain an education and pursue a different story. Emma simply dreams of offering her child a better life than she had to live.

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Phakphum “Pepo”, Thailand – Sociology & Anthropology

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Also known by his friends as 'Pepo,' Phakphum is a passionate football enthusiast with a love for music and ministry. He is excited to pursue a 4-year degree in Sociology and Anthropology and is driven by a deep desire to witness healing in people's lives.
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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.