Jacob Byers, a 2021 graduate of Lincoln Christian, was presented with the Mike Myers Scholarship award by the vice president for enrollment, David Odom, on Thursday, July 7, 2022. The scholarship is a renewable award based on the recipient's goals and tied to their desire to serve with compassion and point people to the cross.

“This award is more than a tribute to Mike Myers and more than a scholarship for Jacob,” shared Odom. “This award is about an invitation. It is inviting Jacob to take up the cause and have a heart for people and service.” 

The award was designed to partner with students who have a heart for ministry and service to others. Byers is transferring to York University and minoring in Biblical studies while majoring in engineering. Byers will be under the guidance of Dr. Sam Garner, vice president for spiritual life, while he fulfills his goals on campus. 

“Jacob possesses the spiritual maturity and desire to grow in God’s kingdom that exemplifies the type of candidates we are seeking for this scholarship,” stated Garner. “Mike Myers would have been excited to welcome a young man like Jacob on our campus for this unique opportunity. I look forward to partnering with Jacob for the next few years of his journey.” 

Byers is thrilled about the direction he will receive as well as the opportunity to lead and serve the campus and his fellow students.

“I’m extremely grateful that God has put me on this journey and surrounded me with these people as my mentors, guides, and friends,” said Byers after receiving the award. “As I stand at the foothills of this new journey, I think to myself about what I was lacking before now, and it was a balance between humility and recognizing my role in the church and how I can be serving God.” 

Byers also shared a passage from Matthew 10, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

“It reminds me that while, yes, I am small before God, He cares for me, He loves me, and He will always take care of me.” 

The Mike Myers Scholarship is $5,000 and awarded annually, to find out more contact the Admissions Office at enroll@york.edu.