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New Full Scholarship at GWU

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An exciting newer scholarship opportunity is available for students interested in attending Gardner-Webb University!

The Tucker Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength Scholarship annually awards full tuition, room, board, and required fees to a student who exemplifies the principles and values of Christian service as embodied by Carolyn and Robert Tucker.


Heart signifies the capacity to love God and our neighbor. It calls us to serve with compassion and understanding so that the Kingdom of God may be advanced in this world.

Soul represents the life of faith (Ephesians 2:8-9, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”) that is nurtured by the Gardner-Webb experience and that compels all of us to serve God’s Kingdom, for “faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead” (James 2:17).

Mind denotes that intellect, well-developed by the Gardner-Webb experience, must be fully applied if service is to be effective as it is God who gives us our mind.

Strength, coupled with perseverance and resilience, is imperative for one to face the inevitable challenges brought by a life of faith, service, and commitment. 

If you know a student who stands apart from their peers by the depth of their character, faith, and service-driven life, we ask you to consider nominating them for this scholarship. At GWU, students enjoy a vibrant Christian community based on the values of Mark 12. We hope you will consider nominating a student who exemplifies these values and would continue to grow in them during their time here.

To nominate a student, please complete the Tucker Scholarship Nomination Form. For FAQs and additional information about the scholarship, please visit the Tucker Scholarship page.

The Tucker family desires to enable and encourage new generations of Gardner-Webb students to carry forward this legacy to make other peoples’ lives better, in the spirit of the University motto, Pro Deo et Humanitate – For God and humanity. In their personal lives and through the operation of their highly successful business, Shoe Show, Inc., the Tucker Family has exemplified the core values of Gardner-Webb University through faith in action. Because of their belief in Gardner-Webb’s Christian foundation and purpose, they generously support the University. Most notably, they made our most transformative facility to date, the Tucker Student Center, a reality. By Mrs. Tucker’s direction, the plaque on the front of the building carries the verse from Mark 12:29-31: “The Lord our God is one, and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.”

The directive to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength provides direction for the development of men and women who will go forth into the world as graduates enabled to live out the University’s motto.

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