Lynda Kay Sutton Asplund (1947-2018) had a passion for education. Her teaching career began as the first Kindergarten teacher in New Covenant Academy (1979) in Springfield, Missouri. She also served as an instructor in a small Bible College in Jamaica (1977).

The Asplund family moved to Portland, Oregon in 1988 to be a part of the Portland Bible College faculty team. While there, Lynda formed a distance education program which she administrated for 18 years. She also taught several PBC courses, including Speech Communication, English Composition, and the Educational Ministries of the Church. Lynda loved her educational responsibility and especially, her students. Many who have gone on to be pastoral leaders acknowledge that it was her special, personal attention that made a difference in their lives.

The Asplunds moved to Georgia in 2006 for Lynda’s health. Although she was not in good health, she sought training in Grant Writing and became very adept at identifying relatively unknown scholarship opportunities for students, especially for young African American women. It was her joy to see some of those students excel in college and go on to important careers. The Lynda Kay Sutton Asplund Memorial Scholarship is a reflection of Lynda’s heart and passion and an extension of her legacy in higher education.


First year female African-American applicants enrolling in the full-time on-campus program

Priority will be given to Portland metro area students, but all eligible students are welcome to apply.

Must submit an application and essay.

Grant amount: $1,000 (one time)

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