Erin's Hope Foundation currently gives four scholarships through the Quail Springs Baptist Church scholarship program and through the Oklahoma State University chapter of Sigma Phi Lambda.
EHF President Keith Swezey and his wife Dixie established the scholarship program because they wanted to help college students who, like Erin, believed strongly in mission work to spread the gospel. The lifestyles of the scholarship recipients epitomize the spirit of Erin's "message to the world" which was journaled by her a week before her death.
Erin's Hope Foundation gives two scholarships through the Quail Springs Baptist Church scholarship program. Recipients must be members at Quail Springs and active in working in the children's ministry at the church, as Erin was. The QSBC recipients for the 2017 - 2018 school years are Kate McCartney, University of Central Oklahoma and Kayla Cleaves, Oklahoma Christian University.
EHF began the scholarship program privately for Phi Lamb members nine years ago and is continuing it through Phi Lamb's OSU chapter. Sigma Phi Lambda states in their message of purpose that they are "a sorority whose purpose is to glorify God while giving college women an outlet of Christian fellowship." A spring concert, Amplify, is held each year by the sorority on the OSU to honor Erin's legacy and let people know about the hope that lives on through God. Each school year two OSU Phi Lamb members will receive a scholarship to OSU. The 2017 - 2018 Sigma Phi Lambda recipients are Peyton Weiss and Shelby Klein.
Erin's story and more about the sorority is also on Sigma Phi Lambda's website.
In the last nine years the Erin Elizabeth Swezey Scholarship has been given to 39 college students. They have gone on the become teachers, children's ministry workers and seminary students among many career paths. We are proud of each one of them as representatives of Erin's Hope.