Announcing the 2023 Sanders Scholarship Winner
In 2023, one student will receive a $4,000 scholarship award for original, supervised research related to creation and origins. The funding originates from the Sanders Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2018 by Core Academy of Science. Named in honor of Core Academy’s co-founder Roger W. Sanders (1950-2018), the Sanders Fund provides support for students to learn research skills from established mentors as they work together on a project of scholarly interest. We are very pleased to announce the fourth annual Sanders Scholars award. (For confidentiality and security, the last name of the recipient has been omitted.)
Our winner this year is Caleb, who will be working under the guidance of Matthew McLain of The Master’s University (Santa Clarita, CA). He will be studying Triassic phytosaur fossils, a group of predatory alligator-like reptiles. Caleb hopes to gain a better understanding of the creatures’ relationships, how they were fossilized, and what this means for our understanding of the Flood.
“I’m very happy to congratulate Caleb, as he joins the esteemed ranks of our past Sanders Scholars,” said Todd Wood, Core Academy president. “I’m sure God will use Caleb’s work to further his kingdom as we expand our understanding of creation and the Flood.”
Core Academy of Science is a creationist ministry dedicated to nurturing the next generation of faithful, Christ-like creation scholars to explore the hardest problems in creation. Core Academy conducts workshops and retreats that help students to build relationships with experienced creation scholars and to explore the wonders of God’s creation. The Sanders Scholarship Fund advances the mission of Core Academy by providing financial support for students to work closely with a mentor to learn new skills and contribute to our understanding of creation.