New scholarship to benefit Bible and ministry students

Students with a call to pursue Bible or ministry at Hesston College will have the opportunity to benefit from the newly established Leo and Dorothy Miller Bible and Ministry Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship was established in memory of the couple who dedicated their lives to ministry.

Leo, a 1950 Hesston College graduate, and Dorothy (Gingerich) Miller, a 1946 graduate of Hesston Academy and a 1949 graduate of Hesston College, met at Hesston College, and after marrying in 1950, began ministry together at Eureka Gardens in Wichita, Kan., where they served for 16 years.

The Millers moved their family to Elkhart, Ind., where Leo completed a master’s of divinity degree at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. In 1969, they accepted a pastorate at Friendship Mennonite Church in Bedford, Ohio.

Much of Dorothy’s career was spent as a librarian in public schools, yet she always found time to assist and support Leo in his ministry. She earned a bachelor’s degree in library science from Friends University (Wichita) in 1962, then a master’s in library science from Case Western Reserve (Cleveland, Ohio).

Leo passed away in 2014, and Dorothy died in January 2018. Two of their four daughters, Jenell (Miller) Ulrich and Rhonda (Miller) Savage, also graduated from Hesston College.

Additional contributions to The Leo and Dorothy Miller Bible and Ministry Scholarship Fund may be made by contacting the Hesston College Advancement Office at 866-437-7866 or online.

To discuss ways to support Hesston College with a legacy gift, contact Vice President of Advancement, Byron Rupp, J.D., at