Scholarship Name: Lyle W. and Bernice J. Robinson Memorial Scholarship

Established: 2007

Created to Support: Graduates of Northwest Nazarene University

About this Scholarship:
This scholarship was established by Rev. Dr. Edwin Robinson (1951-2017) and Mrs. Nancy Robinson (1949-2020) in memory of Edwin's parents, Lyle and Bernice. Lyle W. Robinson (1914-1988) was an alumnus of Northwest Nazarene College (NNU, formerly NNC) and a 1951 graduate of Nazarene Theological Seminary. Lyle pastored Nazarene churches in the Northwestern part of the United States and served as an administrator and teacher at NNC. He served as a military chaplain in the United States Army at home and abroad. During the Korean War conflict, Chaplain Robinson was assigned to shepherd the troops on the front line during a particularly heavy exchange of gunfire. He crawled on his belly under the gunfire to provide comfort to the wounded and seek medical attention for those that had been separated from the field medic. His servanthood earned him both the Bronze and Silver Star for meritorious service beyond the call of duty. Such selflessness characterized his whole life. The last known Army rank of Lyle Robinson was Chief Chaplain, while he ministered as the chaplain at William Beaumont General Hospital in El Paso, TX.

Current Status:
This scholarship is currently a Premier Scholarship ($25,000 – $139,999 received and invested). This fund can award $1,250 – $6,999 to students each year. Once the scholarship reaches the level of Scholarship of Distinction ($140,000 – $189,000 received and invested), it can award $7,000 – $9,450 to students each year. Give by Mail:
Payable to
Nazarene Theological Seminary
1700 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64131
Please indicate the name of scholarship on your check

If you have any questions or need help making your gift, please contact our Office of Advancement at 816.268.5434 or [email protected].

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