In 1988, the Charles W. Colson Scholarship was established by a generous friend of the Institute for Prison Ministries (IPM) at the Billy Graham Center and named in honor of Chuck Colson. Since its introduction, dozens of students have received scholarships to attend Wheaton College’s undergraduate and graduate school, or the correctional ministries credential program. The Scholarship provides former prisoners with a college education and life formation program that develops them as Christian leaders.
In 2006, Colson shared a message with our scholars. I’ve pulled that out of the archives as a power admonition and reminder to all of us. And if you know of a formerly incarcerated individual looking to pursue his or her education, you can learn more about the Colson Scholarship here.