Colbert, who has graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Christian ministries and linguistics, received the award for his paper entitled "New or Renewed? A Study in the Biblical Theology of Creation and Restoration." He developed the paper for a Biblical Theology course taught by Dr. Byron Curtis, Geneva College professor of biblical studies.
Fifty-seven students nationwide applied for the H.Y. Benedict Fellowship, but only 10 students received the award. Colbert will receive a stipend of $2,500 for his first year of graduate study at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School near Chicago.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College′s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).