Testimonials on the Colson Scholarship

Chuck Colson

"People often ask what my legacy will be. The answer is simple. Apart from my family, it will be the living monuments of God’s grace, the people who have experienced a complete new life, and I’ve been privileged to be a part of. At the top of the legacy list will be Danny. He and I have a special kinship, and as I watch him grow in Christ, I rejoice, and I feel pride—the right kind of pride, that is. This is the man whom God anointed to do great things, to be a witness to our culture, to reach out to the poorest of the poor, and to give hope—new hope, indeed—to the 1 out of 32 Americans today who are either in prison or on probation. What’s the answer Chaplain Danny Croce, a Colson Scholar, speaks at the Chuck Colson Memorial Service in the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., May 16, 2012. to the staggering prison problem in America? More Danny Croces."      - Chuck Colson

On May 16, 2012, Chaplain Danny Croce, Colson Scholar, BA ' 95, was invited by the Colson family to speak at the Chuck Colson Memorial Service in the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.


Ibrahim, Colson Scholar

"The Charles Colson Scholarship is truly a mark of God's grace and love for his children. It represents a level of compassion that looks beyond faults and sees needs. I cannot thank God enough for the donors who, through great sacrifice, generosity and forethought, have provided this unprecedented opportunity of preparation for life, ministry and career. Moreover, I am honored to be a part of a line of faithful servants who have become amazing examples of stewardship, service and submission to Christ." - Ibrahim, graduating class of 2006

Dan Olsen, Colson Scholar 

Colson scholar Dan Olsen shares about what God has done in his life since being released from prison. With a goal to make the Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling team, Dan is now rebuilding his life through the support of many at Wheaton College.