Miriam Homiller
  • Music Teacher Preparation (P-12)
  • Class of 2015
  • Ball Ground, Ga.

Miriam Homiller of Ball Ground, Ga. Awarded Scholarship Funded by Reinhardt University Faculty and Staff

2012 Jan 12

Students, faculty and staff are like family at Reinhardt University. The support of students by faculty and staff extends beyond just the classroom or administrative office; it carries over into encouragement for the University's students to continue in the endeavor to receive a Reinhardt education by assistance through the Reinhardt Family Campaign (RFC) Scholarship.

In the fourth year since its inception, the RFC Scholarship was awarded to 13 students and provided more than $18,000 in scholarships. Miriam Homiller, a freshman from Ball Ground, Ga. received the scholarship.

"The Reinhardt Family Scholarship is completely funded with financial contributions from faculty and staff, so it provides donors a better sense of how their money is used and how much it is needed," said Kelley Johnson, development officer. "It also gives students an opportunity to be awarded a scholarship that will assist them in paying their spring semester tuition, especially when they're facing unforeseen circumstances."

The RFC Scholarship was created to give faculty and staff a greater sense of involvement with their donations and to be able to see the actual results of their generosity – students benefiting from the scholarship.

"I'm happy that even in the economic climate we're in that more than 60 percent of Reinhardt's faculty and staff made generous contributions to the Reinhardt Family Campaign, resulting in 13 scholarships being awarded," said Johnson. "The Reinhardt Family Scholarship is supporting several deserving students who find themselves in somewhat challenging financial situations."

"Through this scholarship, we are able to have an impact on students' lives. We are also setting an example for donors, students, and other members of the community. Our contributions illustrate that we believe in Reinhardt's mission of shaping lives and building futures."

A private comprehensive university, Reinhardt University has focused on shaping lives and building futures. Founded in 1883, Reinhardt has remained true to its values as a private liberal arts institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church that offers a caring learning environment dedicated to meeting each student's needs.

More than 1157 students are enrolled in Reinhardt's five graduate programs in business administration, music and education, and 41 undergraduate majors, which range from business, communications and education to political science, theater and math.

Reinhardt has two locations- a residential campus in Cherokee County in Waleska, Ga., just 45 minutes northwest of Atlanta, and center focused on adults in Alpharetta, Ga. It also offers selected programs in Cartersville and Marietta, Ga.

Additional attractions on the Waleska campus include the Falany Performing Arts Center, the Funk Heritage Center and the Fincher Visual Arts Center.

For more information, please contact Reinhardt at 770-720-5526 or 1-87-REINHARDT or see the University website at