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SAGU student wins Dr. Pepper scholarship, entered to win $100,000

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Submitted by Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Waxahachie – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) junior Glorie Ndongola received a $2,500 scholarship from the 2011 Dr. Pepper Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway Promotion and Contest. 

On Jan. 6, 2012, he will compete for a $100,000 prize on live TV during the Cotton Bowl’s half-time show at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

Originally from Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ndongola’s family was forced to flee when he was still an infant due to political unrest.

Ndongola was introduced to SAGU by his youth pastor Joel Sosa, a SAGU alumnus, who brought his youth group for a campus visit. 

“I knew I was supposed to be here as soon as I set foot on the campus,” said Ndongola.

With only $3,000 in his pocket, he asked Sosa for a one-way ticket to Texas.

College has been financially difficult for Ndongola. But he shares how God has miraculously provided for him each year. 

“Since I arrived at SAGU, I has experienced one financial blessing after another,” said Ndongola. “To God be the glory. Prayer moves the heart of God, and through prayer, God does the impossible.”

Dr. Pepper asked college students (ages 18-24) to post college football and Dr. Pepper themed videos that are no more than one minute in length, an original creation, and suitable for publication. 

Videos are judged on the impact of tuition prize on contestant’s life and overall presentation quality. 

For full contest requirements and conditions, visit www.drpepper.com/promotions/football/rules/.

To view Ndongola’s video, visit www.drpepper.com/promotions/football/entry/glorie-ndongala-southwestern-assemblies-of-god-university/.

Ndongola will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries and associate degrees in Psychology and Bible in the fall of 2012. 

He attends University Church in Waxahachie. Ndongola has been invited to preach at local youth groups and SAGU off-campus devotionals. 

Ndongola and fiancee Katie Winkowitsch will marry May 12, 2012. 

They will move to New York to work with street ministries while preparing a team to return to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where they will partner with local churches to build an orphanage.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie. 

The University was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. 

More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

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