Deborah Scholarship Program
Life is be filled with many challenges. Sometimes we have limitations from our environment, upbringing, and just plain old unfortunate circumstances. We believe everyone has the ability to overcome these limitations and soar to the top! Sometimes, we all just need a little help. Through our Deborah Scholarship Program, we provide scholarships to offer a helping hand to those in need.
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Currently, WSU provides 10 scholarships each year. We would love to expand our giving exponentially. To do this, we match every dollar we receive.
We have big goals! To reach as many people as we can, we need your help. Contact us today to see how you can be the difference in someone's life today.
Who Was Deborah?
Deborah is one of the most influential women of the Bible. She is known for her wisdom and courage and is the only woman of the Old Testament who is known for her own faith and action, not because of her relationship to her husband or another man.
As a prophet, Judge Deborah was said to hear God's voice and share God’s Word with others. As a priestess, she did not offer sacrifices, as the men did, but she did lead worship services and preach.
Facts about Deborah in the Bible
- Her story is told in both prose (Judges 4) and poetry (Judges 5).
- Deborah has an impressive resume of judge, warrior, poet, and prophet as well as singer and songwriter.
- She was only one of five women described as a prophet in the Old Testament. The four others are Miriam, Huldah (2 Kings 22:14, 2 Chronicles 34:22), Noadiah (Nehemiah 6:14), and “the prophetess” (Isaiah 8:3).
- The only other person in the Bible who was said to be both prophet and judge was Samuel.
- Deborah is the only female judge mentioned in the Bible.
Meaning of Deborah’s Name
Deborah, (Devorah or D’vorah in Hebrew) is translated as “bee.” Was she the original Queen Bee? ;)