Marian Dailey Miller grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Maplewood Academy and attended Union College. Born in Oklahoma, Cyril attended public school until he arrived on the campus of Southwestern Junior College. He went on to graduate from Union College.
Cyril and Marian met on the campus of Union College where she worked at the Nebraska Conference Book and Bible House and Cyril was a ministerial student. Cyril and Marian Miller were married on September 13, 1950, in the home of then Union College President, Elder H.C. Hartman.
The Millers dedicated their careers to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Cyril put in 42 years of service with 32 years in administration. He pastored in the Oklahoma and Arkansas-Louisiana Conferences, served the Columbia Union Conference as Department Secretary, and in 1964 became President of the Chesapeake Conference. He joined the Southwestern Union Conference as Secretary in 1969, and in 1975 became President of the Texas Conference. He was president of the Southwestern Union for nearly10 years, from 1986 to 1995, then served the General Conference from 1996 until his retirement.
Marian put in 35 years of service largely in the area of Christian education. She was a charter faculty member of Sunnydale Adventist Academy in Missouri. In addition to teaching, she worked at the Home Study International Institute at Takoma Park, Maryland, and spent 16 years in the Education Department at the Southwestern Union Conference.
Cyril and Marian Miller established this scholarship to "return the favor" that was bestowed upon them by many helpful people during their educational years. It was their desire to help secure a Christian education for others.
Scholarship award requirements
This scholarship is awarded to students who show academic achievement, have financial need, and who are elementary education majors.
2019-2020 -Cing Nuan
2018-2019 -Leslie Nevarez
2017-2018 -Tanya Soria
2016-2017 - Tanya Soria