MK Alumni Visual Communications Scholarship

Amount: $1000
Sponsor: Commission Creative

About The Scholarship

The MK Alumni Visual Communications Scholarship is for missionary kids who are studying in the area of visual communications. Qualifying fields of study include:

  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Media
  • Mass Media (Film)

This scholarship is made possible through contributions from Commission Creative a design team for missionaries founded in 2003 by MKs Jason Nill (Costa Rica, Spain, and Ecuador) and Aaron Van Gorp (Belgium). The company provides custom missionary prayer cards and fundraising materials that will impress supporters and fit within their budget.

To Apply:
  1. Follow the instructions on submitting an application and essay.
  2. Submit a project that you have worked on that relates to your major or field of study, along with a brief description. A pdf or link to view the work can be submitted to mkoffice@ismk.org along with your essay.
The Story of Commission Creative

AaronAaron was born and raised in the midwest. He grew up in northwest Indiana for most of his childhood. At the age of 12, his parents became missionaries. In 1994, they moved to Belgium. His dad worked with International Media Ministries and his mom taught at an international Christian school. He attended St. John's International School in Waterloo, Belgium from 8th grade to 12th grade. Aaron was a 3-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball, and baseball. He created the first website for the schools' Athletics department during his time at St. John's and also worked on the Yearbook staff. In 1999, Aaron returned to the US to attend Evangel University, in Springfield, Missouri. In 2003 he graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science and began working at Global University.

At Global University in Springfield, Missouri is where Aaron and Jason joined forces to start a company that would help missionaries raise support and communicate more effectively. In 2003 Missions Linked began and they started designing prayer cards and other materials for missionaries. In 2004, they started Prodigy Pixel, a web and print design studio that servers organizations. Currently, Aaron serves as Managing Director of Commission Creative and Prodigy Pixel.