Students are the future of the pro-life movement...and the future is here!

Our 2021 4040 Scholarship winner, Sister Mary Gianna, recently graduated from the University of New Mexico with a nursing degree--and was honored by her alma mater as "an inspiring grad."

Sister Mary Gianna isn't the only scholarship awardee making a difference in the world after graduating.

Since the first 4040 Scholarship in 2018, winners have gone on to lead local 40 Days for Life campaigns, serve as pro-life missionaries across America and abroad, get married, and start families!

Reports from 40 Days for Life vigils throughout the United States suggest there will be no shortage of worthy scholarship applicants in the years to come!

Falls Church, Virginia, campaign leader Joe said that 18 college students and a professor gathered to pray and witness in front of the local abortion facility.

"It was an honor to pray on the sidewalk yesterday!" wrote Rebecca, who led the student delegation. "We began and ended with a few songs, psalms, and the doxology and prayed individually and in small groups as well."

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The 4040 Scholarship is supported by donors who want to recognize and reward the accomplishments of students saving lives from abortion on campus.

Madison, Wisconsin

Senior and junior high students at St. Ambrose Academy in the Badger State recently had a day off of school... the St. Ambrose pro-life club braved a cold and breezy day to pray for an end to abortion in front of the local Planned Parenthood.

At the end of their vigil, they received a copy of our book What to Say When: The Complete New Guide to Discussing Abortion.

Tuluá Valle, Colombia

A university student in Tuluá Valle learned that a friend was pregnant with twins. But when her boyfriend abandoned her, she scheduled an abortion appointment.

Fortunately, the young man's mother participates in 40 Days for Life, so he knew how to help.

"The volunteer's son told her that before having the abortion, she should get a second opinion," explained 40 Days for Life director of Latin American campaigns Lourdes Varela. "The girl accepted and went to talk with participants at the 40 Days for Life vigil. After three days, she agreed to continue with her pregnancy!"

Campaign supporters provided numerous items to support the young mom.

But to you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

--Luke 6:27-28

Lord, you showed friendship to the sinners and outcasts. You have been merciful in offering friendship to me. I long for true friendship with you and a Christ-centered friendship with those who need me. Let me show your kindness to those who fight against the right to life. Let me be understanding of their misguided intentions and own experiences. Let me be a bridge over which people may cross to your truth, goodness, and love.

Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for Life, Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do and also wrote The Beginning of the End of Abortion.