Mars Hill Bible School Student Wins Money For College

Posted on: 9:54 pm, December 10, 2013, by , updated on: 09:56pm, December 10, 2013


FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – It was a dream come true for Brooks Bergman and it all started with the sound of a buzzer.

On Saturday, Bergman competed for a chance to win 100,000 dollars during half-time at the SEC game in Atlanta.

“I’ve had to ask my dad 2 or 3 times if I won. I was kind of shocked,” said Bergman.

The opportunity to win the scholarship was presented to Bergman after he submitted a video to the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway competition.

The money will help Bergman accomplish his goal of becoming a pediatric oncologist. He says his motivation to become a physician came  after he won his fight with Leukemia. Upon high school graduation, he plans to attend Harding University in Arkansas, then medical school.

“Seeing what I’ve been through motivates me to have a goal to work with children who have childhood cancer,” said Bergman.

Bergman says his accomplishments and future are a reflection of what his mother imparted in him at an early age.
“My mom has really encouraged me. She’s taught me about the big picture in life and what’s most important,” said Bergman.

Bergman will graduate high school this school year.


  • Jewell Gooch says:

    So proud of Brooks He is such a fine young man and a great example to all young people. Congratulations!

  • Clifton Ganus, Jr. says:

    Brooks, we are happy that you are coming to Harding. Look forward to meeting you. My daughter, Dr. Deborah Duke is the counsellor for all pre-med students. There are about one hundred of them each year. May God bless you continually.

    Clifton Ganus, Chancellor Emeritus

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