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Bethel College Trustee Scholarship Day

In January and February, the first Trustee Scholars students visited campus. They interacted with professors, attended a session on the Integration of Faith and Learning, contributed to group discussions of selected reading passages and experienced an individual interview with a faculty member.

Jim Stump, vice president for academic services, joins the rest of the Bethel community in the excitement surrounding such visit days. "The Trustee students greatly enrich our academic environment on campus. They are bright and self-motivated students who want to learn, and this creates an exciting atmosphere from which the entire college community benefits."

The following students participated in the Trustee Scholarship Days: Whitney Abston, Dayna Akers, Nichole Arnold, Joseph Baughman, Laura Bulgrien, Haley Church, Stephen Coates, Eric De Araujo, Karen Dickerson, Joel Eichorn, Beatriz Eisenhour, Kevin Faupel, Gregory Fox, Angela Franke, Gordon Grob, Rachel Halcombe, Alik Hall, Faith Hardacre, Amy Hausner, Catherine Hershberger, Kristen Hopewell, Sara Hullings, Abigail Husch, Katie Jolliff, Katrina Kinney, Angelique Mercier, Michaela Murray, Kathryn Oke, Anna Pulley, Eli Reichenbach, Karissa Rillema, Tanya Schmell, Jay Schwartz, Jessie Scott, Chester Shepherd, Elizabeth Sikkenga, Nathan Smith, Kathryn Steenbeke, Rebecca Stone, Aimee Summerlott, Kori Sutterfield, Abigail Valencourt, Megan Walkowicz, Kara Weaver and Rachel Yike.

Bethel College created the annual series of Trustee Scholarship Days to recognize and cultivate academic excellence and leadership in high school students applying for admission. Those who stand out for their scholastic achievements and leadership potential are awarded the $5,000 Trustee Scholarship. This select group of students is then invited to visit the Bethel College campus and attend one of three Trustee Scholarship Days. Participation in this important day earns each student a minimum of $500 up to full tuition in additional scholarship monies. Trustee Scholarship Days are by invitation only.  

The remaining Trustee Scholarship Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, 2007. For more information, please call 800.422.4101.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,081 includes students from 29 states and Puerto Rico, 21 countries, more than 25 denominational affiliations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel offers classes at four locations: the Mishawaka campus, the Elkhart Campus and two satellite locations (in Nappanee and in Dowagiac, Mich.). The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.

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