Bethel Gives Out More than 200,000 in Scholarships

After three days of competitive Bible quizzing, Bethel College awarded more than 200,000 in scholarships to young quizzers. It was all part of the Missionary Church Quiz International Finals held July 9-11 in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center on campus.

Teams from Diamond Cove Missionary Church, located in Cassopolis Mich., took first place in Division I and Division II. Their star quizzer, Hannah Breden, also of Cassopolis, Mich., was awarded “Most Valuable Quizzer” and “One on One Winner.” Hannah Gerig of Evergreen Missionary in Lowell, Mich., received the “Quote Off Winner” award.

The young Bible quiz competitors, ranging in ages 12 – 20 years, memorized and studied the book of Luke for nearly a year. Each quiz round was set up with two teams who competed against each other trying to answer the most questions out of  20 correctly.

The Bethel College scholarship is named in honor of Tom Schindler, one of the best known quiz masters, in recognition of his many valuable contributions and years of service to Bible quizzing. The Missionary Church has participated in Bible quiz since 1969, while Bethel College has hosted the event for more than 11 years.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 20 countries, more than 25 denominations 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. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.