Bethel College Launches a New License Plate

Bethel College's proposal that was recently submitted to the State of Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) for a Special Group Recognition License Plate has been approved. The new plates are available to Indiana residents beginning January 2007. Anyone interested in purchasing the plate must submit an application through Bethel. The application form is on the Web site at The cost of the plate is $25 in addition to any fees assessed by the state.

You must be an Indiana resident to participate in the license plate program. Special number requests must be submitted to the BMV at the time of purchase. Most BMV locations do not keep Bethel license plates on site; you must place a mail order. Plan accordingly and renew in advance of your expiration date. The plate is issued as the standard vehicle registration plate for passenger cars, recreational vehicles and trucks weighing less than 11,000 pounds. The Indiana BMV charges a $15 administration fee in addition to your annual vehicle registration fees. This document must be signed by an authorized representative of Bethel College. License plates are available only through the Indiana BMV.

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.