Bethel College Gives Out More Than 200,000 in Scholarships Missionary Church Quiz International Finals July 10-12, 2008

After a competitive three-day Bible quizzing weekend, Bethel College administrators presented more than $200,000 in scholarships to young quizzers. It was all part of the Missionary Church Quiz International Finals held July 10-12 in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center at Bethel College.

Awards International Quizzing Finals

Team Awards - awarded to each individual team member

Division 1/Advanced

First Place $2,500 renewable (four-year total - $10,000) - Evergreen - Michigan District Second Place $1,500 renewable (four-year total - $ 6,000) - Grace Celina - East Central District Third Place $1,000 renewable (four-year total - $ 4,000) - Grabill #1- Central District Fourth Place $ 750 renewable (four-year total - $ 3,000) - Grace Mooresville - Central District

Division 2/Rookie

First Place $1,000 renewable (four-year total - $4,000) - Union Chapel - East Central District Second Place $ 750 renewable (four-year total - $3,000) - Grabill #2 - Central District Third Place $ 500 renewable (four-year total - $2,000) - New Faith Chapel - Michigan District Fourth Place $ 500 renewable (four-year total - $2,000) - Colonial Woods #2 - Michigan District

Individual Awards

Most Valuable $2,500 renewable (four-year total - $10,000) Abby Heindel - Grace Celina  - East Central District One-on-One $1,500 renewable (four-year total - $ 6,000) 1st Place - Hannah Breden - Diamnod Cove - North Central District 2nd Place - Vanessa Miller - Grace Mooresville #1 - Central District 3rd Place - Margaret Griffeth - Evergreen - Michigan District Quote Off $1,500 renewable (four-year total - $ 6,000) 1st Place - Ashley Award - Canada East2nd Place - Kimberly Schlabach - East Central

The young bible quiz competitors had been memorizing and studying the books of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon for nearly a year. Two divisions divided the quizzers who ranged in ages from 12-20 years old. There were 19 teams in the "Experienced" category and 11 teams in the "Less Experienced" category.  Five divisions represented the Midwest and Canada:  Central, East Central, West Central, Michigan and Canada. Each quiz round was set up with two teams of four 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 10 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, 12 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. 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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