Bethel Adds Scholarship Opportunities for Next Two Academic Years

Bethel College has added several new scholarships in light of the struggling economy. More than $9 million in financial assistance will be awarded to students entering the fall 2009 semester, the largest recorded amount of aid in the school’s history.

These awards recognize significant student accomplishments in areas such as academics, talent, community service and leadership. In the 2009 fall semester, students recognized for achievement by these organizations will be considered for a Bethel award: Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, Awana, Granger Business Association, Junior Achievement Titan Challenge, American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. Currently there is no limit on the number of awards available for each of these programs.

Beginning the fall of 2010, students will have the opportunity to apply for a variety of Community Matching Scholarships. When a regional student receives scholarship recognition for their accomplishments in academics, talent, service to others or leadership from community organizations, corporations, etc., Bethel will match that scholarship up to $1,000.

Scholarship Recognition Also Available for:

ACSI – Distinguished Christian High School Student

Awana Bible Quizzing

Awana Citation Award

Awana Summit Creativity Competition

Blaise Pascual Math Competition

Christian Home Educators of KY Creativity Competition

Christian Home Educators of OH Creativity Competition

Congressional Art Competition

Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Bible Quiz

Granger Business Association Awards

IFCA Bible Quizzing

Indiana Association of Home Educators Creativity Competition

Jr. Achievement

Miss Indiana

Missionary Church District Bible Quizzing

Missionary Church International Bible Quiz Final

Missionary Church Central District Youth Conference

Missionary Church 3DYC Talent Competition

National Bible Bowl

Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NIRSEF)

Rising Stars Leadership Program - South Bend City Schools

Scouting: Boy Scout Eagle Scout; Girls Scout Gold Award

South Bend Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute

Tweener Ministries – Creativity Competition

Visit or contact the office of admission at 800.422.4101 for more details on these and other scholarship opportunities.

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.