Bethany College is proud to announce the recipients of its Bethanian Scholarships, the college’s highest academic merit scholarships.
“This year’s competition for the Bethanian Scholarships was the largest the college has ever experienced. The quality of applicants exceeded all expectations. At Bethany, we value motivated students who strive to achieve the best, so we are proud to honor these four recipients with our top scholarship,” said Tricia Hawk, dean of recruitment and marketing at Bethany.
Jeremy Koehler, Wichita, Kan., has been awarded the Bethanian Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship. For the 2010-2011 academic year, this scholarship will be in the amount of $19,426. Because the scholarship is renewable and includes any increases in tuition, the total award is more than $75,000.
Koehler attended Wichita High School East. He has also been awarded an Honors Program scholarship and a Legacy award. At Bethany, he plans to study criminal justice. He is the son of Kent and Julie Koehler.
Sarah Doering, Jedidiah Duarte and Nicholas Hebert each have been awarded a three-quarters Bethanian Scholarship. For the 2010-2011 academic year, this scholarship will be in the amount of $14,569. Because the scholarship is renewable, the total award is more than $58,000.
Doering, from Apex, N.C., has also been awarded performance awards in music and theatre, an Honors Program scholarship and a Legacy award. She attended Middle Creek High School and is the daughter of Tad and Mary Doering.
Duarte attended Pueblo East High School in Pueblo, Colo. He has also been awarded a performance award for tennis and theatre and an Honors Program scholarship. At Bethany, he plans to study history and communications. He is the son of Joseph and Edna Duarte.
Hebert, from Aurora, Colo., plans to study engineering at Bethany. He was also awarded an Honors Program scholarship and a performance award in music. Hebert attended Cherokee Trail High School and is the son of Paul and Sharon Hebert.
“We are excited that these four students will join our Bethany community in the fall. I know that we will continue to see them grow and excel during their time here,” said Hawk.
Invited students competed for Bethanian Scholarships during an event day on the Bethany campus. As part of the competition, students wrote a short essay and interviewed with a panel of Bethany professors.
Students who meet grade point average and ACT requirements are eligible to apply for the college’s Honors Programs. Students selected into the program are offered perks like extended book-lending privileges and a reserved study lounge. Most importantly, honors students are eligible for a series of unique educational opportunities, including special sections of classes and exclusive interdisciplinary seminars. Honors students may conduct independent research with faculty and attend private discussions with guest lecturers on campus. All honors students are awarded a special Honors Program scholarship.