Library (7)Two recent gifts to Bethany College will create nearly $1 million in scholarship support, according to Vice President of Advancement Galen Bunning.

Estates from two long-time Bethany College supporters Dorothy Schlottman, and Paul and Rosamay Nelson, will assist students pursuing their education at Bethany.

“This support is so important to us,” Bunning said. “It allows the college to offer students a quality educational experience and prepare students to leave Bethany and make a difference in the world.”

Mrs. Schlottman of Caldwell Idaho was a life-long Lutheran and was greatly impacted by Bethany College. She designated nearly $500,000 of her estate to support scholarships to help students attend the college. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, also had a long relationship with the college that dates back to the late 1800’s. Mr. Nelson’s father was a graduate and later returned to the college to teach physical education. The couple was well-known for showing champion German shepherd dogs and through their trust have made more than $460,000 available for scholarships to Bethany students.

“Scholarships are the path to education,” Bunning said. “We are very appreciative of these new gifts that will assist many students begin their path at Bethany right now.”