Harrisonburg students receive Everence scholarships

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Micah Buckwalter and Yonas Ketsela awarded 2019-2020 scholarships

Micah Buckwalter headshot

Micah Buckwalter, Eastern Mennonite University

Two students from the Harrisonburg, Virginia area have received Everence® college scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The recipients are:

  • Micah Buckwalter of Zion Mennonite Church in Broadway, who received a $1,000 scholarship to pursue a degree at Eastern Mennonite University.
  • Yonas Ketsela of Alexandria, who received a $1,000 scholarship to pursue a degree at Eastern Mennonite University.

Yonas Ketsela headshot

Yonas Ketsela, Eastern Mennonite University

They are among 42 recipients of Everence college scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship program encourages young people to explore the integration of faith and finances while helping them on their educational journeys.

More than 200 students from across the country applied for scholarships – a benefit of being an Everence member – for the coming academic year. Recipients were chosen based on participation and leadership in school-related activities and community activities, along with responses to an essay question.

“Everence appreciates these hard-working students and wants to help them earn their college degrees,” said Kenda Mishler, Member Benefits Manager. “Attending college not only helps prepare students for their careers, but encourages learning and refining skills that will help them in all phases of their lives.”

One student received a $3,000 scholarship, two received $2,000 scholarships and 39 others received $1,000 scholarships for the upcoming school year. For a complete list of scholarship recipients and their photos, visit everence.com.

See the complete list of 2019-2020 scholarship recipients and their photos here.

Everence helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith through a national team of advisors and representatives. Everence offers banking, insurance and financial services with community benefits and stewardship education. Everence is a ministry of Mennonite Church USA and other churches.

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One benefit of being an Everence member is the chance to earn a college scholarship. 

Applications for 2020-2021 college scholarships will be accepted beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The application period will continue through the end of February 2020.

The 2020-2021 scholarship application will be posted on our website in November.

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