Local students receive Everence scholarships

Nine local students have received scholarships to pursue a degree.

Several students from the northern Indiana area have received Everence® college scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Sophie Miller from Waterford Mennonite Church in Goshen was a national recipient and received a $2,000 scholarship to pursue a degree at Eastern Mennonite University. 

Additional local recipients of $1,000 scholarships include:

  • Meghanne Burns from Bristol Missionary Church in Bristol pursuing a degree at Valparaiso University.
  • Ryan Harmelink from Silverwood Mennonite Church in Goshen pursuing a degree at Goshen College.
  • Lydia Holsopple from Silverwood Mennonite Church in Goshen pursuing a degree at Goshen College.
  • Ruby Meyer from Maplewood Mennonite Church in Fort Wayne pursuing a degree at Goshen College.
  • Teodoro Reimbold-Thomas from Sunnyside Presbyterian Church in South Bend.
  • Caleb Shenk from Kern Road Mennonite Church in South Bend pursuing a degree at Goshen College.
  • Caleb Stout from North Manchester First Brethren Church in North Manchester pursuing a degree at Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • Christian Yoder from Belmont Mennonite Church in Elkhart pursuing a degree at the University of Notre Dame.

The above students are nine of 45 recipients of Everence college scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship program encourages young people to explore the integration of faith and finances while helping them on their educational journeys.

“Everence recognizes these students for their academic achievements, as well as their service to their communities,” said Kenda Mishler, Member Benefits Manager. “A college degree provides a wider range of career options but attending college also can help students learn valuable skills that benefit them throughout their lives.”

About 210 students from across the country applied for scholarships for 2020-2021. Recipients were chosen based on participation and leadership in school-related activities and community activities, along with responses to an essay question.

Nationally, one student received a $3,000 scholarship, two received $2,000 scholarships and 42 others received $1,000 scholarships for the upcoming school year. A complete list of recipients is available on the Everence website. 

About Everence: Everence helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith through a national team of financial professionals. Everence offers banking, insurance and financial services with community benefits and stewardship education. Everence is a ministry of Mennonite Church USA and other churches. To learn more, visit everence.com or call 800-348-7468.

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Everence college scholarships

Applications for the Everence college scholarship are accepted each year from January 1 to March 10. 

Scholarship funds may be used to pay tuition or book costs and related course fees.

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