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Grants & Awards

Legacy Award

A renewable grant of $500 offered to students whose sibling/s, parent/s and/or grandparent/s attended or currently attend Bethel College

125th Anniversary Scholarship

The Newton College Association organized in 1887 with the goal of establishing a nonsectarian but religious college – an aim that coincided with that of the local Mennonite community. Representatives of Newton and the Kansas Conference of Mennonites came together May 11, 1887, to sign the charter for Bethel College.

In recognition of being Newton’s college, Bethel is offering a limited-time scholarship. For residents of Newton or North Newton or students currently attending high school in Newton, who enroll at Bethel, we will guarantee $40,000 in institutional scholarships over four years. There is no residency requirement for those who live at home, and federal and state funds can be stacked on top of this scholarship for those who qualify. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and ACT of 19 or SAT of 890. Learn more.

Science scholarships

  • Robert W. Schmidt Scholarship: $500 offered to selected students with interests in chemistry, physics, pre-engineering or natural sciences, following an interview with science faculty.
  • David and Anna Kaufman Zerger Scholarship: $500 offered to selected students with an interest in chemistry, following an interview with science faculty.
  • 21st Century Science Scholarship: Variable $500 or $1,000 offered to selected students with interests in a STEM discipline (biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, natural sciences, physics or psychology), following an interview with science faculty.
  • Krehbiel Science Award: $1,200 offered to selected students in the sciences, following an interview with science faculty.

Music Scholar

$1,000 to $2,500 offered to selected students following an audition

Mennonite Heritage Scholarship

In recognition of Bethel’s Mennonite heritage, graduates of Mennonite high schools are guaranteed $40,000 in institutional scholarships over four years. Federal and state funds can be stacked on top of this scholarship for those who qualify. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and ACT of 19 or SAT of 890.

Church matching grant

Offered by a church of any denomination on behalf of a student, this grant will be matched by Bethel College dollar for dollar for the first $1,000. Grant dollars beyond $1,000 from Mennonite churches will be matched at a 1:4 ratio. Churches, read more about this matching grant and complete the agreement form for your students.

AmeriCorps matching grant

Bethel College will match funds earned in the AmeriCorps education award at a 1:4 ratio. Read more about how to qualify for this grant.

Service Learning Scholarship

Awarded to students who want to provide service to the surrounding community as part of their educational experience. Applicants must be recommended by their admissions counselor and have visited campus in order to be considered. This is a renewable grant of $3,000. Learn more.

Mennonite Racial/Ethnic Grant

Awarded to students affiliated with Mennonite Church USA congregations who bring ethnic and cultural diversity. Applicants must be recommended by their admissions counselor and have visited campus in order to be considered. A recommendation from a youth sponsor or pastor is required. This is a renewable grant of $3,000.

Millennium III Scholarship

A grant of $1,500-$3,000 per year in honor of ethnic and cultural diversity on campus, given to selected students based on academic criteria, leadership abilities and potential for success in college life

Yellow Ribbon Program

Bethel has chosen to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which is an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. Read more about eligibility.

Bethel College Grant

Offered to students who have demonstrated qualities that will lead them to be significant contributors to the Bethel College community, upon recommendation of the admissions counselor and following a campus visit; amounts vary and are determined by a committee.

If you have questions, contact Tony Graber, director of financial aid.