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20 for 20 Scholarship

Don’t want to rely on athletics or performing to afford college? Let us help!

We love our small school partners, and we love the students who come from small communities to join our campus! As part of our continuing relationships with 20 local Kansas communities, as well as Mennonite communities around the country, Bethel is excited to provide the 20 for 20 Scholarship!

The 20 for 20 Scholarship is a means for students to afford Bethel without needing to rely on scholarships from athletics, arts, or other activities. Simply put, the 20 for 20 Scholarship is a $20,000 scholarship available to students from our 20 for 20 list who have been recommended by their high school counselors. 

How does the 20 for 20 Scholarship work?

Bethel has identified 20 Kansas high schools to partner with for the 20 for 20 Scholarship, as well as Mennonite high schools around the nation. Counselors from these schools are able to nominate 5 students per school who they believe are deserving of the scholarship. 20 scholarships worth $20,000 are awarded to students on a first come, first served basis. 

Nominated students must:

  • Complete the Bethel application
  • Get accepted to Bethel
  • Live on campus while receiving the award

The 20 for 20 Scholarship is intended for students who wish to enjoy college without relying on a scholarship from a specific performance area (i.e. sports, music, theater). 20 for 20 students are still welcome to participate in these areas, but they won’t receive a separate scholarship for them. 

The Nomination Process


Are you a nominated 20 for 20 student? First, fill out your Bethel application, and send in your transcript and ACT or SAT score to get accepted. Then, talk to your counselor about recommending you!

High School Counselors: 

Are you a counselor from a 20 for 20 partner school? Nominate up to 5 students from your school by emailing us at

KS High Schools:

  • Abilene
  • Buhler
  • Canton-Galva
  • Chase County
  • Conway Springs
  • Fredonia
  • Goddard
  • Goessel
  • Halstead 
  • Hartford 
  • Haven 
  • Hesston 
  • Hillsboro 
  • Hutchinson 
  • Inman
  • Marion
  • McPherson 
  • Moundridge 
  • Newton
  • Peabody-Burns 
  • Remington
  • Smoky
  • Valley
  • Sterling

Mennonite Schools:

  • Academia Menonita
  • Bethany Christian
  • Central Christian
  • Dock Mennonite Academy
  • Eastern Mennonite High
  • Freeman Academy
  • Hillcrest Academy
  • Lancaster Mennonite
  • Sarasota Christian Academy
  • Shalom Christian Academy
  • The City School
  • Western Christian School

Mission Statement

Bethel College prepares students for meaningful lives of work and service through faith formation, the liberal arts, and practical experience in career pathways.