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Career Pathways

Each student is able to receive 1 activity scholarship. A Career Pathways scholarship may not be combined with a Performance, Honors or Leadership and Service scholarship.

Scroll down to search through more than 30 available scholarships.

Ministry Scholarship

A world of opportunity awaits as you earn your degree and invest time and energy doing various forms of faithful ministry. Imagine yourself working with a local congregation on service projects, or leading a campus Bible study. Perhaps you’ll be preaching in local congregations in a few years or spending your summer on staff learning what it’s like to work in a congregation. If you have a passion for ministry we invite you to explore this option.

Number of Scholarships Available:
1
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. It requires active participation and satisfactory performance as determined by the Campus Pastor.
Supervisor:
Peter Goerzen
Career Path:
Ministry, Social Justice Advocate
Degree Options:
Bible and Religion, almost any!

Apply

Political Action Scholarship

If you are passionate about issues that impact cities, counties, states and our nation and want to get involved with political campaigns that help promote the issues, then this scholarship may be right for you!

Number of Scholarships Available:
2
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. It requires active participation satisfactory performance as determined by the faculty advisor from the History department.
Supervisor:
Kip Wedel
Career Path:
Politician, Social Justice Advocate, Marketing
Degree Options:
History: Political Science; Business Marketing

Apply

The Collegian Student Newspaper - Writer/Reporter

Imagine yourself researching, interviewing and reporting on current news, Bethel news and personalities, or perhaps writing a feature on the largest hand dug well in Kansas. If you’d like to build skills as a journalist, sharpen your writing tools and keep smithing those words while getting your degree, we encourage you to apply for one of these scholarships.

Number of Scholarships Available:
2
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. It requires active participation as a staff member on the Collegian and satisfactory performance as determined by the faculty advisor
Supervisor:
Christine Crouse Dick, PhD.
Career Path:
Journalism, Freelance writer
Degree Options:
Communication Arts, English

Apply

The Collegian Student Newspaper - Photographer

Everywhere you look you see photographs pulled into focus, stored briefly in your camera and finally shared with the world on the pages of the Collegian. Someday your photographs may be on websites for global news organizations! If you’d like the opportunity to build skills and experience with journalistic photography while getting your degree at Bethel we encourage you to apply for this scholarship.

Number of Scholarships Available:
1
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. It requires active participation as a staff member on the Collegian and satisfactory performance as determined by the faculty advisor
Supervisor:
Christine Crouse Dick, PhD.
Career Path:
Journalism, Freelance photographer, Travel photography
Degree Options:
Communication Arts, English, Graphic Design

Apply

The Collegian Student Newspaper - Advertising

Imagine yourself talking with the owner of a small business in town sharing opportunities for them to increase their customer base by advertising to the readers of the Collegian. You’ll build support for the paper, your interpersonal communications skills, professional contacts and networks, and sales skills through experience while getting your degree at Bethel. Sound awesome? Apply for this scholarship!

Number of Scholarships Available:
1
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. It requires active participation as a staff member on the Collegian and satisfactory performance as determined by the faculty advisor
Supervisor:
Christine Crouse Dick, PhD.
Career Path:
Sales, Journalism, Business and Marketing
Degree Options:
Business Management, Communication Arts

Apply

Retail Management - Thresher Shop

Do you dream of managing your favorite ice cream shop? Maybe you want to be the person who chooses the merchandise, or greets customers, or keeps the inventory neat and tidy on the shelves and racks. Why not earn a scholarship and learn the skills as a team member in the Thresher Shop while at Bethel?

Number of Scholarships Available:
1
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. It requires active participation as a team member in the Thresher Shop and satisfactory performance as determined by the manager.
Decision Priority:
Manager review, date of application, prior experience.
Supervisor:
Melissa Green
Career Path:
Retail Management, Small Business Owner
Degree Option:
Business Management

Apply

Reporter for Athletic Department

If you love sports, words, facts, deadlines and talking with coaches and athletes after a big win we encourage you to apply for this scholarship. In this role you will work with our Assistant Director of Athletics and Sports Information Director to cover Bethel College athletic events as assigned. Who knows, your writing may even go viral when Bethel wins a national championship!

Number of Scholarships Available:
1
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. It requires active participation and satisfactory performance as determined by the Assistant AD/SID.
Decision Priority:
Review and interview by Assistant AD/SID; date of application; experience
Supervisor:
Josh Booth
Career Path:
Journalism, Freelance writer, Editor.
Degree Option:
Communication Arts

Apply

Athletic Department Social Media

Help our athletic department shine on social media platforms by using your passion for social media, graphic design and sports. You will work on graphics, GIF’s, profiles and photos to post on social media. You can be an integral part of the system that helps recruit athletes and build brand awareness for specific teams.

Number of Scholarships Available:
2
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. It requires active participation and satisfactory performance as determined by the Assistant AD/SID.
Decision Priority:
Review and interview by Assistant AD/SID; date of application; experience
Supervisor:
Josh Booth
Career Path:
Marketing, Freelance designer, Social Media Entrepreneur.
Degree Option:
Graphic Design, Communication Arts, Business Marketing

Apply

Director of Basketball Operations

Help our basketball programs shine on social media platforms by using your passion for social media, graphic design and hoops. You will work on graphics, GIF’s, profiles and photos to post on social media. You can be an integral part of the system that helps recruit athletes and build brand awareness for our basketball programs.

Number of Scholarships Available:
6
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. It requires active participation and satisfactory performance as determined by the Assistant AD/SID.
Decision Priority:
Review and interview by Head Coach; date of application; experience
Supervisor:
Drew Johnson, Head Coach Women’s Basketball
Career Path:
Marketing, Freelance designer, Social Media Entrepreneur.
Degree Option:
Graphic Design, Communication Arts, Business Marketing

Apply

Videographer: Athletics

Throw yourself into the athletic arena to record the action and then edit your footage to create highlight videos, memes or maybe even a documentary. You’ll be right alongside the athletic action and right in the editing action as you utilize this scholarship to get videography skills alongside a degree while at Bethel.

Number of Scholarships Available:
1
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. It requires active participation and satisfactory performance as determined by the Assistant AD/SID.
Decision Priority:
Review and interview by Assistant AD/SID; date of application; experience
Supervisor:
Josh Booth
Career Path:
Journalism, Video Production
Degree Option:
Communication Arts, Business: Sport Management

Apply

Director of Football Operations

As an important member of the football program, you’ll have the opportunity to see your work on the video screen at Thresher Stadium, on social media outlets and other venues. You’ll work the football staff to help promote all aspects of the program for recruiting, game day and other areas. Sound fun? Apply for the scholarship!

Number of Scholarships Available:
3
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. It requires active participation and satisfactory performance as determined by the Head Football Coach.
Supervisor:
Terry Harrison
Career Path:
Marketing, Sport Management
Degree Option:
Business Marketing, Sport Management; Communication Arts; Graphic Design

Apply

Student Football Coach

If you long to walk the sidelines wearing a headset rather than a helmet, longing to have laminated sheets of plays attached to your coaching rain gear rather than your forearm, then take the opportunity to learn coaching alongside of our football staff. You will learn all facets of college coaching from recruiting, to game management, to off-season workouts. Who knows, you may even get to call a play during a game before you graduate with your Bethel degree!

Number of Scholarships Available:
3
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. It requires active participation and satisfactory performance as determined by the Head Football Coach.
Supervisor:
Terry Harrison
Career Path:
Coaching
Degree Option:
Secondary Education, Business: Sport Management

Apply

Event Management

When you attend large events do you spend time thinking about what goes on behind the scenes to make the event happen? Do you like to have a challenging project that requires planning, coordinating, talking to lots of people and then a few crazy days pulling off one massive party? Why not spend time working with our Advancement Department learning the ropes of planning major events like Fall Fest and others? Graduate with a degree and a resume full of experience in event planning.

Number of Scholarships Available:
1
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. It requires active participation and satisfactory performance as determined by the Director of Alumni Affairs.
Decision Priority:
Review and interview by Director of Alumni Affairs, date of application, familiarity with Fall Fest
Supervisor:
Brad Schmidt
Career Path:
Event Planning
Degree Options:
Business Marketing, Communication Arts

Apply

Admissions Ambassador

Imagine yourself strolling across campus with a family as they visit Bethel to gauge interest in becoming part of our community. Your charm and wit serve you well as you add an interesting tidbit from a recent class to the tour. Perhaps by the end of the tour you are helping the student see themselves on campus walking to class with you the following year. You will learn public presentation skills, organizational skills, communication skills and even data management skills as you work with the admissions office while earning a degree at Bethel.

Number of Scholarships Available:
3
Amount:
$7500 annually
Decision Priority:
Date of application, review by admissions department staff
Supervisor:
Andy Johnson
Career Path:
Higher Education, K12 education, sales, marketing
Degree Options:
Any!

Apply

Marketing and Communications Student Staff

As an important member of the department of Institutional Communications and Marketing, you will collaborate with professional staff on a wide variety of projects. Film and edit videos for various social media markets and email campaigns. Gain knowledge in photography on the fly at different social, athletic and performance arts related events. Learn to write a news release with an attention-grabbing lede. Express yourself through the medium of graphic design. And master the art and science of project management and workflow. If you have a passion for marketing and communication strategies and want to learn along with our staff while you earn a degree at Bethel, please apply.

Number of Scholarships Available:
3
Amount:
$7500
Details:
This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years. It requires active participation and satisfactory performance as determined by the Director of Institutional Communications.
Supervisor:
Tricia Clark
Career Path:
Marketing, Journalism, Sales
Degree Options:
Business Marketing, Communication Arts, English

Apply

Public Historian Scholarship

If you are passionate about telling stories and you love history, then this scholarship may be for you!

Number of Scholarships Available:
2
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
Public history engages the public with conversations about the past and how the past influences our everyday lives. This scholarship requires working in a museum, archive, or library, and developing materials for public consumption. It is renewable for up to four years.
Supervisor:
Kip Wedel
Career Path:
Museum curator, archivist, librarian, tour guide, historic preservationist, writer, teacher.
Degree Options:
History, Teacher Education

Apply

Rural Life Scholarship

If you are passionate about the cultures, communities, and histories of the Great Plains, this scholarship may be for you!

Number of Scholarships Available:
2
Amount:
$7500 annually
Details:
This scholarship requires working in a museum or archive devoted to Kansas or the Great Plains and conducting research in a related field. It is renewable for up to four years.
Supervisor:
Kip Wedel
Career Path:
City or county official, lawyer, local economic development advocate, public historian, writer, teacher.
Degree Options:
History, History and Political Science

Apply

Idea Incubator

Do you have an idea for a scholarship that isn’t listed that would allow you to gain skills, build a resume and have fun while earning your degree at Bethel? Let us know and we will see if we can make it happen. To share an idea contact Vice President for Admissions Andy Johnson at ajohnson@bethelks.edu

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.