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Additional Bethel Scholarships

Loan Repayment Assistance Program

Qualifying students may receive assistance with their loan payments upon graduating from Bethel if they work and make less than $43,000 annually.

Program details are available from your admission counselor.

https://mylrap.org/how-lrap-works/

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Church Matching Grants

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 (given by Mennonite churches) beyond $1,000 will be matched at a 1:4 ratio. Churches, download the agreement form to qualify your students for this matching grant.

Policies and Procedures

  1. A church is expected to indicate its plan to participate in the program on an annual basis by signing and returning a Church/College Grant Agreement Form to the Financial Aid office by April 1 or as soon as possible.
  2. Bethel College will match the first $1000 dollar for dollar. Beyond that amount Bethel will match at a 1:4 ratio, i.e. the college will provide $1 of aid for every $4 provided by the church up to full tuition for Mennonite Churches. The tuition limit applies to all grants and scholarships, including federal; state; outside scholarship; Bethel College scholarships, grants, matching funds and scholarships.
  3. The college will send aid award notices to students indicating the estimated amount of church scholarship funds we expect the student will receive. No funds will be transferred into the student’s account until the funds are actually received.
  4. Church grant checks must be made out to Bethel College and sent to the financial aid office. One check for all students is preferred. Along with the check, send a copy of the agreement form, showing the dollar amount each is to receive. Fall grant funds need to be here by August 1. Spring grant funds need to be here by January 15. Student’s bills are paid half in the Fall and half in the Spring. We recommend you pay half of the annual amount each semester rather than sending the whole amount in the Fall. If this is a problem, please let us know. Students need to receive the same amount in the Fall and Spring, as church funds can affect other types of aid.
  5. The Bethel matching fund dollars and the church grant funds will be credited to the student’s Bethel account.

Please contact the Bethel College Financial Aid Office if you have questions.

Legacy

Please note on your application for admission if you are a legacy student. (You have had a parent, grandparent or sibling attend Bethel). You will automatically be awarded the Legacy Scholarship.

Will Family Scholarship

The award will be offered to a worthy graduating senior from Halstead High School (second priority to Harvey County resident) who has demonstrated solid academic achievement and strong commitment to community service. There will be one Will Family Scholarship awarded each year worth $5,000. Each annual scholarship is renewable to the recipient for up to eight semesters.

Interested students must:

  1. Complete an application for admission
  2. Submit Academic records – Student must achieve a 3.0 cumulative High School grade point average and a 20 ACT and/or a 940 SAT score
  3. Submit a resume of all service related contributions since ninth grade
  4. All items must be submitted to the Bethel College Office of Admissions for consideration before March 1st

Millennium III Scholarship

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

  • $1,500-$3,000 renewable grant

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

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.