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Your interest in pursuing in-depth academic work could earn you additional scholarships.

We encourage you to stay academic pursuits as part of your Bethel liberal arts education. Focus on those, and you could be eligible to earn FREE MONEY from one of our academic departments.


  • $2,000 to $7,000 awarded for academic departmental scholarships

One departmental scholarship from the following departments may be combined with your academic scholarship.
  • Chemistry
  • Health sciences
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Business

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

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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.