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Your religious and national service contributions may also make you eligible for additional scholarship funds.

Your experiences in your church or your service through AmeriCorps or in the military could earn you additional FREE MONEY beyond the academic, performance, diversity/inclusion and scholarship guarantee opportunities.

Your potential to contribute significantly to the Bethel community could be recognized through the Bethel College grant.


  • 1:1 match of first $1,000 offered by any church or denomination
  • 1:4 match of AmeriCorps education award
  • 1:4 match of dollars exceeding $1,000 offered by a Mennonite church

Bethel College Grant

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

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.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Bethel has chosen to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which is an agreement with Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate.

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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.