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Connect To Purpose

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Serve in the surrounding community as part of your educational experience, earning scholarship dollars and job experience.


  • $5,500 renewable award
  • 5 hours volunteering per week

Criteria:
  • Recommended by your admissions counselor
  • Must have visited campus
  • Priority goes to first-time freshmen not receiving other performance awards.
Choose a service placement based on your career interest, hobbies and/or strengths. Commit five hours per week each semester to an area non-profit agency. You’ll be eligible to renew the scholarship for up to four years.
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  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Harvey County
  • Caring Hands Humane Society, Newton
  • Communities in Schools
  • The Etcetera Shop, Newton
  • Harvey County Health Department
  • Harvey County United Way
  • Head Start Newton
  • Health Ministries Clinic, Newton
  • Kauffman Museum, North Newton
  • Kidron Bethel Village, North Newton
  • Life Point Church, Valley Center
  • Mennonite Central Committee Central States Office, North Newton
  • Newton Medical Center
  • Newton Public Library
  • United Methodist Youthville, Newton
  • USD 373, Newton School District

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.