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Some of the brightest and the best students from across the country have completed the application process for a Founders’ Scholarship at Trinity Christian College. Thirty-five high school scholars and their parents attended a banquet in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel on February 1 before interviewing for the scholarship the next day.

“The applicants must show tremendous academic, social, and spiritual credentials,” said Denise Coleman, director of financial aid. “The competition for the scholarship points to the high quality of students who are choosing to pursue their higher education at Trinity.”

The award provides a renewable full-tuition scholarship for two incoming freshmen who have demonstrated consistently high academic achievement and who will perpetuate the mission of Trinity Christian College in thought, word, and deed.

Applicants for the Founders’ Scholarship must rank in the top five percent of their graduating class or achieve a 3.8 grade-point average; score a minimum of 30 on the ACT or 1320 on the SAT; exhibit leadership in their church, school, or community; and show evidence of Christian faith.

Scholarship candidates also enjoyed their time off campus. The Trinity admissions department treated them to bowling and dining at the Cheesecake Factory in downtown Chicago.

“It’s a great way to showcase Trinity’s proximity to Chicago and the opportunities that come with it,” said Jeremy Klyn, admissions director.

The candidates also took advantage of Trinity’s service opportunities. On Saturday, February 3, many of them helped refurbish Maple Park United Methodist Church in Chicago.

The Founders’ Scholarship was set up in 1997 in honor of Trinity's founders. Last year’s winners were Jon VanderWoude ’10 of Miami, Florida, and Cassie VandeKamp ’10 of Manchester, Missouri.

The new Founders’ Scholarship winners will be announced over the next two weeks.

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