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Founders' Scholarship Banquet

Thirty-six of the brightest and best high school students were finalists for this year’s Founders’ Scholarship. Students and their parents attended a banquet in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel on January 31 before interviewing for the scholarship the following day.

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 enjoyed time off campus with dinner at the Chicago Semester location and late-night bowling. On campus, students were able to get an in depth look at the academic side of Trinity and took advantage of activities planned for opening week of the new Bootsma Bookstore Café.

Candidates also participated in a service project at Share Your Soles in Alsip, Illinois, one of Trinity’s many service opportunities.

“This weekend is not about a group of smart students interviewing for a scholarship,” said Jeremy Klyn, director of admissions. “It’s about bringing together gifted and involved young people who share a common love for the Lord and hopefully a love for Trinity Christian College.

“It’s great to see students arrive on campus as complete strangers and walk away roommates for the fall semester.”

The Founders’ Scholarship was set up in 1997 in honor of Trinity's founders. Last year’s winners were Bethany Verhage ’11 of Moses Lake, Washington, and Joseph Wydra ’11 of Tinley Park, Illinois.

The 2008 Founders’ Scholarship recipients will be announced soon.

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