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Trinity rewarded two members of its Class of 2007 for their exemplary academic achievements by bestowing upon them Founders' Scholarships, full-tuition grants that are renewable for four years.

High school seniors Rebecca VanDoeselaar (Jenison, Michigan) and Jesse Veenstra (Toronto, Ontario) were chosen from among 35 incoming freshmen who sought the award. The finalists visited the campus for Founders' Weekend, February 7 and 8.

"This is the largest pool of applicants we've ever had," said Luke Egolf, Trinity's director of financial aid. "These individuals exemplify the kind of Christian character and academic ability that the College seeks in its students. Rebecca and Jesse certainly are deserving of these awards."

The guests were welcomed with a dinner in their honor Friday evening and participated in a service project at West Side Chicago Christian School in Chicago on Saturday. 

All Founders' Scholarship applicants must fulfill specific requirements: be accepted as a first-time freshman at Trinity; have a 3.8 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or rank in the top five percent of their high school graduating class; attain a minimum score of 30 on the ACT or 1320 on the SAT; exhibit leadership in their church, school or community; and show evidence of faith in Jesus Christ. The scholarships will be renewed annually if the recipients maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.75 at the end of each academic year.

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