AWARDS TWO FOUNDERS' SCHOLARSHIPS
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.