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Scholarship Recognition Dinner Invites Time of Testimony

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Bethel students, donors, and friends shared an evening of rich conversation and testimony at the annual Scholarship Recognition Dinner on April 5. Donors had the opportunity to meet the students who received their scholarships, and students were able to shake the hands of those who have made their education possible.

Student Body Vice President Sterling Harer ’18, a triple major in international relations, business, and political science, shared how scholarships have made Bethel financially feasible for him and his brother. He said some of the most impactful aspects of his education have been the relationships he’s formed with professors and the off-campus experience he’s gained.

Stephanie Fedor ’09, GS’18, who graduated with a biology degree and is currently working toward her Master of Divinity at Bethel Seminary, said scholarships have allowed her to deepen her faith at a private university—especially as someone who doesn’t come from a faith-based family.

Sam Lacy ’03 and his brother Matt ’02 explained the motivation behind their decision to create the Jolyn Lacy Scholarship in honor of their mother, who has lived through numerous struggles and was instrumental in making college possible for her children. The Lacy brothers want to help ease Bethel students’ financial burden because of the positive effect the university had on both of them.

To ensure that Bethel thrives long into the future, President Jay Barnes says, “We have to remain mission-driven, unapologetically Christian, academically excellent, and engage the world’s most challenging problems to God’s glory and our neighbors’ good.”

Learn more about creating a scholarship at Bethel.