Scholarship Winners Announced for 2016-17 Academic School Year

Bethesda Lutheran Communities, in partnership with the Bethesda Auxiliary, recently announced its scholarship winners for the 2016-17 academic school year.

In all, 10 scholarships totaling $20,000 were awarded to Lutheran high school, college and seminary students who have career interest in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Four current college students will each be awarded $3,000. The recipients are: Johanna Meyer of Shelton, Neb.; Karlee Hintsala of Kingsley, Mich.; Sydney Ogilvie of Iowa City, Iowa and Keiandra Scott of St. Louis, Mo.

Two seminary students each will be awarded $3,000. The recipients are: Seth Hoeppner of Watertown, Wis. and Ethan Brooks of Germantown, Wis.

Four awards in the amount of $500 each are given to high school students. The recipients are: Alexa Bruick of Seward, Neb.; Gina Blackman of Norfolk, Va.; Hannah Snyder of Pewaukee, Wis. and Karenna Lillo of Appleton, Wis.

“We want to congratulate all of the scholarship recipients and wish them the very best as they pursue their academic goals in working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Kim Trombley, Vice President of Religious Life and Church Relations for Bethesda. “We believe these scholarships are a great way to encourage the next generation of professionals to live out their faith in their vocation, and be an extension of Bethesda’s mission to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus.”

Scholarships are awarded in partnership with the Bethesda Auxiliary, a nationwide organization that reaches forward in faith, word and deed by sharing the love of Jesus with people who have developmental disabilities.

To learn more about Bethesda’s scholarship program visit

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