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Competitive academic award winners announced

Competitive academic award winners announced

Monday, April 30, 2012
Dr. Marvin Meyer (left) and Dr. S.C. Ylvisaker

Competitive scholarship award winners were announced today for the Fall 2012 incoming students at Bethany Lutheran College. The awards are in the form of two prestigious scholarships—the Marvin G. Meyer Scholarship and the S.C. Ylvisaker Scholarship. 

Marvin G. Meyer was president of Bethany Lutheran College from 1982 to 2002. The primary purpose of the scholarship is to provide encouragement to young men and women who desire a Christian education. This scholarship is awarded to one entering freshman student each year who most excels in scholarship and the virtues and values that typify Bethany Lutheran College. The value of the scholarship is full tuition, current value $22,810, and is renewable for four years.
 
Dr. Sigurd Christian Ylvisaker was president of Bethany Lutheran College from 1930 to 1950. He was a devoted theologian, scholar, teacher and administrator. In order to honor Dr. Ylvisaker and to continue to promote his objectives on Bethany’s campus, a scholarship fund was developed. The scholarship, offered to five freshman students each year, is currently worth $12,000 per year and is renewable for four years. 
 
The 2012 award recipients are:
 
Marvin G Meyer Scholarship: Patrick Ernst (Shakopee High School)
 
S.C. Ylvisaker Scholarships:  Jenna Albrecht (Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop High School), Reece Boucher (Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School), Kate Ruschmeyer (Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School), Jacob Schneider (Lakeside Lutheran High School), and Adrian Whitney (Robbinsdale Cooper High School).