$30,000 in awards were given to 8 college students and 2 post-graduates nationwide who are enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
(Milwaukee) – The Bethesda Auxiliary is pleased to announce its Lutheran Student Scholastic
and Service Scholarship winners for the 2019-20 academic school year.
scholarships are designed to support and encourage the next generation of
caregivers dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and
developmental disabilities,” said Karen Carter, president of the Bethesda
Auxiliary. “It’s wonderful to see young people aligned with Bethesda’s mission
of helping those we support to become active members of their community, living
their lives to the fullest.”
Criteria for the competitive scholarships included
demonstration of academic achievement, active involvement in a Lutheran church,
service hours spent working with people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities and a career plan that includes work and advocacy in the field of
A total of 10 scholarships amounting to $30,000 were granted
to Lutheran college students and post-graduates committed to supporting people
with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
and university students:
Eight $3,000 scholarships were awarded to Christian students pursuing
undergraduate or graduate degrees in fields of study that will prepare them to
support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Gina Lee Blackman of Norfolk, Neb., Wayne State College, Wayne, Neb.(studying Special Education K-6, Elementary Education)
- Mary Buddenberg of Conway, Ark., University of Central Arkansas, Conway (studying Special Education K-12, Elementary Education)
- Madisen Huscher of Andover, Kan., University of Kansas, Lawrence (studying Behavioral Neuroscience)
- Brittany LaCourt of Maribel, Wis., Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee (studying Special Education, Elementary Education)
- Hannah Oelhafen of Waukesha, Wis., Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn. (studying Special Education, Elementary Education)
- Amy Tuttle of Orange City, Iowa, Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa (studying Social Work, Spanish)
- Hannah Snyder of Pewaukee, Wis., Wisconsin Lutheran College (studying Special Education)
- Hannah Zoller of Summerville, N.C., Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn. (studying Staff Ministry)
Post-Graduates: Two $3,000 scholarships were awarded.
- Scott Hedtke
of Fort Wayne, Ind., Fort Wayne Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (studying in
the Ministry Program)
- Marissa Manor
of Bettendorf, Iowa, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (studying in
the Deaconess Program)
The competitive scholarships are awarded annually by the
Bethesda Auxiliary. More information on the scholarships can be found at www.BethesdaLC.org/scholarships.
the Bethesda Auxiliary
The Bethesda Auxiliary is a nationwide organization that
reaches forward in faith, word and deed by sharing the love of Jesus with
people who have developmental disabilities in partnership with Bethesda.
Headquartered in Watertown, Wis., Bethesda is a national organization providing homes and other services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and is celebrating its 115th anniversary in 2019. Bethesda strives to become a central point of connection that unites people who have disabilities with communities and provides essential resources to help them live their lives to the fullest. The organization offers more than 300 programs across the country, and is guided by Christian faith. For more information, go to http://www.bethesdalc.org, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.