Endowed Scholarships

students in Biblical Literature class

Hesston has an increasing number of endowed scholarships available to students who have particular interests, qualifications and/or financial need. The scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. Donors may contribute to existing scholarships or start new scholarships. An endowed scholarship begins with a planned gift, cash gift or collection of gifts totaling $20,000 or more. Contact a development officer for more information or to begin the process of establishing a new endowed scholarship.

Following is a list of the Hesston College endowed scholarships:

    • Adrian and Myrtle Mille Scholarship
    • Albert and Ruth Weaver Memorial Scholarship
    • Alvin and Gertrude Blough Scholarship
    • Amanda Chupp Scholarship
    • Anna Smith King Scholarship
    • Armeda Kidder-Alta George Student Aid Scholarship
    • Arnold and Phyllis Burkey Family Scholarship
    • Bachman/Springer Business Scholarship
    • Bachman/Springer Scholarship
    • Bill and Sherry White Scholarship
    • Bill Mason Business Scholarship

Levi Litwiller“Hesston College is a fantastic place for all its students, providing a sense of community that is like no other institution. Being at Hesston has challenged me to study hard, to think critically, to make new friends, to deepen my relationship with God and to survive on six hours of sleep. I and my fellow students are extremely grateful for the opportunities we have received here at Hesston, made possible by your generous support. Thank you.” – Levi Litwiller, Hopedale, Ill., class of 2018

    • Buetta Wyse Bontrager Education Scholarship
    • C. Evan Oswald Baseball Scholarship
    • Carole King Jefferson Endowed Education Scholarship
    • Clarence and Viola Stauffer Scholarship
    • Clifford and Grace (Friesen) Slatter Scholarship
    • Clifford and Louise Troyer Scholarship
    • D.D. Driver Memorial Scholarship
    • Dave and Sena Osborne International Student Scholarship
    • David J. and Edith Graber Scholarship
    • Developing Kingdom Servants Scholarship
    • DewEze Bible and Ministries Scholarship
    • Don D. and Barbara K. Reber Scholarship Fund
    • Doug and Connie Dorsing Scholarship
    • Dr. Rachel Driver-Marshall Memorial Scholarship
    • Elam J. Peachey Endowed Scholarship
    • Emery and Bernice Bontrager Scholarship
    • Emery Eigsti Scholarship
    • Ernest and Susan Cooprider Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship
    • Ernie and Marilyn Yutzy Family Scholarship
    • Etta Schmitt Scholarship for Women in Business
    • Eugene and Vira Lemons Scholarship
    • Everett and Naomi Ulrich Scholarship
    • Gene Zaid/Jim Yoder Science Scholarship
    • Glen and Jeanne Riegsecker Scholarship

Brooke Hershberger“I am in a different situation than most students; I have the privilege of earning a bachelor’s degree from Hesston College. My first two years were filled with the typical Hesston Experiences: I participated in athletics, clubs, late night food runs, CAB events and more. Now, as a senior, I thought that might change, but the staff and students at Hesston made the transition smooth. I am so appreciative to the nursing program at Hesston as they equip us with holistic skills to be the best nurses we can be. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to earn my bachelors from Hesston College!” – Brooke Hershberger, Goshen, Ind., BSN class of 2018

  • Glen R. and Mamie Miller Scholarship Fund
  • Habegger-Harder Science/Math Scholarship
  • Harper Industries Scholarship
  • Harry and Amanda Diener Memorial Scholarship
  • Henry and Clara Cooprider Memorial Scholarship
  • Henry and Sarah Kroeker Scholarship
  • Hesston College Art/Aviation Fund
  • Hesston College Inclusion Scholarship
  • Hesston College Memorial Scholarship
  • Hesston College Nursing Scholarship
  • Hesston College Pastoral Ministries Scholarship
  • Ivan S. and Pearl Kropf Scholarship
  • J.A. Miller Memorial Scholarship
  • J.D. and Ada Hartzler Music Scholarship
  • Jacob R. and Grace D. Diller Memorial Scholarship
  • Jason Miller Memorial Endowment
  • Jerry and Letha Gingerich Scholarship
  • Jim and Belle Boyts Scholarship
  • John and Alice Reschly Scholarship
  • John and Brenda Burkey Scholarship
  • John and Elsie Griffin Scholarship
  • John and Esther Hodel Minority Student Aid Fund
  • John and Grace (Bontrager) Hershberger Memorial Music Scholarship
  • John Schwanebeck Memorial Scholarship
  • Karl and Margaret Dorsing Scholarship
    • Katherine Eicher Frey Endowed Scholarship Fund for Minority Women

Jenna Ratzlaff“Coming to Hesston College, I had no idea how big of an impact Hesston would have on my life. I am so lucky I have been able to call this place ‘home’ during my time here. I have made friends with people from all around the world and have been enriched with learning about several different cultures. The professors and staff here are so kind and I am thankful to have created the deep relationships with them that I have. I am so thankful for the opportunities I have been given during my time at Hesston, all due to your support. Thank you!” – Jenna Ratzlaff, North Newton, Kan., class of 2018

    • Kenneith Steider Memorial Scholarship
    • Lahla (Miller) and Truman Selzer Piano Scholarship
    • Larry and Donna Martin Nursing Scholarship
    • Laurence and Marian Horst Scholarship
    • Leo and Dorothy Miller Bible and Ministry Scholarship
    • Lester D. and Pauline Yoder Scholarship
    • Levi and Esther Yoder Scholarship
    • Lewis and Rachel Powell Nursing Scholarship
    • Lloyd and Pearl Rodgers Family Scholarship
    • Lloyd Coblentz Scholarship
    • Logan Clark Stoltzfus Nursing Scholarship
    • Lois Buckwalter Snyder Memorial Music Scholarship
    • Loren and Pat Swartzendruber Endowed Scholarship
    • Marion and Buetta (Wyse) Bontrager Scholarship
    • Mary Jane Swartzendruber Nursing Scholarship
    • Mary Miller Memorial Fund
    • Maurice A. and Elizabeth G. Yoder Scholarship
    • Melva Kauffman Scholarship
    • Meryl and Gladys Grasse Scholarship
    • Milo and Clara Kauffman Student Aid Fund
    • Miriam Hershberger Endowed Fund
    • Nelson and Eunice Histand Family Memorial Scholarship
    • Nelson Kilmer Science Scholarship
    • Nofziger/Hernley Family Nursing Scholarship
    • Nora E. and Joe N. Yutzy Scholarship Fund
    • Orville K. and Naomi N. Rutschman Scholarship
    • Paul E. and Vesta L. Gingerich Scholarship Fund
    • Peggy J. and Orvin L. Miller Nursing Scholarship
    • Peter and Rheta Mae Wiebe Scholarship Fund
    • Phebe Yoder Scholarship
    • Philip Bedsworth Memorial Bible and Ministries Fund
    • Quinton and Edith Yoder Scholarship
    • Raymond and Mary Wenger Scholarship
    • Reuben M. Weaver Memorial Scholarship
    • Richard L. Miller Pastoral Ministries Scholarship

Djay Taylor“I still cannot believe that I am in my second semester at Hesston College. My time here has taught me to be more independent, responsible and hardworking, especially as a student athlete where my education comes first and athletics second. As an international student, I am far away from home where the culture is different. There were times when I felt homesick, but the great instructors, staff and teammates at Hesston have made me feel right at home. I am grateful to the donors for making it possible for me to attend Hesston College!” – Djay Taylor, Nassau, Bahamas, class of 2018

  • Roberta B. Miller Nursing Scholarship
  • Ronald J. and Barbara Wyse Scholarship
  • Roy and Esther Selzer Scholarship
  • Roy and Eunice Kauffman Scholarship
  • Russ Neufeld Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Ruth Gisel Nafziger Education Scholarship
  • Ryan Bender Scholarship Fund
  • S. Enos and Ursula Miller Memorial Fund
  • Samuel E. and Barbara Stutzman Memorial Scholarship
  • Scott R. Nafziger Memorial Aviation Scholarship
  • So Family Asian Student Scholarship
  • South Central Conference Pastoral Ministries Scholarship
  • Southeast Iowa Scholarship
  • Stan Roth Memorial Aviation Scholarship
  • Steve Hershberger Memorial Scholarship
  • Susan Claassen Nursing Scholarship
  • Ted and Marge Pankratz Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Uriah and Edna (Troyer) Stauffer Scholarship
  • Will and Pat Kaufman Scholarship
  • Wilmetta D (Weaver) and Arnold J. Dietzel Scholarship

Other trusts and scholarships

  • Adys and Mary Gingerich Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • La Junta Mennonite School of Nursing Memorial Scholarship
  • Nebraska Mennonite Mission and Benevolent Board Scholarship Fund
  • South Central WMSC Scholarship
  • William and Edith Zehr Trust