“Getting this scholarship is an incredible blessing. Not only does it provide financial support to aid in my academic pursuits, but it shows the faith you all have in me to pursue my dreams and goals.”
~ Jessica

Your Gifts Make the Difference

Celebrating our #CommunitiesOfHope!

The Scholars

2022-2023 Graduate Leadership Recipients

David Castaneda

I appreciate very much your foundation and the funds provided to support my educational goals. These  funds will not only facilitate the completion of my academic goals, but also  allow our family to stay with minimal loans as I go through school. Our family serves overseas in the country of Lebanon, utilizing my profession and experience in community development and humanitarian relief. Working overseas without major school debt will also be a great blessing.

David Castaneda

Master of Arts in Global Development & Justice

Multnomah University

Karly Joseph

I have often felt  like in light of my circumstances, pursuing a graduate degree is achieving  the impossible. As a single parent working multiple jobs and going back to  school toward a graduate degree, receiving this scholarship is more than just  financial support. This scholarship is a push of momentum, it's encouragement  and an honoring moment of feeling "seen" for the future I'm trying  to build for myself and my daughter. This scholarship is a huge financial relief and I couldn't be more thankful.

Karly Joseph

Master in Business Administration

George Fox University

Carly Klappenbach

I am incredibly honored to be a recipient of this scholarship. God has been stretching my husband and I to be more generous with our finances and trust him to provide. As soon as I found out, tears filled my eyes as I was reminded of how faithful our God is. Thank you so much and know that this inspires me to continue learning and growing both as a Christian and leader.

Carly Klappenbach

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

Multnomah University

2022-2023 Trinity Scholars Program Recipients

Khursten Ace Adolfo
"Receiving the Trinity Education Foundation scholarship is a privilege that I'm grateful to have been awarded because it offers me a chance at attaining an affordable college education."

Khursten Ace Adolfo

Nursing

Saint Martins University

Kaelie Allan
"Receiving the Trinity Scholarship is an incredible blessing. I have been working and saving for college for many years but have always worried about how I will find the resources needed to complete my degree. This scholarship has eased that anxiety and will allow me to focus my energy on learning the skills I need to fulfill my dream of becoming a nurse."

Kaelie Allan

Nursing

Pacific Lutheran Univeristy

Elizabeth Arzie
"I can't even put into words how much this means to me. I had no idea how I was going to afford the rest of my college education. This scholarship is a massive answer to prayers that has given me the opportunity to continue to pursue a college education along with an opportunity to be able to better understand what God is calling me to."

Elizabeth Arzie

Kinesiology

Bushnell University

Shaylee Cooper
"By receiving this scholarship, I can follow my dream of attending college at a private Christian university and becoming a nurse so one day, I can help others who cannot get the help they need. Words can't explain how much this means to me!"

Shaylee Cooper

Nursing

George Fox University

Ashley Crawford
"I am ecstatic about receiving this scholarship because I know the Trinity Education Foundation cares about investing in me as a person and my education. By receiving this scholarship, I feel more equipped to pursue higher education at a Christian university knowing that the Trinity Education Foundation is generously supporting me both financially and through the coaching of this program. Therefore, I can focus on further discovering my vocation and how God is calling me to live intentionally for him!"

Ashley Crawford

Secondary Education

Whitworth University

Jack Flitter
"I am so very grateful for receiving this scholarship. It will allow me to stay in school and continue my education without the financial stress. I really do believe God has a purpose for me at this school and this scholarship will help me grow in my education and faith."

Jack Flitter

Cinematic Arts

George Fox University

Marlee Heiken
"Receiving this scholarship was an answer to my prayers! It has helped ease the financial burden that I felt, and is allowing me to pursue a higher education at my dream school. Thank you, Trinity Education Foundation, for providing me with this amazing opportunity."

Marlee Heiken

Counseling

Bushnell University

Kassandra Jimenez
"I can’t put into words what this means to me. Prayers have been answered!"

Kassandra Jimenez

Biomedical Engineering

George Fox University

Olivia Mancinelli
"I am honored to receive this scholarship, and so thankful for the people who are generous enough to help get me through university. To be able to focus on my studies with fewer worries about finances is life-changing, and will be incredibly helpful to me as I pursue my goals."

Olivia Mancinelli

Social Worker

Northwest Nazarene University

Grace Oster
"I am beyond grateful to the Trinity Foundation for gifting me with this life-changing scholarship. It will allow me to attend Whitworth University and study Elementary Education, with a unique focus in Reading Instruction. This generous foundation will help support my educational, spiritual, and financial needs as I learn how to become an impactful teacher. Thank you for having faith in me!"

Grace Oster

Elementary Education

Whitworth University

Alicia Salazar Wells
"I am so blessed and grateful to receive such an amazing contribution to my college education. As a first generation college student, it means beyond explanation to have such an amazing scholarship to support me throughout my journey."

Alicia Salazar Wells

Nursing

George Fox University

Ashley Stephen
"I am honored to receive this scholarship, and so thankful for the people who are generous enough to help get me through university. To be able to focus on my studies with fewer worries about finances is life-changing, and will be incredibly helpful to me as I pursue my goals."

Ashley Stephen

Information Systems and English

Saint Martins University

2022-2023 Seminary Recipients

Ethan Boester
"It is truly a blessing to receive this scholarship. My wife and I are both students at the moment, and receiving this scholarship provides an amazing opportunity for me to be able to focus more on school and my future ministry rather than on work to cover my tuition."

Ethan Boester

Master of Divinity

Concordia Seminary

Cathleen Demant
"I never dreamed of becoming a pastor the way I dreamed of becoming a lawyer or becoming a mom.  I didn’t choose this path for myself.  At times it has seemed foolish and impossible that God really would want me, but every time I doubt, God makes a way for me to keep moving forward.  I’m so incredibly thankful for this scholarship because of what it means for my family, and for the way it affirms God’s call on my life."

Cathleen Demant

Master of Divinity

Duke Divinity School

Mark Esser
"I give thanks to God that he has provided for my family through the Trinity Education Foundation. What a wonderful blessing to receive this scholarship and know that many others stand behind me and my pursuit of growing in my study of God's Word as I prepare for the Pastoral office. I am humbled and grateful to walk with others in this way. I pray that I will be a faithful steward of this opportunity as I continue my studies."

Mark Esser

Master of Divinity

Concordia Seminary

Jesse Hershberger
"This scholarship is an affirmation that seminary is the right place for me. Because of this scholarship, I will be able to continue my seminary studies with a lessened burden of working while in school. I am grateful for the generosity of donors that have helped make this scholarship a possibility."

Jesse Hershberger

Master of Divinity, Lutheran Studies Concentration

Princeton Theological Seminary

Caleb Hoverson
"This scholarship is playing a part in how God is providing faithfully for my seminary education, as he has shown Himself to do so graciously again and again. God is good!"

Caleb Hoverson

Master of Divinity

Concordia Theological Seminary

Timothy Ndolo
"Thank you, The scholarship will help me go through my studies which otherwise would be impossible. I am determined to serve God's people faithfully bringing transformation into their life. striving in every manner to edify the Kingdom of God."

Timothy Ndolo

Master in Divinity

Fuller Theological Seminary

Chioma Prince
"I am so overjoyed and thankful! This scholarship takes the burden off my family and frees me from financial anxiety. Now I can focus fully on my studies. It is also a sign of God's favor. I am much grateful."

Chioma Prince

Master of Theology

Dallas Theological Seminary

Alex Tomanek
"I'm so thankfully to Trinity Education Foundation and God for this scholarship. It allows me to prepare for ministry and signifies God's provision, His faithfulness, and further affirmation of God's call on my life to serve Him and His people."

Alex Tomanek

Master of Theology

Dallas Theological Seminary

Rachel Wyffels
"Engaging in intentional community is a big part of learning in seminary. Because of this scholarship, I will be able to live on campus without going into additional debt. Thank you for that gift!"

Rachel Wyffels

Master of Divinity

Luther Seminary

Carissa Zwerg
"This scholarship is such a blessing and answered prayer. I know that God has called me to do great things for his Kingdom and now I can get the education God is calling me to."

Carissa Zwerg

Master of Theology

Dallas Theological Seminary

2022-2023 Dave Ellingson Scholarship Recipients

Ella Hubach
"It means so much to me that I have been offered a scholarship that works towards helping and protecting the environment that I care so much about."

Ella Hubach

Environmental Science

Carroll College

2021-2022 Trinity Scholars Program Recipients

Victoria Ramirez
“The Trinity Scholarship is allowing me to attend George Fox University a smaller University with a Christian environment.  The cost of college is very expensive, and my parents can only help so much because they have three other children.  I am so grateful for the generous Trinity Scholarship that will allow me to focus on my goal of becoming an elementary teacher, where I can make a difference in the next generation.”

Victoria Ramirez

Elementary Education

George Fox University

Isaiah Burrell
"This scholarship award goes deeper than a financial burden lifted off of my shoulders; this scholarship actually deepened my faith. Because of this scholarship, I now have the ability to focus my attention on what matters most, following Jesus, my family, and my studies, without worrying about how I will be able to fund school while also providing for my family."

Isaiah Burrell

Counseling Psychology

Corban University

Jessica Fuentes-Cerdas
“Getting this scholarship is an incredible blessing I am so grateful to receive. Not only does it provide financial support, but it shows the faith you all have in me as a student to pursue my dreams and goals. I desire to grow in my own faith as well and better understand my calling with God’s will and His plan leading me. Thank you so much for this honor, your kindness is permitting me to fulfill my purpose and dreams. May God bless you all!”

Jessica Fuentes-Cerdas

Nursing

Seattle Pacific University

Genevieve Rusnac
"I'm so grateful to God and the Trinity Education Foundation for this scholarship that I have received. Through this scholarship, I really saw God's work and providence at hand. I hope that through this new door he has opened, that he will be glorified and that I become better equipped as I pursue my future career."

Genevieve Rusnac

Economics

George Fox University

Cory Schramm
“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the generous Trinity Scholarship. This scholarship is important for allowing me to attend Saint Martin's and to pursue a career in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. I feel as though Chelan High School has prepared me for the rigors of college classes, and I look forward to gaining knowledge in my field to make a difference in the renewable energy sector.”

Cory Schramm

Electrical Engineering

Saint Martins University

Benjamin Wong
“I'm really thankful for the opportunity to be selected by Trinity Education Foundation to receive this scholarship. I really needed it to help pay for college and it is going to go a long way in doing that. Not only do I appreciate the scholarship money, but I also am very excited to have a personal coach/mentor that I will get to talk to throughout my college career. Thank you, Trinity Education Foundation, for helping me pursue my Christian education.”

Benjamin Wong

Marketing

George Fox University

2021-2022 Seminary Scholarship Recipients

Ana DelCorazon
 “This scholarship provides me with the opportunity to fully immerse myself in my studies and follow my call to serve God and others.”

Ana DelCorazon

Master of Divinity

United Seminary

William Fredstrom
“I am overjoyed to have received a Seminary scholarship for 2021/2022 academic year. Foundations like this are an indispensable gift for seminarians like me preparing to serve God's church in the future. I am deeply appreciative of your financial support and to have been chosen is a great honor. By the grace of God, I will strive to be an excellent steward of this opportunity and blessing.”

William Fredstrom

Master of Divinity

Concordia Seminary

Timothy Omwega
“My classes had just been dropped due to a fee balance this summer. What this scholarship means to me is that I can now register for classes and continue to accomplish my studies on time and pursue my dream of being a world changer for the Lord. It is not easy for international students especially someone like me to self-support my studies here. It is expensive and stressful. You have lightened my load and I can now focus on getting my Master of Divinity.”

Timothy Omwega

Master of Divinity

Andrews Seminary

2021-2022 Dave Ellingson Scholarship Recipient

Emma Ortiz
"I am thankful for this chance to both support my education and gain a mentor. I've been blessed with the opportunity to get a higher education, and this scholarship is helping me greatly as I try to meet the financial requirements. Furthermore, thank you so much for providing me with a support system along with the financial support. College is a difficult yet wonderful time, and I am so thankful that I will get the opportunity to learn and grow as a person as well as academically."

Emma Ortiz

Biology with a Concentration in Ecology

George Fox University

2020-2021 Trinity Scholars Program Recipients

Laurel Bice
"Earning my BSN from a Christian college will allow me to fully pursue my dream. I will be able to build relationships with my professors and classmates, be fully immersed in my learning, grow in my faith, and continue to discover God’s plan for me. Nursing is a calling that requires both science and faith. My relationship with Christ will be the cornerstone upon which I build my nursing career and life."

Laurel Bice

Nursing

Seattle Pacific University

Sitate Gelgelu
"As a first-generation prospective college student, one of my dreams has been to end the lack of formal education in my family by earning a full-ride scholarship to a four-year institute of higher education."

Sitate Gelgelu

Nursing

George Fox University

Sophia Komarek
"I desire to inspire those around me, especially through teaching, and to share the joy of learning with the next generation! I believe George Fox and its honors program is the perfect opportunity to grow in my faith and pursue teaching in a safe, Christ focused environment. I am excited for how it will shape and challenge me! Above all, my largest calling in life is to follow Jesus wherever he may lead me, to actively engage in relationship with Him, and to love him and others in every facet of my life!!"

Sophia Komarek

English and Theater

George Fox University

Gracen Livingston
"It was not until high school that I started to develop a clearer picture of what that service might look like. In the 9th grade I designed a way to transport a biosand filtration system to communities affected by natural disasters using a standard shipping container. That was when I realized I had come across something that I not only loved to do but could do to serve others. Since then, I have presented my design to organizations like Rotary to raise money to build a working prototype and have written a 4,000-word research paper on possible improvements to the system."

Gracen Livingston

Graphic Design

George Fox University

Emma Rodrigues
"God has created me with a passion for taking care of livestock and a love of science.  From a young age, I have been responsible for taking care of the family livestock and love attending their needs. I am eager to learn how best to heal their ailments and find joy in seeing them return to health. This has led me to seek a pre-medicine/veterinary degree with hope to use my career to serve others in the local community and through short-term missions."

Emma Rodrigues

Biomedical Engineering

George Fox University

2020-2021 Seminary Scholarship Recipients

Sean Baker
"Even before I knew what I wanted to do as a career, I knew it had to involve some sort of service; it would have to be a career where my job would be to help others. This is part of the reason I was drawn to seminary, along with other people from my home church, college professors, and friends who all encouraged me to be a pastor. That’s the joy of being a pastor! Pastors not only help people physically, but also spiritually. Their job is to point others to the Ultimate Helper, Jesus, the Savior of the Universe! There is no greater joy than telling others about Him. It doesn’t get much better than this!"

Sean Baker

Master of Divinity

Concordia Seminary

Nathan Samayo
"I could have ended my educational journey with my bachelor's degree, but there is something larger I am called into: to think of theology and its presence in the world critically. I am passionate to learn more about the intersection of these human experiences and Christianity, which will equip me to be a better minister and teacher. Therefore, I feel called into pastoral work within urban communities, especially in the community I grew up in since I am aware of its needs. I also plan to pursue my PhD to become a theology professor teaching homiletics and pastoral care."

Nathan Samayo

Master of Divinity

Harvard University Seminary

Esther Sianipar
"This is what God wants me to do in His church as a pastor, to congregate our members regardless their conditions and social status as One body of Christ. I put my faith and spiritual practices in action at all times."

Esther Sianipar

Master of Divinity

Luther Seminary

2020-2021 Dave Ellingson Scholarship Recipient

Nathan Buegler
"I care deeply about issues of land restoration and protection, particularly in more heavily developed, urbanized areas with lower average incomes. Projects to restore natural watersheds and habitats in the midst of developed areas are so important because not only are they revitalizing areas for wildlife in the midst of areas affected by humans, but they are also enabling people to be exposed to wildlife and natural processes. If we want people to care about environmental justice, they need to be exposed to environments around them, so they can build a familiarity and understanding with nature and the ways in which it affects them, and how they can impact it in ways they were not aware of."

Nathan Buegler

Environmental Science

Pacific Lutheran University

2020-2022 Cadre II

Marissa Escobedo

Marissa Escobedo

Excercise Science

Saint Martins University

Yuan Fernandez-Granil

Yuan Fernandez-Granil

Psychology

Saint Martins University

Imahni Hawkins

Imahni Hawkins

Psychology

Saint Martins University

Kelene Mandefro

Kelene Mandefro

Nursing

Saint Martins University

Bernand Mariano, Jr.

Bernand Mariano, Jr.

Nursing

Saint Martins University

Jose Rodriguez

Jose Rodriguez

Computer Science

Saint Martins University

Abdwaan Scott

Abdwaan Scott

Business

Saint Martins University

2019-2020 Trinity Scholars Program Recipients

Emily Blackwell

Emily Blackwell

Biology

George Fox University

Trixia Anne B. Delos Santos

Trixia Anne B. Delos Santos

Criminal Justice

Saint Martin’s University

Elizabeth Prince

Elizabeth Prince

Nursing

Seattle Pacific University

Emily Stinson

Emily Stinson

Social Justice/Cultural Studies & Spanish Language

Seattle Pacific University

2019– 2020 Seminary Scholarship Recipients

Pam Karas

Pam Karas

Master of Divinity

Luther Seminary

Chad Larson

Chad Larson

Master of Divinity

Luther Seminary

Katie Smith

Katie Smith

Master of Divinity

United Lutheran Seminary

2019-2020 Cadre I

Reine Darcy Albite

Reine Darcy Albite

Civil Engineering

Saint Martins University

Jolie Bwiza

Jolie Bwiza

Social Work

Saint Martins University

Asma Ibrahim

Asma Ibrahim

Biology

Saint Martins University

Katherine Jamerson

Katherine Jamerson

Business Administration

Saint Martins University

Jose Jurado Beitran

Jose Jurado Beitran

Nursing

Saint Martins University

Elvis Knight

Elvis Knight

Business Administration

Saint Martins University

Tina Ngo

Tina Ngo

Nursing

Saint Martins University

Past Scholarship Recipients

Hannah Allen

Hannah Allen

Antonia Aukusitino

Antonia Aukusitino

Jenna Avery

Jenna Avery

Caleb Brenchley

Caleb Brenchley

Rony Porras Cardoza

Rony Porras Cardoza

Corbin Ferry

Corbin Ferry

Justin Foltz

Justin Foltz

Ashleigh Fraser

Ashleigh Fraser

Amber Geer

Amber Geer

Keri Gompf

Keri Gompf

Pam Gompf

Pam Gompf

Jewel Graham

Jewel Graham

Lytle Griffey

Lytle Griffey

Zach Ingelsby

Zach Ingelsby

John Irungu

John Irungu

Cassie La Brake

Cassie La Brake

Anthony Manago

Anthony Manago

Eric Matson

Eric Matson

Tulio Melo

Tulio Melo

Bradley Metcalfe

Bradley Metcalfe

Vaughan Nelson

Vaughan Nelson

Artresa Nickelson

Artresa Nickelson

Jordan Norris

Jordan Norris

Kcristell Pena

Kcristell Pena

Aaron Rothlisberger

Aaron Rothlisberger

Nathan Samayo

Nathan Samayo

Paul Vu

Paul Vu

Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams