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Five recipients for this year’s Trinity Scholars Program

Through Its Flagship initiative, Trinity Scholars Program, Trinity Education Foundation Awards Five Students Four-Year Scholarships For The 2020-2021 Academic Year

By Trinity Education Foundation | Press Release

Everett, WA – July 1, 2020Trinity Education Foundation is honored to announce the five scholarship recipients for this year’s Trinity Scholars Program (TSP) – the multi-year scholarship initiative providing financial support, vocational guidance, and professional coaching.

Chosen from more than 50 applicant submissions, five exceptional students will receive the unique benefits of this world-class scholarship:

$10,000 in need-based support per academic year. Unlike many scholarship programs that offer first-year-only assistance, the TSP scholarship is renewable for up to four years of college or a maximum of $40,000.

Access to PathwayU, the award-winning online vocation, and education assessment program. Using validated assessments and predictive analytics, PathwayU matches students with potential careers and majors that fit each student’s unique and diverse vocational giftings.

• Personalized professional coaching. Coaches help students understand and navigate the PathwayU outcomes, assess career opportunities, and help them navigate the unique challenges of the college experience. Coaching includes things like time management, transitioning from high school to college, conflict resolution, creative problem solving, and choosing the right major. By Junior and Senior year, coaches help with resume development, interview coaching, researching companies, finding internships, and college-to-career transition planning.

Congratulations to these outstanding scholars who will begin their university journey this fall:

Laurel Bice
Laurel Bice

Laurel Bice: Nursing – George Fox University
“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 to create a strong foundation. My relationship with Christ will be the cornerstone upon which I build my nursing career and life.”

Sitate Gelgelu
Sitate Gelgelu

Sitate Gelgelu: Nursing – George Fox University
“As a first-generation college student, I hope to bring my calling to fruition by graduating with a Bachelors of nursing degree in 2024, working at Legacy Emanuel Hospital for two years, earning a Doctorate of nursing by 2031 and subsequently returning to Ethiopia to open a medical health clinic. With the powerful quotes “you must be the change you wish to see in this world,” and “with education comes freedom, and that freedom brings responsibility,” in mind, I look forward to completing my imperative calling.”

Sophia Komarek
Sophia Komarek

Sophia Komarek: English – George Fox University
“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 about 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 a relationship with Him, and to love him and others in every facet of my life!”

Grace Livingston
Grace Livingston

Grace Livingston: Civil Engineering – George Fox University
“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.”

Emma Rodriguez
Emma Rodriguez

Emma Rodriguez: Biology Major/Music Performance Minor – George Fox University
“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 the hope to use my career to serve others in the local community and through short-term missions.”

About Trinity Education Foundation

Trinity Education Foundation is a Christian scholarship fund providing vital financial support, with professional coaching and guidance, for students attending accredited Christian colleges/ universities in the Northwest; continuing in the tradition established by Trinity Lutheran College and Lutheran Bible Institute of helping young people find and fulfill their God-given calling. Scholarships are awarded to students of diverse backgrounds, including many financially challenged, and first-generation college students. Additional information on Trinity Education Foundation and the scholarships they offer can be found at

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