Incoming students earn top TWU scholarship for leadership and excellence

Langley, British Columbia—Their leadership involvement and academic excellence has earned 15 incoming Trinity Western University students the University’s most competitive and highly regarded scholarship. The students, seven of whom are B.C. residents, received the President’s Scholarship Award for Excellence in Leadership and Academics, which totals $13,000 over 4 years.

“Students who receive this award exemplify the kind of future leaders that Trinity Western is committed to training, and we are pleased to welcome them to the University,” says Neil Snider, PhD, president of TWU. “And while high academic standing is a key prerequisite for this scholarship, equally important is the student’s character, leadership ability and desire to contribute positively in whatever field they may choose.”

Recipients include: Ashley Decker, Jennilee Mattson and Lisa Sadler of Langley, B.C.; Nicole Stork of White Rock, B.C.; Katrina Krueger of Delta, B.C.; Cheryl Offerhaus of Campbell River, B.C.; Michael Van Hemmen of Port McNeill, B.C.; Robyn Mullen of Grimsby, Ont.; Bertha Chan of Ottawa, Ont.; Amy Piper of Thunder Bay, Ont.; Dara Bracewell of Pointe Claire, Que.; Rachel Bratt of Lynden, Washington; Jenny Biornstad of Corvallis, Oregon; Jessica Senn of Lexington, Nebraska; and Krista Bruns of Windsor, Colorado.

Also entering TWU on scholarship this fall are nine recipients of the Musical Arts Scholarship, the top scholarship granted by TWU’s Department of Music. The awards are allotted in the categories of piano, instrumental and vocal performance and are based largely on auditions, in addition to written applications.

Recipients include: Christopher Maddocks of Langley, B.C.; Tara Johannesson and Stephanie Mason of Aldergrove, B.C.; Rachel Martens of Chilliwack, B.C.; Colin Farquhar of Sardis, B.C.; Leslie Devine of Bremerton, Washington; Jessica Hannula of Olalla, Washington; John Butler of Eugene, Oregon; and Austin Wilson of Milwaukie, Oregon.

TWU’s music students are scheduled to perform with members of the CBC Vancouver Orchestra and throughout the Lower Mainland this year. The community will have an opportunity to enjoy performances by TWU’s Chamber and Concert Choirs, Stage and Concert Bands, Jazz Combo and others starting November 17. For more information, visit TWU’s events calendar at

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a privately funded Christian liberal arts university enrolling 2,850 students this year. With a broad-based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 34 major areas ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 12 graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2012-08-21
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