Area students receive Everence scholarships

Area students receive Everence scholarships

Kara Kornhaus


Several students from Northeast Ohio received $1,000 Everence Financial scholarships to pursue their college degrees. Local recipients include the following:

—Jacob Hanzie of Creston, who attends Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon.

—Joel Kornhaus of Fredericksburg, who attends Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

—Kara Kornhaus of Fredericksburg, who attends Eastern Mennonite University.

—Alyssa Nolt of Dalton, who attends Eastern Mennonite University.

—Abigail Ryan of Canton, who attends Cedarville University in Cedarville.

Everence awarded 45 college scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year. The scholarship program encourages students to explore the integration of faith and finances while helping them on their educational journeys.

Recipients were chosen based on participation and leadership in school-related and community activities, along with responses to an essay question.

“Everence recognizes these students for their academic achievements, as well as their service to their communities,” said Kenda Mishler, member benefits manager.

One student received a $3,000 scholarship, two received $2,000 scholarships and 42 others received $1,000 scholarships for the coming school year. Visit for a complete list of 2022-23 scholarship recipients and their photos.

Everence helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith through a national team of financial professionals. Everence offers banking, insurance and financial services with community benefits and stewardship education. Everence is a ministry of Mennonite Church USA and other churches. To learn more, visit or call 800-348-7468.

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