Colorado – Courtney Kauffman and Anne Cox have received Everence college scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. The scholarship program encourages young people to explore the integration of faith and finances while helping them on their educational journeys.
Nearly 200 students from across the country applied for scholarships – a benefit of being an Everence member – for the coming academic year. Recipients were chosen based on academics, leadership, community involvement and responses to an essay question.
Courtney said her Christian faith “compels me to consider those in need and spend my money in ways that promote peace and build community. I intend to do so by saving money for investments in people, communities, and myself while living simply and carrying on God’s messages of service, peace, and humility.” Her home congregation is First Mennonite Church of Denver.
Anne said her Anabaptist beliefs have been a significant influence “on not only my financial outlook, but on my ethics and my morals. I want to earn money honestly, save and spend money as a way to live out my beliefs, and invest money to support causes I believe in.” Anne attends Boulder Mennonite.
Everence awarded three national scholarship recipients and 39 regional winners for 2016-2017. A full list of all of our scholarship winners, with photos, is posted on our website and will appear in the next issue of Everyday Stewardship magazine.
Everence helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith through a national team of advisors and representatives. 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 everence.com or call (800) 348-7468.