TWU scholarship winners to be awarded for their leadership and excellence

Langley, B.C.—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, six of whom are B.C. residents, will be officially awarded the President’s Scholarship Award for Excellence in Leadership and Academics, on Tuesday, October 29th, 2002 at TWU. Each exceptional student will be awarded $13,000 over a four years period.

“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: Carmen Knowlson and Leanne Kwiatkowski of Langley, B.C.; Kristoff Erhardt of Surrey, B.C.; Mindy Barkman and Lindsay Francis of Coquitlam, B.C.; Ashley Jamieson of North Vancouver; Kaylie Rooke of Pollockville, Alb; Rachel Snowball of Thornhill, Ont; Valerie Jackson of Woodstock, Ont; Matthew Triemstra of Nepean, Ont; Miriam Booy of Bampton, Ont; Kimberly Robert of Rogers, Minnesota; Jessica Vanasse of Fairbanks, Arkansas; Melanie Spaulding of Albany, Oregon; and Crystal Gregory of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Two exceptional students will be awarded the coveted Canadian Millennium Excellence Award. Antonia DeBoer of Leduc, Alb and Kaylie Rooke of Pollockville Alb, were awarded the scholarship based not only on their academic achievement, by on their demonstrated capacity for leadership and innovation, their ability to motivate others, and their positive service to the community. Rooke’s name may sound familiar because she is also the recipient of the very prestigious, President’s Scholarship Award.

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: Cameron Fast, Kenneth Hildebrandt and Marlin Toftager of Abbotsford, B.C; Lance Carr of Vernon, B.C.; Hayley Wallace of Calgary, Alb; Chad Andriowski of Fort Saskatchewan, Alb; Taara Gamble of Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Rebekah Johnson of Bellingham, Washington.

In addition, Trinity is proud to honor leading Fine Arts students with a Dramatic Arts Scholarship, the top scholarship granted by TWU’s Drama Department. This year, TWU didn’t have to look very far to find exceptional talent, as three of the five recipients are from the Lower Mainland. They include: Charlene Crawford of Langley, B.C; Alecia Braun of Abbotsford, B.C.; Kristina Klemes of Surrey, B.C.; Brian Watson of Bellingham, Washington and Rachel Blair of Portland, Oregon.

TWU’s drama students are scheduled to perform three main-stage productions each year, and are involved in touring ensembles and student-run comedy improvisational theatre. This school year’s first drama performance is The Dining Room, a contemporary comedy, running from October 24th, to November 2nd.

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,200 students this year. With a broad-based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 35 major areas ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 12 graduate degrees including counseling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2007-09-26