MMA awards scholarships to Franconia Conference students

Goshen, Ind. – MMA recently announced the recipients of the MMA College Scholarship, a program that encourages young people to explore the concept of biblical stewardship, while helping them to continue forward on their educational journey. To be considered for the awards, 135 students from across the country submitted essays on holistic stewardship and how it impacts them today.

Three of the recipients are members of Franconia Mennonite Conference churches. Stephanie Freed of Plains Mennonite Church in Hatfield, Pa., Sheldon Good of Salford Mennonite Church in Harleysville, Pa. and Amy Histand of Souderton (Pa) Mennonite Church. All received $500 scholarships for the 2007-2008 school year. Freed and Good are students at Goshen College, while Histand attends Eastern Mennonite University.

“Access to basic health care and cleaning up the environment for the future are challenges that are obvious for this group of students. They are taking responsibility to make sure these issues are healed for the next generations to come,” said Phyllis Mishler, administrator of the scholarship program. “They understand the problems and are actively striving to make a difference in their local communities and in the world.”

The recipients come from a range of denominations served by MMA and many are attending Anabaptist educational institutions. MMA helps people manage resources in ways that honor God through its professional expertise in insurance and financial services. Rooted in the Anabaptist faith tradition, MMA offers practical stewardship education and tools to individuals, congregations, and organizations. To learn more, visit www.MMA-online.org or call (800) 348-7468.