Three students within the Presbytery of Lake Michigan are among 54 individuals awarded 2022 Higher Education Scholarships for Christian Leaders from the Synod of the Covenant.

The scholarship recipients include Annika Hauser-Brydon from First Presbyterian Church in Grand Haven; Richard Recob from Brooklyn Presbyterian Church, and Ailih Weeldreyer from First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo.

More than 60 individuals applied to the scholarship program. A committee awarded scholarships ranging from $700 to $1,400 to students from 10 presbyteries and 28 churches. Find a complete list of the scholarship recipients here.

The recipients include 44 people pursuing bachelor’s degrees, 4 people pursuing associate degrees and 6 people pursuing theology degrees, and 33 people who self-identified as Black, Korean, Asian and African.

The 54 scholarships totaled nearly $40,000 and are funded, in part, by per capita payments from the almost 700 PC(USA) congregations and more than 100,000 members located within the Synod of the Covenant.