BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College has announced that several first year students for the 2007-2008 school year have been recognized as Bethany Trustees Scholars.

The students who have been awarded the $5,000 scholarships are:

Melody Brouthers, daughter of Scott and Nancy Brothers of Cary, N.C.
Cassidy Drilling, daughter of Francene Williams of Carlsbad, Calif.
Rebecca Ehrlich, daughter of Don and Kimberly Ehrlich of Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Tyler Gall, son of Daniel and Kimberly Gall of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Robert Graff, son of Robert Graff and Amy Fricano of Lockport, N.Y.
Brittany Granger, daughter of Jeffrey and Diane Granger of Greensboro, N.C.
Caitlin Gregory, daughter of Natalie and Fred Gregory of Fairfax, Va.
Jessica Hanson, daughter of Wendy and Thomas Hanson of N. St. Paul, Minn.
Kelsey Kirschmann, daughter of Ruth Kelsey Kirschmann of Windom, Minn.
Ilia Liskooka, daughter of George and Marie Liskooka of New Castle, Pa.
Jessica Mentzer, daughter of Lisa Brown of Dillonvale, Ohio
April O’Brien, daughter of Lee Ann and Patrick O’Brien of Columbus, Ohio
Devin O’Leary, son of Lisa and Tony Evangelista of Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Suzanne Stettinius, daughter of Avis and William Stettinius of Parkton, Md.
Emily Stewart, daughter of Katherine and Leo Stewart of Greensburg, Pa.

The Trustees Scholars award is given based upon exceptional academic performance. This elite group of students, rank in the top 4% of all accepted applicants to Bethany. Trustees Scholars must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA their freshman year and participate in at least two recruitment events with the Office of Admission.