The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Jan. 17, 2022

YWCA provides scholarships to 3 seniors

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The YWCA of Van Wert County recently presented three local young women with academic scholarships. These awards are presented to county high school senior girl applicants who display good moral character, are active church members, volunteer in a community organization, and display both leadership and Christian character in their daily life.

The YWCA of Van Wert County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA is a pillar in the Van Wert Community working with women and girls. This year is a monumental year for the YWCA, as it celebrates 100 years of serving the Van Wert area.

Shown are (from the left) Ashton Bowersock, Katie Trittschuh, YWCA Executive Director Kimberly Laudick, and Karli Turnwald. (YWCA photo)
Shown are (from the left) Ashton Bowersock, Katie Trittschuh, YWCA Executive Director Kimberly Laudick, and Karli Turnwald. (YWCA photo)

“We are pleased to be able to support the young women in our community with the Young Women of Christian Leadership Scholarship to help them pursue higher education,” said YWCA Executive Director Kimberly Laudick.

This year, the Young Woman’s Christian Leadership and Community Involvement Scholarships were presented to Katherine Trittschuh, who received a $500 scholarship; and Karli Turnwald and Ashton Bowersock, who both received a $250 scholarship.

Trittschuh is the daughter of Steve and Jennifer Trittschuh and attended Van Wert High School. She will be attending Wright State University majoring in biology.

Turnwald is the daughter of Tom and Michelle Turnwald and attended Van Wert High School. She plans to attend Indiana Wesleyan University while double majoring in marketing and entrepreneurship.

Bowersock is the daughter of Troy and Tonya Bowersock and attended Lincolnview High School. She will attend Calvin College majoring in speech and language pathology.

The YWCA Christian Emphasis Committee funded the scholarships, while the YWCA Board of Directors and staff thank everyone who submitted an application and helped make these scholarships possible.

The YWCA is a United Way and Van Wert County Foundation funded agency. For more information, contact the YWCA at 419.238.6639.

POSTED: 06/02/16 at 8:17 am. FILED UNDER: Youth