Bethel’s Hutchins Scholar awarded to Huntingdon senior

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Bethel University has awarded the 2020-2021 Hutchins Scholar Award to Kera Meggs.

Meggs, a senior taking Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, is a native of Huntington. Meggs plans to work towards her CPA license after graduation and join an accounting firm.

“It is an honor and very humbling to receive this scholarship,” Meggs said. “Bethel has prepared me for my next steps in life. During my time at Bethel, I have grown a lot—academically, personally and spiritually.”

The Hutchins Scholar Award was established by Bethel in 1976 to honor the generosity and Christian ideals of George & Lottie Mae Hutchins of Marshall, Texas. Each year, the award is presented to the rising Bethel senior who has achieved the highest academic average and has completed the application process. The recipient of the Hutchins Award is granted full tuition for each semester of his or her senior year, a $500 check, and an engraved plaque.

“It is a great honor for me to present this award and scholarship to Kera Meggs,” said Cindy Mallard, Vice President and Academic Dean. “Ms. Meggs is a member of Gamma Beta Phi and is the honor society’s Historian for Bethel University. She has been a Star Leader, and she has been active in various community outreach programs, including RIFA Soup Kitchen and three mission trips.”

In establishing this $375,000 endowed trust fund, Mr. and Mrs. Hutchins said: “Our supreme interest in life has been religious and humanitarian. We have regarded such advantages, opportunities, and possessions as were ours as a trust from God, to be administered in a spirit of responsibility and helpfulness. It is in the light of this meaning that we have created this trust.”

A belief in Christ, an outstanding mind, a tremendous work ethic, a devotion to family, and service to others are all characteristics of the Bethel University Hutchins Scholar.

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