Hesston College scholarship established in memory of Canadian citizen

Hesston, Kan. —A new Hesston College scholarship established in memory of Canadian citizenw scholarship has been added to Hesston College’s more than 100 available endowed scholarships, and honours the legacy of Russ Neufeld, who was born in Killarney, Man. in 1977, and passed away from a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma a year ago after battling the disease for about a year-and-a-half. The Russ Neufeld Memorial Scholarship was created to honour Neufeld, a 1997 Hesston graduate who had worked in the college’s information technology department since 2010 and as its director since 2014. Both Russ and his younger sister, Rachel, attended and graduated from Hesston College, but may not have had the opportunity to come from the west coast of British Columbia, where their father was pastor of Cedar Hills Mennonite Church, to the plains of south central Kansas without the assistance of institutional scholarships. For this reason, recipients of the Russ Neufeld Memorial Scholarship will be those with high financial need who might not attend Hesston College without the assistance it provides. Those wishing give to The Russ Neufeld Memorial Scholarship can contribute online at hesston.edu/give, noting the gift’s intention in the memo field.—Hesston College

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