Scholarships & Funds

The Blue Ribbon Foundation has scholarships and funds in place for restricted use, including the Gary Bevers Kids and Creation Fund, The Carol and Christopher Kinghan GIVING HEARTS Memorial Scholarship and The Librarian Sharon Peterson Literacy Scholarship Fund.

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Gary Bevers Kids and Creation Fund

This scholarship, instituted in memory of Gary Bevers, empowers the Chapel School to underwrite educational endeavors that teach children about nature and the living creatures that God has created (and that Gary enjoyed so much during his life). Each year at least one education opportunity is underwritten in Gary's memory as students at the Chapel School explore the beauty and awesome power of God's creation.

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The Carol and Christopher Kinghan GIVING HEARTS Memorial Scholarship

Christopher Kinghan was born on March 16, 1988. He baptized and confirmed at Village Lutheran Church and also attended The Chapel School. Christopher died unexpectedly on January 5, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Christopher’s life was characterized by joy and love towards others. His mother, Carol, and the Kinghan family, set up the CHRISTOPHER P. KINGHAN Heart of Giving Scholarship to remember Christopher’s legacy and to encourage a deserving Chapel School student entering the Chapel School 6th grade who exemplifies Christopher's love of giving and helping others. On July 31, 2014, after a long battle with cancer, Carol too passed away. Her family grieved her loss but celebrated her awesome life and the eternal life that she now shares with her son, Chris, and all the faithful departed. To remember both Carol and Chris and their joyful hearts, the Scholarship has been permanently renamed "The Carol and Christopher Kinghan GIVING HEARTS Memorial Scholarship". The recipients of the scholarship both honor the memory of the dearly loved mother and son and also demonstrate joyful hearts in their generation through their Chapel School education and their lives of service to the world.

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The Librarian Sharon Peterson Literacy Scholarship Fund

Over the course of her 36 year tenure with The Chapel School, Sharon, has built up and grown the school library into one of the finest children’s library in the Lutheran education system. The Librarian Sharon Peterson Literacy Scholarship Fund seeks to celebrate her legacy and the memory of the Peterson's with a scholarship each year to a deserving student who excels in reading and literacy.