Norfolk Christian Schools hosts eight scholarships for current students and graduating seniors. For more information on each scholarship click on the links below:

  • Jackson Walsh: 2017 Jenni Prevette Scholarship Awardee
    Summary

    Established by the NCS Class of 1991 to show their love to the family of classmate Jenni Prevette who was taken in a car accident while in her junior year at Furman University. This college scholarship honors a NCS graduating senior who embodies the qualities of Jenni’s life; excellence in Christian character and academic pursuit and love for the fine arts.

    About The Scholarship
    • A minimum of $500 award is made each year to one student in the NCS senior class towards college tuition costs.
    • The scholarship winner is announced each year at the graduation ceremony.
    • Investment proceeds from the scholarship endowment are used to fund this annual award.
    • Scholarship chairs are Brian Wilcox and David Zook, both from the Class of 1991.
  • Josiah Rodgers: 2017 Cathy H. Turner Memorial Scholarship Awardee
    Summary

    Established in 2009, this scholarship honors a beloved NCS instructor in the arts, Cathy Turner, who served as Choral Director from 2000 until her death in 2008. Through her extended fight against cancer she exemplified courageous character, dedication to excellence and dependent faith is Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. This college scholarship is dedicated to fostering the character and spiritual attributes that Cathy championed in her students and lived out herself.

    About The Scholarship
    • $1,000 is awarded annually to one student in the NCS senior class towards college tuition costs.
    • The scholarship winner is announced each year at the graduation ceremony.
    • Investment proceeds from the scholarship endowment are used to fund this annual award.
    • Scholarship chairman is Jeff Turner.

  • Julia Bondi: 2017 Graze Mutzabaugh Memorial Scholarship Awardee

    Grace Mutzabaugh served as a teacher and later as Principal of the Norfolk Christian Lower School in the formative years of the school’s history. She embodied the founding spirit and mission of Norfolk Christian to prepare students as ambassadors for Christ.

    In 2013 one of Miss Mutzabaugh’s former students, Dr. Caralee Capone, and her husband Howard Bethel established an endowed tuition aid scholarship to honor Grace Mutzabaugh and encourage students who will pursue a post-secondary education, following Grace Mutzabaugh in her desire to positively impact the lives of the students through teaching.

    About The Scholarship
    • $1,250 is awarded annually to one rising senior towards their NCS tuition costs.
    • This scholarship includes a one-semester internship at one of the Norfolk Christian Lower School campuses.
    • The scholarship winner is announced during the summer of each year.
    • Investment proceeds from the scholarship endowment are used to fund this annual award.

  • Paul Kastner: 2017 Barb Thierry Scholarship Awardee
    Summary

    Barb Thierry served as both teacher and principal in her 42 years at Norfolk Christian, serving a few years at our Beach Campus and most of her career at the Norfolk Lower School. Barb was recruited by founder John Dunlap and embraced the founding spirit and mission of Norfolk Christian, as seen by her lifelong dedication to creating young Ambassadors for Christ as teacher and administrator and her ongoing participation in current NCS activities.

    In 2014, an honorary endowed scholarship was established in the name of Barb Thierry by a former student, Dr. Caralee Capone, and her husband Howard Bethel. Its purpose is to honor Miss Thierry’s legacy by encouraging Norfolk Christian students in their pursuit of Christian ministry and/or ongoing education at a Christian college or university.

    About The Scholarship
    • $1,000 is awarded annually to one rising senior towards their NCS tuition costs.
    • The scholarship winner is announced during the summer of each year.
    • Investment proceeds from the scholarship endowment are used to fund this annual award.

  • Terra Riddick: 2017 Virginia Mae Midkiff Scholarship Awardee
    Summary

    Virginia Mae Midkiff served as a teacher of business education courses at Norfolk Christian High School in the 1960s. She embraced Christian education and high academic achievement and embodied Matthew 5:16: ". . . Let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." She prayed daily that anyone, from students to strangers, who encountered her would see Jesus in her life.

    In 2014, a $500 college scholarship was established in memory of Virginia Mae Midkiff by her daughter and alumna, Carolyn Midkiff Strahl ‘69.

    About The Scholarship

    The Virginia Mae Midkiff Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of a beloved mother and Norfolk Christian teacher. It also leaves a legacy by encouraging students to pursue high academic achievement and embody Matthew 5:16. To that end, the scholarship will provide $500 towards college tuition for a Norfolk Christian senior who possesses a Grade Point Average of at least 3.5, plans to attend a four year institution of higher learning, and demonstrates a life that lives out Matthew 5:16. The award of $500 will be provided directly to the student’s college or university tuition account.


  • Lauren Mekkes: 2017 Dr. Doug Sandwell Scholarship Awardee
    Summary

    The Doug Sandwell Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016 to honor the memory of Dr. Sandwell, who taught at Norfolk Christian for 20 years before his death, at age 46, in 2015. Dr. Sandwell lived a life of selfless devotion to the Lord, and his Christ-like example of obedience, humility, integrity, and service inspired students and colleagues alike to honor God in all walks of life. This memorial scholarship is intended to honor one student from the senior class who lives a life consistent with the principles that Dr. Sandwell not only taught passionately in his Bible classes, but also lived out in his daily life.

    About The Scholarship
    • $500 is awarded annually to one student in the NCS senior class towards college tuition costs.
    • The scholarship winner is announced each year at the graduation ceremony by the Sandwell Family.
    • The student who is honored with the Dr. Sandwell memorial scholarship will be chosen by a select committee of high school faculty, including Bible teachers, senior class teachers, and administrators. No application is necessary.
    • This scholarship is intended to be awarded every year through 2023.

  • : 2016 Mark Rodriguez Memorial Worship Scholarship Awardee
    Summary

    The Mark Rodriguez Worship Scholarship is given in honor of NCS junior Mark Rodriguez, who went to be with the Lord in 2014 when on his way home from Norfolk Christian’s graduation ceremony. Mark was a relentless pursuer of Jesus and never happier than when he was leading others into His Savior’s presence through worship.

    Mark’s story and testimony as told through his journals independently inspired two Norfolk Christian alumnae to establish an ongoing scholarship that will carry on Mark’s legacy. These two alumnae and the Class of 1985 have collectively provided over $12,500 towards an endowed scholarship with a goal of a $25,000 endowment to sustain the award at $1,000 annually and benefit future students.

    About The Scholarship
    • The annual scholarship is provided to one rising Norfolk Christian sophomore, junior or senior who demonstrates a heart to pursue Christ and lead others in worshiping Him.
    • Funds will cover extracurricular activities and equipment that enhance the student’s abilities to lead worship at Norfolk Christian and/or pursue future opportunities at the collegiate or professional level.

  • Isabella Wagner: 2016 Young Kim Visual Arts Scholarship Awardee
    Summary

    At age 16, Korean native Young Kim ‘96 was on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk as part of a fine arts exchange program. Young and her parents in Korea desired that she reside in the United States, enjoy the culture and participate in a primary education experience. Through friends already in the Norfolk area, the family found Norfolk Christian High School, where they enrolled their daughter as an eleventh grader in 1994.

    Young’s Norfolk Christian art instructor, Sharon Ewell, recognized her already developing gifts in the visual arts and in 1995, strongly encouraged her to enter a student art gallery contest. That affirming nudge led to Young being awarded the Congressional Art Award, then her art being displayed in Washington D. C., and to further opportunities that led Young to the prestigious Chicago Art Institute after graduating from Norfolk Christian in 1996.

    As of 2016, Ms. Kim has had a prolific career in the world of art and fashion as a Fashion Designer, Educator and Interdisciplinary Artist. Working both creatively and as a corporate representative, she has been affiliated with distinguished organizations such as Parsons School of Design in New York City, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Chicago Fashion Foundation and most currently, as NYC Studio Director at Kent State University's Fashion School.

    In 2016, Young Kim established a $1,000 annual fine arts award to honor Mrs. Ewell’s impact as an instructor and encourage current Norfolk Christian students who demonstrate giftedness and a serious desire to pursue study of the arts.

    About The Scholarship
    • The $1,000 award is provided to encourage a current Norfolk Christian student in grades six through twelve who wishes to advance his or her exploration of the arts through an extended learning program outside of the Norfolk Christian classroom that is endorsed by a Norfolk Christian instructor or mentor.

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Rick L. Nikkel
Angela Walsh-Benard