2021 Scholarship Recipients | Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Through the generosity of our donors, we are able to offer annual scholarship awards to individuals who demonstrate financial need, high academic achievement and a commitment to share their blessings with the world.

In 2021, we were excited to highlight awardees from two of our scholarship funds: the InFaith Community Foundation Scholarship and the Chris Andersen WomenLead Scholarship. Join us as we hear from this year’s recipients and learn how they aspire to make an impact in our shared communities.  

InFaith Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients

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Nicholas Little

Seeing the plight of children in the poorest regions of Tanzania and South Africa solidified Nicholas's desire to seek justice for the oppressed and become a medical professional.
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Sarah McEvoy

Sarah McEvoy has known she would be a special education teacher since second grade. That’s when she became friends with a girl who happened to have Down Syndrome.

Chris Andersen WomenLead Recipients

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Danielle Biggs

Responding to the call to stand up for "the least of these", Danielle aspires to lead community transformation through research and policy implementation to support sustainable educational initiatives.
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Susan Burner

Inspired by people of color who helped her understand more fully the divisions that exist along racial lines, Susan will focus her doctoral studies at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio on the intersection of spiritual disciplines, cultural awareness, and antiracism work.
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Danielle Horne

Discovering her calling during everyday interactions in her community, Danielle will be pursuing a doctorate in community care & counseling - marriage and family at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA
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Lauryn Jones

A performance artist, Lauryn will begin her studies for a master’s degree in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University in New York City this fall.
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Esther Sianipar

With a desire to provide radical hospitality, Esther plans to offer women and elder technology and practical training skills for them to be able to join virtual worship, meetings, conversations and receive real-time information.