Huntington University Announces Spirit of a Forester Scholarship Competition Winners

Craft awarded top scholarship in February competition

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — On February 17, Huntington University hosted 68 top high school seniors in the fourth Spirit of a Forester Scholarship Competition.

The invitation-only semi-annual competition includes students with a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Through an onsite extemporaneous essay and an interview with faculty and staff, students compete for scholarships ranging from $16,000 per year to full tuition for four years.

In addition to gathering together students who excel academically, the competition is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of the Spirit of a Forester, the set of traits that characterize Huntington University students: chasing truth, defying complacency, remaining curious, caring completely, embracing interconnectedness, having grit and exploring creativity. 

The recipient of the full tuition scholarship from the February 17 competition is Heavyn Craft of Southfield, Michigan.

Additional scholarship recipients include the following:

  • Emily Adams; Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Katelin Bolinger; Columbia City, Indiana
  • Myanna Conway; Greenville, Ohio
  • Madalyn Denton; Mooreland, Indiana
  • Theresa Feese; Wellsville, Pennsylvania
  • Aubrey Griffin; Whitestown, Indiana
  • Gabriel Hamrick; Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Aubrie Krueckeberg; Hoagland, Indiana
  • Noah Mast; Goshen, Indiana
  • Kaden Matthews; Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Emily Mescher; Lombard, Illinois
  • Connor O'Malley; Beach Park, Illinois
  • Alyssa O'Vell; Marion, Iowa
  • Braedon Rudy; Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Damaris Salcedo; Blue Island, Illinois
  • Clare Schneider; Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Brady Schroder; Columbia City, Indiana
  • Chloe Shellenberger; Pleasant Hill, Ohio
  • Samuel Stults; Huntington, Indiana
  • Lillian Weaver; Urbana, Ohio
  • Kaylyn Zeigler; Logansport, Indiana

For more information about upcoming Spirit of a Forester Scholarship Competition events, visit or email

About Huntington University:
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering award-winning graduate, undergraduate and online programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Founded in Huntington, Indiana, in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University has over a century of experience educating graduates who are ready to impact the world for Christ through scholarship and service. The nonprofit university’s locations include the original home campus and the UB Launch in Huntington, a doctoral program in occupational therapy and an accelerated baccalaureate nursing program in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and an undergraduate and doctoral program location in Peoria, Arizona. Huntington University’s home campus offers 18 official men’s and women’s athletic programs, and the university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).