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2020 Take Heart Scholarship Recipients


The recipients of LCEF’s 2020 Take Heart scholarships are…

Hannah Peterson
Jamie Malone
Grace Pennekamp
  • 1st Place: Hannah Peterson, a senior from Hudson, New Hampshire, receiving $3,000.
  • 2nd Place: Jamie Malone, a senior from Wallingford, Connecticut, receiving $1,000.
  • 3rd Place: Grace Pennekamp, a senior from Fort Wayne, Indiana, receiving $500.


All of the essays we received were inspiring and made the final decisions a difficult one. Thanks to everyone who participated.

For this year’s essay, students were asked to answer this question:

As you are entering a new stage of your life, what is your vision for 2020 of the impact you can make within your church, college or community? What impact have you already made?


The Take Heart Scholarship was developed for you, our Y.I. Club World Changers, who are high school seniors and will soon advance to your next level of higher education. During these times of excitement, anxiousness and uncertainty, “take heart!” As Christians, we cannot anticipate that life will be perfect or familiar, but when we feel that the world has become difficult, take comfort in knowing that our God has overcome it all!

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
-John 16:33