Scholarship Award Spotlight: Mark Kreider

Mark Krieder

  • Graduate from Goshen College in May 2018 with a double major in Music and Environmental Science.
  • Pursuing a career in the field of ecology and conservation, working to protect and champion ecosystems at risk.

Gift Amount: $1,600

The Scholarship

The Jean and Virginia Coleman Music Scholarships are for Newton High School seniors who are furthering their careers through higher educational pursuits through a college or university. Candidates are those who are involved in school and/or community musical activities and plan to continue to promote the enjoyment of music for self and others through musical activities and/or performance beyond college. The number of students awarded and the dollar amount given is based on money available as well as the talent and work ethic of those applying.


I am very grateful for this scholarship, which is a huge help as I pursue a degree in Music (Piano Performance). Beyond that, this scholarship reminds me of the supportive community from which I come – one that values the arts and giving back to others. I hope to emulate this generosity in my own life, sharing my gifts, time, and money with those around me.

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