Scholarships and Awards

The following are awarded annually by the Albion College Religious Studies Department:

John and Williemae Cheek Award

The John and Williemae Cheek Award is a cash award presented each year to the outstanding senior in the Religious Studies Department.

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  • 2021: Connor McCosh
  • 2020: Cameron Voss
  • 2019: Binderya Munkhjargal
  • 2018: Madison Kase
  • 2017: Kenton McCosh
  • 2016: Candace Cullens
  • 2015: Laxmi Kotha
  • 2014: Tim Delong, Christina Hallam & Dustin Moretz
  • 2013: Jonathan Tostige
  • 2012: Nicholas Lessnau
  • 2011: Julia Humenik
  • 2010: Steve Maisel
  • 2009: Dianne F. Marshall
  • 2008: Joel Pier-Fitzgerald
  • 2007: Andrea Mettler
  • 2006: Mathew Milligan
  • 2004: Marcia Nelson
  • 2002: Madolene Page-Wood
  • 2001: Heather Schmidt
  • 2000: Meredith Thompson & Michelle Lesperance
  • 1999: Brenda Green
  • 1998: Jennifer Ralston
  • 1997: Jennifer Koehn
  • 1996: Wendi Mrozinski
  • 1995: Aaron Schwoebel
  • 1994: Christopher Behling
  • 1992: Jennifer Smith
  • 1991: Andrew Keck
  • 1990: Weatherly Burkhead
  • 1989: Peter Plagge
  • 1987: Gerald Hunter
  • 1986: Jonathon Smiedendorf
  • 1983: Donald Treglown
  • 1982: Barry Petrucci
  • 1981: Patrick Twomey
  • 1980: Holly Wagner
  • 1979: Carol Mader
  • 1978: Richard Copp
  • 1977: Barbara Mader

Selva J. Raj Memorial Scholarship

This award was established in March of 2008 in memory of Dr. Selva J. Raj (1952 – 2008). Dr. Raj was a beloved and outstanding scholar, teacher, and colleague. Recipients of the scholarship are announced at Albion College’s Honors Convocation each April.

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  • 2021: Jared Council
  • 2020: Connor McCosh
  • 2019: Tyler Eyster
  • 2018: Binderya Munkhjargal
  • 2017: Troy Trombley
  • 2016: Madison Kase
  • 2015: Edward Abranovich
  • 2014: Laxmi Kotha
  • 2013: Christina Hallam
  • 2012: Dustin Moretz
  • 2011: Christopher White
  • 2010: Julia Humenik
  • 2009: Christina Griffith and Steven Maisel

DeVinney Scholar Award

The DeVinney Scholar Award is named in honor of four generations of the DeVinney family who have graduated from Albion College, starting in 1900. Their family has generations of family members who have ben leaders in the United Methodist Church, as pastors and lay members. This award celebrates a graduate or graduates who intend to pursue an advance theological degree and enter Christian Ministry or to pursue a graduate degree in social work.

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  • 2021: Mickey Benson
  • 2020: Jalisa Cortez
  • 2019: Troy Trombley
  • 2018: Chaz Hopkins & Madison Vaive
  • 2017: Kelsey Burns
  • 2016: Candace Cullens