WINONA LAKE – Local students Alayna Trier and Alissa Jagger were recently awarded scholarships at Grace College’s Presidential Scholarship Competition.

The invitation-only event awards qualifying students scholarships ranging from $2,000 per year to full tuition. Students competed for prizes through interview and essay contests during a weekend at Grace College.

Trier, daughter of Nicole and Scott Trier, is a senior at Canterbury School. She was awarded the Achievement Scholarship, which will provide Trier with $14,000 per year, totaling $56,000 over four years, while she pursues an English degree.

Jagger, daughter of Amy and Chad Jagger, is a senior at Columbia City High School. She was awarded the McClain Scholarship, which will provide Jagger with $12,000 per year, totaling $48,000 over four years. Jagger will pursue a psychology or political science degree next fall.

In all, more than $2.2 million in tuition scholarships were awarded to incoming freshman at the 15th annual Presidential Scholarship Competition. The competition is one part of the robust financial aid program at Grace College. The college is dedicated to helping families make quality, Christian higher education affordable. Ninety-nine percent of Grace students receive institutional financial aid. Through the college’s comprehensive affordability and excellence program, Measure of Grace, tuition never increases after the year of enrollment, all students receive free textbook rentals, and have the option to earn a bachelor’s degree in any of Grace’s 70-plus majors in a three-year accelerated degree program.

For more information about financial aid and scholarships available at Grace, visit, call (866) 974-7223 or email