Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, held "Scholarship Sunday," celebration to present scholarships to the many recipients within the congregation pursuing higher education degrees.

A total of $16,600 was awarded this year.

Scholarships and recipients were:

* George Acker Scholarship, Joshua Ferris, $2,000; and Chris Rothharpt, $1,235.

* Rev. Raymond A. Minnich Memorial Scholarship, Jennifer Soltis, $1,000; and Deborah Taylor, $1,000.

* Thomas L. Reisenweaver Music Scholarship, Dwight Weaver, $500.

* Trinity Higher Education Scholarship, Nakea Beers, $400; Levi Haldeman, $400; Rebecca Paules, $400; Jessica Pell, $125; Adam Reichard, $125; Rachel Werley, $400; Heather Schweitzer, $400; Ian Christman, $400; Alyssa Krause, $400; Keri Marshall, $400; Sarah Lynn Snyder, $400; Emily Mulcahy, $400; Rebecca Hoffner, $400; and Camara Klotz, $400.

* Ted Krieger Memorial Scholarship, Rachel Werley, $155; Adam Reichard, $155; Jessica Pell, $155; Rebecca Paules, $155; and Levi Haldeman, $155.

* Jean D. and Robert A. Benner Nursing Scholarship, Melanie Kirk, $250; Ashley Herbst, $250; Kacie Haupt, $250; Jessica Lobien, $350; Debra Lobien, $350; Jenelle Fronheiser, $450; Ashley Jennings, $450; and Alyssa Knappenberger, $450.

* William C. and Loretta K. Shirar Memorial Nursing Scholarship, Jenelle Fronheiser, $300; Ashley Jennings, $300; Alyssa Knappenberger, $300; Debra Lobien, $200; and Jessica Lobien, $200.

Ruth A. Hagenbush Memorial Scholarship of $390 was awarded to a student for the 2011-2012 school year by Jack and Jill Preschool.