Opportunity at LVC

Shingirai Guchu will be one of more than a dozen international students to study at Lebanon Valley College due to The Almond Tree Scholarship.

Through the generosity of alumna JonnaLynn Knauer Mandelbaum ’69, B.S.N., M.P.H., Ph.D., a full-tuition scholarship is now available to a student of high promise but limited financial means from sub-Saharan Africa. The Almond Tree Scholarship will cover tuition, room, board, and taxes, and include an annual $6,500 stipend for travel and other related expenses.

“While I was raised to place a high value on education for myself and others, the full understanding of the impact of education became very apparent when I worked in Mozambique and Zimbabwe as a missionary nurse for the United Methodist Church,” said Dr. Mandelbaum. “I see education as a tool for lasting, effective, and sustainable improvement for societies everywhere."

Please contact Matthew Weaver, director of development, at 717-867-6440 or mweaver@lvc.edu if you would like to support The Almond Tree Scholarship.


Inaugural Almond Tree Scholar

Shingirai Guchu, from Zimbabwe is the youngest of four brothers and sisters and the first recipient of The Almond Tree Scholarship. With near perfect advanced level coursework in high school, Guchu plans to study accounting at LVC. He was involved in the Environmental Management Agency, Scripture Union Club, and other leadership positions for youth.

I hope this scholarship opportunity enables others to pursue both their personal dreams and to develop beneficial programs in their homelands.

JonnaLynn Knauer Mandelbaum ’69, B.S.N., M.P.H., Ph.D.