Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship Recipients Announced

Each year, Trinity accepts extraordinary students dedicated to making a difference in their neighborhoods and communities. The College welcomes two transfer students whose outstanding academic, spiritual, and social leadership set them apart from their peers. Trinity Christian College is pleased to announce the most recent Transfer Academic Scholars for the 2024-2025 year are Vinicios Sartorello of São Paulo, Brazil, and Paige Leatherwood of Stickney, IL, who have both been awarded full-tuition scholarships to the College.

Sartorello, who is transferring from Carl Sandburg College, plans to pursue his degree in business and looks forward to getting involved with student clubs and the faith community on campus. He is involved locally with his church, serving on the worship team and being the vice president of the international club at his school.

“I chose Trinity because of their strong business courses and internships. Trinity Christian College has the same faith values as mine, and since my first time there, everyone has treated me so well. The environment, multicultural support, and sports caught my attention,” said Sartorello.

Leatherwood, who is transferring from the College of DuPage, plans to pursue her major in criminal justice with a minor in biology. She looks forward to joining the theatre program, being active with student clubs, and being a part of the honors program. In her free time, she is actively involved in her community as a Daisy Girl Scout leader and a custom ice cream cake decorator.

“I value the close-knit community of Trinity; it felt like home from the moment I stepped on campus. The importance placed on faith and Christian values helped me to see how a community can truly work together as a family in Christ. I am so excited to be a part of Trinity and know it will help me grow and learn as a leader,” said Leatherwood.

“We can’t wait to welcome Vinicios and Paige to the campus this fall and have them join the Trinity community,” stated Cynthia Coffey, Director of Transfer, Adult, and Graduate Recruitment. “Each year, we have a talented pool of students, and this year, these incredible scholars rose to the top. We can’t wait to see how each of their gifts and talents will be shaped here at Trinity and beyond!”

Click here to learn more about the Transfer Program at Trinity Christian College.