Four area students win pro-life scholarships

Four area residents are among five Indiana students receiving Thomas Marzen Memorial Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship helps young Hoosier leaders with proven backgrounds of pro-life involvement in pursuing college studies.

2019 scholarship winners include: Lily Shafer of New Haven; Natalie Guisinger of Huntertown; Erica Christie of Roanoke; Samantha Egan of Auburn and Mikayla Zwirn of Morristown.

“We know these young Hoosier women will have many opportunities to share the positive pro-life message on their respective college campuses,” Mike Fichter, president and CEO of Indiana Right to Life, said in a statement. “We wish our scholarship winners the best as they stand up for vulnerable women and children targeted for abortion.”

Thomas Marzen, who died in 2007, was referred to as a “walking encyclopedia of the pro-life movement” by his colleagues and devoted his life to the pro-life movement. He was active for over three decades as a pro-life attorney and authored many appellate briefs in major cases and law review articles on pro-life issues, one of which was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as general counsel for Americans United for Life in Chicago and the National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent and Disabled in Indianapolis.