PLAINFIELD – DutchCrafters Amish Furniture, the largest Web-only retailer of Amish furniture, announced that Lauren Chapman of Plainfield is one of the 2015 winners of its Heritage Scholarship. She received $500. Award selection criteria included grade point average, a statement of financial need, and an outstanding 750-word essay on the important role that their heritage plays in shaping their education and career.
Chapman plans to attend Illinois State University to study music therapy. Chapman has experienced the healing power of music within the African American community. She sees music as an important therapy tool and wants to use her talents as a musician to provide support and healing to those in need.