Local college students get monetary boost; Austin Community Scholarship Committee awards $69,500 for 2018-19

Published 8:42 am Friday, October 26, 2018

The Austin Community Scholarship Committee announced recently that scholarships totaling $69,500 have been awarded to 25 local students for the academic year starting this fall 2018.

The students to whom awards were made and their indicated college of choice includes:

Joseph Grabau – Iowa State

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Olivia Gray – Iowa State

Paxton Gray – Iowa State

Lauren Groth – Iowa State

Margaret Handel – Great Lakes Maritime Academy

Kallie Hart – Washington U. School of Medicine

Shane Johannsen – U. of Minnesota Duluth

Madison Klein – Minnesota State Mankato

Jonathan Knorr – Franciscan University

Maggie Leif – Bemidji State U.

Emily McAlister – Winona State U.

Olive McDermott – St. Catherine U.

Natalie Sayles – U. of Minnesota Twin Cities

Sarah Schramek – Winona State U.

Alexandra Smith – U. of Minnesota Twin Cities

Isaac Smith – Winona State U.

Valentina Truon-Ferreira – U. of Minnesota Twin Cities

Jon Aase – U. of Northwestern, St. Paul

Isaac Arnold – Iowa State

Nicholas Baier – U. of St. Thomas

Miranda Bergemann – U. of Colorado, Boulder

Jennifer Bogle – U. of Nebraska, Lincoln

Hanna Byers-Sunde – Augsburg U.

Megan Fleiner – Minnesota State Mankato

John Fleiner – Iowa State.

With these announced awards, over $1,031,000 has been given to 735 students since the first awards were made in 1962.

Sources of funds for the awards include former scholarship recipients, generous contributions from individuals, memorial gifts, and Estate bequests. Contributions also have come from local businesses and organizations, The Hormel Foundation, Hormel Foods Corporation and other companies through their Matching Gifts Program.

The scholarship program is carried on without significant expense, most administration and professional services being donated.

Scholarships are available to students entering their junior or senior year of college or postgraduate study and who are candidates for a degree at an accredited college in the United States. Recipients may pursue any curriculum leading to a degree. Applications are available in May  and must be made each year. Applicants or their parents must be residents of Mower County, London Township in Freeborn County or Union or Otranto Townships in Mitchell County, Iowa.

To learn more about the scholarship program application and requirements, send an email to austincommunityscholarship@gmail.com or contact Alice Holst, at (507) 438-6035.