Austin Community Scholarship Committee awards $52K for 2022-23
Published 6:10 pm Friday, October 27, 2023
The Austin Community Scholarship Committee recently announced that scholarships totaling $52,000 have been awarded to 27 local students for the academic year starting this fall 2023.
With these announced awards, over $1,383,000 has been given to over 980 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 and the Hormel Foundation.
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The scholarship program is carried on without significant expense, with most administration and professional services being donated.
Scholarships are available to students entering their junior or senior year of college 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Alice Holst, at 507-438-6035.
Committee Members: Sharon Alms, Kathy Green, Alice Holst. Craig Johnson, Erin McClimon, Eric Vaughn.
The students to whom awards were made and their indicated college of choice includes:
Siri Ansorge, University of Wisconsin Madison
Madison Bartlett, Winona State University
Casey Berg, Luther College
Emily Bollum, Iowa State
Maisy Bothun, Southwest State
Lilliana Ceballos, Minnesota State Mankato
Rachel Christenson, University of Minnesota Duluth
Kory Engelstad, South Dakota School of Mines/Tech
Kristian Farlinger, Riverland Community College
Ryan Flanders, Winona State University
Elyse Hebrink, Valley City State University
Guandon Koang, University of Wisconsin Madison
Ethan Larson, University of Arizona
Jackson Marsh, St. Olaf College
Nay Meh, Winona State University
Kali Meiergard, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Kelsey Mensink, Minnesota State Mankato
Abigail Muller, South Dakota State University
Alex Petrik, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Blake Petrik, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse
Ku Reh, Minnesota State Mankato
Lillian Reynen, University of Wisconsin Madison
Joseph Schammel, University Minn. Twin Cities
Monica Taw, Iowa State University
Nadia Vaughn, Bemidji State University
Renata Vaughn, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse
Keagan Larson, Luther College