The St. Joseph Area Dollars for Scholars chapter awarded 18 scholarships to recipients who were recognized at the May 2 award ceremony.
Dollars for Scholars is a national nonprofit foundation that includes local chapters that help area students by raising funds for scholarships.
Mark Lambert and Boulder Ridge apartments awarded a scholarship to Justin Barg, who is a graduate of Apollo and currently attends the University of Minnesota majoring in criminology.
Pam’s Auto awarded a scholarship to Rachel Bedel, who is a graduate of the Immaculate Conception Academy and currently attends the University of Minnesota-Morris and is majoring in elementary education.
Drs. Styles, Cotton and Milbert awarded a scholarship to Emily Boysen, who is a graduate of Apollo and currently attends Augustana University majoring in nursing.
The St. Joseph Firefighters awarded a scholarship to Samuel Clausen, who is a graduate of Rocori and currently attends North Dakota State University majoring in finance.
The St. Joseph Area Dollars for Scholars awarded a scholarship to Matt Jagielski, who is a graduate of Apollo and currently attends the University of Minnesota-Morris majoring in business.
The St. Joseph Jaycees awarded a scholarship to Marissa Gaetz, who is a graduate of St. John’s Prep and currently attends M.I.T. majoring in mathematics.
Laser Dentistry awarded a scholarship to Alisha Ophoven, who currently attends North Dakota State University majoring in pharmacy.
The St. Joseph Lions awarded a scholarship to Kaitlyn Johnson, who is a 2017 graduate of Holdingford currently attending Minnesota State-Moorhead and majoring in biology, and health and medical administration services.
The St. Joseph Lions awarded a scholarship to Sarah Schroden, who is a 2017 graduate of St. Cloud Christian School and is currently attending Crown College majoring in elementary school and early childhood education.
Sentry Bank awarded a scholarship to Tess Jacobson, who is graduating from Cathedral High School and will attend Providence College majoring in economics.
Steve Schirber awarded a scholarship to Keaton Ficker, who is graduating from Rocori and will attend St. John’s University majoring in finance and economics.
Pam’s Auto awarded a scholarship to Rose Kellner, who is graduating from Holdingford and will attend the University of Minnesota-Duluth majoring in chemical engineering.
The St. Joseph Newsleader awarded a scholarship to Aerajean Moscho, who is a graduate of Rocori High School and will attend Concordia College in Moorhead majoring in music.
The Mike Hazen Memorial Scholarship was presented to Mackenzie Huesers, who is a graduate of Cathedral currently attending Winona State University majoring in elementary and early childhood education.
The St. Joseph Lions awarded a scholarship to Elizabeth Rennie, who is graduating from Holdingford and will attend St. Cloud State University majoring in special education.
MidContinent Cable awarded a scholarship to Mitchell Alvord, who is graduating from Apollo and will attend St. John’s University majoring in physics.
The Iver Linneman Memorial/St. Joseph Lions and Knights of Columbus Scholarship was awarded to Alex Alvord, who is graduating from Apollo and will attend St. John’s University majoring in biology and elementary education.
Sunset Cos. awarded a scholarship to Haley Walker, who is a graduate of Apollo currently attending St. Cloud State University majoring in visual arts.
Author: Carolyn Bertsch
Bertsch has worked for the Newsleaders since 2015. She and her husband, Matt, and their three children live in Sartell where they also own and operate Four Seasons Window, Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning. Bertsch also stewards the “Reads and Seeds and Other Needs” Little Free Library in Sartell. The “Other Needs” portion of the library functions as a collection site for donations to the Salvation Army where Bertsch serves as a board member. Her other hobbies include volunteering at the food shelf, cooking, baking, and growing a vast array of fruit in her backyard orchard. Bertsch believes that every single person can choose to make the world a better place for someone else and at the end of the day the only question that matters is, “What kind of difference did you make?”