Two Sauk Rapids-Rice students recently enrolled in fall semester at Ridgewater College, Willmar, Minn.
They are the following: Mary Fleck of Rice, majoring in veterinary technology; and Colby Kaschmitter of Sauk Rapids, majoring in GPS/GIS technology for agriculture.
Six Sauk Rapids students were recently awarded academic scholarships by the Central Minnesota Community Foundation.
Scholarship recipients for the 2015-16 school year are the following: Bailyn Walz, Bernick Family Scholarship, $2,000; Tyler Froelich, Coborn (Bill and Joyce) Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; Hannah Fyten, Mikayla Stockinger, Todd Sweeney and Emily Rathbun, Julie Ann Hanson Scholarships, $1,000 each.
The foundation, in conjunction with CommunityGiving, has awarded $169,500 in academic scholarships to 88 students from around the region.
“Scholarships are so important to helping students attend college and achieve their dreams,” said Susan Lorenz, CMCF director of community programs. “These scholarships are not only providing financial support but also conveying a message to the students from our donors that says ‘We support you. We want you to succeed.’”
CMCF administers 87 separate scholarship funds that have been established by individuals, families and businesses to support area students in their educational pursuits.