Holdingford Scholarship Endowment Awards 18 Scholarships to 2019 Graduating Seniors

Community-led endowment continues to grow number of scholarships since 2014

Holdingford, Minn. (May 22, 2019) – The Holdingford Scholarship Endowment announced that it has awarded 18 graduating seniors $500 scholarships for their continued education. Due to the generous support of the community, area businesses and Holdingford alumni, the Endowment has continued to increase the number of scholarships it has awarded each year since its first awards in 2014.

Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s school and community involvement, leadership skills, and post-secondary education plans. The recipients and post-secondary schools are:

  • Travis Anderson, North Dakota State University
  • Carolynn Becker, Concordia College
  • Bridget Catton, University of Northwestern
  • Brooke Catton, University of St. Thomas
  • Jeremiah Christensen, University of MN Duluth
  • Caitlyn Fussy, University of North Dakota
  • Marissa Gerads, Southwest State University
  • Meghan Hicks, Wartburg College
  • Taylor Koopmeiners, Saint Cloud State University
  • Alex Lange, Saint Cloud State University
  • Alex Ruprecht, Alexandria Technical College
  • Ava Ruprecht, College of St. Benedict
  • Paige Soltis, Central Lakes College Brainerd
  • Trevor Sowada, St. Cloud Technical College
  • Haley Swanson, St. Cloud Technical College
  • Tamara Weyer, University of South Dakota
  • Jacob Wolter, Winona State University
  • Samantha Young, Winona State University

The Holdingford Scholarship Endowment was started in 2013 with the goal of eventually awarding every graduating senior a scholarship for their future education. Led by a board of dedicated community members and Holdingford High School alumni, the Endowment raises funds and pays out a portion of the invested funds in scholarships each year.

“The support of this community, alumni and others has allowed us to keep increasing scholarships each year,” said Bob Warzecha, chair of the Holdingford Scholarship Endowment advisory board. “The scholarships have an immediate impact on our students, and we’ve heard from many past recipients that this scholarship has made a difference when it comes to helping ease the burden of higher education costs. We’re grateful for everyone’s continued support.”

About The Holdingford Scholarship Endowment
Created by community members and Holdingford High School alumni in 2013, the vision of the Holdingford Scholarship Endowment is to provide a scholarship for every student graduating from Holdingford High School. The Endowment is a Partner Fund of the Initiative Foundation, led by an advisory board of volunteers who ensure a permanent, self-sustaining source of support for graduates. Funds are raised through events and individual, business, and organizational donations. To learn more or to make a donation, visit http://holdingfordscholarship.org/.