The Holdingford Scholarship Endowment provides scholarships to graduating Holdingford seniors who spread out around the world to pursue their studies and interests. We caught up with a recent grad to hear about his post-high school experience and how the Holdingford community has supported him.
A 2019 graduate, Jacob Wolter now studies composite material engineering at Winona State University, and is very happy with his post-secondary education experience so far. “I really love the Winona area and atmosphere,” he says. “I also really like math and science, and I chose to go into engineering because it encompasses both.”
Upon graduation, Jacob earned a scholarship from the Endowment and immediately put it to good use. “The Holdingford Endowment Scholarship has allowed me to focus more on my studies and be successful,” he says. Jacob is earning money other ways as well, notably as a seasonal laborer for the Stearns County Highway Department.
Jacob’s advice for current high school students is a good balance of responsibility and exploration: “Remember to get your schoolwork done, but try and have as much fun as possible,” he says, adding that this advice carries forward to college. “College is quite a bit of work, but it’s also a lot of fun, too.”
To support future Holdingford grads like Jacob, make a contribution to the Holdingford Scholarship Endowment!