2022 Scholarship Recipients

Holdingford Scholarship Endowment Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Community-led endowment gives scholarships to 23 high school graduates

Holdingford, Minn. (June 3, 2022) – The Holdingford Scholarship Endowment announced that it has awarded 23 Holdingford High School seniors with scholarships for their continued education. 20 graduates received $500 scholarships, and three students received $1,000 scholarships. Cohl Clear and Cheyenne Wuebkers were awarded $1,000 scholarships endowed by the Lane family for a student pursuing a career in the trades, and Connor Klocker was awarded a $1,000 scholarship endowed in memory of Aaron Welle, a 2020 graduate of Holdingford High School.

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

  • Tara Schleper, Alexandria Technical and Community College
  • Rebecca Lampert, Alexandria Technical and Community College 
  • Jacob Hawn, Alexandria Technical and Community College
  • Brittany Klaphake, Alexandria Technical Community College
  • Teresa Ethen, Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Robert Voller, North Dakota State University 
  • Conner Mokhtary, St. Cloud Technical and Community College
  • Jaden K Bartkowicz, North Dakota State University
  • Maxwell Jendro, St. Cloud State University
  • Cassandra Sowada, St. Cloud Technical and Community College
  • Brea Worlie, North Dakota State University 
  • Grant Michael Kiley, St. Cloud State or Appalachian State (North Carolina)
  • Blake Herges, Alexandria Technical and Community College  
  • Allison Barthe, St. Cloud Model College 
  • Chloe A. Swanson, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Isaac Fowler, North Dakota State University
  • Clare Kutzman, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
  • Sean Diakite, University of Minnesota Morris
  • Samantha Skwira, the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
  • Anna Hartung, Concordia College at Moorhead
  • Cohl Clear, St. Cloud Technical and Community College
  • Cheyenne Wuebkers, Dunwoody College of Technology
  • Connor Klocker, St. Cloud Technical and Community College

“Thank you to our generous community members and alums that donate to support our seniors,” said Kelly Boeckermann, chair of the HSE board. “Your donations allow scholarship recipients to focus on their education and worry less about student loans.”

The Holdingford Scholarship Endowment aims to eventually award every qualified graduate with 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.

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 a 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/


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