$25,000 in Scholarships Awarded to South Dakota High School Students

The South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) Foundation, in cooperation with Farmers Union Insurance, have announced the recipients of the fifth annual “Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow” scholarships. Twenty-five high school seniors from across South Dakota will share $25,000 in scholarships to be used to further their education at a South Dakota post-secondary school. Over the past five years, the Foundation has awarded $125,000 in scholarships to students attending South Dakota post-secondary schools.

“It’s an incredible investment in the future of our state,” said Foundation Executive Director Leslie Rupiper Morrow. “We had a great group of young people apply for this year’s scholarships, and we couldn’t be more excited that these students will be staying right here in South Dakota to further their education.”

Each of the 25 scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 to put toward their post-secondary education at a South Dakota college, university or technical school. The recipients were chosen from among a large pool of applicants. They were scored based on a combination of academic record, activities and awards, financial need, and an essay relating to how they will, “Insure a Brighter Tomorrow,” in South Dakota.

Farmers Union Insurance agents throughout the state fund this scholarship program administered by the Farmers Union Foundation.

“Every year it gets more difficult to choose from the great students who apply,” said Wayne Bartscher, Regional Manager of Farmers Union Insurance Agency. “It’s a way that our insurance agents can give back and invest in the future leaders of our state. Based on this year’s recipients, I’m confident that the future of South Dakota is bright.”

 

 

Tanna Becker

 

 

Tanna Becker – Pierre – T.F. Riggs High School

 

 

Breanna Cuka

 

 

Breanna Cuka -Wagner – Wagner High School

 

 

Nicole Ellis

 

 

Nicole Ellis – Watertown – Watertown High School

 

 

Adam Fendrich

 

 

Adam Fendrich – Salem – McCook Central High School

 

 

Laken Frericks

 

 

Laken Frericks – Northville – Northwestern Area High School

 

 

Jenna Frink

 

 

Jenna Frink – Beresford – Beresford High School

 

 

Kelli Garry

 

 

Kelli Garry – Lake Preston – Lake Preston High School

 

 

Ali Haines

 

 

Ali Haines – White Lake – White Lake High School

 

 

Michelle Holbeck

 

 

Michelle Holbeck, Armour – Armour High School

 

 

Danielle Knox

 

 

Danielle Knox – Highmore – Highmore High School

 

 

Jordan Lamb

 

 

Jordan Lamb – Onida – Sully Buttes High School

 

 

Allison Landmark

 

 

Allison Landmark – Britton – Britton-Hecla High School

 

 

Kelli Mammenga

 

 

Kelli Mammenga – Webster – Webster Area High School

 

 

Emily Meyer

 

 

Emily Meyer – White – Deubrook High School

 

 

Tanner Odegaard

 

 

Tanner Odegaard – Brookings – Brookings High School

 

 

Mahalia Olson

 

 

Mahalia Olson – Kimball – Kimball High School

 

 

Lacey Quail

 

 

Lacey Quail – White – Deubrook High School

 

 

Tristen Simons

 

 

Tristen Simons – White Owl – Faith High School

 

 

Taylor Steiger

 

 

Taylor Steiger – Kimball – Kimball High School

 

 

Tyler Swan

 

 

Tyler Swan – Newell – Newell High School

 

 

Mariah Taylor

 

 

Mariah Taylor – Northville – Northwestern Area High School

 

 

 

 

Katherine Van Gerpen – Pierre – T.F. Riggs High School

 

 

Alexa Volesky

 

 

Alexa Volesky – Webster – Webster Area High School

 

 

Kenton Welbig

 

 

Kenton Welbig – Dell Rapids – Tri-Valley High School

 

 

Jacquelyn Wilson

 

 

Jacquelyn Wilson – Lemmon – Lemmon High School