Nearly $45,000 in scholarships awarded to regional students
- September 2016 (1)
- July 2016 (1)
- April 2016 (2)
- December 2015 (2)
- June 2015 (3)
- May 2015 (2)
- February 2015 (1)
- December 2014 (1)
- August 2014 (2)
- July 2014 (1)
- December 2013 (1)
- August 2013 (2)
- July 2013 (2)
- April 2013 (1)
- February 2013 (2)
- December 2012 (1)
- November 2012 (2)
- August 2012 (1)
- May 2012 (1)
- April 2012 (2)
During the recent board of director’s meeting of the Oregon Trail Community Foundation, nearly $45,000 in scholarships was rewarded to regional students.
Receiving $4,000 from the Clara E. Muehlberger Scholarship was Ronelle Stevens of Rushville. Receiving $1,000 each were Tessa Retzlaff and Shea Lindsey, both of Gordon. Corinne Kling of Harrison, Sierra Passero of Chadron, Mikenzie Nordeen and Regina Zaro, both from Alliance, all were awarded $1,000.
Scholarship recipients from Scottsbluff receiving $1,000 were Alexandra Stricker, Jedediah Weis and Taylor Strong. Sarah Wirth of Sidney, Nichole Murray of Broadwater and Kailin McClung of Big Springs, each received $1,000. Also receiving $1,000 were Krysta Applegate of Chappell, Cierra Jones from Dix, Laura Gill and Amanda Williams, both of Torrington, Wyo.
The Clara E. Muehlberger Scholarship is available to those who are pursuing undergraduate studies in education or a healthcare-related field.
Natasha Teall, from Gering, received the Margaret V. Lovercheck Scholarship of $4,000. The Lovercheck Scholarship is available to graduates of Gering High School and is to be used at a four-year college or university for the study of art, music, theater, literature or journalism.
The Lawrence and Pauline Lemons $4,000 Scholarship awards two separate four-year scholarships and this year the recipients were Austin Groskopf of Scottsbluff and Mallory McCormick of Mitchell. Groskopf also received the Lawrence Lemons Memorial Scholarship for $500. Madeline Holscher of Scottsbluff was presented with the CSI-A Scholarship of $4,000. Megan Patrick of Scottsbluff also received a $4,000 CSI-B Scholarship. Briana Blanco was awarded the CSI-C Scholarship of $2,000. The CSI Scholarship Funds are available to graduates of Scottsbluff High School.
Megan Patrick said, “I’m going to WNCC, and my brother is only a year older than I am, so it’s just going to help with the general tuition, and my parents will be paying for two kids in college, so it will really help. There were a lot of scholarships out there to apply for, and I thank the Oregon Trail Community Foundation for this scholarship.”
The Panhandle Drug-Free Scholarship of $500 is available to high school seniors from the Panhandle who are involved in a local drug-free youth group. This honor was awarded to Brandon Karpen of Mitchell.
Shawn Gasseling of Alliance was the recipient of a scholarship from the Atkins Bequest of $1,500.
A $500 scholarship from the Hispanic Advisory Committee was given to Valeria Duarte, Reggie Reyes and Brianna Robles. Robles also was presented with the Dill Scholarship of $1,000.
“This is a committee I really enjoy serving on,” said Bob Kelley, board member of Oregon Trail Community Foundation, who serves on the scholarship committee. “It seems like the quality of the applicants gets better every year, and it really restores my faith in the young people of America. I just really am so pleased to be a part of an organization such as the Oregon Trail Community Foundation that is providing strong financial support to continue education of our young people, it’s very important for our community.”