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Scholarship Winners 2021

Joel Adeyemo, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Joel Adeyemo

St. Cloud State University

Joel is a senior originally from Nigeria studying Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Morgan Anderson, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Morgan Anderson

Minnesota State University Mankato

Morgan is a sophomore originally from Mankato, MN studying Marketing.

Lindsay Bacher, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Lindsay Bacher

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Lindsay is pursuing a master’s degree in Public Affairs and is originally from Minneapolis, MN.

Sabina Berg, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Sabina Berg

University of Minnesota Twin Cities 

Sabina is a freshman originally from Lakeville, MN studying Political Science and Pre-Law.

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Tilak Bhatta

St. Cloud State University 

Tilak is a junior originally from Nepal studying Finance. 

Samuel Birkholz, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Samuel Birkholz

North Dakota State University 

Samuel is pursuing a doctorate degree in Psychology and is originally from Dilworth, MN.

Thomas Braswell, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Thomas Braswell

Colorado School of Mines

Thomas is a freshman originally from Mankato, MN studying Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

Alicia Cerney, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Alicia Cerney 

University of North Dakota

Alicia is a sophomore originally from Plymouth, MN studying Commercial Aviation.

Mary Beth Collins, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Mary Beth Collins

St. Catherine University 

Mary Beth is a freshman originally from Cottage Grove, MN studying Marketing. 

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Ziigwan Frazer 

Bemidji State University 

Ziigwan is a junior originally from Coleraine, MN studying Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Addiction.

Clare Gallahue, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Clare Gallahue

University of St. Thomas

Clare is a sophomore originally from Woodbury, MN studying Elementary Education and Special Education. 

Andrew Halverson, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Andrew Halverson

Western University of Health Sciences 

Andrew is pursuing a doctorate degree in Dental Medicine and is originally from New Brighton, MN.

Ella Hanson, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Ella Hanson

University of Wisconsin River Falls 

Ella is a senior originally from Rochester, MN studying Animal Science. 

Julia Hanson, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Julia Hanson

Macalester College

Julia is a sophomore originally from Grand Rapids, MN studying Biology.

Ross Herber, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Ross Herber 

South Dakota State University 

Ross is a sophomore originally from Utica, MN studying Dairy Production and Agronomy. 

Anna Joy, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Anna Joy

North Dakota State University 

Anna is a junior originally from Alexandria, MN studying Nursing.

Shannon Kill, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Shannon Kill 

University of Minnesota Crookston

Shannon is a junior originally from Donnelly, MN studying Equine Science and Animal Science. 

Brita Larsen, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Brita Larsen

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Brita is a senior originally from Duluth, MN studying Biology, Society, and the Environment as well as Public Health and Spanish.

Rachel Larson, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Rachel Larson

John Hopkins University

Rachel is pursuing a master’s degree in Public Health and Business Administration and is originally from Apple Valley, MN. 

Grace Lauderbaugh, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Grace Lauderbaugh 

University of California Berkley

Grace is a freshman originally from Bemidji, MN studying Natural Resource Management.

Erin Massman, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Erin Massmann 

University of Minnesota Duluth 

Erin is a junior originally from Golden Valley, MN studying Criminology, Sociology, and Hispanic Studies.

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Garner Moffat

College of St. Scholastica

Garner is a returning senior originally from Superior, WI studying Organizational Leadership.

Merlea Mrozik, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Merlea Mrozik

University of Wisconsin River Falls

Merlea is a senior originally from Cloquet, MN studying Neuroscience.

Gladys Owusu, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Gladys Owusu

St. Cloud State University 

Gladys is a freshman originally from Ghana studying Nursing. 

KC Kai Pavus, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

KC (Kai) Pavus 

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

KC is pursuing a master’s degree in Social Work and is originally from Minneapolis, MN. 

Rita Rai, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Rita Rai 

University of St. Thomas 

Rita is pursuing a master’s degree in Social Work and is originally from Nepal.

Alena Rehberger, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Alena Rehberger

Central Lakes College

Alena is a sophomore originally from Motley, MN studying Psychology.

Abigail Scott, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Abigail Scott

Winona State University 

Abigail is a freshman originally from North Branch, MN studying Social Studies Teaching.

McKenzie Starkey, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

McKenzie Starkey

Lake Superior College

McKenzie is a senior originally from Bemidji, MN studying Respiratory Therapy. 

Alia Tang, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Alia Tang 

Clark University

Alia is a junior originally from St. Paul, MN studying Geography and Data Science. 

Alissa Teigland, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Alissa Teigland

Winona State University 

Alissa is a senior originally from Sartell, MN studying Computer Science. 

Lotonna Precious Umunna, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Lotanna Precious Umunna

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Lotanna is a senior originally from Nigeria studying Economics. 

Ruby Wesley, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Ruby Wesley

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Ruby is pursuing a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and is originally from Minneapolis, MN. 

Lorraine Wongbi, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Lorraine Wongbi

Augsburg University 

Lorraine is a sophomore originally from Ramsey, MN studying Biopsychology.

Gabrielle Yetzer, 2021 Scholarship Recipient

Gabrielle Yetzer

Eckerd College

Gabrielle is a freshman originally from Faribault, MN studying Marine Biology. 

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Roman Zych

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Roman is a freshman originally from Minneapolis, MN studying Film, Animation, and Computer Science. 

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