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Education briefs for June 16

June 16, 2010
Marshall Independent

Area students receive Fire Service Foundation scholarships

During the April meeting of the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation, the Board of Trustees awarded six $1,000 scholarships to children of Minnesota firefighters.

A total of 309 scholarship applications were submitted, six of which were for children of deceased firefighters. As is the custom, the Board of Trustees voted to award one scholarship to a child of a deceased firefighter and an additional five scholarships to children of active firefighters for a total of six. All of the recipients are drawn randomly from the respective pool of applicants. Once the random draw from the son or daughter of a deceased firefighter is completed, the remaining names from that pool are added to the general pool of applicants.

The randomly selected recipients include: Joshua Carter, the son of firefighter Michael Carter of the Marshall Fire Department and Megan Van Keulen, the daughter of firefighter Tim Van Keulen of the Ghent Fire Department.

Fischer wins CHS Foundation scholarship

Douglas Fischer of Ghent recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the CHS Foundation, the major giving entity of CHS Inc., an energy, grains and foods company. Following graduation this spring, Fischer plans to study agricultural business management at North Dakota State University.

Fischer is one of 50 students receiving scholarships through the CHS Foundation High School Scholarship Program. A total of $50,000 was awarded through the program this year.

"The CHS Foundation is proud to support our next generation of leaders by helping talented high school graduates further their education within an agricultural field," said William J. Nelson, CHS Foundation president.

An independent, external committee selected recipients based on essays, transcripts and reference letters.



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