This year marks the thirteenth year that the Center For Independence has awarded scholarships to assist dependent children of current employees in obtaining post-secondary education. The program was implemented in 2001 to provide a means for employees to work cooperatively to meet the increasing costs associated with post-secondary education.
The Center For Independence Board of Directors matches a portion of the employee contributions demonstrating the agencys commitment to helping the children of our employees further their education. Since the inception of the Scholarship Program, 140 students have received $79,100 in scholarships. This years recipients listed below have been awarded scholarships of $650 each.
Adam House, son of Kathy House of Huron, attends Dakota State University majoring in English.
Bailey Tschetter, daughter of Lisa and James Tschetter of Huron, attends Southeast Technical Institute with a major in business management.
Kacee Kopfmann, daughter of Lori and Monte Kopfmann, attends North Dakota State University with double majors in human development and family science and elementary education.
Tanner Langbehn, son of Georgia and Steve Langbehn of Huron, is a senior at Dakota State University with a major in computer and network security.
Kaylee Wallace, daughter of Kurt and Carolyn Wallace of Arlington, attends South Dakota State University with a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in French.
Amanda Korak, daughter of Julene and Paul Korak of Huron, is a senior at Northern State University majoring in instrumental music education with an emphasis in percussion method and in biology in nursing.
Elizabeth Nelson, daughter of James Nelson of Huron, will be attending Southwest Minnesota State University and plans to major in the Health Sciences field for nursing.
Charles Drevecky, son of Julie Miller of Watertown, plans to attend Northern State University and hopes to become a chemistry teacher.
Seth Knight, son of Becky and Mark Knight of Huron, will be attending South Dakota State University and majoring in forensics.
Jessie Langbehn, daughter of Georgia and Steve Langbehn of Huron, attends Northern State University with a major in psychology.
Sydney Tschetter, daughter of Lisa and James Tschetter of Huron, will be attending Northern Iowa Area Community College to major in physical therapy.
Tracy Ochsner, daughter of Jackie Ochsner and Dan Ochsner of Huron, attends the University of South Dakota studying for a bachelor of science in nursing.
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