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Bemidji State students receive more than $25,000 in scholarships

More than 20 incoming and returning Bemidji State University students are recieving $25,550 in scholarship funding to support their educations for the 2014-15 academic year.

Most scholarships are based on outstanding achievement and not on financial need.

Bemidji State understands the rising cost of higher education and is committed to offering a variety of scholarship opportunities to as many students as possible. In total, BSU will present more than $2.3 million in academic, talent and leadership scholarships this year. The awards are made possible through donations to BSU Alumni & Foundation and other organizations that specify funds for student scholarships.

• BSU Office of Admissions and Scholarships; (218) 755-2040, (888) 345-1721,

22 students recieve foundation scholarships from Bemidji State University
Bemidji |56601| Savanna Hanson, freshman, buisness administration; Paul Bunyan Communications Cooperative Scholarship - $2,850
Bemidji |56601| Krystal Irish, senior, elementary education; Jack and Delphine Jacobsen Scholarship - $1,000
Bemidji |56601| Austin Korczak, junior, biology; Ed Nordheim Scholarship - $500

Bagley |56621| Matthew Straabe, senior, applied engineering; Paul Bunyan Communications Technology Scholarship - $2,500
Franklin Park |56441| Daniel Kiebler, senior, physical education; Men’s Athletic Endowment - $1,300
Hamel |55340| Erin Waytas, sophomore, mathematics; Dr. Elwood Largis Family Scholarship -$1,000
Hibbing | 55746| Marie Bozovsky, freshman, elementary education; BSU Foundation General Scholarship - $1,300
Lakeville |55044| Nate Arentz, sophomore, business administration; Bruce and Mary Jo Falk Men’s Hockey Scholarship - $1,000
Laporte |56461| Kyle Kerby, freshman, business; Welle Family/First National Bank Scholarship - $1,000
Maple Grove |55369| Jessie Fuhrman, freshman, psychology; Jack & Delphine Jacobsen Scholarship - $1,000
Marshall |56258| Madison Schoephoerster, sophomore, sociologyy; Winston and Irene Naylor Scholarship; Winston and Irene Naylor Scholarship - $300
Menahga |56464| Rachael Horsma, senior, art and design; Big Oakes Foundation Scholarship - $1,000
Roseau |56751| Jasmin Beito, senior, biology; Harold Borchers Scholarship - $800
Wadena |56482| Jake Krause, sophomore, sports management; Jahner Shanfeld Football Scholarship - $600
Waubun |56589| Lindsey Adams, junior, nursing; St. Joseph’s Area Health Services Nursing Scholarship - $300
Windom |56101| Emily Turner, senior, biology; Sam and Peggy Johnson Scholarship in Biology - $1,200

Mesa |85201| Steven Prichard, junior, applied engineering and technology managment; Big Oakes Foundation Scholarship - $1,000

Elk Grove Village |60007| Charlie O’Connor, junior, business administration; Herb and Lynn Doran BSU Men’s Hockey Scholarship - $600
Geneva |60134| Connor Quinn, junior, business administration; Federated Insurance Business Student-Athlete Scholarship - $750

Rugby |58368| Hunter Parcel, freshman, vocal performance; M. Fern Birnstihl Scholarship - $500

Dawson Creek|Andrew Walsh, senior, business adminstration; Galen Nagle Memorial Scholarship - $2,300

Thunder Bay | Graeme McCormack, sophomore, business administration; Jeff “Bird” McBride Memorial Scholarship - $2,600

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.