Throughout the scholarship season, we are spotlighting scholarship recipients by sharing the thank you notes they submitted to their respective scholarship committees.
The donors who support these funds and the volunteers and committee members who champion these funds are all investing in the future of this region. We thank them for their work in making a sustainable impact of the lives of those who call our community home.
Anya VanAntwerpen, who graduated from Bemidji High School, earned the Ray F. and John F. Breen Scholarship.
Here is what she submitted:
I just graduated high school this year and I am extremely excited to be going to the University of Minnesota Duluth this coming fall. I am going to be studying elementary and special education, and minoring in American Sign Language. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship supports college students with so many possible assets. Thank you very much for being so kind as to donate the earnings from your own personal accomplishments to help continue generating more achievements for others in the future. I have felt so grateful to have been awarded this scholarship. This has been such a fun experience, and I hope that I can get the chance to apply for more scholarships through this program in the future.
Scholarship season is now upon us! The application window for scholarships offered through Northwest Minnesota Foundation opened February 1st. Most will close on April 15th. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the scholarship portal soon to create their account, take the eligibility quiz, and prepare their applications. Learn more at www.nwmf.org/scholarships
If you are interested in supporting one of our many scholarship funds, or if you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund, please visit www.nwmf.org/ways-to-give/scholarships