Women & Giving Scholarships Awarded

The Watertown Area Community Foundation’s Women & Giving Advisory Committee met via Zoom this week to review scholarship applications from non-traditional female students furthering their education in Watertown.

They reviewed 41 applications and awarded eight $2,000 scholarships. Congratulations to the following Lake Area Technical College students:

  • Kennedy Bickett, pursuing a practical nursing degree
  • Sara Johnston, studying to become a Human Services Technician
  • Krystal Kadoun, studying human resources/business
  • Chelsea Martin, pursuing a Medical Lab Technician degree
  • Holly Miller, studying marketing/management in business
  • Heather Nielsen, pursuing a practical nursing degree
  • Marissa Rislov, studying in the Medical/Fire Rescue field to pursue a career as Emergency Medical Specialist
  • Danielle Sauer, pursuing a registered nursing degree

In addition, Women & Giving awarded a total of more than $16,000 in grants this year to organizations and programs serving area women and children. Grants, some of which were already announced, went to: 4 Paws for Ability, Beacon Center, Boys & Girls Club of Watertown, Brothers & Sisters Behind Bars, East-Central CASA, Divine Providence of SD, ICAP Delta Dental Mobile, Lake Area Technical College Educare, PACH, United Way Dolly Parton Imagination Library, McKinley School Social Worker and Watertown Middle School. Some monies were reserved for grant requests that may arise before the next fund-raising campaign.

WACF thanks the Women & Giving donors who make these scholarships and grants possible and also gives special thanks to the advisory committee for their time and efforts. The committee members are: Sandy Albertsen, Jan Brooks, Prudy Calvin, chair; Chris Carter, Karla Christensen, Susan Geyerman, Nancy Linneman, Julie Ranum and Kathy Witte-Holmes.

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