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Keweenaw Community Foundation Scholarships awarded

Local students receiving support for continuing education

HANCOCK — Three local students have been awarded scholarships from the Keweenaw Community Foundation. The KCF Granting Committee and Board of Trustees awarded the Ronald and Lou Ellyn Helman Scholarship to Katherine Jaszczak and Gabrielle Roberts, and the Alec Fisher Scholarship to Tyler LeMahieu.

Both Helman Scholarship recipients will receive $700 in support. Gabrielle Roberts is attending Lake Superior State University where she is studying to become a specialized Registered Nurse. Katherine Jaszczak is attending Saginaw Valley State University and majoring in nursing. The primary purpose of the Ronald and Lou Ellyn Helman Scholarship is to encourage skilled, motivated students to enter a post-secondary school offering specialized fields of study. The goal is to further their education in the field of their choice in order to become a skilled worker who is self-sufficient, reliable, and a contributing member of society.

Alec Fisher Scholarship recipient Tyler LeMahieu will receive $1,000 in support. LeMahieu is completing the Environmental Engineering program at Michigan Technological University this academic year. The Alec Fisher Scholarship is an annual scholarship available to Michigan Tech students with a junior or senior standing in Environmental Engineering or Management Information Systems. The scholarship was established to honor the memory of Alec Fisher, a Michigan Tech student who had majored in both the aforementioned programs, while also minoring in Psychology.

The Keweenaw Community Foundation currently has 10 scholarship funds that have been established by local residents and organizations. To learn more about past recipients and upcoming application details, please visit https://www.keweenawgives.org/scholarships.

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