Scholarships Awarded in 2016

The St. Joseph Area Dollars for Scholars, located in St. Joseph, Minnesota, awarded their 2016 scholarships to 30 local area students. Many of the scholarships were sponsored by local businesses and others were funded by an endowment and fundraising activities like the phone-a-thon.


Scholarship Awards Night - May 4th, 2016

(Photo by Frank Lee of The Newsleader)

  • Front Row (left to right): Shannon Osendorf, Claire Drake, Elizabeth Thell, Marisa Gaetz, Samantha Laudenbach, Kelsey Winter, Matthew Jagielski, Taylor Fourre and Adam Schleicher
  • Back Row (left to right) Jonathon Maleska, Amber Klein, Nathan Klehr, Samuel Clausen, Ethan Novacinski and Alexander Birr.

Congratulations scholarship recipients (in alphabetical order) and thank you scholarship sponsors!

  • Benjamin Alvord (St. Joseph Jaycees)
  • Justin Barg (St. Joseph Lions)
  • Kate Bechtold (Sunset Manufacturing)
  • Nathan Bedel (Dollars for Scholars phone-a-thon)
  • Alexander Birr (St. Joseph Lions)
  • Calvin Birr (St. Joseph Newsleader)
  • Emily Boysen (Dollars for Scholars phone-a-thon)
  • Samuel Clausen (Collegeville Credit Union)
  • Matthew Danielson (Mike Hazen Memorial Scholarship)
  • Claire Drake (Dollars for Scholars phone-a-thon)
  • Taylor Fourre (Dollars for Scholars phone-a-thon)
  • Marisa Gaetz (Dollars for Scholars phone-a-thon)
  • Jacklyn Hensel (Michael Contardo, DDS/Laser Dentistry)
  • Matthew Jagielski (Pam's Auto)
  • Kendra Johnson (Sentry Bank)
  • Sabrina Keller (Styles, Cotton & Millbert, DDS)
  • Nathan Klehr (Steve Schirber)
  • Amber Klein (St. Joseph Jaycees)
  • Samantha Laudenbach (Dr. Thomas Newton/Centracare Clinic)
  • Jonathan Maleska (Iver Linneman/St. Joseph American Legion & Knights of Columbus)
  • Logan Mehr (St. Joseph Lions)
  • Tyler Meyer (Pam's Auto)
  • Ethan Novacinski (Dollars for Scholars phone-a-thon)
  • Shannon Osendorf (Dollars for Scholars phone-a-thon)
  • Adam Schleicher (St. Joseph Fire Fighters)
  • Katie Schleper (Midcontinent Communications)
  • Alexander Theisen (Dollars for Scholars phone-a-thon)
  • Benjamin Thell (Dollars for Scholars phone-a-thon)
  • Elizabeth Thell (Dollars for Scholars phone-a-thon)
  • Kelsey Winder (St. Joseph Manufactured Homes)