SouthPoint Foundation Announces 10 Winners of $1,000 Scholarship

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(Sleepy Eye, MN – June 4, 2024) SouthPoint Financial Credit Union, a leading financial institution dedicated to supporting education and community development, is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Foundation Scholarship Essay Competition. After careful consideration and review of over 100 entries, the judging panel has selected ten outstanding individuals to each receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The scholarship essay competition was open to SouthPoint members that are high school seniors pursuing higher education. Participants were asked to submit an essay that displayed their originality, ability to provide supporting statements, and deliver an impacting message on a given topic related to personal finance management.

The judging process was conducted by a panel who evaluated each essay based on its creativity, clarity, coherence, and overall message. The essays demonstrated the writers’ critical thinking abilities and provided valuable insights into their understanding of the subject matter.

We are delighted to congratulate the following winners of the SouthPoint Foundation Scholarship Essay Competition:

  • Aaron Black, Gibbon; Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
  • Avery Alberts, Hutchinson; Hutchinson High School
  • Isabelle Webb, New Ulm; New Ulm Public High School
  • Joseph Fingland, New Ulm; Cathedral High School
  • Kaitlin Donnay, New Ulm; New Ulm Public High School
  • Landin Nelson, North Mankato; Mankato West High School
  • Lindsay Hose, New Ulm; Cathedral High School
  • Matthew Otterness, Saint Peter; Saint Peter High School
  • Noah Simonsen, Sleepy Eye; St. Mary’s Catholic High School
  • Zachary Riederer, Sleepy Eye; Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School

The SouthPoint Foundation would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to all applicants and to congratulate all the winners for their exceptional work and insightful essays.  The Scholarship Essay Competition is an integral part of our commitment to education and community development. By investing in the next generation’s education, we aim to create a brighter future for our communities and inspire young individuals to pursue their dreams.

For more information about the SouthPoint Foundation Scholarship Essay Competition and other initiatives, please visit our website or contact us at [email protected].


SouthPoint Financial Credit Union Foundation is a registered 501c3 not-for-profit corporation established in 2017 to promote community giving and scholarship opportunities in the areas served by SouthPoint Financial Credit Union.

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