SouthPoint Foundation Announces 10 Winners of $1000 Scholarship Essay Competition

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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 numerous entries, the judging panel has selected ten outstanding individuals to receive a $1000 scholarship each.

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 2023 Essay Competition:

  • Louis Hertling, Ramsey; Anoka High School
  • Laura Bertrang, New Ulm; New Ulm Public High School
  • Jerome Schlinger, Waconia; Waconia High School
  • Andi Huselid, Elk River; Elk River High School
  • Brooke Hanson, New Ulm; New Ulm Public High School
  • Briana Burtzel, Lowry; Alexandria Area High School
  • Aleasha Fischer, Stewart; Hutchinson High School
  • Heidi Weber, St. Peter; St Peter High School
  • Nathaniel Janssen, New Ulm; New Ulm Public High School
  • Charles Vacek, Waconia; Waconia 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.

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