Linke one of eight area seniors to receive Dakotaland FCU scholarships

2015_Jonathan Linke    Woonsocket, April 1 – Dakotaland Federal Credit Union recently honored eight area youth with $8,000 in college scholarships for the 2015-16 school year.
Each recipient completed a written application and submitted goals for their financial future, which was judged by a scholarship committee made up of 10 individuals.
“This year there were more applicants than I’ve seen in the past three years,” stated Scholarship Committee Member and Member Services Representative, Kelly Hills of the Madison Branch Office “The caliber of applicants was very strong and produced an impressive bunch of young people to review in the selection process. It was really enjoyable reviewing their aspirations and how they plan to get there.  Making the final selections was a difficult task.”
Jonathan Linke of Woonsocket was awarded one of the $1,000 scholarships. He will graduate from Woonsocket High School and will be attending South Dakota State University in Brookings, majoring in agronomy/animal science.
“The Credit Union was pleased to increase the number of scholarships awarded to our youth members in 2015.  We are very proud of these students and the goals they have set for themselves.  It is our intent to assist them in these future ambitions any way we can,” added Credit Union President, Dan Cumbee.
Dakotaland Federal Credit Union has locations in Huron, Volga, Brookings, Madison, Redfield, DeSmet, Mitchell and Woonsocket. With 28,000 members and $270 million in assets, Dakotaland continues to be locally owned and operated offering a full-line of financial services to its membership since 1935.

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