Round Up Trust awards 2023 scholarships
At its April 11th meeting, the Brown County Rural Electric Trust Board met to review applications for the sixth annual Brown County Rural Electric Trust scholarships.
Six $250 scholarships were awarded to high school seniors whose parents/guardians are Brown County REA members. The winners will receive their funds, to be used for educational costs, after successfully completing one semester at an accredited university, college, vocational, community or technical college.
Funds for the scholarships come from members who choose to round up their electric bill to the nearest dollar each month. The difference is placed in a trust which is administered by a nine-member board which meets four times each year to distribute funds to charitable causes, individuals and families in crisis and scholarships.
The 2023 scholarship winners are:
Bryanna Aschenbrenner, daughter of Randy & Nicole Aschenbrenner, and senior at New Ulm Public School.
Laura Bertrang, New Ulm Public School senior and daughter of Jeff & Wendy Bertrang.
Adam Johnson, Sleepy Eye High School senior and son of Tom & Judy Johnson
Lacey Mathiowetz, daughter of Scott & Kayla Mathiowetz, senior at Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s High School
Paige Rose, Cedar Mountain High School senior and daughter of Scott & Jennifer Rose
Kayleigh Schumann, Comfrey High School senior and granddaughter of Teresa Schumann.
Congratulations & thank you to all the applicants.