The Minnesota Telecom Alliance announced that they received 140 scholarship applications from across the state and two winning students are from Erskine. Brekken Lindberg was selected to receive a $2,000 Bud Morrow scholarship and Amelia Landsverk was selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year from the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation, according to Tim Brinkman, General Manager, Garden Valley Technologies.
Lindberg will be graduating from Win-E-Mac High School and plans to attend The University of North Dakota. He is the son of Liz Lindberg.
Landsverk will be graduating from Fosston High School and plans to attend Concordia College. She is the daughter of Mark Landsverk.
In awarding the scholarships to Lindberg and Landsverk, Tim Brinkman said, “We’re happy to have this chance to make an investment in these students’ college education. Rural communities need educated and talented young people to be our leaders of the future. It makes us all proud at Garden Valley Technologies when we have not one but two statewide winners selected from our area.”
The Foundation is part of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance, a trade organization based in St. Paul representing over 44 telephone companies and cooperatives in the state.