2 K-M students receive Minnesota Telecom Alliance scholarships
The Minnesota Telecom Alliance announced that it received 140 scholarship applications from across the state and two winning students are from Kasson. Jora Nicole Gergen was selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship, and Garsen Schorr was selected to receive the first $2,000 Information Technology scholarship for the 2019- 2020 academic year from the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation, according to Mary Ehmke, president of KMTelecom.
Gergen will be graduating from Kasson- Mantorville High School and plans to attend Bemidji State University. She is the daughter of Tara Gergen. Schorr will also be graduating from K-M and plans to attend the
University of Notre Dame or University of Nebraska- Lincoln Raikes School.
In awarding the scholarship to Gergen and Schorr, K-MTel’s Ehmke 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 KMTelecom when we have 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.