S.J. Electro Systems Foundation, whose scholarship program encourages post-high school education for children, grandchildren and spouses of SJE- Rhombus employees, has named eight scholarship recipients for 2007. Krystle Christianson, Lee Knudsvig, Stephanie Lage, Chelsey Lahr, Amber McKenzie, Chelsi Moe, Crystal Terry and Bao Xiong all will receive scholarships toward their schooling for the 2007-2008 academic school year.
Krystle Christianson, daughter of Kevin and Lisa Christianson, Frazee, Minn., who is starting her second year at Minnesota State University Moorhead, will receive $500.
Lee Knudsvig, son of Loran and Valerie Knudsvig, Audubon, Minn., who is starting his first year at Southwest Minnesota State University, is awarded $1,000.
Stephanie Lage, daughter of Pat and Melissa Lage, Audubon, Minn., who is starting her first year at Minnesota State University Moorhead, receives $500.
Chelsey Lahr, daughter of Curt and Karrin Lahr, Vergas, Minn., who is starting her second year at Concordia College, is granted $500.
Amber McKenzie, daughter of Shane McKenzie and Sheree Lenz, Detroit Lakes, Minn., is starting her first year at the University of Minnesota, and she will receive $1,000 towards her schooling for the academic 2007-2008 school year.
Chelsi Moe, daughter of Bruce and Stacy Moe, Vergas, Minn., is starting her first year at North Dakota State University, and will receive $500.
Crystal Terry, daughter of Joe Terry and Debbie Fite, Lebanon, Ohio, is starting her second year at Sinclair Community College, and is granted $500.
Bao Xiong, daughter of Wallor and Kelly Xiong, St. Paul, Minn., who is starting her fourth year at the University of St. Thomas, receives $500.
In addition to these eight scholarship winners, SJE-Rhombus also presented scholarships to one graduating senior at Detroit Lakes High School, Lake Park-Audubon High School and Frazee High School.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic record, potential to succeed, leadership, extracurricular activities, work experience, stated educational and career goals, unique personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, sexual preference, or national origin.
The scholarship program is managed by Scholarship America, a national nonprofit educational support and student aid service organization.