Educational Foundation Announces 2020 Recipients

Educational Foundation Announces 2020 Recipients
Posted on 07/13/2020
SouthWest Metro Educational Foundation LogoSouthWest Metro Educational Foundation has released the names of Recipients for the 2020 Scholarship Awards. Students submitted applications through early March for consideration. All 23 applicants will be awarded a scholarship, and all scholarships distributed for 2020 will total $29,000.

Scholarships are available to graduates of SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 programs. The primary purpose of these scholarships is to encourage outstanding SWMetro students and to applaud perseverance in education despite obstacles. In lieu of the annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast to honor the recipients, students will be featured on the SouthWest Metro Intermediate District Website ( and on District social media channels ( and

Congratulations to the SouthWest Metro Educational Foundation 2020 Scholarship Recipients:
Mercy Akindemowo, Alexandra Anton Drumm, Danvy Bui, Natalie Busch, Korey Davis, Rose Felgen, Emma Fronius, Reed Greenwood, Gabrielle Gunkel, Sunita Jashi, Faith Johnson, Kameron Karnick, Trang Nguyen, Zane Ochsendorf, Travis Riddering, Bailey Riemer, Lilly Saarela, Skylar Savoy, Jacob Soldo, Gavin Stadler, Ricky Steigerwald, Graciela Suenaga, and Josephine Weinand

Thank You to the Scholarship Donors and Partners:
Kopp Family Foundation Scholarship, Prior Lake Lions Club, Sam C Chang Memorial Scholarship, Challenge Accepted Scholarship, Doris Urke Memorial Scholarship, Charter Bank, Kay Guenther Honorary Scholarship, SWMetro Faculty and Staff, Lawrence St. John Scholarship, Austin Simenson Memorial Scholarship, Barbara Colhapp ABE Scholarship, Diane Grunewald Scholarship, Jordaness Lions Club, SWMetro Founder’s Scholarship, Merit Scholarship, Chaska Lions Club, Charles Petarka Sr. Memorial Scholarship