Two students selected for $1,000 Federated/Basin scholarships

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JACKSON — Federated Rural Electric announces the two regional students receiving the 13th annual $1,000 Federated/Basin Scholarships. It's the 10th year that two students were selected.

Sarah Holmberg, Lakefield, is receiving a $1,000 Basin/Federated scholarship. Holmberg is a sophomore at Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is majoring in plant science with a theology minor. She is the daughter of Mark and Romona and a graduate of Jackson County Central High School.

Sofia Stumpf, Lakefield, is receiving the $1,000 Federated/L&O/Basin Scholarship. Stumpf is a freshman at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and is majoring in English with a minor in psychology and then plans to go to law school. She is the daughter of Jeffrey and Alison and a graduate of Jackson County Central High School.

“These scholarships come from two of our power suppliers, Basin Electric Power Cooperative based in Bismarck, North Dakota; and L&O Power Cooperative in Rock Rapids, Iowa,” said Scott Reimer, Federated’s general manager. “We are members of both cooperatives since 2008. Basin awards 136 of these scholarships to local electric cooperatives. Federated is excited to award the $1,000 scholarships to Sarah and Sofia.”

The Basin scholarships are available to Federated members with high school seniors and college students who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school working on an undergraduate or master’s degree. Federated received 17 applications. Each applicant completed a two-page application, wrote an essay, submitted grades, a reference checklist and college test scores.


The scholarship applications were judged by retired school teachers Becky Kruse, Jackson; and Gene Hugoson, Granada.

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