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High School Senior Awarded Volunteerism Scholarship (3 of 4)

High School Senior Awarded Volunteerism Scholarship (3 of 4)

Each year the United Way of West Central Minnesota offers scholarships to students who volunteer. There’s a natural gap between what government and business do to contribute to the community. Volunteers and non-profits fill that gap. 33 students in our area applied this year, and four were selected to receive to scholarship sent directly to their college of choice. Our third awardee highlight is:

Michelle Hebrink
ACGC Senior High

At Ridgewater I plan to attain my bachelor’s of science in nursing. After attaining my BSN I plan on pursuing a career as a travel nurse. I’d love to travel and put my Spanish speaking to use in underdeveloped countries. I really enjoy working with kids so I’d love to continue volunteer work with children.

Why do you feel it is important to volunteer?

My work experience, volunteer opportunities, and extracurriculars taught me organization and time management, the importance of building relationships, teamwork, and being involved in community building. Growing up, volunteering at church and in the surrounding communities is just something my family and friends have always done. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet some really neat people, make connections, and gain a strong sense of community because of my involvement. Plus, I had a fun time working with others! Often, my involvement led to future opportunities where I could serve and take on leadership positions. These are the skills that have prepared me for my future career plan as an accountant.

Join us in congratulating and wishing Michelle and all high school seniors all the best in their next chapters.

This year’s outstanding seniors:

33 applications, 4 winners being awarded at school presentations.
Scholarships will be awarded at $500 each and sent directly to the recipient’s college of attendance upon verification of enrollment.
If you’d like to find areas of need that you could contribute to click here to find a list of current needs.