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Detroit Lakes Area College Foundation Recognizes Scholarship Recipients

The Detroit Lakes Area College Foundation recognizes 10 Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Detroit Lakes Campus students who will receive scholarships totaling $19,500 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Detroit Lakes Area College Foundation 2014-2015 Scholarship Awards:

M State Faculty/Staff Scholarships

  • Jessica Garcia
  • Kody Bartch*

Foltz Trucking Inc. Scholarship

  • Aaron Behrmann
  • Matthew Gritz
  • Amber Kuhn

Detroit Lakes Rotary Club Scholarship

  • Alexandra Lothspeich

Detroit Lakes Kiwanis Club Scholarship

  • Teaira Lothspeich

Detroit Lakes Area College Foundation Scholarship

  • Benjamin Vonda
  • Amber Barton*
  • Danielle Hanson*
  • Amber Kuhn*
  • Justine Turk*
  • Jacqueline Tate*
  • Tyler Peterson*

Ulteig Engineers Inc. Scholarship

  • Trevor Murphy

Jerome Kotalik Memorial Scholarship

  • Daniel Myers

PowerSports Technology Scholarship

  • Jason Cluckey
  • Adam Colgrove

Sanford Health

  • Amber Barton

Lloyd Olson Automotive Scholarship

  • Dylan Papenfuss*

*Denotes Fall Award

Scholarships are granted to outstanding applicants who demonstrate excellence in community activities, work, volunteer experience, academic achievement and financial need. Recipients are a mixture of full-time, part-time, first-year and second-year students. DLACF has worked to develop scholarships and programs for the Detroit Lakes campus since 1981.

DLACF's mission is to make a difference in the lives of the M State students it serves and the Detroit Lakes community by building relationships, advocacy, alumni development and fundraising. The foundation has awarded $263,500 in scholarships to 568 students in the past 33 years. Scholarship awards are made possible through generous donations to DLACF and International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) - Detroit Lakes Chapter.


Jerome Kotalik Endowment established throught DLACF

The Jerome Kotalik Endowment has been created to fund scholarships for displaced workers or veterans enrolled in the Marine Engine Technology program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes.

Jerry was a displaced worker who was laid off from an airline maintenance facility. His interest in hunting, fishing and the outdoors inspired him to find a new career that would allow him to live in a rural area. His love for Detroit Lakes brought him to the lakes area, where he enrolled in the Marine Engine Technology program at M State. After receiving his degree, he owned and managed Jerry's Recreational in Pelican Rapids. On Dec. 25, 2012, he was killed in a snowmobile accident.

Jerry's motto was "your satisfaction is my success."

Last modified: January 8th, 2014 at 11:19am