ST. CLOUD, MN (September 9, 2015) –
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota is proud to announce the recipients of two unique scholarships exclusive to youth involved with the program:
Dan Anderson, St. Cloud, was awarded the Federated Challenge Scholarship. This scholarship, made possible by Federated Insurance and the Federated Challenge, awards deserving Big Brothers Big Sisters’ program participants who plan to continue their education in a non-four year postsecondary program at an accredited Minnesota school that is focused on apprenticeship, certificate, trade school, technical or community college.
Shelby Johnson, Foley, received the WWBD (What Would Bri Do) Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established to honor the memory of BriAnna Kruzel, a former Little Sister and High School Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in September 2013. BriAnna’s family carries on the legacy of kindness and generosity BriAnna exemplified through What Would Bri Do, Inc., a nonprofit organization they founded to give back to the community.
Ann Matvick, Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Director states “It is an honor for Big Brothers Big Sisters to be associated with such generous and philanthropic organizations through which we can continue to impact the lives of young people and build the future of our communities.”
|John Mahowald- Big Brothers Big Sisters Board President, Dan Anderson, Tom Janssen- Dan’s Big Brother in the program|
|Tami Kruzel- BriAnna’s mother and President of What Would Bri Do, Inc., Shelby Johnson|