Free money for college students from Eagle Grove based scholarship

Kent Jorgensen during his first student teaching session and where he will be employed full time after college graduation. Photo provided

In just a couple of weeks, the Eagle Grove High School Class of 2019 will walk out of the building for the last time as students. As graduation nears, many of them are preparing for post-secondary education, and looking for ways to fund it.

Does the thought of all that cash for tuition, room and board have you or your high school senior (or even currently enrolled college student), stressing about where the money will come from? For many young people, it can mean acquiring a large debt before they ever have their first professional job. So knowing what you know now, how does some free money sound? If you are a 2019 Eagle Grove High School graduate who is heading off to college this fall, or returning to college for your second, third, or fourth year, your burden could be lightened by applying for the Elizabeth Kluckholm Hill Scholarship Fund.

Kent Jorgensen, a 2015 graduate of EGHS, took the time to apply for the Hill Scholarship all four years of college, and it saved him a lot of money.

“I decided to apply for the Hill Trust Fund Scholarship right before graduating from high school along with many other scholarships,” said Jorgensen. “I saw that I met all the requirements to receive the Hill Trust Fund Scholarship so filled out the application and was lucky enough to receive it.”

Jorgensen has studied physical education/health education at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls for the past four years, taught students his first eight weeks of this semester at Forest City Elementary teaching PreK-5th grade PE, and during the last eight weeks of the semester he has been student teaching High School PE, Strength and Conditioning, and Health at Central Spring High School in Manly. He is excited to finally be graduating later this month.

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