South Central College’s North Mankato Campus Foundation presented ore than $228,000 in scholarships to 267 students today at the college’s annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

Four of the 2014 recipients were honored with full tuition two-year Presidential Scholarships, funded by the Glen A. Taylor Foundation. To qualify, students must have maintained a 3.75 or greater GPA and exhibit strong leadership skills and community involvement. This year’s Presidential Scholars include Kassandra Juarez, a 2014 graduate of Blue Earth Area High School and Josseline Lopez, a 2014 graduate of Madelia High School. Receiving the second year of their two-year Presidential Scholarship are Rueshauna Reynolds, a 2013 graduate of Mankato East High School and Matthew Schroepfer, a 2013 graduate of Sleepy Eye Public High School.

Four students received Dean’s Scholarship Awards. To be considered for these prestigious awards, students must have maintained a 3.75 or greater GPA in high school. This year’s Dean’s Scholars include Carly Jensen, a 2014 graduate of Sleepy Eye Public High School, Adam Petterson, a 2014 graduate of Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School; Collin Thompson, a 2014 graduate of Saint Peter High School; and Kao Neng Vang, a 2014 graduate of Tracy Area High School.

Scholarships are funded by businesses and individuals throughout the region.

“We’re excited to be recognizing SCC students for their academic achievements and we are grateful for the generous community support of our college,” says Tami Reuter, Executive Director of the South Central College North Mankato Campus Foundation.

South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.