2020-2021 Scholarship Award Celebration
The Annual Scholarship Award Celebration is our favorite event of the year! This event recognizes and honors the many caring and generous friends of the college who believe in education and give to help others as well as the many students whose lives are forever impacted by that generosity. While we regret that we cannot be together to celebrate in person, we hope you will take the time to read, view and listen to this year’s virtual celebration through the videos and documents below. I promise … you won’t be disappointed. –Kelly Magnuson, Vice President for Advancement & Outreach / Foundation Executive Director
About our Awards & Recipients
View a full presentation of our awards and recipients. Read more about each Ridgewater College scholarship awarded in the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 academic year.
Fall 2020 Scholarship Recipients
257 awards were disbursed for Fall Semester 2020, totaling over $200,000+ in scholarships. View a list of student recipient names and photos.
Hear from College & Community Leaders
Mike Kutzke is the Vice President of Student Success at Ridgewater College. He is an alum and has been a long-time donor and friend to the Ridgewater College Foundation. Hear his perspective as a donor, alumnus, and leader.
Robert Hantge has been a Ridgewater College Foundation board member since 2016. He also volunteers to review student scholarship applications. Hear his message to student scholarship recipients on behalf of all board members.
Student Scholarship Speaker
Ashley Haarstad is one of the many hardworking, grateful student scholarship recipients. Ashley has received many scholarships over the years that have assisted in her educational journey. Hear about her path to success and what her scholarships have meant to her.
Additional Student Thanks
Over 100 scholarship recipients chose to share their words of appreciation with our donors through video! Explore the “thank you’s” in the playlist below.
Closing Remarks from President Johnson
More to Explore
Community & Alumni
Thank you for taking the time to celebrate Ridgewater scholars with us! While this year’s event was not live or in person, we were thrilled at the opportunity to recognize our donors and celebrate our scholars with more people than ever before via this dedicated webpage. We hope you enjoyed scrolling through the celebration and invite you to reach out to [email protected] with any questions or comments.
Vice President of Advancement & Outreach / Executive Director of Foundation
Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations
Scholarship & Data Coordinator
Foundation Board of Directors
Ridgewater College Foundation Board of Directors
Hantge McBride Hughes Funeral Chapels & Crematory
Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP