Thursday, December 22, 2011

Penny Program Announces Fall 2011 Recipients

The Minnesota State University Student Association and the Penny Program Board would like to congratulate its 2011 Penny Fellows:

Jake Hite is being awarded a $2,500 Timothy J. Penny State Public Service Fellowship to intern with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s Office.  Originally from Osceola, WI Jake currently attends Winona State University where he is pursuing a degree in public administration and public relations. 

Robert Trefetheren
is being awarded a $2,500 Timothy J. Penny State Public Service Fellowship to intern with North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad in his Fargo, ND office. Originally from Little Canada, MN, Robert currently attends Minnesota State University Moorhead where he is pursuing a degree in political science and legal studies.

Ker Lor
is being awarded the $1,500 Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship for her life long dedication to community service shown through her work with disadvantaged youth in the Americorps program, City Year in New Hampshire and various other groups. Ker currently attends Winona State University where she is pursuing a degree in Exercise Science.

Nikki Sabby, MSUSA vice chair and co-chair of the Penny Program Board, believes “The Penny Program awarded exceptional students this Fall who will be taking part in great internships.  Each of them has already been really active on campus and within their communities where they've made positive changes.”

The Penny Program is named in honor of former Congressman and member of MSUSA, Tim Penny, and in memory of his wife, Barb Penny.  The program awards Minnesota state college and university students who participate in public service internships and show a commitment to community service. Since 1987, The Penny Program has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

JPS Scholarship Cookbooks Have Arrived!

MSUSA and the Jared P. Stene Scholarship Board are proud to present Recipes and Remembrances. For only $13 per cookbook you can support student leaders in college improving their communities, and enjoy over 290 homespun recipes and cherish the memories of those who knew the young man for whom the scholarship honors. Don’t forget to consider Recipes and Remembrances as a gift for your loved ones!

You can purchase your copy by sending a check, made out to the JPS Scholarship, to:
23 Empire Drive, Suite #100
St. Paul, MN 55103

To learn about the Jared P. Stene Student Lewadership Scholarship, please visit: