H.A. (Hank) True, III and Dave True, senior partners, recently announced the names of the recipients of the True Companies Children of Employee Scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Those receiving the employee scholarships are Bridger Boltz of Belfield, North Dakota; Robert Currie of Dickinson, North Dakota; Jordyn Diaz of Wright; Courtney Feehan of Pinehaven; Briahnna Manning of Evanville; Maddison Reynolds and Justyn-Devin Whisler of Moorcroft; Vera Rosland of Dickey, North Dakota; Hannah Strickland of Shreveport, Louisiana; Shyla Whalen of Glenrock; and Eli Williams and Kelsie Williams of Culbertson, Montana.
The partners said there were 20 applications for 11 scholarships. The selection of the winners was made by a scholarship committee including Mrs. Carol L. Tarantola, a retired educator, of Casper, Chairman; Mr. C. H. Brown III of C. H. Brown Co., LLC, Wheatland, Wyoming; and Mr. Jim D. Neiman of Meiman Enterprises, Inc., Hulett, Wyoming. Both Messrs. Brown and Neiman are also past presidents of the University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustess. The winners were selected on the basis of scholastic attainment, intelligence, merit, need, and their potential for success in and after college.
This is the sixtieth year these scholarships have been awarded; and they are in the smount of $2,000 each. Students may use the scholarship at any accredited four-year college or university or at any accredited two-year college. Select of the college or university is determined by the student. The partners pointed out that these scholarships are grants and do not in any way obligate the recipient to the True companies. All children of employees with three or more years of servce are eligible to apply for the scholarships. The applicant must be or intend to become a bona fide candidate for an associate degree, a baccalaureate degree, or an advanced degree from a qualified education institution.
The Children of Employees Scholarships are donated by the company in addition to direct scholarship grants of $7,500 made each year to both Casper College and the University of Wyoming. These annual grants are distributed directly by the receiving institutions.