2024-2025 Descendents of Employee Scholarships Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—The partners recently announced the recipients of the True Companies Descendants of Employees Scholarships for the 2024–2025 academic year.  Those receiving the scholarships are Ella Catchpole, Ella Litman, Caleb Reekers, Matthew Schrader and Lily Trujillo all of Casper, WY; Madisen Unterseher and Natasha Unterseher of Gillette, WY; Kayalei Hartl of Laramie, WY; Jerome Lipp and LaKacee Lipp of Newcastle, WY; Tyra Feldmann of Beach, ND; Tessa Feldmann of Bismarck, ND; Charlee Schenfisch of Makoti, ND; and Aaliyah Bertelsen of Williston, ND.

The partners said there were 32 applications for 11 scholar­ships with 3 scholarships being split between family members.  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. WY LLC, Wheatland, Wyoming; and Mr. Jim D. Neiman of Neiman Enterprises, Inc., Hulett, Wyoming.  Both Messrs. Brown and Neiman are also past presidents of the University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees.  The winners were selected based on scholastic attainment, intelligence, merit, need, and their potential for success in and after college.

This is the sixty–fourth year these scholarships have been awarded; each in the amount of $3,000.  Students may use the scholarship at any accredited four-year college or university or at any accredited two-year college.  Selection 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 descendants of current employees with three or more years of service are eligible to apply for a scholarship.  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 educational institution.

The Descendants 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.