DSU student wins Haines Scholarship
Dakota State University junior Brittney Heiberger, has been awarded a $2,150 Haines Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year by the South Dakota Board of Regents.
The scholarship is awarded each year to a regental university sophomore, junior, or senior who is pursuing studies leading to a teaching certificate. Applicants are evaluated based on their GPA, high school and college memberships, services and activities, and statements of personal and educational philosophy.
Douglas Fugitt established the Haines Scholarship in memory of his wife, Dora Lee Haines, and her three sisters. The four Haines sisters were all teachers in one-room rural schools in Perkins and Corson counties of South Dakota. The fund is an open endowment to which additional gifts may be made at any time through the South Dakota Board of Regents.
Heiberger is a graduate of Tri-Valley High School and a junior at Dakota State University. She currently has a cumulative grade point average of 3.88.