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home : opinion : letters to the editor November 25, 2015

1/16/2013 9:46:00 AM
A closer look at the Stroud scholarship

A closer look at the Stroud scholarship
After reading in last week's Citizen that Brady Ysker-Giefer was the first Myrtle Stroud scholarship winner, I called my associate in the handling of the estate, Dan McDonald, questioning the validity of the University of Minnesota's statement.
He reminded me of a technicality that makes the statement true but which was overlooked, or missing.
The difference is "University" versus the "College of Liberal Arts."
Brady's scholarship came from the CLA (which is where Myrtle's will specifically designated it should go). Because Andrea was not applying to the CLA, but the CLA folks wanted to award a scholarship to a Windom graduate (mostly because Dan promoted it), they moved the scholarship money from CLA to the school Andrea was planning to attend. I don't recall which one that was.
We are not sure whether the CLA folks will continue to search for a Windom graduate regardless of whether they apply to the CLA. I don't believe it is the University's responsibility to do so, just a favor to us. The U of M, after all, is a compendium of many colleges each with its own agenda and pride.
Both Andrea and Brady were very good students in Windom and we believe their college careers will be equally successful.
So last week's correction was only partially correct. There you are, for the record.
Both Andrea and Brady were very good students in Windom. Myrtle would have been delighted that they received a scholarship. We expect their college careers will be equally successful.
   - Jim Krueger,
      personal representative
     for the estate,
     now closed

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