Niebrugge Scholarship awards $40,000 to Effingham County graduates

(Top row, L-R) Dan Altman, Shelby Borries, Jordan Bowler, Elena Breer, Audra Breer, Allison Deters
(Row 2, L-R) Sean French, Dustin Gurley, Alexander Hartke, Dustin Hartke, Garrett Hartke, Taylor Hartke
(Row 3, L-R) Alix Hayes, Kayla Herzing, Megan Meyers, Jaren Minor, Hannah Pike, Kevin Robards
(Bottom row, L-R) Carol Schumacher, Kelsey Seidel, Renee Tillman, Michaela Vahling, Danielle White, Claire Zumbahlen

Effingham County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Ray, Mary, and Tim Niebrugge Scholarship. Scholarships totaling $40,000 have been awarded to 24 students:

Altamont High School – Renee Tillman, Dan Altman, Kelsey Seidel, Danielle White; Beecher City High School – Jordan Bowler; Dieterich High School – Alix Hayes, Kevin Robards; Effingham High School -- Shelby Borries, Sean French, Dustin Gurley, Kayla Herzing, Megan Meyers, Jared Minor, Hannah Pike; Teutopolis High School -- Allison Deters, Elena Breer, Audra Breer, Alexander Hartke, Taylor Hartke, Garrett Hartke, Dustin Hartke, Carol Schumacher, Michaela Vahling, and Claire Zumbahlen.

The Ray, Mary and Tim Niebrugge Scholarship was established by Tim Niebrugge, the son of Ray and Mary Niebrugge of Green Creek. Ray Niebrugge inherited a tract of land from his father, John, and continued reinvesting in the farm for more than 40 years. Tim farmed the ground after his parents passed away until his own death on September 22, 2006. Tim was never married and had no children. Tim established this trust to help Effingham County students with financial need continue their education.

Graduates of any Effingham County high school are eligible to apply for a scholarship for undergraduate study at any two or four-year college/university or technical school. The primary determinant for selection is financial need.

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