Henry Strunc, 2018 Montevideo graduate, has been chosen to receive the Klick Foundation Scholarship through the University of Minnesota for attending their engineering program, and exhibiting strong leadership skills.

Henry Strunc, 2018 Montevideo graduate, has been chosen to receive the Klick Foundation Scholarship through the University of Minnesota for attending their engineering program, and exhibiting strong leadership skills.

The Klick Foundation Scholarship is based out of Glenwood and is awarded to two incoming freshman every year. The students must be accepted into the University, and they must be engineering majors. The Foundation additionally chooses individuals from around the Glenwood area to encourage individuals and businesses to continue growing and thriving in the area.

Strunc learned about the scholarship through an email he received from the University.

“The email said there weren’t enough applicants, so I applied,” said Strunc. “I set up an interview and met with two committee members. At the end of the interview, the Klick representative told me that I got the scholarship.

To be eligible for the scholarship, Strunc must stay in the engineering program at the University and maintain a GPA of at least 2.75.

“I’m honored to receive this scholarship. Getting this scholarship made me regret not reaching out for more scholarship opportunities. Monte has a great program that offers a lot of money, but they should tell you how many more scholarship opportunities there are out there. I had no idea this scholarship existed, and the criteria was specific to engineering at the University of Minnesota.

The Klick Foundation Scholarship was established in 2008 when Brady Klick and his family wanted to give back to the community. Brady attended the Institute of Technology in 1996 under the Cyrus Scholarship, and was grateful to Richard Hanschen for founding it, so he created the Klick Scholarship.

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