The New Ulm Area Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that Kincaid Diersen has been selected to be the 2020 recipient of the Charlotte Raymond Anderson Teaching Scholarship. This competitive scholarship provides $5,000 to help defray the costs of tuition, books, and related expenditures. Kincaid is a senior at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School, where he has attained a 3.976 grade point average through 7 semesters, while also participating in multiple extra-curricular activities, volunteering with his church and elementary school, and working part-time. He plans to attend Martin Luther College, where he will study to earn a bachelor’s degree in Science Education, majoring in Life Science and Chemistry. The Charlotte Raymond Anderson Teaching Scholarship (CRATS) was established in late 2019. Charlotte wanted to support people interested in pursuing excellence in the field of teaching … her life-long passion. She chose the New Ulm Area Foundation, Inc. to manage the fund and selection process. The rigorous selection process required applicants to complete an application, provide verification of minimum grade point average, an essay describing reasons for choosing a teaching career and/or pursing an advanced teaching degree, letters of recommendation, and letter of acceptance into an accredited college/university program. The selection committee was comprised of representatives from New Ulm Area Foundation, Charlotte’s representatives, and local high school counselors.
NUAF, Inc. Announces New Advisory Board Members February 21, 2020 The New Ulm Area Foundation has added two new members to its Advisory Board, Shari Fischer and Shannon Hillesheim. Fischer is an attorney who owns Fischer Law, PA, where she focuses on estate planning, real estate and business. Fischer currently serves on the Boards of the New Ulm Medical Center Foundation, Network New Ulm Youth Leadership Program, Oak Hills Living Center Foundation, and Leave a Legacy-New Ulm. She previously served on and was the chair of the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of the Network New Ulm Program. Hillesheim is the Market President of Bank Midwest, having been in the financial industry for 15 years. She is a graduate of Network New Ulm, serving on the Network New Ulm Youth Leadership Program board and also serves on the Oak Hills Foundation board, New Ulm Farm City Hub Club, New Ulm Girls Fastpitch Association, Public Utilities Commissioner, New Ulm Sertoma Club, New Ulm Economic Development board and MBA Ag Committee and Higher Education Committee.