Scholarships recipients announced

The George and Doris Merrill Family Foundation 5M Scholarship Fund through the Fort Dodge Community Foundation announces 23 scholarship awards to area students who are attending college during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Students receiving new scholarship awards include: Alexis Tudor, Webster City; Colby Deakman, Stratford; Macy Wing, Story City; Marissa Christensen, Manson; Megan Carpenter, Webster City.

Students receiving renewal scholarship awards include: Abbigail Luppes, Blairsburg; Caitlyn Cramer, Webster City; Caitlin Ostlund, Williams; Carly Hubbard, Webster City; Cortney Struchen, Webster City; Dillion Timm, Blairsburg; Garett Claude, Webster City; Jan Ryherd, Webster City; Jared Doolittle, Webster City; Katelyn Clough, Gowrie; Katie Huntington, Webster City; KeAnn Kelber, Rhodes; Kierra Eldridge, Lehigh; Kylie Daniels, Webster City; Nathan Chambers, Webster City; Rachel Pugh, Fort Dodge; Taylor Clough, Gowrie; Zach Puls, Jewell.

The Merrill Family believes in the importance of education and enjoys the opportunity to help area students pursue their educational goals. For more information about the George and Doris Merrill Family Foundation 5M Scholarship Fund, call the Fort Dodge Community Foundation at 515-573-3179.