USD names Rawlins Scholars; each to receive $2,200 per year Fifteen of South Dakota's best students have been named 1999 Rawlins Scholars and will attend The University of South Dakota this fall.
Being selected a Rawlins Scholar is one of the top scholarship designations at USD. Each award is valued at $2,200 per year and is renewable.
The 2000 Rawlins Scholars include: Miriam Hedges (Aberdeen Central High School), daughter of Mark and Janice Hedges; Tony Smith (Aberdeen Roncalli), daughter of Pat and Jerry Smith, Aberdeen; Christopher Kontz, son of Mark and Kathy Kontz, Brandon; Angela Taylor, daughter of Rick and Twila Taylor, Brookings; Ann McLaury, daughter of John and Jane McLaury, Huron; Jody Garry, daughter of Jerry and Laurie Garry, Mitchell; Casey Horpedahl (Rapid City Stevens High School), son of Mark and Jackie Horpedahl; Daniel Nilles (Rapid City Central High School), son of Vickie Nilles, Rapid City; Shannon Paclik (Washington High School), daughter of Ron and Lindy Paclik; Noa Oliver (Lincoln High School), son of Jim and Bev Oliver; Emily Fox (Roosevelt High School); Emily Horner (O'Gorman High School), daughter of Peter and Arlene Horner, Sioux Falls; Katrina Jacobs, daughter of Gera and Jerry Jacobs, Vermillion; Collette Jaskulka, daughter of Bob and Karen Jaskulka, Watertown; and Clarissa Barnes, daughter of David and Tina Barnes, Yankton.
The late Robert Rawlins and his wife Marjorie donated the funds for the endowed scholarship. Robert Rawlins graduated from USD in 1940 with a BS degree in physics, while Marjorie Rawlins graduated from USD in 1942 with a MFA degree in music.