Kelli Morrison, a wildlife and fisheries student at South Dakota State University, received a $500 scholarship at the annual Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Buffalo Banquet. Over $33,000 in scholarships and awards was presented based on academic achievements and professional service.
The Wakonda native received the award on behalf of the McCook Lake Izaak Walton League Scholarships, awarded to SDSU students since 1993.
Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is the state's Morrill Act land-grand institution as well as its largest, most comprehensive school of higher education. SDSU confers degrees from seven different colleges representing more than 200 majors, minors and options. The institution also offers 23 master's degree programs and 12 Ph.D. programs.
The work of the university is carried out on a residential campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City, and through Cooperative Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state.