First Dakota National Bank announced their FirstChoice Scholarship winners for 2010. Kristen Schwasinger has been awarded $1,000 in scholarship funds to be used for the 2010-2011 school year.
All FirstChoice Student Checking participants who are seniors in high school or college students attending a post-secondary accredited American college, vocational technical school or university are invited annually to apply for this excellent scholarship opportunity offered by First Dakota. Applicants are judged on leadership, financial responsibility, school and civic involvement, and satisfactory scholastic progress.
Winners from other First Dakota locations include: Nathan Engle, Mitchell; Lisa Thvedt, Beresford; Jayna Specht, Yankton; Mallory Schulte, Yankton; Bradley Rotert, Salem; Courtney Krcil, Dante; Amber Schnoor, Parkston; Emily Hansen, Letcher; Jared Bartscher, Alexandria; Kelli Swenson, Chamberlain; Wesley Kroupa, Kimball; Olivia Stensrud, Brandon; and Derek Tiggelaar, Sioux Falls.
First Dakota was founded in 1872 and holds the first bank charter issued in all of Dakota Territory. It has 13 full-service banking locations in 10 South Dakota cities. It also has six loan production offices throughout South Dakota and Nebraska.