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Monte and Beverly Krier provide math and science scholarships at BHSU

Monte and Beverly Krier, who are originally from eastern South Dakota and now live in Longwood, Fla., recently established the Delger-Krier Memorial Scholarship for math and science students at Black Hills State University who are pursuing a career as a teacher.

The Delger-Krier Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Monte's grandparents, Henry and Fern Delger, and his mother, Geraldine Delger Krier.

Three $7,000 two-year scholarships for math and science education majors at BHSU will be awarded to students who are from McCook or Hanson Counties (Salem, Emery-Bridgewater, Alexandria, Canistota or Montrose) in South Dakota. Students will be awarded $2,000 the first year of the scholarship and an additional $5,000 the following year, providing they are making satisfactory progress toward their degree. The first scholarships will be awarded beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year.

Steve Meeker, vice president for University Advancement at Black Hills State University, praised the Krier couple for their financial support of BHSU students.

“This scholarship will provide a financial incentive for students from McCook and Hanson County who are pursuing a career as a math or science teacher,” Meeker says. “Black Hills State University’s education program is recognized nationally for its exceptional programs. Math and science teachers are in high demand, and this scholarship will help meet that critical need. I thank Monte and Beverly Krier for establishing this scholarship.”

Monte Krier grew up in McCook County and attended school in Emery. He received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1972 from the School of Mines and Technology. After graduating, he worked for Nalco Chemical Company in various sales and marketing positions until the time of his retirement in 2003 when he was serving as vice president of corporate marketing.

Beverly Harrum Krier was raised in Sioux Falls and Brandon. She graduated from Brandon Valley High School and received a bachelor's degree in social work and criminal justice from Augustana College in 1978.

For more information about this scholarship or enrolling at BHSU, contact the Admission's Office at 642-6088 or 1-800-ALL-BHSU or email

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