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Dallas Nelson, Kaylynn Two Bulls and Mary Jo May

Black Hills State University students who received the Gates Millennium Scholarships this year, Dallas Nelson, a junior American Indian Studies major from Red Cloud; Kaylynn Two Bulls, a sophomore education major from  Red Cloud;  Mary Jo May, a sophomore from Martin;  (Not pictured: Kaitlyn Dupris, a sophomore business major from Dupree;  Gunner Krogman, a freshman business major from Mission) were recently honored at a reception on campus. BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp and BHSU faculty members praised the scholarship recipients for their achievements in earning the scholarship. The students expressed their sincere thankfulness for the program which has created exceptional educational opportunities for them. The students are already making plans for graduate and professional school because the scholarship funds 10 years of education through the Gates Scholarship Foundation. Students are selected based on a rigorous application and review process including essays, community service throughout their high school years, academic achievement, and leadership activities.