• Courtney Stempinski

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Courtney's Bio:
    I'm an Elementary Education major at CSS. I also plan to minor in Spanish. Having done PSEO, I came to CSS with more than 60 credits. I'm part of Volunteers Involved Through Action (VITA), Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), and other clubs! Dance has been part of my life for 10 years, and now I'm trying to fit it into my schedule again. I love spending time watching Supernatural and Once Upon a Time, and reading Harry Potter and other great books. I live in a suite with 3 other girls, and we are always finding something fun to do around campus!

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

Scholarship Life

After winning the big scholarship Monday, I actually became really inspired to apply for more. Today I actually went to my town’s public library and sat down in a little cubicle and typed half an essay up in 45 minutes.

  1. Do you realize how long it takes me to right a paragraph normally?
  2. Who knew public libraries had little cubicles? I love to read, but I’ve never been one to study.
  3. I actually purposely sat down in a library during the summer???

I think that study habits have finally rubbed off into my overall being. It’s like natural instinct now: I need quiet? Must find library ooh hah hah. The library at CSS has a really great, non-frightening atmosphere, which is why I think I broke down my nerves and finally sat down in one to study. But back to scholarships; I have roughly 1/10th of my money I actually pay for school, paid. That means if I were to win maybe 5-8 scholarships, maybe I’ll have only 5 or so thousand to pay in loans. That’s definitely my goal now. I know that I can’t just apply for 8 and get 8. My goal is to apply for 50 over the summer. I wish I would have woken up and smelled the expensive roses in past summers, but now I know I need to work for it. When you are student teaching, it’s highly recommended to not work, since you practically have a full time job already. So… how do I pay for life the last semester? Schola-ships.

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