Circle of Success Scholarship Recipients
Nine Carroll students were the recent recipients of Circle of Success scholarships sponsored by the Student Assistance Foundation. The scholarships are distributed to second, third and fourth-year students from across the state, assisting with education-related costs including gas, childcare, books and more. In addition, this is the second year that scholarships were awarded to high school seniors graduating from a Graduation Matters Montana school.
The students from Carroll included: Allison Trent, Missoula; Christine Patten, Helena; Cole Funseth, Great Falls; Kyle Griffith, Kalispell; Kaitlin Stromberg, Hamilton; Katarina Goettlich, Hilger; Madison Robischon, Townsend; Robert Brook, Helena; and Sophia Ferst, Helena.
In addition, 2016 marked the first year that one of the Circle of Success scholarships was awarded to a qualifying student who is serving, or has served, in the U.S. Armed Forces — Carroll College’s Robert Brook. This scholarship is delivered in memory of retired Staff Sgt. Carl Valvoda who passed away in 2015 following a courageous battle with brain cancer. Valvoda’s mother, Glenda, works at SAF, and his wife, Jamie, worked at SAF for several years.