Luther College sophomores Anneleise Frie and Lily Kime have each received a Karen Julesberg Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. The $1,000 scholarship, created by Karen Julesberg of Madison, Wisconsin, Luther class of 1960, benefits Luther students involved in the TRIO Achievement Program. TRIO is a federally-funded program providing holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes students' academic success, personal development and sense of community.
"It is an honor and pleasure to make a difference in the lives of Luther students," said Julesberg.
Anneleise Frie of Fountain City, Wisconsin, is majoring in biology. Besides working as a peer tutor and resident assistant on the Luther campus, she serves in leadership roles with the Performing Arts Committee and APO service fraternity. Her volunteer work also includes the Luther College Dance Marathon, College Ministries' "Luther Serves" program, Humane Society of Northeast Iowa and Aase Haugen Senior Services. A member of the Beta Beta Beta biological honor society, Health Science Club and Alternative Medicine Club, she earned certification in Mental Health First Aid, Safe Zone training and QPR suicide prevention. She plans to pursue medical-related graduate studies after earning her bachelor’s degree from Luther in 2019.
Lily Kime of Sac City, Iowa, is majoring in English and secondary education. She is a staff writer for Chips – Luther's student newspaper, and has presented research at the college's annual research symposium. A mentor to two young girls through the PALS program, she is also a member of the Cathedral Choir and West Coast Swing Dance Lab. After graduating with the Luther College class of 2019, she plans to teach middle or high school English.
The TRIO Achievement Program provides services ranging from tutoring and advising to leadership development and graduate school preparation for more than 165 students annually. Julesberg said, "When I was considering the many worthwhile opportunities that support Luther students and programs, it took me some time to select one that not only fit my interests but also touched my heart.
"Once I learned about TRIO with its variety of activities designed to support income-eligible and first-generation students, my choice was easy."
A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,150, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website:http://www.luther.edu.