Bertha and Delbert Hinsch of Estherville established the Gaarde-Hinsch scholarship at Iowa Lakes Community College in 1996. Their great love of music inspired the couple to award scholarships. Requirements are music participation and financial need by FAFSA results. Amount of award varies and must be used for tuition, books or fees.
The 2012-13 recipients are: Jessica Abrahamson of West Bend; Callie Dahlhauser of Whittemore; Tressa DeBoer of Hartley; Tyler Drost of Emmetsburg; Haley Fairchild of Dubuque; Kristina Girres and Gabrielle Kerr of Graettinger; Jesse Miller of Spirit Lake; Reese Nelson of Buffalo Center; Aaron Reese of Clear Lake; Noel Smith of Blue Earth, Minn.; and Shawn Harmon of Kimball S.D.
To establish a scholarship contact the Iowa Lakes Community College Institutional Advancement / Foundations Office at 712-362-0491 or 800-242-5106 ext. 4491.