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Thomas Lee Bortvit Memorial Scholarship Awarded

December 11, 2017

The Thomas Lee Bortvit Memorial Scholarship was created by his family and friends in honor of an honest, hardworking, responsible young man who always thought of others first. Thomas Bortvit’s life was tragically ended on June 6, 2015.  Thomas was enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program at Iowa Lakes at the time of his death.  His passion for this industry and his dedication to others inspired many.

Candidates for the scholarship must be enrolled at Iowa Lakes Community College and be involved in the Criminal Justice Program. The successful recipient must maintain a minimum GPA, and show financial need as determined by FAFSA. Candidates must also reside within Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Palo Alto counties with preference given to Emmet County residents. Funds may be used for tuition, books or fees.

The 2017-18 recipient is Joshua Petrich of Graettinger.

To contribute to this scholarship, or to establish a new scholarship contact the Iowa Lakes Community College Institutional Advancement/ Foundations Office at 712-362-0491 or 800-242-5106 ext. 4491. To apply for scholarships, visit

For More Information:

Iowa Lakes Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410 or 800-242-5106

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