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Sauk Valley Foundation recognizes scholars

Published: Saturday, June 1, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Matt Groharing (center, from left) and Graham Boll recently received Sauk Valley Community College Business Department Scholarship from SVCC faculty members, Charles West (left) and John Nelson (right). Photo submitted by Rachel Marco.

DIXON – Sauk Valley Community College students, Matt Groharing of Byron and Graham Boll of Dixon have been awarded the SVCC Business Department scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year.

Groharing is the son of Dave and Kristy Groharing of Byron, and a 2011 graduate of Byron High School. He carries a 3.75 GPA, and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Math Club, and the Skyhawk’s basketball team. He will graduate from Sauk with an Associate in Science degree, and transfer to Linn State Tech College to major in radiation protection. He plans to work in the nuclear energy industry.

Boll, the son of Steve and Randee Boll of Dixon, is a 2011 graduate of Dixon High School. His GPA is 3.9. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, OPIC, and is a tutor for the Learning Assistance Center.

After his graduation from Sauk, he will transfer to Moody Bible Institute to major in pastoral ministry.

The SVCC Business Department scholarship is one of more than 100 private donors that provide opportunities to Sauk students each year.

The Sauk Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that helps to broaden the educational opportunities and services that SVCC provides for its students.

Each year the Foundation distributes scholarships that total more than $190,000. To donate to the foundation, call the SVCF office at 815-835-6345.

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