South Central College in North Mankato handed out over 250 scholarships, totaling more than $200,000 at a reception this afternoon.
Nearly 550 people filled the school's conference rooms as family, friends and the donors gathered for a luncheon as the students shared how the scholarships will impact them.
Student Justice Jensvold says, "I'm extremely excited for it. Because, well, I'm not really. I don't really get good things in life so this is something I've been happy about for a while."
Students were granted the awards based on a variety of factors, including grade point average or through their field of study.
The scholarships were bestowed to students from local endowments.