Strassenfest presents check to benefit VUJ students

By Herald Staff

JASPER — The Jasper Strassenfest inaugural Half Pot event has resulted in a donation of $35,267.50 to Vincennes University Jasper’s Dubois County Scholastic Excellence Fund. The check was presented to VU Jasper Assistant Vice President and Dean Christian Blome and VU Jasper Foundation President Dan Fritch by Jasper Strassenfest Committee Half Pot Chair Kim Lottes.

Created by the VU Jasper Foundation, the Scholastic Excellence Fund aims to help students begin their college journey with zero out-of-pocket expenses and without the need for loans. The donation of over $35,000 will help the VU Jasper Foundation provide area students with a one-year full tuition scholarship and fees for the fall and spring to include a $500 bookstore stipend per semester for books and supplies and a laptop computer.

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