Crazy Horse Scholarship Fund tops $1 million
High school seniors from Lake Andes, S.D., and Andover, Minn., won college scholarships at the 9th annual Native American Journalism Career Conference at Crazy Horse Memorial, April 22-24.
The $2,000 presented to Sasheen Thin Elk of Andes Central High School broke the $1 million benchmark for the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Scholarship Fund. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and his wife, Ruth, began the fund with $250 in 1978.
Thin Elk plans to pursue a broadcast journalism degree at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.
Ramona Jeanne Marozas of Andover High School in the Twin Cities area also received $2,000. She will pursue a broadcast degree at St. Cloud State University.
The scholarship funding comes from memorials established for Lem Price, a journalism conference student; Robb DeWall, longtime communications director at Crazy Horse; and Peggy Sagen, a conference mentor and Rapid City Journal executive editor. Only South Dakota Native American students are eligible to apply.