Scholarship Funds of the Foundation

Anonymous Donor Fund IV (established 1996)
For future scholarships.

Ben Kliegle Memorial Scholarship Fund (established 1999)
Established by Pete Kliegle in honor of his father, a scholarship to a graduating senior for post-secondary study.

Crystal Quail Scholarship Fund (established 1996)
Established by family of Crystal Quail, a former science teacher at Watertown High School, and advised by members of the Watertown Education Association. Two scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors at Watertown High School. One is for post-secondary study at a four-year institution and the other for post-secondary study at a two-year community college or technical school.

Dean and Ardyce Gackstetter Fund (established 1994)
Gackstetter Family scholarship is awarded annually to qualified Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown High School graduating senior and South Dakota State University pharmacy students.

Edward M. & Ruth F. Belatti Music Scholarship Fund
(established 1993):  Established by the children of Edward and Ruth Belatti to provide a scholarship for post-secondary study in the area of music to a graduating senior at Watertown High School.

Frank & Mathilda Rueb Scholarship Fund (established 2005)
Established by Mary Rueb Conner in memory of her parents.  Scholarship awarded to a graduating senior of Watertown High School.

Gene & Mary Lois Reichling Memorial Scholarship Fund 
(established 2013): Established by the Reichling family in memory of their parents. Scholarship is awarded to student based on financing need, character and active involvement in agriculture, 4-H, and/or the Watertown Winter Farm Show.

Gunter Family Scholarship Fund (established 2014)
A scholarship by the Win-E-Mac Association awarded to students in Minnesota.

Harriett & Michael Cartney Fund (established 2011)
Established in honor of their son, Harriett and Mike’s decision to start the Cartney Fund stems from their desire to assist those struggling with mental illness. Having spent 30 years in the military, Michael (along with his wife) understand the value of education. Living with the understanding that, in life, it is the journey not the destination that counts, the Cartneys wish to assist others in getting the most from their journey.

Jeff & Annette Gamber Family Scholarship Fund in Memory of
Eric P. Tennis (established 2010)Scholarships from this fund will be awarded to graduating seniors from Watertown High School who have physical disabilities, mental challenges or learning disabilities.

Jesse D. & Jessie E. Vincent Memorial Scholarship Fund 
(established 1984): Established by Velma Vincent to honor her parents by providing a scholarship for post-secondary study to a graduating senior at Watertown High School.

Kimberly Ann Erling Scholarship Fund (established 2007)
Established in memory of Kimberly Ann Erling, a 1971 Watertown High School graduate, to provide a scholarship for post-secondary study in Spanish.

KXLG Scholarship Fund (established 2011)
Established by KXLG owner Bob Faehn in conjunction with David J. Law’s 40th anniversary with radio, the David J. Law Journalism Scholarship will be awarded to a student entering a post-secondary institution to study journalism.

Leadership Watertown Scholarship Fund (established 1998)
To provide two scholarships to be given annually to two participants in the Leadership Watertown program.

Lyle Marquis Family Scholarship Fund (established 1993)
Established by the Marquis family to provide a scholarship for post-secondary study to a graduating senior at Watertown High School.

Robert M. Kliegle Memorial Scholarship Fund (established 2002)
Established by Pete Kliegle in honor of his brother, a scholarship to a graduating senior for post-secondary study.

Roland Dahl Memorial Scholarship Fund (established 2010)
Established by the Roland Dahl family in honor of their dad, a life-long Watertown resident who always tried to make sure young people received the best education possible. Scholarship awarded to a graduating Watertown High School student.

Sheila Jean Rueb Memorial Scholarship Fund (established 2009)
Established by Mary Rueb Conner and Frank A. Rueb III (deceased) in memory of their sister.  Scholarship awarded to a graduating senior of Watertown High School student.

Thomas E. Peterson Scholarship Fund (established 1999)
Fund established to award scholarships to graduating senior high school students who are resident of Deuel County, South Dakota.

Watertown Cosmopolitan Club Scholarship Fund (established 2000)
Established through a donation of the residuals from the Watertown Cosmopolitan Club.