Education briefs for April 30

VanOverbeke earns modern Woodmen of America scholarship

Spencer VanOverbeke has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America. Modern Woodmen, a fraternal benefit society offering financial services, has local representatives and is based in Rock Island, Ill.

VanOverbeke, the son of Gary and Lori VanOverbeke of Marshall, plans to use the grant to attend South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D. VanOverbeke is one of 100 grant winners chosen this year.

Applications for the 2014-2015 Scholarship Program will be taken in the fall of 2014.