The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation announced that three students received Law Enforcement scholarships for 2021. The three students were selected from a group of outstanding applicants who are seeking careers in law enforcement.
Boyd Billman received the Kiwanis Scholarship and Patricia Grace Scholarship; Martyann Birman received the Kiwanis Scholarship and Katie Poirier Scholarship; and Alysia Oswald received the Katie Poirier Scholarship.
Boyd Billman, a 2017 graduate of Proctor High School and current resident of Saginaw, Minnesota, is in his second year of the Law Enforcement program at FDLTCC and will complete the Professional Law Enforcement Skills Training certificate program in July 2021. Boyd previously received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. After completing the Law Enforcement program at FDLTCC, he wants to pursue a career in law enforcement in the Duluth area. Discussing his reasons for pursuing a career in law enforcement, Boyd said, “I have a desire to work a career that is both rewarding and challenging. I believe law enforcement will allow me to challenge myself while continually helping my friends and neighbors.”
Martyann Birman, a 2006 graduate of Superior High School and current resident of Duluth, is in her second year of the Law Enforcement program at FDLTCC and will complete the Professional Law Enforcement Skills Training certificate program in July 2021. Martyann’s career goals including serving, protecting, and improving her community by bringing positivity back into policy.
Alysia Oswald, a 2006 graduate of Moose Lake High School and current resident of Sturgeon Lake, recently completed the first year of the Law Enforcement program at FDLTCC. Alysia said her previously work experience in corrections, inspired her to, “want to make a positive impact in the community and to inspire others to pursue their dreams.”
The Katie Poirier Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship was established to honor and remember Katie Poirier, a Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College student who had a career goal of becoming a law enforcement officer. Scholarship funds are provided by the Poirier family and the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation in memory of Katie.