The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation announced that Ty Rust and Carli Soderholm, two Law Enforcement students currently attending the college, have been awarded the Katie Poirier Law Enforcement Scholarships for 2016. The two students were selected from a group of outstanding applicants who are seeking careers in law enforcement.
Ty Rust, a 2014 graduate of Duluth East High School and current resident of Duluth, is in the second year of the Law Enforcement associate degree program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. She will also complete the Law Enforcement Skills program in July. Rust intends on entering the workforce following her graduation from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, with a career goal of working as a peace officer or in a federal agency.
Carli Soderholm, a 2011 graduate of Hermantown High School and a current resident of Proctor, is completing the Law Enforcement Skills program in July at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Soderholm previously completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and she plans to enter the workforce with a career goal to become a patrol officer.
The Katie Poirier 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.
The first Katie Poirier Law Enforcement Scholarships were awarded during Fall Semester 2000. Since that first award, a total of 33 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College students have benefitted from receiving the memorial scholarship.

Katie Poirier Scholarship Recipients 2016

Scholarship recipients Ty Rust and Carli Soderholm with Wade Lamirande, FDLTCC Law Enforcement Program Coordinator.

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