The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation announced that Justine Koschak and Whitney Podgorak, two Law Enforcement students currently attending the college, have been awarded the Katie Poirier Law Enforcement Scholarships for 2015. The two students were selected from a group of outstanding applicants who are seeking careers in law enforcement.
Justine Koschak, a graduate of Wrenshall High School and current resident of Duluth, is in the second year of the Law Enforcement program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. She will graduate and complete the Law Enforcement Skills program in June, and previously completed an associate of arts degree at Lake Superior College. Koschak 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 and a special interest in working with juveniles.
Whitney Podgorak, a graduate of Superior Senior High School and a current resident of Hermantown, is a second-year student in the Law Enforcement program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. She will graduate and complete the Law Enforcement Skills program in June. Podgorak previously completed an associate of arts degree at Lake Superior College. Her career goal is to become a peace 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 31 Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College students have benefitted from receiving the memorial scholarship.
Katie Poirier Scholarship Recipients 2015

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