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Social justice scholarship supports social work students at LCSC

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At the Lewis-Clark State College Scholarship Luncheon with members of the St. Gertrude’s Peace and Justice Committee — Oblate Alyse Cadez, Sister Carol Ann Wassmuth, Sister Kim Marie Jordan, and Dr. Eleanor Downey — with LCSC senior Carissa Bentley (center) who is a recent recipient of the Monastery of St. Gertrude Social Justice Scholarship for social work students committed to social justice.


Contributed photo: At the Lewis-Clark State College Scholarship Luncheon with members of the St. Gertrude’s Peace and Justice Committee — Oblate Alyse Cadez, Sister Carol Ann Wassmuth, Sister Kim Marie Jordan, and Dr. Eleanor Downey — with LCSC senior Carissa Bentley (center) who is a recent recipient of the Monastery of St. Gertrude Social Justice Scholarship for social work students committed to social justice.



— Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) held a luncheon on Tuesday, April 11, to honor scholarship recipients and the donors who fund the scholarships. As donors of the St. Gertrude Social Justice Scholarship for social work students, members of the Monastery’s Peace and Justice Committee were invited to participate.

Sister Carol Ann Wassmuth spoke about the intent of the scholarship and the other programs the Monastery supports.

Carissa Bentley, LCSC social work senior, who received the 2016 Monastery of St. Gertrude Social Justice Scholarship spoke about the impact of the scholarship on her education and her life. The scholarship allowed her to intern at an orphanage in Costa Rica.

“I was able to work with children who had been through difficult experiences,” she said.

The Monastery of St. Gertrude Social Justice Scholarship was created in 2012.

The 2017-18 recipients are Samantha Helsley and Monique Stamper.



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