The Milbank Educational Foundation announced Doug and Linda Buri have donated $100,000 to fund two perpetual scholarships for Milbank High School students. The Doug and Linda Buri Scholarship and the Doug and Linda Buri Students’ Choice Scholarship will award $2500 each annually.
The foundation is structured so the principal amount is kept intact, while the investment income is used for the scholarships. This allows for donations to have an impact over a longer period of time.
Linda said, “An education is the only thing that will last a lifetime. We should do everything we can to help and encourage students to continue their education. A good education helps not only the person who gets it, but also everyone around them.”
The Students’ Choice scholarship is designed to allow students to choose the most worthy recipient from amongst their peers. Students who apply for a Milbank Educational Foundation scholarship will be given a ballot to designate their nominee.
Doug said, “Linda and I feel the students have the best view of who deserves a scholarship. Why not let them choose?” Doug also added, “Students who graduate today will form the society we have in the future. Don’t we want them to be educated? Of course we do!”
Questions? Donations? Contact Craig Wellnitz at the Milbank Educational Foundation at 605.432.9000.