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Birrenkott, Peterson receive UND scholarships

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West Fargo High School graduates Taylor Birrenkott and Nathaniel Peterson have earned scholarships at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks for the 2011-2012 academic year when they enroll this fall. Taylor is the son of Thomas and Cathy Birrenkott, West Fargo, and Nathaniel is the son of Kory and Pam Peterson, Horace.

The Community of Learners Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who have shown exemplary achievement in both high school GPA and test scores. This scholarship program is intended to honor and reward students who contribute to enhancing UND as vibrant and connected learners.

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who rank among the top half of one percent of entering college students in the nation, based upon high school grades and ACT or SAT results. The scholarship is funded by the UND Alumni Association and Foundation.