Nine Copper Country high school seniors were awarded with $500 scholarships Wednesday morning from the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) for their future studies in skilled trades.
Businesses that are part of KEDA donated money toward the scholarships. The students are going into various studies from welding, physical therapy, or HVAC. The students expressed that they are excited for their future career choices and are grateful for the support from community businesses in their endeavors.
"It's a really big blessing. I mean, someone to give me money and help me out is a really big blessing. thanks to D.P. Construction," said Kyle Stromer from Chassell High School.
"It means a lot because it's really hard to get money for college and it's really expensive, and it's nice for them to give me support," said Dollar Bay High School Senior, Julia Daavettila.
KEDA is made up of over 350 local business and community leaders in Houghton, Keweenaw, and Baraga counties that work together to expand economic opportunities in the Copper Country.