For immediate release
July 15, 2019
WATERTOWN, SD – The family of John Knebel of Eden, SD, recently established a scholarship fund in his memory at Lake Area Technical Institute. The John Knebel Memorial Scholarship will support two $250 scholarships annually to one student demonstrating financial need in the Agriculture program and the other to any LATI student demonstrating financial need.
John graduated from Roslyn High School in 1986 and then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Following discharge, he enrolled in the Agriculture program at Lake Area Tech and thoroughly enjoyed his time there learning and making friends. He then pursued his passion for animals and ranching back home with his father. John was also very active in his community, sharing his time and talents in various roles and community efforts. John was involved in the Marshall County Conservation district for 18 years and served on the South Dakota Association of Conservation District State Board. John passed away on August 22, 2018, the result of a farm accident. He was 50 years old.
Eligible students can apply for the John Knebel Memorial Scholarship by completing the online LATI Foundation Scholarship Application at https://www.lakeareatech.edu/foundation/current-scholarships/.
Gifts to the John Knebel Memorial Scholarship fund may be hand delivered or mailed to the Lake Area Tech Foundation Office at 1201 Arrow Ave Watertown, SD 57201. Online gifts can be submitted securely at http://www.lakeareatech.edu/foundation/index.html and all gifts are tax deductible. For more information about the John Knebel Memorial Scholarship fund at Lake Area Technical Institute, please contact the Foundation Office at 605-882-5284: Tracy Hlavacek (Ext. 268) or Morgan Johnson (Ext. 308).