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McGovern Legacy Scholarship awarded

Amy Zeller

Dakota Wesleyan University's McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service has named its first-ever McGovern Legacy Scholar.

Amy Zeller, of Elk Point, was named the 2013-14 McGovern Legacy Scholar during DWU's Randall Scholarship Day earlier in the month. The McGovern Legacy Scholarship is a new scholarship offered at the university in tribute to McGovern, who died in 2012. Zeller is a senior at Elk Point-Jefferson High School and the daughter of Tim and Tama Zeller.

The McGovern Legacy Scholarship is currently the largest scholarship of its kind offered at DWU and covers tuition up to 16 credits for each semester in the 2013-14 academic year and is renewable for up to four years of continued enrollment at DWU with maintenance of academic requirements and involvement with the McGovern Center.

This scholarship was created to honor McGovern and the 1972 campaign volunteers, while educating and inspiring future generations of student activities to volunteerism, public service and to work for a just society.

The Friends of the McGovern '72 Campaign Scholarship fund was established in 2012 through the Leonard and Sophie Davis Foundation, in remembrance of the 40th anniversary of the presidential campaign, to honor McGovern and the 1972 McGovern campaign volunteers.

-Source: Dakota Wesleyan University