Marlene Hafner Barrow, a 1969 alum of Mitchell Tech's Secretarial program, went to work at Tessier's Inc. immediately after graduation. She began her career in a Clerical/Payroll role and continued to be a tremendous asset to Tessier's serving in several capacities, retiring in 2019 as a Executive Administrator. Upon her retirement, Tessier Family Foundation established this endowment to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the Business Management program.
Applicant must be accepted as an incoming full-time student in the Business Management program.
Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Applicant must complete the appropriate online scholarship application during the open application period.
First preference to applicants from a 50-mile radius of Mitchell, SD excluding Mitchell and Huron students to award a student from a local small town.
Applicant must demonstrate values that Marlene has displayed in her years of service to Tessier's Inc. These include loyalty, integrity, leadership and compassion.
Applicant must have a financial need, with first preference going to women who may not otherwise attend post-secondary education due to children, finances or other challenges.