Megan Pond has been awarded a $2,150 Haines Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year by the South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR).
Administered by the Board of Regents, the scholarship is awarded each year to a regental university sophomore, junior, or senior who is pursuing studies leading to a teaching certificate. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their GPA, high school and college memberships, services and activities, and statements of personal and educational philosophy. The Haines Scholarship was established by Douglas Fugitt in memory of his wife, Dora Lee Haines, and her three sisters. The four Haines sisters were all teachers in one-room rural schools in Perkins and Corson counties of South Dakota. The fund is an open endowment to which additional gifts may be made at any time through the South Dakota Board of Regents. A graduate of Ipswich High School, Pond is now a senior at Northern State University where she has a cumulative grade point average of 4.00. She is a member of the NSU Honors Program and majors in Elementary Education and Special Education with a minor in Reading.