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Madison Pueschel Receives 2023 FORL Student Teaching Award

Sturgis Area Community Foundation (SACF) is excited to announce that Madison Pueschel has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the FORL Student Teaching Award, funded by SACF's FORL Scholarship Fund.

Sturgis High School alumna Madison Pueschel with her first-grade class where she serves as a student teacher.

About the Award

The FORL Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 in memory of Forrest and Pearl Grim by their family. Its purpose is to provide scholarship money for student teachers while they are completing their student teaching requirements. The award is given in January each year as January 12th was the date of Forrest & Pearl Grim's anniversary.

Forest and Pearl Grim pose together. The FORL Fund was established in their memory in 1995.

About the Recipient

Madison Pueschel is a Sturgis High School alum attending Defiance College where she is pursuing a degree in Education and currently finishing her final semester.

“I will be graduating with a double major in Early Childhood Education and Intervention. Currently, I am student teaching in a first-grade classroom. This scholarship will help me with my traveling expenses as well as living expenses. After graduation, I plan on moving back home to Sturgis in hopes to find a job in the area.”

Rick Grim presents FORL Scholarship Award check to SACF Executive Director, Lindsay Richardson.

Through philanthropic services, strategic investments, and community leadership, Sturgis Area Community Foundation helps people support the causes they care about, now and for generations to come. For more information on grants or donor services, email

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