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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Family Consumer Science


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2014-2015 Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to all of our students!

  • Sarah Esler - Lydia Gens Keitzer Scholarship
  • Rachelle Balfe - Mary Jean Metag Scholarship
  • Meghan Kammerlander - Mary Jean Metag Scholarship
  • Larissa Pepinsmith - Mary Jean Metag Scholarship and the FCS Education Scholarship
  • Mae Vogt - Mary Jean Metag Scholarship
  • Alyssa Julien - Fern Snure Williams & Howard Williams Scholarship
  • Stephanie Feldman - FCS Department Scholarship
  • Kristi Spencer - FCS Department Scholarship
  • Breanna Tofteland - FCS Department Scholarship
  • Angela Wheeler - FCS Department Scholarship

The Department of Family Consumer Science scholarship applications are available in late January of each year.  Scholarships include the following:

  • Fern Snure Williams and Howard Williams Endowment - This scholarship was established in 1981 by Howard Williams in honor of his late wife, Fern.  Following his death in 1993, their children (Julie Miller and Howard Williams) changed the name of the scholarship to include both of their parents.  Fern and Howard were both actively involved in the community and at the University.
  • Lydia Gens Keitzer Endowment - This scholarship was established in 1981 with a gift from the estate of Lydia Gens Keitzer, an alumna of Mankato State Teachers College.  The endowed fund provides Minnesota State Mankato tuition scholarships and support for students to attend professional conferences.
  • Mary Jean Metag Scholarship Endowment - Mary Jean Metag graduated from Mankato State Teachers College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics.  She bagan her career as a home economics teacher and later taught in the US Army school system in France and Germany.  In 1960, Ms. Metag's career shifted to the business world where she worked for the National Livestock and Meat Board in Chicago, Swift and Company, Madsens Enterprises in Mankato, and the Butterball Division of Swift Dairy and Poultry in Chicago.  Mary Jean retired in 1996 and continues her support of students studying in the Department of Family Consumer Science at Minnesota State Mankato.
  • Family Consumer Science Department Scholarship - This scholarship is provided by faculty and alumni of the Department of Family Consumer Science.