Local resident Klepper receives public employee memorial s’ship

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Emily Klepper

Huntington resident Emily Klepper has been selected to receive an ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship.

 The ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund Board of Directors presented 35 scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. Klepper will attend Saint Mary’s College, in Notre Dame, and expects to graduate in 2020.

ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarships are presented annually to surviving children and spouses of firefighters, police officers and other public employees who have died in the line of duty. Klepper’s father, Dennis Klepper, died in the line of duty while serving the Huntington County Highway Department.

Individuals are eligible to apply for the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship if they are the child or spouse of a local or state government employee who has died in the line of duty and planning to study full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school.

Applicants are selected based on factors such as financial need, academic record, demonstrated leadership in school and community activities, honors and work experience.