2020 Brule River Sportsmen's Club College Scholarship Recipient

The 2020 recipient is Dakota Starr Stankowski. Dakota graduated from Gwinn High School in Gwinn, MI in 2017 and is entering her senior year at Northland College in Ashland, WI. Dakota has a double major in Biology and Natural Resources, with a Chemistry minor, and plans to declare an additional minor in Environmental Education this fall. She has participated in research at the Northland College Chemistry Department as a work-study student since her freshman year, investigating environmentally-friendly plastics and coauthoring publications. Additionally, Dakota spent the summer of 2019 as a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates intern through Rutgers University. Through that program, she examined the impacts of heated effluent in the Barnegat Bay, NJ area on juvenile fish. Dakota hopes to merge her interests in chemistry, fishery ecology, and environmental education, potentially through earning a Master’s degree, to improve the resiliency and everlasting availability of resources such as the Brule River for future generations to enjoy. Dakota grew up hunting and fishing with her family in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Brule River quickly became her favorite river to fish after moving to Wisconsin for school. Dakota has since learned to fly fish and is grateful for every moment she gets to spend by the Brule.

Congratulations Dakota!

Dakota's first Brule River trout

Click on Past Recipients to see information on past Brule River Sportsmen's Club College Scholarship recipients.