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( July 27, 1998)
$ 10,000 ANONYMOUS GIFT ADDED TO GIVOGRI SCHOLARSHIP FUND AT SDSM& T
An anonymous gift recently added $ 10,000 to the Bernard Givogri Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was established at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in 1995. The Fund was set up to honor Bernard Givogri, a longtime resident of Lead.
In 1876 Givogri’s parents and grandparents immigrated from northern Italy and settled in Lead. Bernard attended Lead High School and was a member of the only football team from the Lead community to win the All- State title. After graduation from LHS, he enrolled at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to study engineering. However, one and a half years into his education, Bernard’s father passed away and he returned to Lead to care for his mother.
After Homestake Mining Company hired him in 1916, Givogri began a long and fulfilling career with the company, working in Homestake’s sheet metal shop and eventually becoming foreman. He retired in 1966. He and his wife, Mary, were active in the real estate business in Lead for many years. Bernard passed away in 1982.
The Bernard Givogri Scholarship will be awarded to a Lead High School graduate who is a sophomore, junior or senior engineering student at SDSM& T. The recipient must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.75 to qualify for the award.
The SDSM& T Foundation will return a portion of the endowment earnings to the principal whenever possible to inflation- proof the fund and keep the award as significant in future dollars as it is in today’s dollars.
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