Jamestown College has awarded the prestigious, full tuition Wilson Scholarship to two high school seniors.

Katianne Brockpahler, Sebeka, Minn., and Echo Locken, Pekin, N.D., were selected among students participating in an on-campus interview, essay and examination process in February.

The Wilson Scholarship provides full tuition renewable for four years and was established in memory of the late Dr. John L. Wilson and his wife, Palma. Dr. Wilson served on the College’s Board of Trustees from 1957 until his death in 1983. Recipients of the scholarship must demonstrate commendable academic and leadership skills.

“We are excited to have these students on our campus,” says Tena Lawrence, dean of enrollment management. “They are bright and determined, and they will thrive at Jamestown College.”

Brockpahler, the daughter of Mark and Mary Beth Brockpahler, plans to major in business administration. At Sebeka High School, she has been active in National Honor Society, Peer Helpers, BPA, volleyball, basketball, softball, Student Council, band, choir, Knowledge Bowl, Homecoming Committee and Prom Committee.

Locken, the daughter of Matt and Michelle Locken, plans to major in English. At Dakota Prairie High School, she has been active in FCCLA, SADD, Reality Check, forensics, Academic Challenge and drama, and she is an A Honor Roll student.

University of Jamestown at a glance

Financial Aid

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards

Campus Demographics

Placement Rate

1,100 students from 36 states and 22 countries

Student to Faculty Ratio - 13:1