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Selken receives U.S. Air Force ROTC scholarship

Mitchell Selken - 2016 USAFROTC scholarship
Lt. Col. Craig McCuin, left, leads Mitchell Selken through his contracting ceremony at South Dakota State.

South Dakota State University student Mitchell Selken will receive a three-year U.S. Air Force ROTC scholarship, Lt. Col. Craig McCuin announced recently.

Selken, a sophomore from Brandon, was selected for the Commander’s In-college Scholarship Board. An aviation education major, Selken graduated from Brandon Valley High School.
The scholarship will pay for the student’s tuition and fees and provide a monthly stipend and $600 for books. Selken had to have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have passed a physical fitness assessment. He will attend a 24-day summer field-training course this summer at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

“Mitchell has focused hard on his aviation degree resulting in an excellent cumulative GPA. He has also further developed his leadership skills and physical fitness as a member of Air Force ROTC at South Dakota State University,” said McCuin, commander of Air Force ROTC Detachment 780 at South Dakota State.  “He is going to be an outstanding officer and leader in the Air Force when he graduates from SDSU.”

Selken is the third SDSU sophomore to receive a three-year scholarship. Coral Franklin, a sophomore from Dolliver, Iowa, and Bramm Pickner, a sophomore from Onida, were chosen earlier this month.