GORDON INGWERSEN (FR) SCHOLARSHIP
Criteria: Sioux Falls HS graduate, separate application
Background: Gordon Ingwersen established the Gordon Ingwersen Scholarship fund with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Foundation. Annual gifts to this fund will provide the necessary dollars to award the Gordon Ingwersen Scholarship each year. Recipients will be incoming freshman students who graduated from any high school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A separate application needs to be completed through the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation (336-7055). Gordon Ingwersen considers Sioux Falls his home. He attended Longfellow Elementary School and graduated from Washington High School in 1940. He attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City and graduated in 1944 with a B.S. degree in Metallurgical Engineering.
Ingwersen worked one year for the Carburundum Company in Niagara Falls, New York. There he applied for and was given a commission in the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to Harvard Universitywhere he studied cryptographic analysis. This was followed by duty in the South Pacific and Japan where he was in charge of coding and decoding messages for a supply command.
After World War II, he spent three years working for the Aluminum Company of America in Garwood, New Jersey and Hillside, Illinois. Ingwersen finished his working career with Honeywell, Inc. as Principal Metallurgist for the Defense System Division.
Ingwersen has two daughters, both married with children. His oldest daughter is an attorney in Bloomington, Minnesota and his youngest is a graphic designer in Redwing, Minnesota.
Ingwersen is widowed and spends his time in Edina, Minnesota.