The Central Lakes College Foundation reports several scholarship funds were established in December to help eligible CLC students finance their education.
The two Sertoma clubs in the Brainerd area have established a $25,000 endowed Sertoma Club Scholarship Fund from which the earnings will provide annual scholarships to at least one second-semester student demonstrating scholastic ability and community involvement.
In addition, this year the sunrise and noon Sertoma chapters voted to provide $250 each toward a $500 scholarship to a CLC student for the 2004 spring semester.
Members of the Sertoma Scholarship Committee helping to coordinate the donations are Diane Rook Johnson, Jim Hunt, Bonnie Cumberland, Bob Ehrich, Scott Parsons, Brian Lehman, Karla Nelson, Diane Scearcy and Cindy Meyer.
The CLC Foundation recently received a $300 donation from the Women of the Moose. It will be applied toward the Suzanne Kidd Memorial Fund initiated by the Brainerd group in 2001 in memory of member Suzanne Kidd, who died in1999. The scholarship is awarded each year to a non-traditional student pursuing a career in nursing.
The Maxwell Douglas Adamek Best Memorial Scholarship Fund started with a $1,000 donation from Rebecca Best, an associate vice president of academic affairs at CLC.
The late Maxwell Best, who passed away in December of 2002 from what was determined to be Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood, was Rebecca Best's nephew. Parents are Mitchell and Jennifer Best of Minneapolis.
SUDC is the sudden and unexpected death of a child over the age of 12 months. One goal of this scholarship is to educate the public about this syndrome.
Two $500 scholarships will be awarded each year to single parents with school-age children. The student recipient must be majoring in Child Development or pursuing a degree in the health-care field.
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