The Central Minnesota Community Foundation awarded $144,600 in academic scholarships for the coming school year to 116 students from around the region.
That represents a 12.5 percent increase from the amount awarded last school year.
CMCF administers 72 separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and businesses to support area students reach their educational pursuits.
Area scholarship recipients for the 2008-09 school year are: Bernick Family Scholarship, Christopher Dens, Brainerd, Catherine Lepel, Merrifield; Dr. Eddy Silker Scholarship, Lacey Schmaltz, Onamia, Bridget Zajac, Hillman; Evelyn Lenander Education Scholarship, Nicole Cantleberry, Motley, Amanda Edin, Staples; Ed Sauer Scholarship, Katie Berry, Walker; General Vessey - Onamia High School, Alice Johnson, Onamia.
The Central Minnesota Community Foundation is a $70 million regional foundation based in St. Cloud, and serves Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Kandiyohi, Cass, and Crow Wing counties. CMCF provides a wide range of services to donors and nonprofit organizations in the region.
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