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Andy and Carol Hilger Pro-Life Scholarship*

Andy and Carol Hilger have been known in greater Saint Cloud  for their passion for helping others, especially for those who are not able  to stand up for themselves. The Hilgers have been a tireless supporter of the Pro-Life movement. ...

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Bill and Joyce Coborn Memorial Scholarship*

The purpose of these scholarships is to assist Coborn's employees and their dependents in their pursuit of a private high school or post-secondary education. The scholarships are named in memory of Bill and Joyce Coborn. ...

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Brian Klinefelter Family & Law Enforcement Scholarships*

These scholarships were set up to honor Officer Brian Klinefelter, who dedicated his life to his family and community. Brian died in the line of duty near St. Joseph, Minnesota in 1996; leaving behind a daughter, wife, parents, and siblings. The family started this fund because shortly after Brian died, the community rallied around the family to make sure Brian’s daughter would eventually be able to go to college. The family felt it fitting to start the Brian Klinefelter Family Scholarship to assist the children of law enforcement officers, paramedics, or firefighters in their pursuit of higher education. ...

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Evelyn Lenander Education Scholarship*

In February 1989, Evelyn Lenander from Buffalo Lake, Minnesota established a fund to provide scholarships for college students majoring in elementary education. Evelyn was born in Renville County. She attended St. Cloud Teachers College and graduated with a two-year teaching degree in 1929.  She and her husband farmed and Evelyn continued to teach. Evelyn Lenander was much loved and respected by her students during her 39-year career as an elementary education teacher. “I didn’t have children of my own. I had community children,” she said. Supporting students interested in pursuing elementary education career was important to Evelyn because, “You can’t be a good teacher by saying you want to be. A good teacher knows the basics and isn’t afraid to love the students.” ...

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George and Shirley Torrey Nursing Scholarship*

The Torrey Nursing Scholarship Fund was created in honor of Shirley Torrey, a 1958 registered nurse graduate of the Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The purpose of the fund is to assist and encourage junior, senior and 5th year post-secondary students pursuing a career in nursing. ...

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Michael & Karel Helgeson Generations Scholarship (GNP)*

The Michael and Karel Helgeson Generations Scholarship Fund is intended to recognize and support actively engaged students (at the high school or college level) of Gold'n Plump Business Unit team members and family farm partners who wish to further their education at a 2-year or 4-year accredited, non-profit college or university.  A family-owned business built over decades, Gold'n Plump Business Unit's third generation leader - Michael, and his wife, Karel - recognize the importance of strong family values and are committed to building healthy communities.  For this reason, this scholarship fund was established to benefit the children of those who have made a positive difference in the company's long-term success.  Through higher education, these families will continue to build future legacies through the work, time, and talent of generations to come. ...

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St. Cloud Times Spark Scholarship*

The purpose of these scholarships is to assist students in their pursuit of a two-year technical/community college education. ...

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Terry R. Fox Scholarship*

The Terry R. Fox Scholarship was established in the fall of 2009 to benefit students related to employees of First Byte Computers Inc., DBA Computex (formerly Nexus Information Systems), located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. ...

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Theisen Family Nursing Scholarship*

The Theisen Family Nursing Scholarship Fund was created in 2005 for a student attending the College of St. Benedict, St. John's University or St. Cloud State University. The purpose of the fund is to assist and encourage junior and senior post secondary students pursuing a career in nursing. ...

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