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MN Teen Challenge establishes CLC scholarship fund
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A scholarship for Central Lakes College students who are graduates of Minnesota Teen Challenge will come from a new endowment with the CLC Foundation.


An anonymous donor of $1,000 created the educational opportunity, said Pam Thomsen, director of resource development and CLC Foundation. 

“The initial donation is from a supporter of both the Teen Challenge program and higher education,” Thomsen said in a news release.

The scholarship will be awarded to the eligible recipient who completed Minnesota Teen Challenge, provides a letter of recommendation from the center director or dean and demonstrates financial need, said Sam Anderson, director of Central Minnesota Teen Challenge, Brainerd.

Anderson noted the mission of Minnesota Teen Challenge is to assist teens and adults in gaining freedom from chemical addictions and other life controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Campuses are located in Minneapolis, Brainerd and Duluth.

Teen Challenge offers a long-term, faith-based recovery program and a short-term intensive treatment program to effectively serve individuals with a broad spectrum of addiction issues — from those seeking treatment for the first time to those who have been struggling with addiction for many years.

The CLC Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships of various amounts to qualifying students needing financial support to complete their college education.