The Central Lakes College Foundation announced that more than 380 scholarship awards were made for spring semester, totaling more that $190,000. That brings the total awarded from the foundation this academic year to just over $375,000.

"Thanks to the generosity of our community we were able to increase our scholarship giving by $41,000 over last year," said Jana Shogren, director of Resource Development & the CLC Foundation. "We're educating our future workforce here at CLC and these scholarships make a real difference to our students who are balancing school, family, employment and so much more."

To learn more about donating to the CLC Foundation or establishing a scholarship fund of your own, contact Shogren at 218-855-8129.

Following is a list of area students who earned scholarships:

Pine River-Backus

Kaitlin Hockett, Taylor Siltman, Taylor Vredenburg, Breanna Rhodes, Benjamin Sabas, Austin Anderson, Sara Poehler, Laura Anderson, Corey Israelson, Kori Busho, Kendra Brasel, Corey Israelson and Tiana Starr received scholarships from the following funds: Consolidated Telecommunications Company (CTC) Scholarship Fund, Pat & Dee Sprenger Scholarship Fund, Roy & Mildred Sargent Family Scholarship, Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center Auxiliary Fund, Jean Porwoll Fund, Pine River-Backus Rotary STRIVE Scholarship, Ione Johnson Estate Scholarship Fund, Ione Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund, Fred Bieber Scholarship Fund, CLC Employee Scholarship, Harry & Louise Nysather Family Scholarship.

Breezy Point

Melanie Knosalla, Ione Johnson Estate Scholarship Fund; Annie Woog, Patricia Ann Kehr Memorial RN Fund; and Leslie Rowland, Donald H. Wilkins Mem-Contributions-Administration.


Rachel Gammon, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Fund, Jean Porwoll Fund.

Nisswa/Lake Shore/East Gull Lake

Allen Fremstad, Fred Bieber Scholarship Fund; Josiah Kreutzfeldt, Julius and Sandy Bachman Scholarship Fund; Mindy Chandler, Brainerd Lions-Charles Burton Scholarship Fund; William Peabody, Ed Tom O'Brien Scholarship Fund; Josiah Kreutzfeldt, Ione Johnson Estate Scholarship Fund; Ashley Whitney, Pequot Lakes Woman's Club Scholarship Fund, Brainerd Fire Department Relief Association Fund; Anna Ahrendt, Lorraine Ehrich Scholarship Fund, American Legion Auxiliary #255; Arianna Villanueva-Montoya, Arnold and JoAnn Johnson Scholarship Fund; and Leslie Anderson, Jean Porwoll Fund.

Pequot Lakes

Alexis Brewer, Frank Fruth Scholarship Fund, August T. Boberg Scholarship Fund; Alyssa Schmitz, Good Neighbor Home Health Care Scholarship; Margret Stelzmiller, Kinder Place Scholarship Fund; Alexia Rickard, Sertoma Clubs of Brainerd Scholarship Fund; Makayla Conrad-Kassa, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Fund; Jennifer Larson, Donald D. Sr. and Martha B. MacMillan Memorial Scholarship; Michael Hartwig, Nisswa American Legion Scholarship Fund, Brainerd VFW Scholarship Fund; Megan Ostendorf, Jean Porwoll Fund; and Tyler Cromwell, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Fund.