Announcing the 2023 Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship Recipients!

We are excited to announce the 2023 Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship Recipients!

Chase Hipple of Silver Bay

Residential Electrician Certificate at Lake Superior College

Samuel Peterson of Silver Bay

Marine and Power Sports Technician at Alexandria Technical College

Grayson Peterson of Two Harbors

Electrical Lineworker Diploma at MN State Community and Technical College

Ethan Swartout of Two Harbors

Heavy Equipment Operator at Central Lakes College

Congratulations to these young folks! We wish them success in their future endeavors and hope that they always feel supported by their community.

When Friends of Finland took over managing the Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship in 2011, the Fund was just over $14,000 and had only a few regular donors. We gave out 4 scholarships of $250 each annually to students or adults in the Lake Superior School District who are pursuing education in vocational fields. 

Now, in 2023, the scholarship fund has grown to over $48,000, we have many regular donors, and we give out $3000 annually. We have plans to continue increasing the amount of the scholarship to better support students in the future. 

Since its creation in 2007, the scholarship has supported a total of 53 students in the pursuit of their vocational career education. 

View past Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship recipients here.

Tax deductible donations to the Clair Nelson Scholarship Fund are always appreciated. Donations can be made online here or checks can be mailed (payable to the Friends of the Finland Community memo Clair Nelson Scholarship Fund) to:

Friends of the Finland Community
PO Box 582
Finland, MN 55603

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