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Forest Lake Area Community Scholarship Foundation

These scholarships are offered through the Community Scholarship Foundation and have their own online application process. The application window for CSF opened December 15th.

The Forest Lake Area Community Scholarship Foundation (CSF) was organized in 1973 by Duane Rasmussen, a community leader and businessman, along with Virgil Grove, a guidance counselor, and other Forest Lake Area High School educators. Since that time, the volunteer board members have raised more than 1.4 million dollars in funds that have been given to local students to pay for post-secondary education. Every dollar donated to the Foundation is awarded to Forest Lake area scholarship recipients to be used for college, vocational or trade school tuition. CSF is directed by volunteers and is supported by committed local businesses, industries, community organizations and individuals. CSF also relies on interest from endowed funds.

There are many scholarships that are given out each year. Some of the scholarships are awarded to any student seeking help with any college or university, but there are also special considerations for students in the following areas: 

  • Real Estate - sales, development, or management
  • Experience with business ownership - entrepreneurship
  • Manufacturing or Construction trades
  • Career in Cosmetology
  • Career in Veterinary Medicine or Wildlife Biology
  • Career in Dentistry, DDS, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assistant
  • STEM
  • Career in Social Work, addiction rehabilitation management
  • Member of or employee of Federated Coops
  • Career in Pet Care, Specialty, or Service Dog Training
  • Career in Agriculture, Agronomy, Natural Resource Management or Food and Nutrition Sciences

For more information, to donate money, view the scholarship sponsors, and/or to apply online for 2024 scholarships, visit the webpage  

Application deadline: March 8, 2024

Last Modified on December 6, 2023