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La Crosse Community Foundation gives out more than $236K in scholarships

Local students receiving scholarships

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -  Students in our area are recieving scholarships from the La Crosse Community Foundation.

The foundation has more than 40 scholarships totaling about $236,000 to help fund deserving students from several different schools.

Almost all of those funds went to nearly 160 high school seniors in the region.

The last scholarship presentations took place Wednesday night at the La Crosse Center and Aquinas High School.

"Each scholarship fund has its own unique, special story and is a neat way to honor the donor and the students who are receiving the scholarships," said Katie Berkedal of the La Crosse Community Foundation.

The scholarships are created by donors who define criteria such as specific majors or schools and the foundation staff ensures the awards are given to deserving students. 

 

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