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Foundation offers scholarship for young musicians

The Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation has announced a scholarship opportunity for young musicians in rural Northeastern Minnesota. Two scholarships of $300 are available to students graduating in 2013 who plan to pursue music.

This one-time scholarship is open to students residing in St. Louis, Itasca, Lake and Cook counties. Preference will be given to students who plan to major in music, but those who intend to participate in performance activities such as ensembles, bands or choirs can also apply.

"Our namesake, Brad Rozman was a talented musician who grew up on the Iron Range," says Troy Rogers, FOBMF president. "He was keenly aware of the need for additional encouragement of aspiring musicians in this region. Our organization seeks to develop and enhance opportunities for area musicians. The scholarship program is one small piece of that ambitious goal."

Past FOBMF scholarship recipients include: Austin Becicka, Virginia; Ginger Lund, Deer River; Kimberly Rice, Virginia; Haylee Donnelson, Mesabi East; and Justin Bohrer, Two Harbors.

The scholarship application deadline is May 1 at 5 p.m. More information and an application are available at:

2013 Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship recipients

Friends of the Finland Community have announced the 2013 recipients of the Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship: Lee Carnes of Silver Bay for Industrial Mechanical Technology at Mesabi Range Community and Technical College; Ben Harris of Silver Bay for Massage Therapy at Lake Superior College; Austin Jarvis of Finland for Culinary Arts at Hibbing Community College; and Brock LeBlanc of Silver Bay for an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering at Itasca Community College.

The Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship Fund annually awards four $250 scholarships to individuals who are enrolled (or in the process of enrolling) in a program focusing on a vocational degree or certification. Courses may be on campus or distance learning programs. This scholarship is granted to adults and high school seniors of Lake Superior School District. Scholarship applications can be obtained at several locations in the community: Two Harbors High School guidance office, the William Kelley High School guidance office, Lake County Human Services in Two Harbors and the Lake County Service Center in Silver Bay. Applications are also available online at Apply Jan. 1 through March 1 for 2014 scholarships.

Anyone wishing to support the Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship Fund may make a tax-deductible donation payable to the Friends of the Finland Community - scholarship fund, P.O. Box 582, Finland, Minn., 55603.