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Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship recipients announced

Friends of the Finland Community are pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship. They are Bradley Dugas who will be studying industrial mechanical technology at Mesabi Range Community and Technical College and Blake Le Blanc whose post-secondary plans are to study diesel mechanics at Hibbing Community College. Both Dugas and Le Blanc are from Silver Bay.

The Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship Fund awards annual scholarships to individuals who are enrolled, or in the process of enrolling in a program focused on a vocational degree or certification. They are granted to adults and high school seniors of School District 381. Applications are available at both high schools and online by visiting

These scholarships are made possible by individual donations. Those 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.