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Detroit Lakes Area College Foundation Announces Fall 2015 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarships are granted to outstanding applicants who demonstrate excellence in community activities, work, volunteer experience, academic achievement and financial need. Recipients represent a variety of programs at M State - Detroit Lakes Campus and are full-time, part-time, first-year and second-year students. Detroit Lakes Area College Foundation is organized on behalf of the Detroit Lakes campus of M State. Its mission is to raise, manage and distribute funds to further educational goals for the benefit of M State students.

DLACF has awarded 13 student scholarships totaling $11,300 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Congratulations to all recipients. Thank you to all donors.

Detroit Lakes Area College Foundation recipients are listed below under the company/individuals that donated the funds:


Detroit Lakes Area Foundation Scholarships

  • Lindsay Baker
  • Danielle Hansen
  • Anonymous-emergency funds
  • HJ Gerdes


412 Lakes Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America Scholarship

  • Roy Rude


Bremer Bank Scholarship

  • Monty Lake


Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club Scholarship

  • Courtney Walter


Ecumen Scholarship

  • Amber Barton


Foltz Trucking Inc. Scholarships

  • Haydenia Polhamus
  • Amber Kuhn


Papa Murphys Scholarship

  • Nathan Mathsen


Sanford Health Scholarship

  • Jeanne Brandvold


Ulteig Engineers Inc. Scholarship

  • Justin Beck


Jerome Kotalik Endowment established throught DLACF

The Jerome Kotalik Endowment has been created to fund scholarships for displaced workers or veterans enrolled in the Marine Engine Technology program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes.

Jerry was a displaced worker who was laid off from an airline maintenance facility. His interest in hunting, fishing and the outdoors inspired him to find a new career that would allow him to live in a rural area. His love for Detroit Lakes brought him to the lakes area, where he enrolled in the Marine Engine Technology program at M State. After receiving his degree, he owned and managed Jerry's Recreational in Pelican Rapids. On Dec. 25, 2012, he was killed in a snowmobile accident.

Jerry's motto was "your satisfaction is my success."


Arvig Enterprises Scholarship Donor

Detroit Lakes Area College Foundation is pleased to announce that Arvig Enterprises will award one scholarship in the fall of 2015 to a student enrolled in an IT/Networking Program. The application deadline is Sept. 29.

Last modified: June 10th, 2015 at 11:25am