Legacy and Beyond           Contribution greater than $10,000

Having joined the Heritage Level in 2009, the Elbow Lake Fire Relief Association moved up to Legacy and Beyond in 2013.  "We are honored to support the graduating seniors as we are supported by the areas we serve."

Legacy Knight                    $10,000 commitment

Barrett Fire Relief Association                                                                                                            $1,000

Having joined the Heritage Knight level in 2010, the Barrett Fire Relief Association moved up to Legacy Knight in 2013 to further demonstrate a commitment to the community and the belief that we can build stronger communities by educating our youth.

Carl Larson Memorial Scholarship                                                                                       $1,000

Carl J. Larson permanent named scholarship fund was established in 2009. Carl J. Larson was the individual who started the Dollars for Scholars program for our area seniors. Carl was a strong supporter and believed that every student should be given the opportunity to make a difference. A Carl Larson scholarship has been awarded annually since 1997.


Elbow Lake Co-op Grain Scholarship                                                                                  $1,000

Elbow Lake Co-op Grain joined the Legacy Knight permanent named scholarship in 2009. Elbow Lake Co-op grain includes locations in Elbow Lake, Wendell and Nashua. They support the students and especially those seniors pursuing an education in an agriculture related field.


Elizabeth Haugen & Kristen (Haugen) Juhola

Memorial Scholarship ( Jim & Joyce Haugen)                                                                    $1,000

Jim and Joyce Haugen's daughters, Elizabeth and Kristen, graduated from Elbow Lake High School in 1975 and 1978. Beth was pursuing a career in nursing while Kris's goal was to become an airline pilot. In 1984, long before their dreams could be fulfilled, both daughters passed away - Beth from a brain tumor and Kris in a plane crash. The scholarship is intended to help other young people realize their dreams.


Elmer & Viola Nelson Foundation                                                                                        $1,000

The Nelson's established this scholarship in support of their belief in continuing education.  


Heritage Knight                 $5,000 commitment

Bank of the West Scholarship                                                                                                  $500

Bank of the West joined the Heritage Knight permanent named scholarship in 2009. This scholarship was established to reflect the bank's support of graduating seniors and their endeavor to continue education beyond high school.


Gregg Goldenstein Scholarship                                                                                                             $500

Gregg Goldenstein was a vocal instructor at WCA.  His family established this scholarship, which is awarded to a student active in music, in his honor.


Carl A. Hanson American Legion Post #321                                                                           $500

The Carl A. Hanson American Legion Post #321 joined the Heritage Knight level in 2011. The Legion has a long-standing history of supporting youth programs in the region.


Nick Mahoney Scholarship                                                                                                      $500

The Mahoney family established this scholarship in memory of Nick, a former WCA student.


The Noel Kjesbo "Hey, Way to Go!" Memorial Scholarship                                                  $500 

Noel graduated from Elbow Lake-Wendell High School in 1965 and believed strongly in the value of a well-rounded, practical and fun education that included academics, curiosity and the wider world, extra-curricular participation, and proud community involvement.