Scholarships For MN State Park Rapids

I can’t stop thinking about what we need to do to make MN States presence in Park Rapids successful.  It is tremendously important for the future of our community to have a local presence for continuing education.  We have an opportunity now with MN State Park Rapids but we have to put people in the seats of the classrooms.  I would like to see a concentrated effort to raise scholarship funds for local students.  I think service clubs, foundations, businesses, and individuals could endow scholarships or make yearly contributions.  This has several benefits–encourage high school graduates to go on to higher education, to do it locally, and perhaps stay here for their careers.