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Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation

2018 Grantee

Lloyd K. Johnson Post-Secondary Scholarship Program

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Lloyd K. Johnson Post-Secondary Scholarship Program in Grand Marais, Minnesota at Cook County High School. The scholarship program was a dream of Mr. Johnson’s who understood the importance of a good education and wanted post-secondary opportunities for students at his alma mater in Cook County. After Mr. Johnson passed in 2006, the Board of the Foundation worked diligently to set up the scholarship program, first at Lake Superior College in Duluth and then adding Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet in 2016. Through a competitive application process, the Foundation annually awards full scholarships to graduating seniors from Cook County High School covering tuition, books, school supplies and fees to successful scholarship recipients.

As we celebrate the 10th year of providing the scholarship program, we’re pleased to report that:

  • 67 students have been awarded the Lloyd K. Johnson Post-Secondary Scholarship
  • Recipients have chosen to attend Lake Superior College however our first recipient to attend Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will begin this fall
  • 18 students are under scholarship award this fall, with 13 students entering their first year of college
  • 28 scholarship recipients have graduated with a degree or certificate, others have gone on for a four year degree at various educational settings or are still in the scholarship program
  • 87% of our students accepted a Renewal Scholarship for a second year or Second Renewal Scholarship (for one additional semester)
  • 22+ areas of study have been taken by students – showing both diversity in skill and programs offered
  • To date, $514,023 has been distributed by the Foundation for student scholarships

In addition to the scholarship award, the Foundation strongly believes in providing support services to all scholarship recipients. Support services by Foundation staff include regular check-ins with students during the school year, helping to problem-solve challenges that arise and assisting with any needed connections to supportive resources at the colleges, in the area or back in their home communities. Providing assistance beyond the scholarship award is one more way the Foundation hopes to better assist students to grow as individuals and to reach their educational goals.

If you would like to learn more about the scholarship program, please click on: http://lloydkjohnsonfoundation.org/scholarship/

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