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Fillmore Central Dollars for Scholars changes its name


Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

As of October 1, 2012, Fillmore Central Dollars for Scholars has a new name - Fillmore Central Scholarship Foundation.

The local scholarship committee was recently informed that the annual fee to be affiliated with Scholarship America would be raised. The committee has always felt that there should be no administrative costs and that all locally contributed dollars should go directly to students. Therefore, they have officially disaffiliated from Scholarship America.

All assets of the former Fillmore Central Dollars for Scholars are being transferred to a designated education fund operating under the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF). The new affiliation with SMIF will afford many benefits, the main one being that local dollars will grow along with the successful investments of this larger organization. As a designated fund under SMIF, the Fillmore Central Scholarship Foundation Fund legally maintains its tax exempt 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Service Code.

The purpose of the Fillmore Central Scholarship Foundation remains the same – to provide scholarships to graduates of Fillmore Central High School in pursuit of higher education. The application process will remain the same. Application forms are available at the Fillmore Central High School Guidance Office. The local selection process and committee will remain the same.

Contributions to the Fillmore Central Scholarship Foundation may be sent in care of Joyce Hellickson, 23997 County 14, Preston MN 55965. In addition, commodity donations (Gift of Grain) may be made at local grain elevators, to benefit the scholarship fund.

The new Fillmore Central Scholarship Foundation will continue to distribute scholarships to deserving local graduates, just as the committee has done for the past 26 consecutive years – 184 scholarships so far, totaling $77,750.

Fillmore Central Scholarship Foundation’s mission is to provide scholarships to graduates of Fillmore Central in pursuit of higher education. Contributions of cash and/or gifts of commodities (grain) are being requested. Cash contributions can be sent to Joyce Hellickson, Treasurer, 23997 County 14, Preston, MN 55965. The Gift of Grain Authorization enables farmers to deliver donated grain to local elevators which will then be sold for the benefit of the FC Scholarship Foundation. For more information, please call Vicky Tribon, Board Ch .....
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Fillmore Central School Board approves winter coaches

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

Coaches for winter sports were approved at the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on September 25, 2012. Athletic Director Chris Mensink informed the board of the choices and the numbers for each sport. According to Mensink, there are 53 boys ..... 
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2012 Summer Reading at Preston Public Library

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

We had a fantastic Summer Reading Program this year, and we extend Congratulations to all of our successful summer readers! A total of 85 participated in Preston Public Library’s “Dream Big, Read!” reading program. Little ones in the Cuddle Me ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board approves staffing changes

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

The new school year is off to a great start for Fillmore Central students, who started school early this year due to a project being done at the high school next summer. Principal Heath Olstad said everything is running smoothly. At their regular ..... 
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Fillmore Central ready for new school year

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central School Board met on July 24, 2012. Dean of Students Chris Mensink said the asbestos removal is done at the elementary school and they are ready to start the new year. They have moved a few classrooms around, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools - Mini Grant Program

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the sixteenth straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $500 each ..... 
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