Lake Superior College Foundation to award scholarships

Lake Superior College machine tech students Alexander Colbert, Ashely Gregory, Tommy Coon and Theodore Klehr will be presented with the annual LSC Foundation Machine Toolbox Scholarships on Tuesday morning.

The LSC Foundation will award each student a new toolbox filled with much-needed tools to support their studies, as well as their careers. The toolboxes contain over $1,500 worth of equipment including calipers, micrometers, and indicators and more. Each student gets to keep the toolbox with one caveat: they must complete the program or return the tools.

“Getting awarded a toolbox scholarship is a real incentive and vote of confidence for these students,” said LSC faculty member Max Udovich. “I am confident these students will not only graduate, but will then go on to do very well in the field. Their success will be the result of their hard work and the hands-on education they received at LSC.”

Colbert (from Duluth), Gregory (Carlton), Coon (Eveleth) and Klehr (Duluth) were selected to receive the scholarships based on their classroom performance, career goals, commitment to the program, and quality of outside-the-classroom work and involvement.

Part of the funding for the toolboxes was donated to the LSC Foundation from various industry partners and individual contributions, including previous scholarship recipients.

“LSC Foundation is grateful for the ongoing financial support we receive from our community partners who help make scholarships like this possible,” said LSC Foundation Executive Director Daniel Fanning. “Our students clearly benefit from receiving these scholarships and the equipment, but it’s also a win for their future employers to have these students well-trained and ready to hit the ground running on day one of their employment.”

The mission of the Lake Superior College Foundation is to support Lake Superior College by cultivating community relationships and philanthropic support that will advance educational opportunities for students, staff, and community.

The Toolbox Scholarship Awards unofficially marks the beginning of the scholarship season at Lake Superior College, which will include awarding over $100,000 in student scholarship over the next couple of months. The official scholarship application window for most traditional LSC Foundation scholarships opens mid-February and closes early March.

For more information on the Toolbox Scholarships, or any scholarships through LSC Foundation, please contact Daniel Fanning, Executive Director of LSC Foundation, at

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