WCA Dollars for Scholars established "Giving Levels" in 2009 to recognize individuals and organizations who provide financial support for annual awards.  Additionally, the giving levels provide a means of budgeting for long term goals related to giving.
 
Donors who commit to a specific Giving Level are recognized in DFS publications.  DFS will track the status of each pledge and issue a reminder invoice near the anniversary date.  Permanent "named scholarships" are established in honor of donations of $5,000 or more.
 
Once the requirements of a particular giving level have been satisfied, donors may join a higher level; previous donations will transfer to the new level.  Or, the donor be "knighted" - meaning continued contributions at the same level will be recognized.  
 
The 555 Knight sponsor level symbolizes the five communities along Highway 55 that comprise the West Central Area School district.
 
WCA Dollars for Scholars GIVING LEVELS
(Payment options described below or make a one-time payment.)
555 Knights                      $555 $155 now and $100/year for 4 years
Honored Knight             $1,000 $200 now and $200/year for 4 years
Scholar Knight               $2,500 $500 now and $500/year for 4 years
Heritage Knight              $5,000 $1000 now and $1000/year for 4 years
Legacy Knight              $10,000 Flexible payment options
Legacy and Beyond     $10,000+  
 
 
 
 
 
Legacy and Beyond Greater than $10,000 commitment
Elbow Lake Fire Relief Association
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                                     
Having joined the Heritage Knight level in 2010, the Barrett Fire Relief Association moved up to Legacy Knight in 2013 to further demonstrate their commitment to the community and the belief that we can build stronger communities by educating our youth. 
 
Carl Larson Memorial Scholarship
Carl J. Larson permanent named scholarship fund 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
Elbow Lake Co-Op Grain joined the Legacy Knight level 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 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' 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. This scholarship is intended to help other young people realize their dreams.
 
Elmer & Viola Nelson Foundation Scholarship
Elmer & Viola were long-time residents of Delaware Township in Grant County. This scholarship was established in support of their belief in continuing education.
 
 
Heritage Knight  $5,000 commitment
Bank of the West Scholarship
Joined Heritage Knight level in 2009. This scholarship was established to reflect the bank's support of graduating seniors and their endeavors to continue education beyond high school.
 
Gregg Goldenstein Scholarship
Greg 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
Joined Heritage Knight level in 2011. The Legion has a long-standing history of supporting youth programs in the region.
 
Scholar Knight Sponsor  $2,500 commitment
Elbow Lake Lions Club
Farmers State Bank of Hoffman
Kensington Bank
Hoffman Coop Grain Association
Kensington Commercial Club
Dick Vipond Memorial
 
Honored Knight Sponsor  $1,000 commitment
Ameriprise - Mike Svobodny
Amundson Peterson Inc.
Anderson Oil/Dew Drop Inn (Jason/Curt Anderson)
Barrett Farm Supply, Inc.
Jim and Marlene Belgum
Bright Seeds, Todd & Heidi Bright
Dale Champ
Jody and Leisha Coleman
Cosmos Enterprises
Dean's Super Valu
Jeff and Marlene Dreier
Elbow Lake Study Club
Grant County Herald
Haley Oil Company, Todd Haley
Gary and Karen Huebner
Lake Region Veterinary Center, LLC
Kent and Colleen Marshall
Doug and Kim Oachs
Wendy Rudell Memorial
Dr. Robert Sampson Memorial
Ray Shuck, American Family Insurance
Pryce and Lou Score
Star Bank
Dean and Bonnie Sternhagen
Titan Machinery
Valu Ford/Janice Krusemark Memorial
Wendell Lions
Wendell Pioneer Insurance
 
555 Knight Sponsor  - $555 commitment
Daryl and Connie Amundson
Tory and Shelly Belgum
Chad and Diane Biss
Ron and Jody Brasel
James/Brenda Exe (Dist of Advocare)
Tony and Anne Endreson
Beverly Godel
Dwaine and Jean Haroldson
Gary and Kathy Hulzebos
Jay and Betty Johnson
Karl and Janelle Johnson
Kruize Plumbing & Heating
Deb Miles-Anderson - Layne Anderson
Curt and Betsy Ostenson
Todd and Sheila Ronhovde
Runestone Insurance - Kensington
Gary and Beth Sabolik
Sanford Self Storage
Scott and Michelle Swenson
Dave Willard