MN Business Owner Offers To Pay For College For Local Seniors
We don't get enough of news like this...A Minnesota business man from Central Minnesota has offered to put all of the local seniors through college! Dennis Frandsen of Rush City has extended the following offer to Rush City High School graduates.
"The full scholarships to Pine City Tech include a $1,000 stipend for books and tools for students who want to earn a two-year degree in programs like nursing, education, automotive repair, gunsmithing, computer science and other vocational trades." - Star Tribune
So far only a few of the 68 high school seniors at Rush City have applied for the generous scholarships. But all of the students have been invited to meet with Frandsen later this week. Frandsen wasn't going to forget about the area's home-schooled students as the Star Tribune reported that he also extended the scholarship offer to them.
According to the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau about 10 percent of Rush City’s population has earned a bachelor’s degree or more.
So who is Dennis Frandsen? Frandsen grew up on a dairy farm outside of Luck, Wisconsin and is now in charge of several manufacturing companies and banks that employs 1,000 people in four states. The Frandsen Corp. holds about $1.5 billion in assets, according to the private company’s website.