Cambridge-Isanti Dollars for Scholars Receives
Endowed Scholarship Fund from Rebecca and George Lieser


Family endows fund in Cindy Edstrom's Name
June 27, 2012

The family of Cindy Edstrom, a longtime Cambridge resident and Cambridge High School graduate, has created the Cindy Edstrom Memorial Scholarship by gifting $20,000 to the Cambridge-Isanti Dollars for Scholars. The Cindy Edstrom Memorial Scholarship will provide an annual $1,000 scholarship in her honor and memory. Pictured, back row, left to right, are Justin Edstrom and Garret Edstrom. Front row; Danielle Edstrom, Vonnie Oman, Ryan Edstrom, Mike Edstrom, John Munkberg and Ray Hoheisel. The Cambridge-Isanti Dollars for Scholars is a locally operated and supported nonprofit, tax-exempt scholarship organization. Directed by an all volunteer Board of Trustees, the purpose of Cambridge-Isanti Dollars for Scholars is to expand access to higher educational achievement and/or training.

Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education One Scholarship at a Time

Personal Rewards and Benefits
Rising costs are closing doors to higher education for many students in our community. Through Cambridge-Isanti Dollars for Scholars we have the opportunity to make a strong, collective statement about the importance of education beyond high school.

There are many ways you can help Cambridge-Isanti Dollars for Scholars. Your final choice of a gift plan depends upon your own personal priorities, financial circumstances, and charitable goals. You can designate your gift to benefit one or more areas of your choosing, or make an unrestricted gift.

You will have the satisfaction that comes with knowing you've made a difference in the lives of others. But we also want to make sure that you benefit from making a gift to us. In fact, the best gift plans also improve your financial and tax situation.

As we confront the challenges of the future of our young people, we know that the generosity of those who assist us will make all the difference in our success!

Possible Tax Benefits
Cambridge-Isanti Dollars for Scholars is tax-exempt operating under a 501(C)(3) IRS tax determination. All scholarship contributions to Cambridge-Isanti Dollars for Scholars are tax deductible.

Community Benefits
One coordinated effort for local scholarships creates excitement about helping students continue their education. More people are encouraged to give more scholarships, and the community becomes more focused on the benefits of education. Our Phonathon continues to be successful thanks to so many local community members willingness to invest in a gift that lasts a lifetime.

Students Benefit
Students apply for scholarships using one scholarship application and one deadline.
Scholarships awarded via Dollars for Scholars have the potential advantage of the Dollars for Scholars Matching Program.