Lester Prairie Foundation for Education
Lester Prairie Scholarship Group
(formerly known as McLeod County East Dollars for Scholars Chapter)


Lester Prairie Foundation for Education
LP Foundation for Education is a group comprised of 15 members of the board of directors with ties to our local community and school.  The Lester Prairie Foundation has been in existence for over 20 years.   The mission of our group is to promote educational and extra curricular opportunities for the children in our school district.  We raise money to purchase great items for our school and to provide teacher classroom grants each fall.  Our money is raised through direct donations from alumni, community members, parents and businesses.  Each year we hold our annual fundraiser, the "Bulldog Bash". This event is our main fundraiser for our organization.   We raise close to $20,000 each year with this event.  If you would like to donate to our organization or learn more about us please contact President Becky Kerkvliet  , or Secretary Kim Schauer.


Lester Prairie Scholarship Group (formerly known as McLeod County East Dollars for Scholars)
The scholarship group has been in existence for 30 years and gives out college scholarships to graduates of Lester Prairie High School.  We have given out over $350,000 since our inception.  In 2017 we will be awarding 17 scholarships totaling $19,500 to Lester Prairie High School seniors that will be pursuing higher education.  The awards are merit based and will be given out at the graduation ceremony in spring.   Scholarship money comes from direct donations from individuals and businesses.  If you are interested in donating money or sponsoring a scholarship in memory of someone, please contact Kelli Machemehl at 320-395-2844 or Christine Mattson at 320-395-2521.
Mission Statement
"To develop every learner to the learner's maximum potential, to succeed and continue to learn in a changing world."
131 Hickory Street North
Lester Prairie, MN 55354
PH: (320) 395-2521
FAX: (320) 395-4204
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