Members of the Decorah Community School District Foundation are meeting regularly in preparation for the organization's annual high school scholarship awards night in May.

The Foundation now can be found online, at a link from the District's website.

Information about the Foundation's programs, its Board of Directors and how to donate or volunteer for the Foundation is available.

Last year, the Foundation offered 116 scholarships to graduating seniors totaling more than $65,000.

In addition, renewal awards of previously awarded scholarships of more than $16,000 were given.

Some of these scholarships for high school seniors are funded by individuals or couples, some as memorials, some by local businesses and some by the Foundation itself.

This number is expected to rise with the current senior class, as it is one of the largest classes to graduate from Decorah High School.

ExCel program

Applications for the Foundation's other program, the ExCel program are due April 30. These grants are made to students in grades 8-12, for attendance at summer programs of their choice.

DCSDF members include Larry Berland, president; Kelly Brickley, treasurer; Bridget Casper, secretary; and the following: DeAnn Krull, Andrew Nelson, Mary Weis, Cindy Womeldorf, Rich Amundson, Janice Cordell, Cam Forde, Ben Grimstad, Leslie Sand, Aaron Steffens, Beth Wahlberg and Jenny Werner.

Contact any Board member, or the high school or district administrative office to inquire about helping with the Foundation's efforts.