The Lonedell Scholarship Committee is holding a raffle for $10,000.

Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased through a scholarship committee member.

Only 200 tickets will be sold and they are available from now until all are sold. A winner will be drawn when all tickets are sold.

The committee also is raffling a custom dollhouse created by Gary and Linda Finney and Diana Hayes. Those tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

The winner for the dollhouse raffle will be drawn during the Winter Program at Lonedell School Monday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from any scholarship committee member between now and that time.

Please contact Crystal Breitenstein or Angela Hill at 636-629-0401 for details.

To date, the Lonedell Scholarship Committee has awarded 510 scholarships to Lonedell graduates totaling $200,690.

The Lonedell Scholarship Committee is dedicated to helping fund tuition for graduates heading to college.

The money is raised through generous donations from community members and various events hosted by committee members including Spell-A-Thon, festivals, raffles, and various bake sales and dinners.

The fundraisers are intended to be beneficial not only to the scholarship recipients, but to the community as a whole.

One hundred percent of money raised is given in scholarships. To qualify, applicants must have graduated from eighth grade at Lonedell R-14 School District, have a 2.5 GPA, submit two letters of reference, and follow the guidelines on the application.

“Our committee works tirelessly to help graduates fund their aspirations to attend college,” committee member Angela Hill said.

“We try to make the application simple and the requirements easy to meet. One thing we do that many other scholarships don’t do is give the money directly to the student.

“Some students may have the need for a computer, food, or even gas money to travel back and forth. Our goal is to make life a little easier for them.”

A former student who benefited from the scholarships is current Principal Wayne Dierker. He graduated from Lonedell in 2006 and received four Lonedell scholarships while attending higher education.

Dierker joined the Lonedell School District as principal this school year.

“I was extremely blessed to receive four scholarships over the time frame I was in college from the Lonedell Scholarship Fund,” Dierker said. 

“The scholarships helped me pay for my tuition and books.  I was so fortunate to attend a school with people that care so much about students and (who) work hard to provide scholarships for the graduates. These scholarships have blessed me immensely.”