Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) has received a $7,500 grant from the FM Area Foundation to support student scholarships for the MSUM Community Engagement K-12 Summer Camps.

The grant will fund partial and full, need-based scholarships for students in K-12 attending any of the summer camps offered by MSUM Community Engagement. Camps offered this summer include College for Kids & Teens (ages 6-18) and Scrubs Camp, a residential camp for students entering grades 9 through 12.

College for Kids & Teens is a summer camp program for students K-12. Expert instructors teach classes that encourage exploration, adventure and creativity while cultivating young people’s understanding and appreciation for a variety of topics. Scrubs Camp is an opportunity for fun, learning and career exploration.

“The FM Area Foundation has been a great supporter of the work we do with kids during the summer. With their support we are able to help fulfill one of our goals of building a better community for all by creating and offering programs for local youth,” said Shireen Alemadi, MSUM Community Engagement.

For more information or to register, visit mnstate.edu/outreach; or contact Shireen Alemadi at alemadsh@mnstate.edu or 218.477.2579.

Almost every college, department and unit on campus has a pre-K-12 outreach initiative that is making a difference to young people across Minnesota by sharing the university’s knowledge and resources. MSUM has a rich tradition of partnership-building with organizations and community members, all in an effort to promote equity, access and social justice.

The FM Area Foundation is a nonprofit, community foundation created by and for the people of Cass County, N.D., and Clay County, Minn. The FM Area Foundation helps people give back to the community and ensures the needs of the community are addressed now and in perpetuity. Working in partnership with individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits, the FM Area Foundation manages charitable funds and provides grants to qualified nonprofit organizations and causes.