Applications for the 2020 Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship Award are now available.

The $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to youths in Otter Tail County who are pursuing an education beyond the secondary level, according to a news release

The award was founded in 2020 by the Fergus Falls Sertoma Club and Rohde Family, after Mike's death from hereditary heart disease in 2000 at the age of 51.

These awards are intended to honor individuals who embody the warm, fun-loving and energetic spirit of Mike and his dedication to contributing to his community, according to the release.

Applications and eligibility are available at High School Guidance Offices or by calling the Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship Board at 218-739-3295. Applications are due by March 6.