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The Eden Prairie Lions Club will be awarding $12,000 in scholarships to local seniors. 

The Eden Prairie Lions Club Scholarships will be awarding $12,000 in scholarships to qualified high school senior who are graduating in 2020.

The $1,000 and $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to residents of Eden Prairie to help pay tuition at two- and four-year universities, colleges or vocational or technical schools

Scholarship applications are available at the career center at Eden Prairie High School or from the school’s class counselor. Applications are due April 5 and must be mailed to Lion Scholarships at 8693 Darnel Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344.

Presentations to the winners will be made at the community awards night on Thursday, May 14, at Eden Prairie High School. Awards for winners attending other schools will be made at their respective schools.

Melissa Turtinen is the community editor for Lakeshore Weekly News and Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.