Scholarships

NOTE: Scholarships are open to current Owatonna seniors only unless otherwise indicated in the scholarship description below.

NO-COST SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH SITES:
http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm
http://www.studentscholarships.org/

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES:
www.fastweb.com

NCAA SCHOLARSHIPS:
www.ncaa.org
www.scholarshipexperts.com
www.scholarships.com


SCHOLARSHIP TOOLS:
Online GPA calculator, contact information for United States schools, colleges and universities,
a list of colleges offering comprehensive programs for students with learning disabilities,
online degree programs, and much, much more!
http://www.college-scholarships.com
http://www.smartscholar.com/student-loan-guide/

Also check for scholarship opportunities at the university or college you plan to attend.

NOTE:  Any scholarships listed below that have Due Date "To Be Determined" means that we have not yet received this year's application from the scholarship committee providing the scholarship.  Check back often and when a date is listed under "Due Date." Then you should be able to click on a link to download the current year's application.

Local Scholarships

THE 20 RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB / STRAIGHT RIVER ARCHERY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP (2 - $500)

This scholarship is to provide club members and their families the financial means to further their education goals and establish their future career path.

Submit completed applications to:
Marla Holt, 1672 Wedgewood Dr. NE, Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE:  To Be Determined


 

AAUW OWATONNA SCHOLARSHIP (2 - $1,000)

Awarded to a female graduate of a Steele County School District.  The recipients must have completed 12 credits of post-secondary studies.  

**Note - this scholarship is for students currently attending an accredited college or university.  You must have graduated in the year 2023 or before.

Submit completed applications to: Marla Holt, 1672 Wedgewood Dr. NE, Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE:  March 15, 2024

2024-AAUW-Owatonna-Scholarship-Applicationdocx.pdf


 

ALLIANCE FOR GREATER EQUITY SCHOLARSHIP (multiple varying amounts)

The Equity in Education's Future Scholarship application will award multiple, one-time annual scholarships to racially marginalized students who are choosing to pursue a post-secondary degree, including associate's, bachelor's master's or technical trade school.  Applicants must be accepted into an Associate's or Bachelor's degree program or accepted into a Master of Arts program and be graduating from any high school in Owatonna.

DUE DATE:  To Be Determined


 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP - MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT (8 - $1,000)

Department scholarships are awarded to deserving sons or daughters, grandsons or granddaughters of a veteran who need financial assistance to avail themselves of higher education at the post-secondary level. These scholarships are to be applied only toward the expenses of tuition, books or similar fees, at an accredited institution of higher learning.  Each scholarship will be paid directly to the school, in the amount of $1,000.00 for any one year. Satisfactory progress must be made with grades reported to the Department of Minnesota.

Return Application To: Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211) at least ONE DAY PRIOR to the due dates listed above.  We need to get the applications to the American Legion by the due dates listed.

DUE DATE:  March 4, 2024

Dept-MN-Scholarship-Rules-2023-2024docx.pdf

Dept-of-MN-Scholarship-Application-Form-2023-2024docx.pdf


 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP - PAST PRESIDENTS PARLEY HEALTH CARE  ($1,000)

The Past Presidents Parley Health Care Scholarship has been established to assist needy and deserving students or adults to commence or further their education in any phase of the health care field including the entire medical, nursing and dental support fields such as registered nurses, nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, X-ray or other technician, dieticians, physical or other therapist, dental hygienist or dental assistant, etc. 

Submit completed application to Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211) at least ONE DAY PRIOR to the due dates listed above.  We need to get the applications to the American Legion by the due dates listed.

DUE DATE:  To Be Determined


 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP - JUNIOR MEMBER LOYALTY (10 - $2,500)

Candidates for this award shall have been Junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary, held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the past three consecutive years and be a paid member for the current membership year. Applicant must continue their membership in the American Legion Auxiliary during the scholarship period.

Return Application To: Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211) at least ONE DAY PRIOR to the due dates listed above.  We need to get the applications to the American Legion by the due dates listed.

DUE DATE:  March 1, 2024

https://www.mnala.org/shared-files/6444/?Junior_Member_Loyalty_Scholarship_Application.pdf


 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP - NON-TRADITIONAL (5 - $2,000)

Applicants must be a current member of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion, must have held membership for the two preceding years, and be a paid member for the current membership year.  Must be a non-traditional student returning to the classroom after some period in which their formal education was interrupted OR a non-traditional student beginning their education at a later point in life.

Return Application To: Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211) at least ONE DAY PRIOR to the due dates listed above.  We need to get the applications to the American Legion by the due dates listed.

DUE DATE:  March 1, 2024

https://www.mnala.org/shared-files/6445/?Non_Traditional_Student_Scholarship_Application-1.pdf


 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP - SPIRIT OF YOUTH (5 - $5,000)

Candidates for this award shall be/shall have been Junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary, have held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the past three consecutive years, and must be a paid member for the current membership year. Applicant must continue their membership in the American Legion Auxiliary during the scholarship period.

DUE DATE:  March 1, 2024

https://legion-aux.formstack.com/forms/2024_spirit_of_youth_scholarship


 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP - CHILDREN OF WARRIORS (15 - $5,000)

Candidates for this award shall be direct descendants of veterans who served in the US Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion:  April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918; and any time after December 7, 1941.  Applicants must be in their senior year of high school.

DUE DATE:  March 1, 2024

https://legion-aux.formstack.com/forms/children_of_warriors_national_presidents_scholarship_application_2024

 


AMESBURY TRUTH SCHOLARSHIP (2- $2,000)

AmesburyTruth Tyman group would like to recognize graduating Owatonna students that plan to attend a Technical or Trade School in the fall by awarding each with a $2,000 scholarship toward their schooling.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  April 28, 2024

AmesburyTruthScholarship-20241.pdf


ANDREW LAWRENCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (5 - $2,000)

Applicants must be an incoming college freshman, sophomore, junior or senior attending a 4 year college or university. Applicants must have either received their Catholic education at St. Mary’s or St. Isidore’s Catholic schools or through REP in Owatonna or Litomysl and continues to be an active and practicing Catholic. Eligible applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum high school GPA of 2.8.

Return application to:
Andrew Lawrence Memorial Scholarship Fund
PO Box 862
Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE: March 1, 2024

AndrewLawrenceScholarshipApplication_1.pdf


 

AUGSBURG FAMILY SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP (multiple varying amounts)

Augsburg Family Scholars is a new program to narrow the opportunity gap for students with foster care backgrounds starting in Fall 2022.  The program builds on Minnesota's Fostering Independence Higher Education Grant, a state financial aid program that covers tuition, room and board, textbooks, some supplies, and fees at participating institutions, including Augsburg.

This scholarship is available to students who were in the Minnesota foster care system at any point after their 13th birthday, and who are currently younger than 27.

https://www.augsburg.edu/augsburgfamilyscholars/


 

BEATRICE NATZEL AMERICANISM SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $500)
This scholarship is in place to award post-secondary financial assistance to an Owatonna or Medford school district student, in memory of Beatrice Natzel and her endless dedication to educating youth and adults about Americanism.  Applicants must have participated in the V.F. W Voice of Democracy or Young American Patriotic Art programs within the last four years.

Return Application To:
Beatrice Natzel Americanism Scholarship Committee
ATtn:  Gege Abraham, VFW Auxiliary 3723 Americanism Chair
135 Oakdale St, PO Box 767
Owatonna, MN 55060

DUE DATE:  April 15, 2024

23-24BeatriceNatzel.pdf


 

BECKY HOFMANN MORRIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $1,000)
(Administered by the 761 Foundation)

Must be an Owatonna High School Senior attending a 2 or 4 year college or university. The applicant must be planning on majoring in natural resource science, conservation, or environmental studies.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  March 25, 2024

BeckyHofmannMorrisScholarship.pdf


 

BRUCE LARSON SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $1,200)
Administered by the 761 Foundation

The applicant must be of Somali descent with the award to be used towards a two or four year postsecondary education.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  April 4, 2024

BruceLarson-2324doc.pdf


 

CHARLES AND NORMA BUXTON SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $5,000 – renewable up to four years)
(Administered by the 761 Foundation)

Academics, character, financial need and recommendations are emphasized in this award given to a graduating senior planning to attend a two or four-year college or university. An essay is submitted about how Owatonna has contributed to the applicant and what he/she has become and how he/she might wish to give something back to the community in the future.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  March 15, 2024

BuxtonScholApp.pdf


 

CLASS OF 1958 SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $1200)
(Administered by the 761 Foundation)
 

The Class of 1958 would like to share the goodwill they feel toward Owatonna High School and they education they received some 60 years ago by making a scholarship available. They feel it is a privilege to be able to give something back to their alma mater and help a student who is embarking on their own academic journey. The award will alternate annually between a male and female student. In 2024, the scholarship will be awarded to a female student.

This scholarship will go to an OHS graduating female planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university. Must have a 2.0 or higher GPA.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  March 18, 2024

Classof58scholarship2024-GoogleDocs.pdf


 

CLIMATE BY DESIGN INTERNATIONAL LEARN TO EARN TOM PETERSON SCHOLARSHIP (25 - $2,000)
Tom Peterson CEO and Founder of Climate by Design International, Inc. (formerly Concepts and Design, Inc.) believes in serving the needs of people (customers, employees, representatives, vendors, community, and others) in order to enhance the quality of their lives, help them reach their potential, and recognize the value with which they were created.

This scholarship is open to students pursuing a post secondary training certificate/degree.  

  • Candidate must be graduating from one of the following:  Owatonna High School, Owatonna Alternative Learning Center (ALC), or Owatonna Adult Basic Education.
  • Candidate must be planning to attend an accredited 2 year post-secondary institution within 50 miles of Owatonna city limits for a training certificate or Associate's Degree in any area.
  • Financial need will be considered.
  • Applicants must give a detailed description of what this scholarship would mean to them and why they want to attend a post secondary institution.

Return Application to: 

  • OHS - Joni Churchill, Counseling Office
  • ALC - Jessica Frank, Main Office
  • Adult Basic Education Roosevelt - Lydia Yahnke, Main Office

DUE DATE: April 19, 2024

ClimatebyDesignInternationalLearntoEarnTomPetersonScholarship.pdf


 

COMPEER FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIP (141 - $1,500)
Note:  this is the former AgStar Financial Services Scholarship.  

The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America is the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, structured to support Compeer Financial’s mission to enrich agriculture and rural America. Compeer Financial’s Board of Directors has dedicated one percent of annual net earnings to support the Fund’s focus areas of agricultural advocacy and development, agriculture education, cooperative initiatives, rural development and community enrichment; and youth engagement.  High school seniors who have an agriculture or rural background, or plan to major in an agriculture-related field at a college, university or technical college are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.  Recipients are based on academic achievement, agricultural and community organization involvement and essays.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Resident of our 144 county territory
  • Graduating High School Senior
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Designated agricultural major, interest in an agriculture-related field, or have an agriculture or rural background
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants who are dependents of Compeer Financial clients.

Return Application To:  Compeer Financial, PO Box 1219, Lakeville, MN  55044 or email to scholarships@compeer.com

DUE DATE:  March 15, 2024

https://compeer.jotform.com/233316179790967


 

OWATONNA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION FUTURE EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP (FORMERLY - C.P. MICKELSON EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP) (2 - $1,000)

Awarded to a senior planning a career in education. Administered by the Owatonna Education Association.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  March 20, 2024

OEASCHOLARSHIP2024.pdf


 

DAR GOOD CITIZEN ANTHONY WAYNE CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP (1 - varying amounts)

The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.  This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess good citizenship qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, school and communities.  

If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please see your counselor.  It will require a personal statement and essay to be submitted for review.

DUE DATE:  The deadline for this scholarship has passed.


 

DEB FLEMMING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $1,000)
(Administered by the 761 Foundation)
 

Deb Wendland Flemming's passion, after her family and friends, was journalism.  She worked as a reporter, copy editor and editor and relished mentoring young journalists.  During her lifetime, she worked at the newspapers in Waseca, Owatonna, Mankato, and Traverse City in Michigan.  At the time of her heath in 2022, she was the news editor of the Steele County Times.  She was a passionate believer in the First Amendment, the public's right to know and open meetings and records.

This scholarship will go to a female individual who plans to major in a field of study related to Journalism.  In addition, this individual should strongly exemplify Deb's beliefs.

Return Application to:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  To Be Determined


 

DENNIS JOHNSON TRADES SCHOLARSHIP (2 - $500)
(Administered by the 761 Foundation)

Dennis Johnson was a hardworking, self taught man who graduated from Owatonna High School and worked his whole life remodeling houses and selling homes.  He also had rental property.  We started this scholarship to honor the person who works with their hands.  This scholarship is open to students who are planning on going into the trades (building, plumbing, electrical, etc.).

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  April 14, 2024

DennisJohnsonScholarshipfortheTrades-2024.pdf


 

DON TUERK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($6000 available, up to $1000 each)

Don Tuerk was a community-minded Owatonna native and Owatonna Fireman.  Don was a long time and very active Eagles Aerie 1791 member.  He passed away on December 20, 2015.  In keeping with Don's values and the Owatonna Eagles mission, The Owatonna Eagles has established this memorial scholarship in his name to assist students seeking furthering their education in a public service field.

Return application to:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling and Career Center (211), or to the Owatonna Eagles Club, 140 E Rose St, Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE:  March 31, 2024

Tuerkapp24.pdf


 

DREW WOODWICK MEMORIAL FOR CULINARY ARTS SCHOLARSHIP (1-$1,000)

Available to students enrolled in a certificate, association degree or bachelor degree-seeking program in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, or other food service-related program at an accredited Minnesota college or university.

Return Application To:
Drew Woodwick Memorial Scholarship Committee
c/o Robin Woodwick
PO Box 249
Hayfield, MN 55940

DUE DATE:  March 31, 2024

DrewWoodwickMemorialCulinaryScholarshipApplication2024.pdf


 

EDWARD STEPANEK SCHOLARSHIP (2 - $10,000 - renewable for four years for students who remain in good standing at his/her university)
(Administered by the 761 Foundation)


Open to OHS seniors who are in good academic standing. Applicant must intend to major in science, math, engineering, or the medical field and planning to attend a four year, public university.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  April 8, 2024

Stepanek-2024.pdf


 

ELKS COMMUNITY/TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $1,000)

Applicants must be a senior graduating from any public or private high school in Steele County.  Applicants must be planning on attending a two-year community/technical college to prepare for a technical career.

This scholarship asks for a "personal data sheet".  This is like an educational resume.  You can get a copy of one in the Career Center or you can create your own with your accomplishments, extra curricular, awards, jobs, etc. that you have had thus far in your life.

Return Application To: 
Scholarship Committee
Owatonna Elks Lodge #1395
126 East Vine
Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE: The deadline for this scholarship has passed. 


 

ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP (4- $1,000)

The Most Valuable Student scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Applications are judged on academics, leadership, service and financial need.

Return Application To: Submitted Online

DUE DATE: The deadline for this scholarship has passed.

 


 

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP ($4,000)

College-bound high school seniors who are the children or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks are welcome to apply. Applicants compete against other children and grandchildren from the state of their sponsoring Elks Lodge. They are judged on the core values of the Elks National Foundation: knowledge, charity, community service and integrity.

Return Application To:  Submitted Online

DUE DATE:  The deadline for this scholarship has passed.


 

ERIC SCHWANKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $1,000)

Applicant must be a high school senior planning on attending an accredited post-secondary school in diesel technology.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211) or Curt's Truck & Diesel Service, Inc., 370 24th Ave NW, Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE:  April 15, 2024

2024EricSchwankeScholorshipLetter-OHS.pdf

EricSchwankeScholarshipApplication.pdf


 

EXCHANGE CLUB OF OWATONNA SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $1000)

Available to Exchange Club members.  This scholarship focuses on activities, community service, grades, achievements/awards, and an essay.

Return Application To:  If interested, please see Joni Churchill in the OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE: April 15, 2024

  


 

FEDERATED INSURANCE BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP (2 - $1,000)

Awards will be given to students furthering their education in the area of business, computer or office support at a two or four-year college. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be pursuing his/her post-secondary education in the field of business.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  April 15, 2024

FederatedBusinessApplication.pdf


 

FEDERATED CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP (multiple varying amounts)

Thanks to the generosity of Federated Insurance and the Federated Challenge we are offering scholarships for students to attend part-time or full-time, non-four year education or training program at an accredited Minnesota post-secondary school that focuses on obtaining an apprenticeship, certificate or associate’s degree.  Candidates need to have been mentored by Big Brothers Big Sisters for a minimum of 18 months, or was a High School Big for a minimum of 18 months and is planning to enroll part-time or full-time in a non-four year program at a trade, technical or community college or another accredited Minnesota postsecondary school to obtain an apprenticeship, certificate or associate's degree.

Return Application To: Complete online at: bbbsofsouthernmn.org/fcscholarship

DUE DATE: April 12, 2024

FederatedChallengeScholarship-Step-by-StepGuide2024.pdf


 

FEDERATED EMPLOYEE CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP (4-$1000)


FECU is offering four $1000 scholarships to Federated Employee Credit Union members. Any individual that is a member of Federated Employees Credit Union attending a college or university, graduate or law school, 2- or 4-year program or community or technical college is eligible.

DUE DATE:  February 28, 2024

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Scholarship2024


 

FFA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP (1-$1000, 1-$750, 1-$500)

Available to students graduating this year, or a maximum of 2 years removed from graduating Owatonna High School. Applicants must be planning on or currently attending a college, university, or technical school pursuing at least a certificate related to the agriculture industry.
Applicants must be FFA members.

Return Application To: Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling and Career Office (#211)

DUE DATE: March 21, 2024

FFAAlumni.pdf


 

FFA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (multiple varying amounts)
Administered by the 761 Foundation

Available to students planning a career in agriculture or related fields. Applicants must have taken an agriculture class at OHS to apply.

Return Application To:  Liz Tinaglia, OHS 

DUE DATE:  April 5, 2024

FFAScholarshipApplication2024.pdf


 

FULL CIRCLE COUNSELING AND WELLNESS SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $500)
(Administered by the 761 Foundation)

Full Circle Counseling and Wellness, PC offers scholarships to Owatonna Senior High School graduating seniors who are pursuing a 4-year degree in psychology or social work with the intention of pursuing licensure as a psychotherapist. Full Circle Counseling and Wellness, PC provides individual, family and couples therapy in Owatonna to support people pursuing personal and relational growth as well as emotional healing. The need for qualified professionals in this field in southern Minnesota is great. Full Circle Counseling and Wellness, PC hopes to encourage young people interested in helping others be the best they can be to pursue a rewarding career in psychotherapy in southern Minnesota.

Return Application To: Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  April 15, 2024

FullCircleScholarshipApplication_1.pdf


 

GRANDPARENTS FOR EDUCATION (1 - $500)

Presented to a high school senior planning to attend a two or four year college or university. Applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE: April 14, 2024

GrandparentsforEducation2324.pdf


 

GOPHER SPORT/MALCOLM STEPHENSON STUDENT ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP (2 - $5,000)

Presented to one graduating female and one graduating male student from OHS. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and must have lettered in a varsity sport while at OHS. Emphasis will be placed upon good sportsmanship, behavior and moral character.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  March 1, 2024

GopherSport-23-24.pdf


 

GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE ALUMNI REFERRAL SCHOLARSHIP (multiple - $1,000 renewable for 4 years for a total of $4,000)

Any student who is planning on attending Gustavus in the Fall should email Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (jchurchill@isd761.org) to let her know of your intentions.  Once she has your name she will try to pair you with a Gustavus graduate who can then refer your name to Gustavus to receive $1,000 (renewable up to 4 years) above and beyond your calculated financial aid package if you choose to attend Gustavus.

DUE DATE:  The deadline for this scholarship has passed.


 

HOMETOWN CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP (2 - $1,000 & 2 - $500)

Must be a HomeTown Federal Credit Union member for at least six months from application deadline. Must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a private or public college, university, community college or technical college.

DUE DATE:  April 12, 2024

https://www.hometowncu.coop/Resources/Youth-Services


 

HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS (multiple varying amounts)
The Horatio Alger Association’s scholarship programs are among the few in the nation that specifically focus on identifying young people who, similar to its Members, have overcome exceptional hardships.  Despite facing adversities in their young lives, Horatio Alger Scholars have proven their ability to succeed. 

SENIORS (Class of 2024) would you benefit from a HAA Scholarship? There are "Targeted Scholarships" available.  The Denny Sanford Scholarship is especially attractive to MN students because there are up top ten $10,000 scholarships for students who plan to attend the Univ. of MN Twin Cities. 

Eligibility criteria for Horatio Alger Scholarships include

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior or senior (dependent upon scholarship type). 
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. 
  • Desire to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution).  
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities.  
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. 
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).  
  • Be a United States citizen. 

DUE DATE:  March 15, 2024

https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/93417-Horatio-Alger-Association


 

JEFF KATH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $5,000)

Jeff Kath was a proud community member who gave countless hours of service that directly impacted individuals, programs and the betterment of our surrounding communities. Upon his death, family and friends committed time and energy to raise funds for scholarships in Jeff’s name that will recognize students dedicated to community service in the hopes that it will continue the spirit of giving!   Applicants must be graduating from a public or private high school in Steele or Waseca County, planning to attend a 2 or 4-year college program and show a strong commitment to their education and service to others within their community.  

Return application to:
Jeff Kath Memorial Scholarship Committee
2112 Harbour Oak Dr SE
Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE:  Must be postmarked by April 5, 2024

2024JeffKathMemorialScholarshipApplication-GoogleDocs.pdf


 

JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP (50 - $1,000 and 2 - $6,000)

This scholarship has several opportunities with specific criteria. Pay close attention to the requirements.  Only company employees and their dependents are eligible to apply for the Jennie-O Turkey Store scholarship.

Return Application To:
Jennie-O Turkey Store Scholarship
34 North 7th Street
Barron, WI 54812

DUE DATE:  March 8, 2024

https://www.hormelinspiredpathways.com/


 

KIRCHNER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP (2-$1000)

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Owatonna High School who has committed to a 2 or 4 year college or university. Applicant must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Must have participated in DECA for at least two years.

Return Applications To: Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling and Career Office (#211)

DUE DATE: March 25, 2024

KirchnerScholarshipApplication.pdf


 

KIWANIS CLUB OF OWATONNA SCHOLARSHIP (multiple $500)

Applicant must be Owatonna High School Seniors. Recipients are selected on leadership, active participation in school and community activities, and character.  Being a Key Club member is not mandatory but will be taken into consideration.  Financial need is taken into consideration.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  April 18, 2024

Kiwanis-Owatonna23-24.pdf


 

KRFO/KAT KOUNTRY “SCHOLAR DOLLARS” SCHOLARSHIP (multiple $500)

An OHS scholarship committee will evaluate students based upon citizenship, activities and community service emphasizing fine arts, athletics and student government. Focus will be placed upon students who may not have received any other scholarships.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  April 15, 2024

KRFOKATKOUNTRY23-241.pdf


 

LEROY AND LEONA STOCKWELL SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $500)

This scholarship is available to OHS wrestlers who are graduating this year and will be seeking further education (college, vo-tech, community college, etc.)

Return Applications To:
Owatonna Wrestling Association
PO Box 961
Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE: April 3, 2024

StockwellScholarshipapplication2024.pdf


 

LEE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $1,000)
(Administered by the 761 Foundation)

The Lee Foundation is focused on opening opportunities for Minnesota students pursuing the fields of science, technology and engineering.  To recognize talent and curiosity in this space, it seeks to award merit-based scholarships to further these students' post-secondary educations.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  April 29, 2024

LeeFoundation-2024.pdf


 

LITTLE THEATRE OF OWATONNA VETA ALEXANDER SCHOLARSHIP (varying amounts)

Graduating Steele County high school students who have been accepted at an accredited two or four-year college and are to begin a full-time course of study are eligible for this scholarship.  Applicant should exhibit experience and interest in the performing arts.  Recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, community involvement, leadership experiences, school activities, and involvement in LTP and other theatrical productions.

Return Application To: Little Theatre of Owatonna, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, PO Box 64, Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE: March 29, 2024

LTOScholarship24.pdf


 

LITTLE THEATRE OF OWATONNA SARAH FOREMAN SCHOLARSHIP (1 - at least $1000)

This scholarship has been established as a memorial to long-time Little Theatre of Owatonna member Sarah Foreman who died in February 2006. Foreman’s work as a director extended through 30 years with her first work as a director of Matchmaker in 1975. She directed 18 shows and served on the board for 11 years in three separate terms. Foreman served as the Board President from 2002-2005 and was vice president upon her death.  At the time of her death, Sarah had just brought her last directing feat, Music Man, to the local stage. Sarah’s
extensive contributions and dedication to theatre in Owatonna are memorialized in this scholarship.  This scholarship is meant to recognize and support the post-secondary education of a local person whose career plans, studies and/or participation in theatre distinguish him/her. Recipients will be chosen based on theatre involvement (past, present, future) including LTO, two letters of recommendation, academic achievements and educational goals, and college and/or community involvement beyond theatre.

Return Application To: Little Theatre of Owatonna, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, PO Box 64, Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE:  May 24, 2004

LTOSarahForeman_1.pdf


 

JOSEPH CUNDIFF MEMORIAL & MAGGIE DIXON HONORARY SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $500)

Maggie (Cundiff) Dixon attended Luther College from 1961 to 1964; she went on to MSU and graduated from there in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and she minored in Spanish.  Maggie did her student teaching at Lincoln Elementary School and went on to each second grade at McKinley Elementary School in 1966.  In 1985 Maggie moved back to Owatonna and taught 7 1/2 years in the Title One Program at Washington Elementary and also taught two trimesters of Early Bird Spanish during that time as well.  After retiring Maggie continued to sub within the District for the elementary schools and provided private tutoring.  

Joe (Joseph) Charles Cundiff, Maggie's son, was born October 16, 1973 and died November 28, 2016.  Joe was an elementary student at Jefferson Elementary School in Faribault (Kindergarten through 5th grade) and then attended Owatonna (6th through 12th grade).  Joe graduated in 1992 and joined the Marines that fall.  He was active/inactive for eight years.  Joe married Krissy Thorsrud in 1998 and they have two children, Sophie and Joey. 

Maggie would like to give this scholarship to an OHS student who wants to go into elementary education and help support them in making their dream come true.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  To Be Determined


 

MAIN STREET DENTAL CLINIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS (5 - $500 + $500 more when enrolled in actual dental program)

Offered to high school graduates interested in a future career in dentistry.

DUE DATE:  To Be Determined

https://www.mainstreetdentalclinics.com/scholarships


 

MANN MATH SCHOLARSHIP (4 - $1,250)
(Administered by the 761 Foundation)

Offered to graduating high school seniors.  Students should have an interest in Math related courses/fields.

Return application to:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  To Be Determined


 

MEILAHN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $4,000 up to 4 years)
(Administered by the 761 Foundation)

The Meilahn Family Scholarship is open to a graduating senior from OHS who has earned at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA and who academic performance reflects consistent yearly progress and has been accepted in good standing at any accredited, public or private, four-year college or university in the United States.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE: March 25, 2024

Meilahn2024.pdf


 

MELBY MEMORIAL CHARITIES SCHOLARSHIP (2 - $500)

Applicants must attend high school in SE Minnesota, within approximately 60 miles of Rochester, MN and must plan to attend a post-secondary education program. 

This scholarship is geared toward those who have had participated in athletics and/or other extracurricular activities at a high level, but all are welcome to apply! Scholarship funds will be presented at the Melby Fest fundraiser on Saturday, June 15th. Attendance at the event is strongly encouraged, but not required.

Return Application To:  submit online; link below

DUE DATE: April 15, 2024

https://form.jotform.com/230944851826160

MIXED ROOTS SCHOLARSHIP (varying amounts)

Are you or will you be a high school senior?  How have you made a difference in your school and greater community through your own identity, diversity, and most importantly unity?  This scholarship is for you!  The Mixed Roots High School Scholarship will recognize and award student leaders that have been successful in their own work in Education, Diversity, and the greater Community. The overall mission and goals of the scholarship is to increase the initial number of scholarships and the number of Mixed Roots Scholars in the future.

DUE DATE:  The deadline for this scholarship has passed.


 

MINNESOTA-DAKOTAS DISTRICT KIWANIS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP (3 - $700)

Offered to graduating seniors who reside in MN, SD, or ND. Scholarship needs to be used for colleges or universities located in these three states.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  The deadline for this scholarship has passed.


 

MINNESOTA PHEASANTS/STEELE COUNTY CHAPTER LARRY MCCARTHY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $500)

Awarded to a Steele County resident who has either been accepted at or is currently attending a two or four-year college, majoring in conservation, natural resources, forestry or conservation enforcement. Applicant must be active in both school and community.

Return Application To:
Kevin Stelter, V.P. Youth Education
1331 SE 58th St
Owatonna, MN 55060

DUE DATE: May 27, 2024

Pheasants2024.pdf


 

OWATONNA BUSINESS WOMEN (OBW) SCHOLARSHIP (multiple varying amounts)

Given to young women who are Steele County residents and who have been active in school and community activities. There must be some degree of financial need.  There are three opportunities (one for high school students, one for continuing education students, and one for GED students).

DUE DATE:  The deadline for this scholarship has passed.


 

OWATONNA FOUNDATION TECHNICAL/COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS (multiple varying amounts from $500 - $3,000)

TRADITIONAL scholarships are awarded to assist students who will be attending non-four year programs at technical/community colleges to prepare themselves for technical careers. 

Return Applications To:  Jill Holmes, Owatonna Foundation Scholarship Coordinator, 1135 Jadden Lane SE, Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE:  April 10, 2023

OwatonnaFoundationTradFillable1023.pdf

 

NON-TRADITIONAL scholarships are available to individuals who graduated with the class of 2021 or prior and are pursuing a non-four year program at a technical or community college.

Return Applications To:  Jill Holmes, Owatonna Foundation Scholarship Coordinator, 1135 Jadden Lane SE, Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE:  October 25 - spring semester award; June 25 - fall semester award

OwatonnaFoundationNonTradFillable1023.pdf

 

JUNE A. & MELANIE NELSON scholarships are available to women who are non-traditional students and/or returning students

Return Applications To:  Jill Holmes, Owatonna Foundation Scholarship Coordinator, 1135 Jadden Lane SE, Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE:  October 25 - spring semester award; June 25 - fall semester award

OwatonnaFoundationNelsonFillable1023.pdf

 


 

OWATONNA HOSPITAL AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIPS (Numerous – varying amounts)

A number of scholarships are available for eligible students. The Donald Sanford Fund scholarship is available to individuals who are planning on or currently enrolled in nursing programs. Recipients of these scholarships will be selected on the basis of need and merit. Those who are currently enrolled in nursing programs and looking to further your nursing education may apply for both scholarships. 

Donald Sanford Scholarship

  • Majoring in nursing at a college or vocational school
  • Applicants entering first year or above of nursing school are considered
  • Applicant must live in Steele County or be an employee of the Owatonna Hospital, or the immediate family (spouse, dependent child) of the Owatonna Hospital employee

Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

  • Applicant must be majoring in a health-related field at a college, medical school, or vocational school
  • Applicants entering their second year of school or above are considered
  • Applicant must live in Steele County or be an employee of the Owatonna Hospital, or the immediate family (spouse, dependent child) of the Owatonna Hospital employee

If you are unable to send letters or transcripts electronically please mail to:
Owatonna Hospital
Attn: Volunteer Services
2250 NW 26th St
Owatonna, MN 55060

DUE DATE:  March 17, 2024

OwatonnaHospitalAuxiliary.pdf


 

OWATONNA LIONS TRADES SCHOLARSHIP (multiple $1,000-$2,000)
The Owatonna Lions are offering a trades-oriented education scholarship to current residents of Steele County. Applicants must be looking to attend an accredited institution for a trades-oriented education in the following fields.
1. Skilled Commercial & Residential Construction Trades
2. Skilled Energy & Industrial Trades
3. Skilled Cosmetic Trades
4. Skilled Technology Trades
5. Skilled Medical Trades
6. Skilled Logistical Trades
Applicant Qualifications: This Scholarship is open to all Steele County Residents – This includes students, graduates & GED holders. Consideration will also be given to applicants who are committed to obtaining their GED to attend an accredited institution in calendar year 2023.

DUE DATE:  To Be Determined


 

PEO STAR SCHOLARSHIP 1-$2,500

This scholarship is available to girls in their final year of secondary education and 20 years of age or under, a citizen of the U.S., a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, a resident of Steele County, and plans to attend an accredited U.S. postsecondary educational institution full or part time in 2023.  The applicant will also exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.  

If you are interested in applying for the Owatonna Chapter DZ Star scholarship, please follow the instructions in the link below and submit your information. 

Return information to:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  The deadline for this scholarship has passed


 

POWER OF ONE SCHOLARSHIP 1-$500

This scholarship is available to OHS seniors who are college bound and have experienced a time in their life that was changed by the actions of another person, or your own actions changed the life of another.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  April 15, 2024

ThePowerofOne.pdf


 

RICH & JUDY STRUNC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $1,000)

Rich & Judy Strunc passed away too soon in life, and their daughters wanted to make sure their support of education would be carried on.  The scholarship criteria includes: planning to major in business and a love of family and the outdoors.

Return Completed Applications To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  April 15, 2024

RichandJudyStruncMemorialScholarshipdocx.pdf


 

RIVERLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP (500+ scholarships with varying amounts)

Riverland has more than 500 sponsored scholarships available through the Riverland Community College Foundation to help students achieve their educational goals.

DUE DATE:  varies

https://www.riverland.edu/tuition-aid/scholarships/


 

761 FOUNDATION'S STEELE COUNTY ROBERT CHLADEK SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $5,000)
(Administered by the 761 Foundation)

Robert Chladek, long time Clinton Falls farmer, had a desire to enhance educational opportunities for potential agribusiness students within Steele County.  This year the Foundation Board is pleased to award this scholarship to one student in Steele County pursuing an agribusiness degree at a college or university.  Therefore, this scholarship is open to any student who has taken some agriculture classes along with STEM and/or business curriculum. 

Submit applications to:  Liz Tinaglia, OHS Ag Department (130)

DUE DATE:  April 25, 2024

SteeleCountyRobertChladekAcademicAgricultureScholarship1_1.pdf


 

ROB WILLMOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $500)

Given to a graduating OHS senior who has participated in student council, extra-curricular sports, choir or community volunteerism. Involvement is stressed.

Return application to:
R.O.B. Scholarship
Jeanne Willmott
1030 Grove Ave S.
Owatonna, MN 55060

DUE DATE:  To Be Determined


 

ROEPKE CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP: (3- $500)
(Administered by the 761 Foundation)

**This scholarship is for former OHS students who graduated and are currently enrolled in college.
This scholarship is open to Owatonna Senior High School graduates currently enrolled in a two or four-year public or private post high school institution, or planning to return to such an institution for the next school year.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  May 15, 2024

ROEPKECONTINUINGEDUCATION-2024.pdf


 

RON BAKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (1-$3,500)
(Administered by the 761 Foundation)

Ron Baker was born and raised in Owatonna and graduated from OHS.  He was co-captain of the 1954 OHS wrestling team that won the state championship.  Scholarship applicants must be a graduating senior who wrestled their senior year.  They must have at least a 3.0 GPA, have financial need, must be a letter winner and applying to a Division I, II or III school or an accepted technical school.

Return application to:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  To Be Determined


 

SAINT JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP (up to 40 scholarships in the amount of $500-$1,000)

Available to any Steele County resident. You do not have to be a St. John Lutheran Church member. Awards are based on the number of qualified applicants and the amount of scholarship funds available for a given year. 

Applicant must:

  • Be a resident of Steele County, MN (does NOT need to be a member of St. John Lutheran Church)
  • Attend an accredited community college, university, or technical/vocational school
  • Be a full-time, undergraduate student
  • Must not have received any type of associate's degree or bachelor's degree prior to submitting this application

Return applications to:
St. John Lutheran Church
1301 Lincoln Avenue
Owatonna, MN 55060

DUE DATE:  4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Note:  Grants are also available to St. John Lutheran Church members.

2024ScholarshipApplication.pdf


 

STEELE COUNTY HOME ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $500)

The Steele County Home Economics Association is offering a $500.00 scholarship to any individual majoring in Family Consumer Sciences or related fields (Textiles, Food Science, Child Development, Housing & Interior Design, Family Social Sciences, Hospitality, etc.) at any accredited 2 or 4 year college.

To be eligible, the student must be graduating this year or have graduated from high school and be a resident of Steele County, including the towns of Owatonna (55060), Blooming Prairie (55917), Ellendale (56026), and Medford (55049).

Additional information and application forms may be obtained by contacting, Audrey Holland at ajholland2@gmail.com, 507-451-9490 or Barbara Paulson, at rustyiba@gmail.com, 507-451-9686.

Email completed applications to Audrey Holland at ajholland2@gmail.com or Barbara Paulson, at rustyiba@gmail.com.

DUE DATE:  The deadline for this scholarship has passed.


 

STEELE-WASECA COOPERATIVE ELECTRIC SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $1000)

Recipient must be a Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric consumer or immediate family member planning to further his/her education at a two or four-year college.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  April 26, 2024

SteeleWasecaCooperativeElectricAPPLICATION2024doc.pdf


 

STEVE STOCKWELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $500)

This scholarship is given in remembrance of Steve Stockwell, who was a graduate of Owatonna High School, Class of '81.  Steve was a carpenter/cabinetmaker/woodworker by trade.  This scholarship is open to students pursuing vocational/technical training in carpentry, woodworking or cabinetmaking or other similar trade.

Return Application To: Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling and Career Office (211)

DUE DATE: April 17, 2024

SteveStockwellMemorial-2024.pdf


 

TED G. RINGHOFER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (1 - $1,000)
This annual scholarship is given in partnership by TPS Insurance Agency and the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Ambassadors in honor and memory of Ted G. Ringhofer who died of cancer in 1997.  Ted was a graduate of OHS.  While in school, Ted was in wrestling, was President of the Student Council, worked on homecoming floats and was involved in many other activities.  He was President of Owatonna Chamber of Commerce for over 29 years and on the City Council for 24 years.  Ted's respect for our community can be seen in his many years of dedication and volunteer work.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  March 29, 2024

Ringhofer2324.pdf


 

UNITED HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP (2 - $1,000)
(Administered by the 761 Foundation)

This scholarship is for Steele County residents of Hispanic Heritage.  Applicants must be of Hispanic Heritage, have at least one parent of Hispanic descent, be a graduating OHS/ALC senior and have a minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Return completed applications to:
Scholarship Chairman Chely Flores
500 15th St NE
Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE: To Be Determined


 

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, WASECA SOUTHERN SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP (2 - $500)

This scholarship is available to current high school seniors whose parent or grandparent is an alum of the University of Minnesota-Waseca or the Southern School of Agriculture. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, and are pursuing a 2- or 4-year post secondary degree.

Return Applications To:
Alumni Scholarship Committee
Southern Research & Outreach Center
35838 120th St.
Waseca, MN 56093
or e-mail it to Deanne Nelson at nelso191@umn.edu

DUE DATE:  The deadline for this scholarship has passed.


 

VFW NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGING CONTEST SCHOLARSHIP (varying amounts)

Open to youth K-12 enrolled in a public, private, parochial or home study program in the US.  

Return Application To: Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211) at least ONE DAY PRIOR to the due dates listed above.  We need to get the applications to the American Legion by the due dates listed.

DUE DATE:  March 31

Get-Excited-for-the-Red-White-and-Blue.pdf


 

VFW "OUTSTANDING YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP

Open to students 7-12 grade. Contestants must provide information requested on the entry form and submit an essay of 150 words explaining, "Why I Am A Volunteer" telling how their volunteer efforts go above and beyond normal activities.

Return applications to:
Trudy Pierce
Owatonna Ladies Auxiliary President/Youth Chairman
2015 LaCasa Ln SE
Owatonna, MN 55060

or trlpierce@charter.net

DUE DATE:  To Be Determined


 

VFW “VOICE OF DEMOCRACY” SCHOLARSHIP(Several – varying amounts)

Open to grades 9-12 currently enrolled in a public, private or parochial school or home-school. This competition is based upon a 3-5 minute original essay recorded on a CD or flash-drive about a designated patriotic subject (My Responsibility to America).

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE:  The deadline for this scholarship has passed


 

VFW “YOUNG AMERICAN CREATIVE PATRIOTIC ART CONTEST” SCHOLARSHIP (Several– varying amounts)

Applicant must submit artwork within criteria stated on the application. Recognition will be given to students whose artwork illustrates a patriotic theme with a meaningful message attached that explains their entry. Students who apply for this award are also eligible to apply for the Beatrice Natzel Americanism Scholarship that becomes due in the spring of their senior year.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE: March 31, 2024

VFWPatrioticArtContest.pdf


 

VFW 3-DIMENSIONAL PATRIOTIC ART CONTEST SCHOLARSHIP (Several – varying amounts)

Applicant must submit artwork within criteria stated on the application. Recognition will be given to students whose artwork illustrates a patriotic theme with a meaningful message attached that explains their entry. Students who apply for this award are also eligible to apply for the Beatrice Natzel Americanism Scholarship that becomes due in the spring of their senior year.

Return Application To:  Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Office (211)

DUE DATE: March 31, 2024

VFW3DArtContest.pdf


 

WALLIN EDUCATION PARTNERS (5 – $4,000/year)

Wallin Education Partners is a proven college completion program that includes financial aid and comprehensive support to ensure graduation.  This 4-year program will help current seniors with their college finances (offering up to $16,000 over four years to pay towards college), support - a comprehensive support including an advisor throughout college to help you take advantage of every opportunity available to you, and Access - a network of current and former scholars, internship opportunities, and college-to-career program opportunities.

To Be Eligible...

  • Graduating senior from OHS
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must attend an accredited, 4-year , public or private (not-for-profit) institution in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, or any Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the nation.

DUE DATE:  The deadline for this scholarship has passed.

 


 

WILLIAM WARNER KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SCHOLARSHIP (One or more – varying amounts)

Catholic Church members who are sons/daughters of Knights of Columbus or deceased members and who are planning to attend a Catholic college/university will receive preference for this scholarship. This scholarship uses the same application form as the Knights of Columbus Scholarship.

Return application to:
Knights of Columbus
Attn:  William Warner Scholarship Committee
Owatonna Council 945
PO Box 945
Owatonna, MN  55060

DUE DATE:  To Be Determined


 

WOMAN'S CLUB OF OWATONNA SCHOLARSHIP (1-$2000)

Open to female graduating seniors from Owatonna High School or surrounding area. Must be above average in academic achievement and planning to attend a two or four year postsecondary school. Must be a positive role model, a good citizen, kind, and determined to meet her goals. Priority given to students with financial need.

Return Application To: Joni Churchill, OHS Counseling & Career Center (#211)

DUE DATE: April 1, 2024

WCOScholarshipApplication.pdf


 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP (varying amounts up to $2,500)

Awarded to participants committed to a professional career or technical program.  These scholarships are provided by our South Central College Campus Foundations and the Workforce Development Scholarship Program.

DUE DATE:  To Be Determined