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Owatonna GraduatesThe Owatonna Foundation has scholarships for students who wish to continue their education and returning adults who are looking for a new career. Building our educational base, helps build a better tomorrow.

The Owatonna Foundation awarded its first traditional scholarship in 1995 and nontraditional scholarship in 1997. Since that first scholarship, over 400 individuals have received scholarships to further their education in a technical career. Over $525,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

Scholarship awards range between $500 and $3,000 and can be used to prepare for a technical career that doesn’t require a four-year degree. Recipients typically attend a technical or community college as they work towards their technical career goals.

 

Traditional Scholarship Criteria

  • Scholarship awards range between $500 and $3,000
  • Prepare for a technical career that doesn’t require a four-year degree (typically recipients attend a technical or community college as they work towards their technical career goals)
  • Graduating with the current high school class of Owatonna High School, Owatonna Alternative School, Eagle Academy, Owatonna Christian School, Choice Technical Academy, or Pillsbury College Prep
  • Parent or guardian of applicant a resident of Steele County

Scholarship Deadline April 10

Click here for application form and information for a Traditional Scholarship (pdf).


Nontraditional Scholarship Criteria

  • Scholarship awards range between $500 and $3,000
  • Prepare for a technical career that doesn’t require a four-year degree (typically recipients attend a technical or community college as they work towards their technical career goals)
  • An Owatonna mailing address or have worked at an Owatonna business for at least the past two years
  • High school graduate or possess a GED
  • Graduated prior to the current high school class

Scholarship Deadlines:
– October 25 for a spring semester award
– June 25 for a fall semester award

Click here for application form and information for a Nontraditional Scholarship (pdf).


June A. and Melanie Nelson Scholarship Criteria

  • Scholarship award $1,500
  • Applicant must be a woman of diversity and/or a single mother providing 50 percent or more of the support for a child under 18 years old
  • An Owatonna mailing address or have worked at an Owatonna business for at least the past two years
  • Scholarship Deadlines:
    – October 25 for a spring semester award
    – June 25 for a fall semester award

    Click here for application form and information for the June A. and Melanie Nelson Scholarship (pdf).