The Owatonna Foundation is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for women. Funded by June A. and Melanie Nelson, the scholarship is for women who wish to return to school and pursue a technical or two year college program.
A strong supporter of Owatonna, and with a passion for women’s education, Nelson stated, “My late mother and I were thrilled to be able to fund this scholarship program that supports two $1500 annual scholarships for women in a technical or two year college program. It is so important to be an advocate for women’s education; supporting them in any way possible to ensure their future success, whether financially, by mentoring, or other support. We know that thru the Foundation’s well established scholarship program we will be able to help empower women with a better education.”
Scholarship criteria and applications are available on the Foundation’s website at: (https://www.owatonnafoundation.org/apply-for-a-scholarship/) or from Foundation Scholarship Coordinator, Jill Holmes. Please note that the scholarship criteria for the Nelson Scholarship have changed and previous recipients may now apply for a second time. If you have questions, please contact Jill Holmes at 455-3059. The deadline for applications is June 25, 2019.
The Owatonna Foundation, now in its 61st year of serving the Owatonna community, provides capital grants in Owatonna and its environs in four areas: Community, Arts, Recreation, and Education. The Foundation also provides $30,000 annually for both traditional and non-traditional scholarships for 2 year colleges and technical schools.
The Foundation was established in 1957 with the goal of improving the quality of life for present and future generations of Owatonna residents. Since then, the Owatonna Foundation has committed more than $11.9 million dollars in grants and scholarships to local organizations and students. For more information about the Owatonna Foundation please visit our website at: www.owatonnafoundation.org, or call our office at 455-2995.