The Owatonna Foundation is pleased to make available $19,000 to assist students who will be attending non-four year programs at technical/community colleges to prepare themselves for technical careers. Applications for nontraditional scholarships are due June 25.
Eligibility requirements include that recipients have an Owatonna mailing address or have worked at an Owatonna business for at least the past two years. You must also hold a GED or graduated from high school prior to or with the class of 2015. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $3,000 each.
Some of the fields that previous award recipients have pursued include accounting, automotive service technician, business, administrative assistant, carpentry, child development, construction electrician, cosmetology, culinary arts, dental hygiene, EMT/paramedic, law enforcement, medical administrative assistant, medical lab technician, nursing, radiography, and veterinary technician.
Applications are available on the Foundation’s website (https://www.owatonnafoundation.org/apply-for-a-scholarship/) or from Scholarship Coordinator, Jill Holmes. If you have questions, please contact Jill Holmes at 455-3059.
The Owatonna Foundation, now in its 59th year of serving the Owatonna community, provides capital grants in Owatonna and its environs in four areas: Community, the 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 $11.5 million dollars in grants and scholarships to local organizations and students. For more information about the Owatonna Foundation or scholarships, please visit our website at: www.owatonnafoundation.org, or call our office at 455-2995.