Owatonna Foundation Announces June A and Melanie Nelson Scholarship for Women Recipients

The Owatonna Foundation is proud to announce our Nelson Family Scholarship Recipients!


  • Abigale Dirks University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Microbiology $3,000

  • Emily Hagen Luther College Environmental Science $3,000

  • Lauren Phelps Concordia College Chemistry $3,000

  • Alexis Ringhofer University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Biology $3,000


The Owatonna Foundation was honored with a significant donation from June and Melanie Nelson in 2015.



Executive Director, Angela Wagner, expressed the Owatonna Foundation’s appreciation for these scholarships, “We wish to thank the Nelson family, especially June and Melanie, for this wonderful opportunity to offer these scholarships to women in our community. Without generous donations from our supporters we would not be able to help students in Owatonna fulfill their dreams of attending college”.


There is an additional Nelson Family Scholarship Deadline for women returning to school in the Spring on October 25, 2022. Applications and more information about our scholarships are available www.owatonnafoundation.org or by calling the Owatonna Foundation Office at 507-455-2295.