Owatonna Foundation Awards Nontraditional Scholarships to Individuals Pursuing a Technical Career

The Owatonna Foundation just awarded our Nontraditional Scholarships. During Fall Semester 2021, two individuals will use Nontraditional Scholarship funds to assist with their education costs. The Nontraditional Scholarships are awarded to individuals who are returning to college or continuing their education after high school graduation. Recipients are attending programs at technical or community colleges. The goal of the Owatonna Foundation is to get students trained in trades in hopes that they will return to Owatonna and fill some of the many job openings we have right here in Owatonna.


Nontraditional Scholarship Recipients

Alex Tryhus, Riverland Community College, Construction Electrician, $3,000, Neil and Christy Tryhus





Joshua Prostrollo, South Central College, Computer Science, $3,000, parents Steve and Shannon Prostrollo


Since 1995 the Owatonna Foundation has awarded over 470 scholarships, investing more than $660,000 in individuals seeking to further their education and employment opportunities.


The Owatonna Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities to Owatonna students, residents, and workers. The next scholarship opportunities include:


Owatonna Foundation Traditional Scholarships—April 10, 2022

Focus--Individuals pursuing a technical career at a non-four-year program at a technical/community college

Graduation--Graduating with the Class of 2022

Scholarship Awards--$500 - $3,000


Owatonna Foundation NonTraditional Scholarships—June 25, 2022 and October 25, 2022

Focus--Individuals pursuing a technical career at a non-four-year program at a technical/community college

Graduation--Graduated with the class of 2022 or prior

Scholarship Awards--$500 - $3,000


June A. and Melanie Nelson Scholarship for Women—June 25, 2022 and October 25, 2022

Focus--Woman pursuing a non-traditional career at a technical/community college or university

Scholarship Award--$1,500


Applications are available at the Owatonna Foundation Office at 108 West Park Square or on our website at http://www.owatonnafoundation.org