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Owatonna Community Scholarships

Owatonna Business Women will be awarding six scholarships to deserving women in the Steele County area at its 47th Annual Woman of Achievement Celebration on Friday, March 8, 2019.
Scholarship Applications must be received (not postmarked) by Wednesday, January 30, 2019, by 4:00 p.m.

High School Senior



Scholarship $1,100

General Education Development 
(GED Testing)

Scholarship $120

ASPIRING Woman Continuing Education

Scholarship $1,100

We are pleased to award two scholarships in each of the three categories, amounting to a total of $4,600 to six women from Steele County.

Below are the requirements for each SCHOLARSHIP:

      High school senior

• Female, U.S. Citizen, Resident for 30 days or more of Steele County, Minnesota
• Graduating in spring of 2019 from high school or the home-school equivalent
• Accepted by a post-secondary college or technical school
• Active in community or school activities
• Financial need will be considered but the award is primarily based on merit
• Copy of school transcript (does not need to be certified copy)
• One letter of recommendation attesting to your personal qualifications and why you are an ideal candidate to receive this scholarship. (Family members may not submit a letter of recommendation.)

GED Testing

• Female, U.S. Citizen, Resident for 30 days or more of Steele County, Minnesota

• Financial need will be considered but the award is primarily based on merit










COntinuing education

• Female, U.S. Citizen, Resident for 30 days or more of Steele County, Minnesota

• Non-traditional student (there was a gap from high school graduation to post-secondary college or technical school)

• Accepted by or currently attending a post-secondary college or technical school

• Active in community or school activities

• Financial need will be considered but the award is primarily based on merit

• Copy of school transcript (does not need to be certified copy)

• One letter of recommendation attesting to your personal qualifications and why you are an ideal candidate to receive this scholarship. (Family members may not submit a letter of recommendation.)




Completing the application process for ALL Scholarships:
Make a copy for your records.  Include the following:
a. Transcript
b. One letter of recommendation
c. Scholarship Application

Mail to: Owatonna Business Women (OBW), Scholarship Committee, PO Box 942, Owatonna, MN 55060

Or email to: OBWscholarship@gmail.com
This is a dedicated email created to accept applications submitted electronically and will ONLY be seen by the appropriate committee.

NOTE: INCOMPLETE OR APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DEADLINE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by telephone no later than February 15, 2019. The recipients of the scholarships are cordially invited to be our guest at the Woman of Achievement Scholarship Awards and Fundraiser Celebration the evening of Friday, March 8, 2019.

The purpose of Owatonna Business Women (OBW) is to educate its members regarding topics of  interest relating to the personal growth, professional development, and political awareness of issues relating to women and to award annual scholarships for the post- secondary education of women.

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