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The 761 Foundation provides a number of scholarship opportunities for Owatonna High School seniors. These scholarships are available through the generous donations of the scholarship sponsors. We thank them and welcome them in partnering with us to further opportunities for our students.

Charles & Norma Buxton Scholarship

Academics, character, financial need and recommendations are emphasized in this $5,000, renewable up to four years, award given to a graduating Owatonna High School senior planning to attend a 2 or 4-year college or university. An essay submission about how Owatonna has contributed to the applicant and what they have become and how they might wish to give something back to the community in the future.

Class of '58 Scholarship

$1,200 scholarship awarded to an Owatonna High School senior, alternating between a male and female. In 2020 the scholarship is open to OHS females. Applicant must be attending a Minnesota 2 or 4-year college or university, have a GPA of at least 2.0, and be active in school, community, church, etc.

Owatonna FFA Scholarship

These scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to Owatonna High School seniors who are planning a career in agriculture or related fields. Applicants must have taken an agriculture class at Owatonna High School to apply.

Becky Hofmann Morris Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship awarded to an Owatonna High School senior attending a 2 or 4-year college or university and planning on majoring in natural resource science, conservation, or environmental studies.

Bruce Larson Scholarship

$1,200 scholarship awarded to an Owatonna High School senior of Somali descent to be used toward a 2 or 4-year post-secondary education.

Mann Math Scholarship

Scholarships funded by Evelyn Mann to be awarded to outstanding math students at Owatonna High School. Interested applicants should inquire with their math instructor at OHS.

Lee Foundation Scholarship

The Lee Foundation is focused on opening opportunities for Minnesota students pursuing the fields of science, technology, and engineering. To recognize talent and curiosity in this space, it seeks to award merit-based scholarships to further these students' post-secondary educations.

For more information, including application information for these scholarships, visit the Owatonna High School's website unless otherwise specified on this list.

Meilahn Family Scholarship

This $4,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years, is open to a graduating senior from Owatonna High School who has earned at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA whose academic performance reflects consistent, yearly progress, and who has been accepted, in good standing, at any accredited, public or private, 4-year college or university in the United States.

Roepke Continuing Ed Scholarship

Three $500 scholarships open to Owatonna High School graduates currently enrolled in a 2 or 4-year public or private post-high school institution, or planning to return to such an institution for the next year.

Ron Baker Memorial Scholarship

$3,500 scholarship awarded to an Owatonna High School graduating senior who wrestled their senior year. They must have at least a 3.0 GPA, have financial need, be a letter winner and applying to a Division I, II, or III school or an accepted technical school.

Steele County Robert Chladek Scholarship

$5,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior in Steele County, Minnesota who is pursuing an agribusiness degree at a college or university. This scholarship is open to any student who has taken some agriculture classes along with STEM and/or business curriculum.

For more information, including how to apply, click here.

Ed Stepanek Scholarship

Two $10,000 scholarships awarded to Owatonna High School seniors who are in good academic standing. Applicant must intend to major in science, math, engineering, or the medical field and plan to attend a 4-year, public university. This scholarship is renewable for four years for students who remain in good standing.

Brenda & Ken Wilcox Awards

Scholarships awarded to varsity hockey players at Owatonna High School.


Teacher Scholarship

Rita Reding Scholarship

Two $500 scholarships awarded to Owatonna Public Schools elementary teachers for any training opportunity that will help a teacher in grades K-6 become a more effective teacher of the language arts in writing, spelling, handwriting, and reading.

For  more information, or to apply, click here.

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