Scholarships

The AAUW Owatonna branch offers several scholarships for women and girls with a local connection:

AAUW Owatonna Dorothy Meyering Scholarship
This year funded by memorials to late member Dorothy Meyering, this scholarship is awarded to a female Steele County resident currently attending an accredited college or university.  Selection is based upon the applicant’s academic record, educational and professional goals, financial need, and letters of recommendation.  Open to all fields of study.

 2020 Scholarship Winners

Both have received a $1000 scholarship.

Grace Valen:
Grace is working towards a major in Biology and a major in Spanish.  She plans to go to medical school. Grace hopes she can provide medical care in a setting that serves the low-income and high-need populations either in the US or a developing country.

Allyson Lenz:
Allyson is pursuing a degree in Biochemistry with minors in environmental sustainability as well as theology.  Her long range plan includes furthering her science education in a specific field like genetics or environmental engineering or possible ministry work.

Download this year’s application: AAUW Owatonna Scholarship Application – 2021

AAUW Owatonna Riverland Scholarship
Awarded to a female Steele County resident currently attending Riverland Community College.  Selection is based upon the applicant’s academic record, educational and professional goals, financial need, and letters of recommendation.  AAUW works in cooperation with the Riverland Foundation in providing this scholarship.

 2020 Scholarship Winners:

Te’a Friesen:  Nursing Student

Alex Olivo:  LPN Student

Each received an $800 scholarship.

 For more information, please contact Pamela Schultz at Schultzpamela483@gmail.com

AAUW National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL)

AAUW Owatonna, in conjunction with AAUW Minnesota, sponsors the attendance of a college sophomore or junior at a conference for college women student leaders.  The conference is typically held in Maryland in the late spring.

 2021 NCCWSL Attendee: 

Jenna McMains attended from Owatonna in 2021.

For more information, please contact Pamela Schultz at Schultzpamela483@gmail.com

AAUW Owatonna Math/Science Scholarships/Camperships

Awarded to a female Steele County resident in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade attending a math or science-based camp. These awards of up to $350 are intended to encourage girls to pursue an interest in math or science which may expand their future career choices.

 2021 Campership Winners: no scholarships were awarded, as we received no applications.

Download this year’s application: Campership Application 2021

List of pre- approved programs/ letter to parents:  Camper ship letter 2018