Community Scholarship booklet 2019

Class of 2019 Scholarship Application Form


Your Name:_____________________________________________

Please check those scholarships you are applying for:

_______Alma C. Swanson Covered Bridge Memorial Scholarship

_______American Legion Post 588 & Mazeppa Veteran’s Honor Guard

______Bank of Zumbrota Scholarship

______Bill Peper Memorial Scholarship

______Charles Buck Scholarship

______EMZM Scholarship

______First Farmer’s & Merchant’s Bank

______Goodhue County Cooperative Electric

______Mazeppa Fire Department

______Mazeppa Lions

______Peter Sand Memorial Scholarship


______PIZM Gymnastics Booster Club Scholarship Program


______Stary Yerka VFW Scholarship

______Wally Friese and Willis Aebly Memorial Scholarship (Ed. Foundation)

______Zumbrota Area Arts Council

______Zumbrota Telephone

You only need to turn in one copy of this sheet.

Application Form

Name:  ____________________________________________________________

Address:  __________________________________________________________

Student’s cell number: ________________________________________________

Student’s email:  _____________________________________________________

Parents Names:   _____________________________________________________                                                                                 

Names of brothers/sisters attending college next year, if any


Have you received any other scholarships, including college scholarships?           Yes_____ No____

School you will be attending next year: ______________________________________

What will you be majoring in (if known): _____________________________________

I.  Academic Record:

        1.  Grade Point Average:________

        2.  Class Rank:_________

II.  Activities:

        List any extra-curricular activities that you participated in during high school:






         List any volunteer work, job experience, or memberships in organizations:








III.  Personal Letter:

For each scholarship you are applying for you must submit a typed letter.  The letter should include statements about your personal interests, school plans, and career goals and why you feel you would like to be considered for a scholarship. You can use the same letter for each scholarship.


A completed application consists of the following items:

_________Application Form (one copy for each scholarship applied for).

_________Two letters of Recommendation-should be from a teacher, employer,    

            neighbor, church member, etc. (have copies for each scholarship                       

            applied for).

_________A letter from the applicant to each of the scholarship donors (have

            copies for each scholarship applied for).  


**Students are responsible for making individual copies of the

   scholarship application, recommendation letters, etc. for each one       

   applied for.  Copies are to be made outside of school and handed in    

   to Mrs. Hunstad no later than 8:00 a.m., Thursday, April 12th, 2019.

Late applications will not be considered.  If applications have missing materials/copies they will be distributed to the scholarship donors as incomplete.  For each scholarship that you are applying for please paper clip or staple each one individually with the name of the

scholarship on the front of it. You can attach a post it with the name if your letter does not specify who it goes to.

You will find out if you receive a scholarship the day of the awards ceremony, which is Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.   




The family of Alma C. Swanson would like to acknowledge her work, along with all the other Charter Members of the original Zumbrota Covered Bridge Society who through their efforts brought a piece of history back to its original spot (100 yards away) across the Zumbro River.  The active citizens of Zumbrota met for the first time in 1964 with leading community members, legislators, historians, and a woman from Robbinsdale, Minnesota who made sure that the "Save the Bridge" effort was known throughout the country. As Corresponding Secretary, she made sure that other Societies throughout the United States knew of the Zumbrota Covered Bridge.  Because of the work of these dedicated people, along with the current citizens who have done a marvelous job marketing the Bridge and making sure upkeep was done on the Bridge, this almost 150 year old historic landmark has a prominent place in the city of Zumbrota. Alma, along with the other officers, and members that have kept the dream alive, would love to make sure that the youth of Zumbrota know of the struggles, along with the successes, in the journey to get the Bridge back home.

The scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be presented to a senior who has:

-Participated in Community Service, especially work at Covered Bridge Park (although other service is fine)

-Be attending a post-secondary institution (any type is fine).

If interested in more information you can view:

- The DVD Zumbrota Covered Bridge (Covered Bridge Task Force)

- The book, Bailey's Folly - Now known as the Zumbrota Covered Bridge Park, book by Howard Roland Bailey (Zumbrota Citizen).


The Mazeppa Veterans Honor Guard will be offering two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors.  Criteria that will be considered are:

        1.  Financial need

        2.  Citizenship

        3.  Involvement in school and community activities

Payment of the award shall be made to defray expenses of the student’s second term after the student has presented proof of successful completion of the first term to the committee.


The Bank of Zumbrota’s  $1000 scholarship is given to a two graduating seniors pursuing further education, generally in business.  Academics and extracurricular activities as well as personal characteristics will be considered.  The money will be awarded after completion of the first semester.


1.     The applicant shall be a Senior Student Athlete attending Zumbrota – Mazeppa High Schools.

2.     The Applicant shall have maintained a “B” average or higher during their high school studies.

3.     The Applicant will be attending an Accredited College or University.

4.     The scholarship shall be paid as follows:

a.     $500 upon enrollment in their freshman year.

b.     $500 upon completion of the first semester of their freshman year while maintaining a minimum of a “B” average.

c.     If a “B” average is not maintained during the 1st semester of the freshman year the proceeds will remain with the scholarship fund and will not be paid out at anytime.



Charles Buck is offering two $3,000 scholarships to Zumbrota Mazeppa High School Seniors who will be attending a post-secondary institution this fall.  Grades should be submitted to the high school after the first semester/quarter of your post-secondary education. You must have at least a 2.0 grade point average your first semester.   Although, not a requirement, students who have a strong interest in music should apply.


A $500 scholarship is to be awarded to a Zumbrota-Mazeppa graduate who plans to enter the field of education.  The check will be made out jointly to the student and his/her school. The check will be sent to the student after the EMZM Association receives a copy of the student’s first term grades.


One senior at Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School will be awarded a $500 scholarship from First Farmers & Merchants Bank.  You must plan on attending college next fall and also present your first semester grades once you are completed.



Goodhue County Cooperative Electric will be awarding a $500 scholarship to a graduate of Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School.  The money will be awarded upon completion of the first semester at a college/vocational school. Must be a son or daughter of a current member of the coop.



The Mazeppa Volunteer Fire Department will be offering two graduating seniors a scholarship in the amount of $500.  Criteria that will be considered are:

1.     Involvement in school

2.     Involvement in community

3.     Academics

4.     Personal character

Payment of the award shall be made after the completion of the 1st semester of a post-secondary school.  The recipient must achieve a minimum of a 2.5 gpa.  If the recipient does not meet the criteria within one year the award will not be paid.


The Mazeppa Lions Club will offer 2-$500 scholarships to graduating seniors of Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School, in memory of Gale Hellerud.  The scholarship will be based on scholastic achievement, need, and service to the school and community. The award will be given at the successful completion of the first term of post-secondary schooling.



Peter’s parents would like to offer this scholarship to seniors furthering their education.  Scholarship amounts will vary and you will receive the money after submitting your first semester post-secondary grades.  You must maintain at least a C average. You will not be eligible for this scholarship if you receive another scholarship from any other organization.  If you become aware that you are the recipient of a scholarship after you have been awarded the Peter Sand scholarship please notify the Sand’s to let them know.  It is the Sand’s goal that every student has some sort of financial aid.

2019 PIZM Gymnastics Booster Club Scholarship Program


PIZM Gymnastics Booster Club will award two $500 scholarships to graduating Pine Island and/or Zumbrota Mazeppa seniors planning to attend an accredited college or vocational school.  Scholarship will be paid after the successful completion of the first term of post-secondary school validating a 2.0 grade point average.

Must have been involved with PIZM High School Gymnastics for at least 2 years as an athlete or manager.

To apply students must write a letter of application stating their post-secondary and career plans and why they believe they should receive the scholarship.

Applications can be submitted to:

Ellen Newman

12929 County 11 Blvd.

Wanamingo, MN 55983



The Zumbrota Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Stary Yerka chapter is going to give financially deserving seniors money to put toward a post-secondary education.  A total of $2,000 will be divided up among deserving seniors.


WILLIS AEBLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP and the Wally Friese Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships have been established in memory of Willis Aebly and in memory of Wally Friese.  The Willis Aebly award of $1500 or the Wally Friese award of $1000 will be presented to several graduating Zumbrota-Mazeppa seniors who are planning on attending an accredited college or vocational school.  The applicants must possess a positive work ethic and demonstrate a strong desire to achieve. The goal of these scholarships is to provide an opportunity for worthy students to succeed. The recipients will receive recognition at the annual awards banquet and the scholarship will be paid as follows:

1.     $1500 upon completion of the first semester of their freshman year while maintaining a 2.5 GPA.

2.     If a 2.5 GPA is not maintained during the first semester of the freshman year, the proceeds will remain with the scholarship fund and will not be paid out at any time.


This scholarship has been established by the Zumbrota Area Arts Council.  The award of $500 will be presented to a graduating senior who plans on furthering his or her education.  The money will be presented following completion of one term at an accredited school or program. The applicant must be able to identify their areas of artistic ability, describe how the arts have been an influence in their life and give some examples of how they have used the arts to enrich the lives of others.  The student will be recognized at the Annual Recognition Program. Feel free to provide examples of any art work you have done either via a portfolio, CD, etc.




Zumbrota Telephone is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans on continuing their education at some type of post-secondary institution.  The senior selected must have at least a B average at the time of the award. This scholarship is also based on financial need.


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