Community scholarships 2017

(Paper copies were handed out to all seniors.  If you would like an additional paper copy just see Ms. Hunstad)

Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School

2016/2017 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 Scholarship


______Charles Buck Scholarship


______EMZM Scholarship


______First Farmer’s & Merchant’s Bank


______Gale Hellerud Memorial Scholarship


______Goodhue County Cooperative Electric


______Mazeppa Fire Department


______Mazeppa Lions


______Patrick Gadient Memorial Scholarship


______People’s Energy Cooperative


______Peter Sand Memorial Scholarship


______Shepard Buffalo Farm


______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. Please include a picture of yourself.  It can be a photocopied or scanned picture.











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 27th, 2017.   


  Late applications will not be considered.  If applications have missing

  materials/copies they will be mailed out to the scholarship donors as

  incomplete.  For each scholarship that you are applying for please     

  paperclip or staple each one individually with the name of the

  scholarship on the front of it.


You will find out if you receive a scholarship the day of the awards ceremony, which is Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 1:00 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 Veteran’s Honor Guard will be offering two $250 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.



Bank of Zumbrota’s $1000 scholarship is given to a two graduating seniors pursuing further education, generally in business.  Academics and extra-curricular 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 Applicant will be entering their respective college or university to pursue the study of Education in pursuit of becoming an Elementary or

     High School teacher or college professor.

  1. The scholarship proceeds will be paid directly to the college or university and not to the applicant.
  2. The scholarship shall be paid as follows:
    1. $500 upon enrollment in their freshman year.
    2. $500 upon completion of the first semester of their freshman year while maintaining a minimum of a “B” average.
    3. 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.
  3. Applicants should write their letters to “The Bill Peper Memorial Scholarship” C/O Glen Peper. 



Charles Buck is offering two $1,500 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.  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. 


A Scholarship has been established in memory of Gale Hellerud.  The award of $500.00 will be presented to a graduating Zumbrota-Mazeppa senior who is planning to attend an accredited college or vocational school.  This applicant must possess a positive work ethic and demonstrate a strong desire to achieve.  A goal of this scholarship is to provide a chance for success for a worthy student.  The recipient will receive recognition at the annual awards banquet and the scholarship will be paid after the successful completion of the first term of post-secondary school.




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. 



In memory of Patrick Gadient, a 2006 Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School graduate, the Gadient family will be awarding a $300 scholarship to a senior who is pursuing a secondary education. The individual should demonstrate a commitment to both their education as well as their community through leadership activities, community service and/or work experience.



The Peoples Cooperative will be offering a scholarship of $500 to a graduating senior.  Your parents must be members in order to apply. 



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. 



The Shepard Buffalo Farm will award at least $1,000 to one or more Zumbrota-Mazeppa graduating seniors attending an institution of higher learning in the field of agriculture.  Programs involving less than a 2 or 4 year degree will be considered as well as students attending college in a science related field.  Students must describe their short term and long term goals in their scholarship application.  This award is presented at the FFA Banquet.



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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