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Scholarships

 

 MCIS Scholarship Search

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 New Prague Knights of Columbus                                                                                                       Due: 04/10/20


Each year the New Prague Knights of Columbus offer scholarships to deserving high school seniors that are choosing to a 4 year college, technical college or community college. These scholarship applications are evaluated by their content, neatness, affiliation of family members with the KC’s, and readability. Please take time to answer each question thoroughly. If you choose to hand-write your answers, make sure it is neat and legible. It is permissible and encouraged to type your answers on a separate paper and attach it to the application. We are looking for applicants that not only have a high scholastic aptitude but also participate in their school activities, their church, and their community.

Please print an application here.   

Please mail your completed Applications to:  Mike Bartusek  13455 S Circle Drive. New Prague, MN 56071

Generations Theatre Company                                                                                                              Due: 04/15/20

This scholarship is available to high school seniors in the New Prague area who have participated in GTC
productions and are planning on pursing a performing or theatrical arts education. Application and reference
letters must be received by April 15, 2020. If a scholarship is awarded, you are required to attend a Generations
Theatre Company board meeting in February or March 2021 to address the board on your performing arts
education and to receive your check. If unable to attend, arrangements can be made.

Please print an application here.

Scott County Pork Producer Scholarship                                                                                            Due: 04/15/20

Scott County Pork Producers is a nonprofit organization that promotes agriculture and pork production in a county that is seeing less and less growers. As a once large organization the reduction of farmers has switched our focus to community aid with scholarships and donations to those in need. There are many food industries that use food scare tactics to influence and sell their products to consumers. This adds confusion and makes a portion of the agricultural community demonized. According to Scott County Census, from 2012 to 2017 there has been a 13 percent reduction in the total amount of farm in the county. This causes a problem for advocates of agriculture when there is less of the population involved directly in agriculture. Agriculture related jobs is the second leading career path in Minnesota, second only to healthcare. Agriculture plays a huge role in Scott County and specifically Minnesota.

To help with this widening generational gap from the farm, Scott County Pork Producers are excited to work with two students in agricultural promotion and focused career path. We are offering two- $1,000 scholarships for those students who will be attending a College or University in Fall 2020, dedicated to focus on Agriculture as a career path. This is not limited directly to degrees such as Plant Science, Agribusiness, Agronomy or Animal Science.

Requirements:

- Be Attending two- or four-year school in Fall 2020

- Resume 

- Three Page minimum double- Spaced essay

- Be able to attend a multiday Leadership Conference Summer 2020*

- Volunteer at the Scott County Pork Producer Stand, three times as a minimum

*Dates TBD/ Optional Learning Experience

Essay:

The agricultural industry is changing, where do you see Agriculture headed over the next 10 years. And how will your career be involved in the change? 

Food for thought on topics for Scholarship Essays

  • The number of farmers continue to decline, the average farm size goes up
  • Agriculture is in a tough economical time with Trade War and intense weather patterns, and in the mists of a mental health crisis. Farmer suicides are on the rise. What can be done to reduce mental health in rural MN? 
  • Minnesota is losing many of its hog farmers yet still remains the second largest hog producing state 
  • The average age of a farmer in MN is 58 years old. This continuously increasing with less young farmers coming back to the farm. 
  • How will the rise of plant-based foods affect livestock farmer, but will it benefit grain farmers?

Please Send Essay and Resume to ezimmerman@isd721.org.

NPCL Mutual Insurance Company                                                                                                      Due: 04/15/20

This Educational Scholarship was established by the Board of Directors of New Prague-Ceska-Lousville (NPLC) Mutual Insurance Company for presentation to high school graduating senior.  

Applicant must be the son or daughter of a parent or legal guardian who is a policy holder of NPCL Mutual Insurance.  Applicant must have an accumulative grade point average of 3.0 for high school.  For other Eligibility Requirements and to receive a printed copy of the application please stop into the guidance office.  Or here is the application.  

One Scholarship in the amount of $500.00 will be awarded.             

John Kottke "You Can't Hurt Steel" Memorial Scholarship                                                          Due: 04/23/20

John Kottke is best known as "The Voice of New Prague Hockey". John served as public address announcer for youth and high school boys/girls hockey & basketball games for the New Prague Trojans. His game trivia and music selections for specific times during the games made the games he announced seem like more than just games. John was a past President of the Hockey Association, he was active coaching his sons, Austin & Noah's, hockey, basketball & baseball teams and was very active and served in various positions at Trondhjem Lutheran Church in Lonsdale. From the day he and his wife, Heidi, moved to the community, John was a huge Trojan sports supporter. He would sign his emails "Go Trojans" to all he knew, well before he had kids in the program. John fought cancer bravely for 10 years when he lost his battle May 1, 2012. His family hopes that John’s scholarship will help young adults continue to enrich their lives, as John worked to do that while he was living.

In his memory, John’s friends and family have donated $750 toward an annual
scholarship to a deserving NPHS Senior who meets the qualifications below:
1. The applicant has participated in boys or girls hockey, boys or girls basketball, boys or girls soccer,
or boys or girls golf in his/her high school career.
2. The applicant has completed the essay portion of the application (see p. 2).
3. The applicant must submit two Teacher Evaluations.
Guidelines:
Applications are due April 23, 2020 TO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE. If you have
questions, please contact Heidi Kottke at 952.465.4664.    Please print an application here.       

Lonsdale Lions Club                                                                                                                                 Due: 05/01/20

The Lonsdale Lions Club plans to provide financial assistance to a graduating senior who will continue their education in a post-high school program, college or trade school.  Applicants must be a graduating high school senior and must have a current Lonsdale address, subject to the discretion of the selection committee.  Other criteria is listed on the application.  

Please print application  here.

Lance Corporal Dale Means Scholarship                                                                                            Due: 05/01/20   

The Scholarship Program began in 2013 to honor the memory of LCPL Means, who was Killed in Action (KIA) in Afghanistan in November 2012.  LCPL Means grew up in Farmington, MN and graduated from New Prague High School.  In addition to the scholarships funded by the Two Eagles Detachment in memory of LCPL Means, additional scholarships, funded by the families of Corporal (CPL) Alfred Sexe, Jr, United States Marine Corps, Lance Corporal (LCPL) Peter Bergstrom, United States Marine Corps and TEC4 Charles McPherson, United States Army, will be awarded.

Our organization, the Two-Eagles Detachment (#842), Marine Corps League, is providing up to five (05) $1,000 scholarships to select individuals (qualified students and faculty). The Detachment members are Marines, Navy FMF Corpsmen and FMF Chaplains who are serving or have served on Active Duty.  The Detachment’s mission is to promote the Marine Corps, the standards of the Marine Corps, and provide outreach to Marine Corps and military veterans, active duty personnel, and their families.

PURPOSE: To grant scholarships to qualified applicants who are pursuing higher education
in a college, junior college, technical college/school or vocational training program. Scholarships
may be awarded for a maximum of four (04) years. This can be consecutive or non-consecutive
years, however, the applicant needs to apply each calendar year. The applicant must also already
be enrolled and accepted at the time of application.
AMOUNT: There will be as many as five (05) winners selected and each will be
awarded One Thousand (1000.00) dollars.

ELIGIBILITY:
1. Spouses, Children, Grand Children, Step Children, Brothers/Sisters and 1st generation
Aunts and Uncles of a Marine or Navy Corpsman/Chaplain that served with a FMF Marine Unit.
2. Children of a Marine or Navy Corpsman/Chaplin (that served with a FMF Marine unit)
who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
3. Honorably discharged Marines/Navy Corpsman/Chaplain (that served with a FMF Marine
unit) in need of rehabilitation training not provided by government programs.
4. Accepted discharges are Honorable and/or a General Discharge under honorable
conditions.
5. All applicants must be legal residents of the state of Minnesota.
NEW APPLICANT: The applicant has never been awarded a Marine Corps League
Scholarship from this detachment or any other MCL detachment or from the national MCL.

Please print an  application here.  

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY  Lonsdale Unit #586                                                                     Due: 05/15/20

This scholarship of $500.00, will be awarded annually to a deserving woman to further her education following high
school. This is a gift to her, not a loan.

RULES

1. Candidate must be a daughter, step-daughter, granddaughter, or step-granddaughter of veterans who served
honorably in the United States Armed Forces.
2. Applicants must be in their senior year of high school at Tri-City United or New Prague high schools, or be home
schooled in the area. This is meant to include girls from a Lonsdale, New Prague, or Montgomery address. They
are also eligible if they have a parent or grandparent who is a current member of Unit #586 Legion or Auxiliary.
3. Scholarship must be used for education beyond high school in a post-secondary or vocational school, and must be
used within a year. Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible for further consideration. Scholarship
recipient should be willing to be photographed with members of Unit #586, and have this photograph used in
publicity.
4. Applications must include the following:
 Statement of relative’s military service including name, branch of service and dates of service. A copy of their
Discharge papers is preferred.
 A certified copy of your high school grades.
 A typed 1,000 word essay on “Veterans and Freedom”. Include how veterans have affected your life.
 Two letters of recommendation from people who know you. This may include teachers, clergy, adult scout
leaders, or Auxiliary leaders. Please No Relatives.
 A brief history about yourself and your family. Include your future plans and career.
 Signed application.

Please stop in the Guidance Office to pick up an application.  Or you can print the Letter and Application here.