Scholarships

The Mankato Area Foundation administers a wide variety of scholarships, provided by the generosity of local individuals, families and businesses. Each fund has its own unique set of criteria established by the donor. 

Available Scholarships Managed by MAF

Criteria for each scholarship can be viewed by creating an account or logging in here.

  • Dr. Bernard M. Bidelman Scholarship Fund
  • Gary W. Stroup Memorial Scholarship
  • Marlyn R. Heintz Scholarship Fund
  • McKeown/Mehia Team - Opportunity Scholarship Fund
  • Ogden W. and Jane M. Confer Scholarship Fund
  • Samantha Chase Schaehrer Scholarship Fund
    The scholarships listed below are available ONLY to students currently enrolled in GFW High School or a graduate of GFW High School. 

- Sam’s Fund
- Eleanor and Mike Weinzetl Opportunity Scholarship
- Alumni Award
- Class of 1960 Scholarship

Scholarships Reviewed and Selected by Others

Please contact the school or organization for more information about applying. Click on the drop down menus below to see a list of current scholarship funds.

Elks Charitable Fund Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

For more information regarding the application process(es) and deadlines, please contact:
Mankato Elks Lodge #225
507.340.6868
facebook.com/MNElks225/
Dustin Lemke Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligible Applicants: Students who receive the Triple A Award at Mankato East High School of School District 77 in Mankato, MN.

Scholarship Amount: $2,500

For more information regarding the application process(es) and deadlines, please contact:
Mankato East High School
Counseling Center
507.207.3609
Davenport Family Scholarship
Dr. Oliver J. Mulford Family Scholarship
Polly and Bill Webster Scholarship
Florence Nightingale Scholarship

For more information regarding the application process(es) and deadlines, please contact:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
scholarships@mnsu.edu
mnsu.academicworks.com/opportunities
Florence Nightingale Scholarship
Sam’s Nursing Scholarship

For more information regarding the application process(es) and deadlines, please contact:
South Central College
North Mankato Campus Foundation
507.389.7342
Virginia and Martin Krause Scholarship

Eligible applicants: Students who currently attend or plan to attend Martin Luther High School in Northrop, MN.
Martin Luther High School in Northrop, MN

Scholarship Amount: Up to $2,000

For more information regarding the application process(es) and deadlines, please contact:
Paul Steinhaus
Principal
Martin Luther High School
paulsteinhaus@martinlutherhs.com or 507.436.5249

Meet Our Scholars

   

Marcell Rowe

connecting to community is what it is all about

Marcell Rowe graduated from Mankato East High School in 2014 with a higher than 4.0 GPA and was awarded the Ogden W. and Jane M. Confer Scholarship to assist him in attending Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Naomi Lopez

following in her parents' footsteps

Naomi Lopez and her family would not be where they are today without their persistent focus on education.

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McKenna Buisman

Taking it to the next level with the Marlyn H. Heintz scholarship

Marlyn was frustrated by the glass ceiling imposed on her educational opportunities. Through the Heintz fund, she and Max are changing the script for today’s young women.

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Recent Scholarships

2022 Scholarship Recipients

Marlyn R. Heintz Scholarship
  • Hannah Anderson
  • Alaina Spaude
  • Maya Englehorn
  • Vivian Hughes
  • Morgan Myrhe
Ogden W. and Jane M. Confer Scholarship Fund
  • Olivia Ceminsky
  • Ethan Yunkers
McKeown/Mehia Opportunity Scholarship Fund
  • Kendall Grund
Elks Charitable Fund Scholarship
  • Aiden Prochaska
  • Anna Klatt
  • Duram Kelly
  • Emma Plemens-Schunk
  • Grace Moeller
  • Hannah Andersen
  • Jenna Ebert
  • Kaitlyn Kirchner
  • Kresley Fraser
  • Madison Klingbeil
  • Maija Tollefson
  • Marcarious Amoah
Mankato East Triple A Award
  • David Wedzina
  • Megan Friedrichs
Gary W. Stroup Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Hattie Wiste
  • Madison Bhend
Dr. Bernard M. Bidelman Scholarship
  • Halima Khalif
Samantha Chase Schaehrer Scholarship

all students are from GFW High School

Alumni Award Scholarship
  • Rylee Sabo:
  • Victoria Sweely
Mike and Eleanor Weinzetl Opportunity Scholarship Fund
  • McKenzie Lauwagie
Class of 1960
  • Brooklyn Werner
Sam’s Fund Scholarship Fund
  • Anden Hoffman
  • Benjamin Beranek
  • Brody Hentges
  • Emiliee Kuehn
  • Isaac Case
  • Jessica Willegal
  • Lexi Rettig
  • Olivia Schwarzrock
  • McKenzie Lauwagie

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Ogden W. and Jane M. Confer Scholarship Fund
  • Anna Bauer
Elks Charitable Scholarship Fund
  • Anna Bauer
  • Jack Roering
  • Kloey Christiansen
  • Zachary Glade
  • Thomas Braswell
  • Joseph Burns
  • Alyssa Hrdicka
  • Alexandra Menne
  • Amber Casto
  • Amelia Lawver
  • Jacob Devries
  • Matthew Gartner
Marlyn R. Heintz Scholarship Fund
  • Elizabeth Paul
  • Kathryn Swanson
  • Sabrina Seiwert, Homeschooled
  • Ella Halls
  • Grace Morgan
Dustin Lemke Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Megan Geraets
  • Andrew Johnson
Gary W. Stroup Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Elizabeth Thome
  • Christian Hjelmen
  • Daniel Boe
Virginia and Martin Krause Scholarship Fund
  • Sutton Bohlsen
  • Trevor Rosburg
  • Mallery Geistfeld
  • Mariah Geistfeld
  • Josiah and Gideon Brakenhoff
  • Carter and Emma Sailor
  • Ryan Singleton
  • Jacob Singleton
  • Emily Sokoloski
  • Alexis Lawton
  • Brianna Petrowiak
  • Chase Hillmer
  • Mary Bennett
  • Isaac Taplin
  • Jade Kitzerow
  • Jacob Taylor
McKeown/Mehia Team - Opportunity Scholarship Fund
  • Thomas Braswell
Sam’s Fund Scholarship Fund
  • Hannah Thorson
  • Makayla Lagerwall
  • Rylee Sabo
  • Katelyn Schroeder
  • Baleigh Peterson
  • Tiana Clobes
Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Austin Hiles
Mike and Eleanor Weinzetl Opportunity Scholarship Fund
  • James Wickenhauser
Devenport Educational Fund
  • MSU Student
Florence Nightingale Scholarship Fund
  • South Central College:
  • Rachel Blumer
  • Maggie Blume
  • MSU, Mankato
  • Grace Haugh
  • Alysha VanFleet
Mulford Family Charitable Fund
  • Marin-Malike Williams
  • Shane McMahan
  • Richard Martini
  • Ashley Roemhildt
Polly and Bill Webster Scholarship Fund
  • Torey Richards
  • Anwen Teachout

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Ogden W. and Jane M. Confer Scholarship Fund
  • Matthew Wedzina
Elks Charitable Scholarship Fund
  • Marina Kerekes
  • Kolin Baier
  • Alex Prochaska
  • Matthew Wedzina
  • Olivia Starkey
  • Emily Sellner
  • Mikayla Stanley
  • Leah Preisinger
  • Lauren Mages
  • Jack Norris
  • Kelsey Goettl
  • Jennie Lim
Marlyn R. Heintz Scholarship Fund
  • Emily Sellner
  • Mikayla Stanley
  • Kelsey Goettl
  • Olivia Starkey
Dustin Lemke Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Kolin Baier
  • Katelyn Flatgard
Jenny Schugel Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Greta Morton
  • Leah Preisingere
  • Aimee Kotton
  • Lauren Mages
Gary W. Stroup Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Reece Popenhagen
  • Hope Dion
  • Peyton Schmitz
Virginia and Martin Krause Scholarship

Martin Luther High School

  • Tyler Berkland
  • Sutton Bohlsen
  • Josie Clow
  • Zach Flohrs
  • Mallery Geistfeld
  • Mariah Geistfeld
  • Jade Kitzerow
  • Alexis Lawton
  • Wyatt Luhmann
  • Brianna Petrowiak
  • Michaelah Petrowiak
  • Trevor Rosburg
  • Brooke Rossow
  • Jake Singleton
  • Emily Sokoloski
  • MaKenzie Weihe

For more information on Mankato Area Foundation scholarships contact:

Sarah Beiswanger
507.344.7267
sarah@mankatoareafoundation.com