A variety of scholarship funds have been established at the Mankato Area Foundation. For a complete list please, visit our Available Scholarships page.
Applications can be submitted electronically from our Available Scholarships page. All scholarship applications must be submitted by February 16th of each year.
The online application process is opened each year on December 1st and closes on February 16th. Applications for scholarship funds are reviewed in the spring.
Yes. You are encouraged to apply for all scholarships for which you meet eligibility requirements.
Yes. You will set up an online profile that will allow you to save your application and return to it at a later date or time.
No. Completed applications must be received on or before the deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Recipients are selected based upon a fully completed application that is submitted by the specified deadline. Once a deadline has passed and all applications are processed, a committee will review the applications and make award recommendations. Award recommendations are based on scholarship criteria, the availability of funds and the competiveness of the applicant pool. The review process may take several weeks and those selected to receive scholarships will be notified.
The date of notification varies. For more information about your specific application please contact:

Sarah Beiswanger
507-344-7267
sarah@mankatoareafoundation.com
Scholarships are always paid to the educational institution on behalf of the named recipient. No awards will be made directly to students or their families.
Recipients must submit scholarship acceptance agreements to receive payment. Generally, scholarship checks are sent in the summer, provided students have submitted the required paperwork.
The scholarship can be used for any educational expenses related to your school’s cost of attendance, which may include tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous school expenses for the awarded academic year.
Please notify us immediately to ensure your scholarship award is sent to the correct institution and still meets the scholarship criteria.

Marcell Rowe graduated from Mankato West High School in 2013 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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