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Owatonna Business Women will award multiple $1,000 scholarships to deserving female high school seniors in the Steele County area.

Scholarship applications must be received (not postmarked) by 2/4/2022 at 5 pm.


  • Identify as Female, U.S. citizen, resident for 30 days or more of Steele County, Minnesota
  • Graduating in Spring of 2022 from high school or the home-school equivalent
  • Accepted by a post-secondary college or technical school
  • Active in community or school activities
  • Financial need will be considered, but the award is primarily based on merit
  • Copy of school transcript (does not need to be certified copy)
  • One letter of recommendation attesting to your personal qualifications and why you are an ideal candidate. Family members may not submit a letter of recommendation.

Congratulations to our 2021 High School Senior Scholarship recipients:

Sydney Hunst 

Laura Gebur  

Kinsey Cronin 

Sabella Maas  

Megan Oswald

Completing your application

Complete the online application below and submit electronically. Or print the application and return by email or mail using the contact information below. 

OBW Scholarship Application

Make a copy for your records.

Include the following:

  • Transcript
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Scholarship application

Mail to: Owatonna Business Women (OBW), Scholarship Committee, PO Box 942, Owatonna, MN 55060

Or email your application
This is a dedicated email created to accept applications submitted electronically and will ONLY be seen by the appropriate committee.


Scholarship recipients will be notified by telephone. 

Owatonna Business Women connects, amplifies, and empowers women by providing education and opportunity to develop in the areas of personal growth, professional development and civic awareness.

Contact Owatonna Business Women
PO Box 942, Owatonna, MN 55060-0942

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