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Owatonna Business Women will award multiple $1,000 scholarships to deserving women, who are non-traditional students or resuming their education after a break.

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


  • Identify as Female, U.S. citizen, resident or employed for more than 30 days in Steele County, Minnesota
  • Non-traditional student (gap from high school graduation to post-secondary college or technical school)
  • Accepted by or currently attending 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 Aspiring Woman Scholarship recipients:

Kira Schiller
Allison Brown-Samora

Completing your application

Complete the online application and submit it electronically.  Or print and email or mail the completed application 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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