William C. and Corinne J. Dietrich Scholarship Program
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations have established a scholarship program to assist Minnesota high school seniors who plan to continue their education in college.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations have partnered with Scholarship America to assist students. Clicking “APPLY NOW” will bring you to Scholarship America’s Student Portal.
All applicants must:
- be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an eligible* college or university for the entire upcoming academic year
- be planning to obtain a bachelor's degree
Competitive award applicants must:
- be current high school seniors attending a public high school in Minnesota
- demonstrate financial need
Merit award recipients must:
- be current high school seniors of Le Sueur-Henderson High School in Le Sueur, MN or Maple River High School in Mapleton, MN or other such public high schools serving Le Sueur or Mapleton
- be the outstanding scholastic achiever in the graduating class named by Le Sueur-Henderson High School and Maple River High School as the top ranked students in their respective high schools
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive
- One $6,250* William C. Dietrich Award to the top ranked student in the graduating class of Le Sueur-Henderson High School in Le Sueur, MN
- One $6,250* Connie Borchert Dietrich Award to the to ranked student in the graduating class of Maple River High School in Mapleton, MN
- Renewable for three additional years** contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)
- One $6,250* William C. Dietrich Award will be granted to a student in the graduating class of Le Sueur-Henderson High School in Le Sueur, MN
- One $6,250* Connie Borchert Dietrich Award will be granted to a student in the graduating class of Maple River High School in Mapleton, MN
- William C. and Corinne J. Dietrich Award- Up to eight (8) awards up to $5,000* each will be given to applicants from any public high school in Minnesota
- Renewable for up to three additional years of full-time undergraduate study based on the student maintaining a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)
Competitive awards are for undergraduate study only.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
- academic record
- demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
- work experience
- statement of goals and aspirations
- unusual personal or family circumstances
- an outside appraisal
Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive a competitive award.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations. Awards will be paid in equal installments in August and December. Awards will be made payable to the institution for the student.
*Amounts are subject to change at the discretion of The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations
**Merit award recipients whose awards exceed their undergraduate educational expenses may apply payments to graduate school costs for up to an additional two years, provided they meet renewal requirements
As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:
- A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.