Corinne (Connie) J. Dietrich grew up in Mapleton, as the top-ranked student in her graduating class and went on to teach at a variety of high schools. Bill Dietrich was born, raised, and worked for much of his life in Le Sueur. Surrounded by a family of teachers, he was passionate about lifelong learning, even choosing to teach after he retired.
Corinne (Connie) J. Dietrich established the William C. and Corinne J. Dietrich Scholarship Awards in 2004 to encourage the educational pursuits of the class valedictorians from her alma mater and to honor her husband’s memory and encourage the educational pursuits of students from his alma mater.
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.
All applicants must plan to enroll in full‑time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four‑year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
Top ranked students will be identified by official representatives of the respective schools.
Competitive awards are for undergraduate study only.
Recipients may not receive both merit and competitive awards.
*Award amounts are subject to change at the discretion of Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.
Selection of Recipients
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 and an online recommendation.
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 Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation. Awards will be paid in equal installments in August and December. Awards will be made payable to the institution for the student.
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.