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The Milford O. Larson and Lois M. Larson Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Milford O. Larson and Lois M. Larson Education Fund has established a scholarship program to assist current high school seniors in select counties in Minnesota who plan to continue their education in college and are pursuing a course of study in an approved major. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The 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. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

Applicants of The Milford O. Larson and Lois M. Larson Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors who are residents* of counties within a 50-mile radius of North Mankato, Minnesota, and attend high school in one of the following counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, McLeod, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan.
    *Permanent home address is within designated counties.
  • Plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited four year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Pursue a course of study in one of the following technical areas: science, business, technology, engineering, pre-med, accounting or pre-law.

Note: Social science, arts, and political science course of study are ineligible.

Award information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
  • Up to six (6) awards will be granted each year.
  • Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance, full-time enrollment and pursuing a course of study in an approved major.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in late June/early July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Milford O. Larson and Lois M. Larson Education Fund. Payments are made in one installment on August 1.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Work experience and/or home responsibilities
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need as calculated by Scholarship America must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of The Milford O. Larson and Lois M. Larson Education Fund play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • 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

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 20, 2021 3:00 pm.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

The Milford O. Larson and Lois M. Larson Education Fund has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!