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Olson-Anderson Owatonna Clinic Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Olson-Anderson Owatonna Clinic Scholarship Program was established by the physicians of Owatonna Clinic in 1997 to make healthcare education more accessible to the people of Owatonna and the surrounding area. The program was named to honor Dr. A.J. Olson and Dr. Frank Anderson, founders of Owatonna Clinic and active in patient care from 1948 to 1987. The Olson-Anderson Owatonna Clinic Scholarships are awarded to individuals from Steele County, Minnesota, who plan to enroll in eligible medical education programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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 race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Olson-Anderson Owatonna Clinic Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates.
  • Plan to enroll full-time or part-time in an undergraduate or graduate medical-related education program at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2022-2023 academic year.
    • Preference for study within traditional medical fields including, but not limited to, the following: laboratory and radiology technical and baccalaureate degrees, medical doctor, medical transcription, nursing (licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, advanced practice nurse), occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, respiratory therapy, subspecialization of physician or ancillary staff practice, and health care administration.
    • Programs not eligible: required training for current profession (including continuing education credit, and expenses related to certification or licensure).
  • Currently or previously live(d) or work(ed) in Owatonna, MN or Steele County, MN, or are immediate family member(s) of someone who meets these geographic criteria.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award. Up to 12 awards will be granted.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.


All applicants will be notified in late July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Olson-Anderson Owatonna Clinic Foundation. Payment is made in early September.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Olson-Anderson Owatonna Clinic Foundation play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than June 21, 2022 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

OlsonAnderson Owatonna Clinic Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!