The Sterbenz-Ryan Education Fund has established a scholarship program to high school graduates or current undergraduates from Minnesota or Wisconsin who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school 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, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Sterbenz-Ryan Education Foundation Fund must:
Only the first 400 completed applications received will be considered.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $15,000 award for those attending four-year schools or a $5,000 award for those attending two-year colleges or vocational programs. Up to 44 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 study only.
All applicants will be notified in late May.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Sterbenz-Ryan Education Fund. Payment is made in August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need will be considered. Recipients will be selected from a pool of qualified applicants with consideration given to those who demonstrate the greatest need. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Sterbenz-Ryan Education Fund 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:
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.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.