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High School Scholarships

Scholarship Program

Citizens Bank Minnesota awards six scholarships each year to local graduating seniors who will be attending post-secondary education. Scholarship America performs the selection process and administration. This program was instituted at Citizens as a way to show our commitment to the community and our belief in today's youth. Citizens plans to continue this tradition for years to come!

**The 2021 Scholarship Deadline has passed.
Students can watch the videos and submit the corresponding surveys ahead of time. When applications become available for high school seniors graduating in 2022, if all scholarship requirements are met, they will be mailed or e-mailed a scholarship application. 

Eligibility:

Applicants for the scholarship program must be high school seniors, who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four year or two year college or university in the fall following graduation. This program is available to Citizens Bank Minnesota customers. Requirements include that the student be a customer of Citizens with an open and active checking account. "Active" is defined as having monthly transactions. The applicant must also complete the required educational banking videos and questionnaires before applications are distributed.

Scholarship courses:

Students applying for the scholarship are required to watch two scholarship videos, found on our website. These courses focus on teaching valuable lessons in budgeting, credit and saving. Students must complete and submit a questionnaire for each video.

*Scholarship Video Links:

Understanding Credit Decisions Video

*Scholarship Video Questions (must watch videos before completing & submitting questions):
Budgeting and Saving

Understanding Credit Decisions

*REQUIRED
Students must:
  1. Watch the two Scholarship video courses on Budgeting & Saving and Understanding Credit Decisions
  2. Complete and submit the questions for EACH video
  3. Have an active checking account with Citizens Bank Minnesota.
  4. If you meet all requirements, you will receive your Scholarship Application! 
  5. Fill out your scholarship form completely and mail to Scholarship America.

Questions?
Contact Lori Dummer @ 507-354-3165.

Awards:

We award 6 scholarships. 1 - $1,000 scholarship that may be renewed for an additional three years, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and maintaining full-time enrollment. 3 - $1,000 non-renewable scholarships. 2 - $500 non-renewable scholarships. Not all applicants will be selected to receive an award. To be eligible for the $1,000 renewable scholarship you must plan on attending a 4-year post secondary institution. All applicants must have an open and active checking account with Citizens, and also complete the Scholarship course videos and questionnaires before applications are distributed. All scholarship dollars will be paid directly to the post-secondary institution.

Application:

Interested students must complete the application they receive after fulfilling the requirements set by the bank. Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information provided; therefore, the applicant must answer questions to the fullest extent possible. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America. 

Selection of Recipients:

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors received and work experience. Students are also asked to complete a statement of educational and career goals, and submit an outside appraisal from a teacher or counselor. Financial need is not considered. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any bank or school official play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision of Scholarship America as final.

2021 Citizens Bank Minnesota Scholarship Winners

Joshua Streit, scholarship recipient
Joshua Streit, Eden Valley-Watkins High School
$1,000.00 renewable scholarship recipient

Isaac Blumhoefer, scholarship recipient
Isaac Blumhoefer, New Ulm High School
$1,000.00 scholarship recipient

Delaney Spencer, scholarship recipient
Delaney Spencer, Lakeville South High School
$1,000 scholarship recipient

Elise Swenson, scholarship recipient
Elise Swenson, GFW High School
$1000.00 scholarship recipient

Zach Kuechle, scholarship recipient
Zachary Kuechle, Eden Valley-Watkins High School
$500.00 scholarship recipient

Caleb Carlovsky, scholarship recipient
Caleb Carlovsky, Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
$1,00.00 scholarship recipient
 
Emma Johnson, scholarship recipient
Emma Johnson, St. Peter High School
$500.00 scholarship recipient
 
Olivia Allers, scholarship recipient
Olivia Allers, Lakeville North High School
$500.00 scholarship recipient
 

Contact Scholarship Coordinator Lori Dummer for more information.

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