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Seven graduating seniors from Owatonna area high schools were presented with awards this year by the Gisle A. Johnson and Eva M. Johnson Education Fund.
The Johnsons established the scholarship program in 1991 to help young people from Owatonna continue their postsecondary education. Nearly $866,000 has been awarded to local students since the program’s inception. Awards are part scholarship and part loan, which remains interest-free while the student is attending college.
This year’s recipients, all from Owatonna, are David Bulger, Beth Anne Card, James Ebeling, Laura Lyons, Rebecca Rasp, Laura Satterlund, and Alyssa Schutter.
The Gisle A. Johnson and Eva M. Johnson Education Fund is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a program of Scholarship America®.
Janine Fugate, Scholarship America
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About Scholarship Management Services
Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s leading designer and manager of privately sponsored scholarships and other education assistance programs. It currently administers more than 1,100 scholarship and other educational assistance programs. Its clients include 122 Fortune 500 companies, 37 Fortune 100 companies—and, thirty years later, its very first client still remains a loyal and gracious partner.
About Scholarship America
Scholarship America is a national education service organization that mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. We have three core programs that help us achieve our mission: Dollars for Scholars, Scholarship Management Services, and Dreamkeepers. Scholarship America has distributed more than $2.5 billion in scholarship assistance to more than 1.7 million students since 1958.
Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.
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