United Way Volunteerism Scholarship

James Miller General

United Way of West Central Minnesota believes that through hard work and determination, all of its young people have the potential to attain their long-term educational goals. Providing scholarship opportunities is one of the best ways we can give back to our youth leaders and volunteers who have given so much of their time and support. 

The United Way of West Central Minnesota’s Volunteerism Scholarship recognizes six outstanding high school seniors who have given back to their community, through volunteer service.  Two scholarships will be awarded at $500 and four at $250 and will be sent directly to the recipient’s college of attendance upon verification of enrollment.

Requirements are as follows: Student must be a high school senior graduating in the spring of 2018 from Willmar, NL-S, KMS, MACCRAY, RCW, BOLD, Litchfield, ACGC, Benson, Community Christian School in Willmar, Dream Technical Academy or Central MN Christian school and be entering post-secondary education.

Have a home address that is within the United Way of West Central Minnesota territory, which includes the following Zip Codes: 56222, 56260, 56201, 56209, 56216, 56246, 56251, 56253, 56273, 56279, 56281, 56282, 56288, 56289, 55324, 55355, 56243, 56228, 55310, 56230, 56277, 56284, 56285, 56226, 56215, 56231, 56252, and 56271. Show a strong commitment to community volunteerism.

Scholarship award winners will need to provide a photo and release for newspaper and/or social media use. *Only typed applications will be accepted. All applications will be checked for eligibility and be reviewed by United Way volunteers who will select the finalists to be recommended to the United Way Community Investments Committee who will choose the scholarship recipients.

Application deadline is Monday, March 14th, 2018.

Download the Scholarship application here (docx) or here (pdf)