Scholarship Funds

These funds are established to provide opportunities to students. For many of these funds, the Rochester Area Foundation handles all of the administrative and investment responsibilities, freeing the scholarship organization to pursue scholarship candidates. Many of these scholarship funds serve as legacies for their namesakes.

To donate to any of the funds listed below, click the Donate button in the upper-right-hand corner of the page, and select the fund of your choice from the drop down list. Many of the funds are listed under the name of the applicable school. Credit card donations over $1,000 will have a 2.5% processing fee deducted from the donation. Checks can be written out to the Rochester Area Foundation and mailed to 12 Elton Hills Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901, with the fund in the memo line.

Sheila Howe Memorial Dance Scholarship


Francis A. Tyee-Russel Olson-PORT Scholarship Fund


Chuck Handlon Century High School Chemistry Scholarship


Blenkush, Dilley & Tvedt Memorial Fund


Amy L. Donahoe Memorial Scholarship Fund (Chatfield Schools)


John Marshall Class of 1964 Scholarship Fund (JM High School)


Theodosia Castner Memorial Fund (Byron Schools)


HALCON Furniture Scholarship Fund


Kristi M. Lambert Memorial Scholarship Fund (Mayo High School)


Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry Scholarship Fund


Leona Engel Memorial Scholarship Fund (Stewartville High School)


Robert & Margaret Engel Scholarship (Stewartville High School)


Manzow Scholarship Fund (Stewartville High School)


Allan Heitman Scholarship (Stewartville High School)


Dr. A.O. Hagen-Helen Tews Hagen Scholarship (Stewartville High School)


Brin Scholarship Fund (Stewartville High School)


Christofferson/Ringey Scholarship Fund (Stewartville High School)


Helen Drewes Educational Scholarship (Stewartville High School)


Ann and Norm Stevenson Fund (Stewartville High School)


Kathryn and Louis Walters Scholarship Fund (Stewartville High School)


Kasson/Mantorville Scholarship Fund


Kasson Mantorville KM Telecom Scholarship Fund


Kasson Mantorville Sylwester Memorial Scholarship Fund


Ashley Marie Hanson Memorial Fund


Steve Bakke Scholarship


Deana Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund


Rochester Community & Technical College Douglass Fund


Chatfield Public School Scholarship Fund


Chatfield Public School Scholarship Fund - Geiger