Wakefield Merlin “Lefty” Olson Scholarship

Application Available: November 1
Application Deadline: February 1
Final Determinations: April 15

BACKGROUND: The Merlin “Lefty” Olson Scholarship is a fund of the Wakefield Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: The applicant must be a Wakefield School District graduating high school senior and must plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited public or private university, college, vocational, technical, or other post-secondary institution. Priority will be given to applicants who are pursuing a degree in the field of business.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Selection of recipients is based on essay evaluation and such factors as dedication to academics, and volunteer contributions to school and community.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: minimum of $500, not renewable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be received by the February 1 deadline and must include the following:

• Completed online application
• Official high school transcript
• Essay

This scholarship is a part of the SCF common application.  Click here to apply.