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Spencer Otteson Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Apr 20, 2023
Winners Announced
May 20, 2023
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate student
Field of Study:

Spencer Otteson was a beloved brother, son, father and teacher.

Spencer was an avid father, golfer and hunter. He made a positive impact on everyone he encountered. In his last few months, countless students came forward with stories about how Spencer had helped them. He was truly an inspiration and made a difference in the lives of each student he worked with. 

This scholarship aims to honor the memory of Spencer Otteson by supporting students in Minnesota who are pursuing careers as educators. 

Any high school senior or undergraduate student in Minnesota who is interested in teaching and making a difference in the lives of their students may apply for this scholarship, but students involved in extracurricular activities are preferred. 

To apply, tell us what teacher has inspired you the most and how you plan on inspiring your future students.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published January 23, 2023
Essay Topic

What teacher has inspired you the most throughout your education and how do you plan on inspiring students through your career?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Brielle Kuechle
Eden Valley SecondaryEden Valley, MN


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 20, 2023. Winners will be announced on May 20, 2023.

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