• Scholarship Program

  • The TwinWest Foundation’s total amount of giving since 1982 is over $1 million dollars– far and away the most substantial philanthropy among chamber-sponsored scholarship programs in Minnesota. The Foundation extends its sincerest thanks to everyone who has made this possible.

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    Workforce & High School Scholarship Programs

    Each year TwinWest Foundation scholarships are granted to both graduating high school students and adult students from TwinWest member school districts and TwinWest member post-secondary schools.  This program is designed to help students advance their careers, continue their education, and further strengthen their workforce and leadership skills. The typical scholarship award is in the amount of $500 to $2,000 per student. 

    The Foundation’s Legacy Scholarship, ranging from $5,000 to $7,500, is awarded each year to one outstanding high school senior who exemplifies positive leadership attributes and is awell-rounded student role model.  Scholarship awards are announced in May.

    The Legacy Scholarship program was established in the mid-1990s through a $50,000 anonymous contribution from a TwinWest Chamber member.

     

    HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP:

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS - please read carefully:

    • Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from TwinWest member schools-minimum 2.5 GPA.
    • Applicants must be recommended by a high school administrator, advisor or teacher based upon:
      • Classroom performance, extracurricular activities, community involvement
      • Plans to pursue post secondary education, job performance
    • Application packages should be submitted electronically. Packages should contain the following:
      • TwinWest Foundation application form (when click 'finish' it submits automatically)
      • High school transcript ("official" transcript is not required) - email to info@twinwest.com
      • Letter(s) of recommendation. (Please submit no more than three (3) letters of reference.)-email to info@twinwest.com
    • Application deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Applications will not be accepted after this date.
    • The TwinWest Foundation will schedule interviews with selected applicants in March 2017.
    • Scholarship recipients will have until September 2018 to submit proof of full-time enrollment in an approved education program (which includes all four-year, technical and trade schools) in order to receive the scholarship money.

    *Scholarship recipients will be notified in May.

     

    HIGH SCHOOL WORKFORCE SCHOLARSHIP:

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS - please read carefully:

    • Applicants should answer all questions.
    • Applicants should include a recommendation letter from a faculty member or employer - letter is to be emailed to info@twinwest.com.
    • Application deadline for fall 2017: Friday, March 10, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Applications will not be accepted after this date.
    • Eligible if attending a TwinWest member high school and planning to attend one of these schools: Dunwoody College of Technology, Hennepin Technical College, North Hennepin Community College, Minnesota School of Cosmetology, Hamline University-Minneapolis Campus, Herzing University, Metropolitan State University, National American University, or Rasmussen College.
    • The typical scholarship award is in the amount of $1,000 per student but may vary at the discretion of the Scholarship review committee. Following the application review, applicants will be notified 3 to 4 weeks after the deadline if they have been selected for a short personal interview. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award shortly after the interview process.Selected scholarship recipients must submit proof of part-time or full-time enrollment in a TwinWest member postsecondary institution in order to receive the scholarship award. Recipients may only receive one TwinWest Chamber Foundation scholarship and it is not renewable.

     

     

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