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Affinity Plus Foundation Scholarships

The Affinity Plus Foundation Academic Scholarship provides an opportunity to receive educational assistance for recent high school graduates or those returning to school after several years away. We are proud to award five $5,000 scholarships to freshmen, upperclassmen, nontraditional and graduate student members of Affinity Plus.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Scholarship evaluation is based on scholastic standing, extracurricular and volunteer activities, leadership, community involvement, and a two-page essay. All applicants must be Affinity Plus primary members. An application and all requested items must be postmarked by Friday, January 31, 2014 for the 2014 Scholarship program. Winners will be notified in March.

If you would like more information on the Affinity Plus Foundation and its initiatives, please click the button below or make a direct connection:

Sandy Olson, 651-312-9430 or write to Affinity Plus, c/o Sandy Olson, 175 West Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55107.

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2014 Affinity Plus Scholarship Winners

We were proud to have received more than 300 scholarship applications for the 2014 scholarship. Click on the scholarship winner names below to read excerpts from their application essays. Congratulations to all!

Bronson B., Lakeville, Incoming Freshman
Bronson will be attending Duke University in the fall pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management. He volunteers in his community at health care facilities and as a youth mentor. In June, he received the Congressional Gold Award in Washington D.C.
Chloe B., Roseville, Incoming Freshman
In the fall, Chloe will be attending Tufts University seeking a double major in chemistry and Spanish to prepare for her future goal of becoming a doctor. She is the founder of Tertulia, a weekly Spanish discussion group at her high school and volunteers as an exhibit interpreter at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Chloe is the valedictorian of her class and was also named a 2013 National Merit Semifinalist.
Cynthia K., Farmington, Upperclassman
Cynthia is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry – molecular biology at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire to help youth in need of medical attention as a pediatric physician. She has volunteered as a counselor at YMCA Camp Pepin and traveled to Guatemala on a VIDA volunteer trip to distribute healthcare to underserved portions of the country.
Megan A., Moorhead, Non-Traditional
Megan already has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Augsburg College and has worked as a science teacher in South Korea. Now, she’s pursuing a degree in nursing at Concordia College in Moorhead and is working as a CNA at Essentia Hospital in Fargo.
Troy L., Oakdale, Master's/Doctorate

While pursuing his bachelor’s degree, Troy identified these as his five most important values: hard work, resiliency, compassion, integrity, and patience. He demonstrated them by balancing the schedule of a student-athlete with pre-medical coursework and research and volunteer service in the community. Now, Troy is applying these values in a different setting as a student at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine where he’s studying to become a physician.