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  • Ada (Dekko) Scholarship Student Application  
    Students must be in the top 50% of their class or maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.  This is a 4-year renewable scholarship of $1,400.  Open to current Ada-Borup High School seniors.  Please have your references type out their responses to the questions on the reference form provided: Ada Scholarship Reference Form.  Deadline: 
    April 18, 2018




In memory of Karen Peppel, RN, the Peppel family created a $2,500 scholarship to be awarded to a senior graduating from Ada-Borup High School, who has demonstrated dedication to his or her education and community. Preference is given to students pursuing an edcuation in healthcare or a related field, however, the chosen major is not an exclusive criteria. A selection committee from the Ada Scholarship Foundation, in cooperation with the Peppel family, will review each application.

Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and rank near the top of his or her graduating class. In addition to academic performance, the selection committee will consider community involvement, leadership, extracurricular activities, work history, and letters of recommendation. Significant weight will be give to a 1,000 word essay entitled "Why I should be awarded the Karen Peppel Memorial Scholarship" to be written by each applicant and submitted with his or her application.

Only applicants planning to attend a two or four-year program at an accredited U.S. college or university will be considered.

Applications should be returned to:

Ada-Borup High School

Attn: Amanda Brown

604 West Thorpe Ave

Ada, MN 56510

Applicatinos must be received on or before April 18, 2018. Late applications will not be considered. Applications can be obtained from the Ada-Borup High School counselor or on Schoology.



        There are two scholarship awards of $2,500 available. Eligible applicants are graduating students of Ada-  Borup High School with a GPA of 2.0 or above. Preference will be given to those who are planning on attending a two year program. Application requirements: Complete application and include a one page essay explaining how this scholarship will help yopu succeed in building your career. Submit 2 letters of recommendation (one from a teacher or academic advisor & another from an academic advisor, religious or community leader, or past/current employer). Application and a more in depth description on the scholarship is available on Schoology and in Mrs. Brown's office. Deadline to apply is April 18, 2018.

Students must meet this scholarship criteria to apply:

Required students information:

  1. Attach your High School Transcript and attendance record

  2. Attach information on extra-curricular or community activities you have participated in

  3. Attach 3 letters of recommendation from teachers, academic advisor, community leader, or past/current employer.

  4. Attach a short paragraph on why you think you are deserving of this scholarship

Scholarship application is available on Schoology.

Return completed applications to Amanda Brown. Deadline is April 20th, 2017!


Bell Family Scholarship

The Bell Family Scholarship will be awarding 2, $1,000 scholarships to qualifying Ada-Borup High School seniors.

The scholarship will be awarded at the beginning of the fall semester of their sophomore year at the college of their choice.


Directions: Fill out the application and attach the 2 book reports to the application and mail it to the following address, must be postmarked by May 5th, 2018. Application and directions are available on Schoology or in Mrs. Brown's office.


Bell Family Scholarship

c/o Luther Bell

5656 Twin Lake Terrace N

Minneapolis, MN 55429