Tozer Foundation Scholarship


The Tozer Foundation was created in 1947 under the will of the late David Tozer who was a lumberman in Stillwater, Minnesota and in the St. Croix Valley. Mr. Tozer directed in his will that a charitable corporation be formed and the net income of said organization be used for such religious, charitable, scientific or educational purposes as may be determined by the Board of Directors.

David Tozer's will also specified that a significant portion of the organization's income be used to assist needy and worthy young people in Minnesota to obtain a college education. He further directed that preference be given to young people from Kanabec, Pine and Washington counties. We have only one scholarship program under which we award approximately 450 to 500 scholarships.

How are Scholarships Awardees Determined

Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis and includes analysis of financial need, above average scholastic performance, and community and school involvement. Students awarded scholarships are granted up to $2,750.00 per year, depending upon their need. A student must attend an accredited college or university within the United States on a full-time basis. The choice of the school is the student's; however, analysis of financial need will be determined based on the cost of the school selected by the student. Scholarship funding is limited to four years of undergraduate studies.

Local high school committees assist us by rating applicants to the Tozer Foundation. In selecting students, the Foundation considers the student's grade point average, College Entrance examination results, character and industriousness. We also take into account student's activities in their high school and in their community. We try to select well-rounded students who have demonstrated that they will be successful in college.

The Tozer Scholarship is renewable. A recipient may receive the award for a total of four years; provided he or she maintains an above-average grade point and submits his or her renewal application in a timely manner.

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