Franklin D. Newell Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company is sponsoring up to three $1,000 scholarships annually in memory of its founder and past chief executive officer, Franklin D. “Duke” Newell, Jr. To qualify:

  1. Graduating high school seniors need to have been accepted by an accredited four year college, and / or undergraduates must have completed freshman year. Consideration will also be given to second year students enrolled and working on an Applied Associates of Science, or Associates of Art degree.
  2. Applying high school students need to have maintained at least a 2.5 grade point average through out their high school education. Undergraduate applicants must have 2.75 accumulative grade point average. Previously having been a recipient of this scholarship will not preclude a student from submitting a current application, and being considered for an award.
  3. Preference will be shown to:
    • Family members of current Minnesota Freezer Warehouse
      Co. employees;
    • Students who have a career goal as food scientists, food
      laboratory technicians, or in other food / health related
      fields
    • Students having need of financial assistance.
  4. Three $1,000 scholarships may be awarded with partially being shown students who have residence within the Albert Lea, Austin, and Worthington, Minnesota community areas.
  5. Students are expected to supply references attesting to their good moral character, as well as credentials from their high school or college which affirm their qualification to be considered for this award.
  6. College departments and high school counselors may also submit names and credentials of qualified students to Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company, which will consider the students and make the awards.
  7. Applications are requested by March 31st, with notification of awards to be made in May.
  8. Payment of the award will be made through the financial aid office of the college the endowed students are attending. The awards will be made in equal payments for semesters, or quarters completed. This scholarship is for one (1) year, and will expire in the summer of the year following its being awarded, if not fully used.
  9. Please mail scholarship applications with three (3) letters of recommendation to:

Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company
Attn: Margaret Newell
820 East 13th Street P.O. Box 86
Albert Lea, MN 56007-0086

  1. To fill out an application to be considered for the FD Newell Jr. Memorial Scholarship, click here to download the application.

 

Past Recipients of the Franklin D. Newell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

2014
Andrew Lau
Univ. of Wisconsin River Falls

2013
Cierra Maras
Riverland Community College

2012
Kelsey Lenhart
Gustavus Adolphus College

2011
Carlton Stripe
Iowa State University

2010
Meghan Beighley
Riverland Community College

2009
John Beighley
NIACC-Mason City, IA

Corey Arneson
South Dakota State University

2008
Jonathan Beighley
NIACC-Mason City, IA

Parker Skophammer
University of South Dakota at Vermillion

2007
Jordan Malimanek
University of Wisconsin Madison

Laura Gunderman
Minnesota State University Mankato

2006
Jay Malenke
University of Minnesota Duluth

Carrie Gilbertson
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

2005
Laura Gunderman
Minnesota State University Mankato

Trisha Reindl
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

2004
Rachel Gunderman
Minnesota State University Mankato

Monica Mueller
St. Mary’s University

Ty Miller
Minnesota State University Mankato

2003
Jordan Skophammer
Minnesota State University Mankato

Nicole Gilbertson
Carlton University

Rachel Gunderman
Minnesota State University Mankato

Monica Mueller
St. Marys University

2002
Brooke Abben
Minnesota State University Mankato

Christina Metcalf
Rochester Community College

Nicholas Mueller
Concordia College

Amber Watney
University of Wisconsin Madison

Wayne Zerck
Concordia College

2001
Ashley Boelter
St. Olaf College

Nicholas Mueller
Concordia College

Wayne Zerck
Concordia College

2000
Jamie Green
University of Wisconsin La Cross

Amy Mueller
Minnesota West Community College

Sarah Schmidt
Rochester Community College

1999
Neil Binder
North Dakota State University

Jamie Green
University of Wisconsin La Cross

Amy Mueller
Minnesota West Community College

1998
Shaun Shubert
Minnesota West Community College

Kristen Zerck
Riverland Community College

1997
Jennifer Huston
University of Minnesota Duluth

Melissa S. Jacobs
South Dakota State University

Philip Ludwig
Grinnell College

Mathew Mueller
Winona State University

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