Our Donors

Diann and Gene Pflaum Endowed Mathematics Scholarship

Diann and Gene Pflaum Endowed Mathematics Scholarship

Diann and Gene Pflaum, both long time educators at Riverland Community College and the Austin Public Schools, were recipients of scholarships to help them achieve their educational goals and become first generation college graduates. They have established this...

Diesel Technology Scholarship (A Riverland Community College Sponsored Scholarship)

Diesel Technology Scholarship (A Riverland Community College Sponsored Scholarship)

In 2002, the Truck Diesel Advisory Committee was created by local truck diesel companies and the instructors of Riverland Community College. Their vision was to develop a plan to offer scholarships for students entering the Truck Diesel Technology program which will...

Doherty Staffing Solutions Endowed Scholarship

Doherty Staffing Solutions Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created by the Management of Doherty Staffing Solutions following the successful fundraising events they have supported for many years to include the Doherty Golf Classic and the Take-a-Break for Education raffle. Doherty has a passion for...

Dr. C. Jerry & Barbara Nelson Endowed Scholarship

Dr. C. Jerry & Barbara Nelson Endowed Scholarship

The Barbara & Jerry Nelson Scholarship was established in 2008 by Dr. Jerry Nelson. He earned his associate of arts degree from Riverland Community College in 1959 and was the 2004 recipient of the Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture.

Dr. C. Jerry Nelson Presidential Scholarship Enhancements

Dr. C. Jerry Nelson Presidential Scholarship Enhancements

The Dr. C. Jerry Nelson Presidential Enhanced Scholarship was established by Dr. Jerry Nelson, a 1959 Riverland Community College alum. Dr. Nelson is a world renown agronomist specializing in world hunger solutions. This is a special scholarship awarded to the four...

E.F. Johnson Foundation Scholarship (Waseca Area Foundation)

E.F. Johnson Foundation Scholarship (Waseca Area Foundation)

E.F. Johnson / Waseca Area Foundation provides an opportunity through scholarship contributions to build a legacy and a permanent foundation by meeting the changing needs of the Waseca area. This scholarship supports Waseca residents with achieving their educational...

Elizabeth Moen  Endowed Scholarship

Elizabeth Moen Endowed Scholarship

Elizabeth Ann Moen, passed away suddenly at the age of 20 from a brain aneurysm. In her honor and memory, Liz’s caring and sharing attitude is continued on in scholarships with hopes to change the lives of others.

Elliott & Claire Dubinsky Scholarship

Elliott & Claire Dubinsky Scholarship

Elliott & Claire Dubinsky Scholarship was establish by Elliott in 1994 for any student admitted into the Associate Degree Nursing program. Elliott was a strong believer in the importance of providing today’s youth with a well-rounded college education. In 2001,...

Evelyn Bean Endowed Scholarship

Evelyn Bean Endowed Scholarship

Evelyn Bean had been a resident of Albert Lea for 50 years. She was employed by the North American Life Insurance Company and had served on the board for the Salvation Army. Evelyn was a very caring and nurturing person with a desire to give money for scholarships...

Farm Business Management Program Scholarships

Farm Business Management Program Scholarships

Farm Business Management Programs are designed to provide education to farm owners and operators or persons interested in farming. The purpose of the program is to assist students in meeting their business and personal goals. This scholarship goes to support...

FD Newell Memorial Workforce Development Scholarship

FD Newell Memorial Workforce Development Scholarship

Federated Insurance Scholarship

Federated Insurance Scholarship

Federated Insurance is pleased to offer a scholarship to local students who are interested in pursuing a career in an industry or trade related field.  Federated Insurance has been proud Minnesota company for 100 years.

Federated Insurance Workforce Development Scholarship

Federated Insurance Workforce Development Scholarship

Frank W. Bridges Memorial Scholarship

Frank W. Bridges Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2017 in memory of our father. Frank was hired by Austin Community College in 1962 to teach Speech, Theatre, and Philosophy courses. He retired in 1989. He was also the Director of Theatre, a job he dearly loved. One of his...

Freeborn Mower Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Freeborn Mower Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Freeborn Mower Electric Cooperative members, or their children, returning to school to further their education qualify for the scholarship program through Riverland Community College. Scholarships are funded from unclaimed Capital Credits. Capital Credits represent...

Freeborn Mower Electric Cooperative Workforce Development Scholarship (Freeborn County)

Freeborn Mower Electric Cooperative Workforce Development Scholarship (Freeborn County)

Freeborn Mower Electric Cooperative Workforce Development Scholarship (Mower County)

Freeborn Mower Electric Cooperative Workforce Development Scholarship (Mower County)

Gerard Academy Scholarship

Gerard Academy Scholarship

Gerard Academy’s mission of strengthening lives, families, and communities through our cornerstone values of honesty, responsibility, courage, care and concern guides our organization in all that we do. This scholarship provides the opportunity for Gerard to...

Hope Scholarship

Hope Scholarship

Al and Alice Holst established the “Hope” scholarship to help a student who is a single parent trying to juggle the demands and expense of education while raising children and maintaining a home and working.

Horizon Endowed Scholarship

Horizon Endowed Scholarship

The Horizon Scholarship is in honor of Carol Langraf, a local Austin resident who was a student in the first graduating class of Austin Junior College in 1942 (now Riverland Community College). Carol was proud of her connection to Riverland and was passionate about...

Hormel Foundation

Hormel Foundation

The initial vision of George A Hormel has become a reality. Austin, Minnesota and Southern Minnesota serve as a global leader in food and agriculture. Riverland Community College has proposed that a next step in advancing George Hormel’s vision is to build, in...

Ian Thompson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Ian Thompson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Ian Thompson Scholarship was established by his parents, Dr. Thoburn & Marjorie Thompson, to celebrate the life of their son, a young man who loved people & built practical & beautiful projects. Ian was a graduate of the Riverland Community College Carpentry...

IBI Data Scholarships

IBI Data Scholarships

IBI Data, a Brownsdale based company specializing in database marketing services, would like to encourage more local students to explore an education in the computer technology field.� IBI Data believes deeply in the education provided by Riverland Community College.

IMMR Industrial Maintenance Instructor’s Scholarship

IMMR Industrial Maintenance Instructor’s Scholarship

Innovance Scholarship (Lou Rich)

Innovance Scholarship (Lou Rich)

Innovance, Inc., the holding company for Lou-Rich has pledged $5,000 per year to the Riverland Community College Foundation for student scholarships. These scholarships benefit students from a variety of backgrounds and personal circumstances with a majority of the...

ISC Financial Advisors Scholarship

ISC Financial Advisors Scholarship

Jake Moe Memorial

Jake Moe Memorial

Jacob Moe was born and raised in Austin, Minnesota. He graduated in 1998 from Austin High School. Jake’s passion for art, working with his hands and attention to detail led him to a successful career with Anderson Construction. Along with his amazing carpentry...

Jan & Jack Waller Collegiate Award Scholarship

Jan & Jack Waller Collegiate Award Scholarship

Riverland students hold the keys to our future prosperity. As alumni of Riverland, Jan and Jack Waller want to give back to the college where their educational pursuits and career pathways started. The Jan & Jack Collegiate Scholarship Award supports scholarships for...

Jeanne Malimanek Nursing Scholarship

Jeanne Malimanek Nursing Scholarship

Jeanne was a mother of 7 when she decided to go back to school to get her LPN degree. In 1970 she graduated from Austin Technical College with her degree, while two of her children were graduating from high school. After graduation she was offered a job at the...

Jerome L. Girton Endowed Musical / Theatre Endowed Scholarship

Jerome L. Girton Endowed Musical / Theatre Endowed Scholarship

Longtime Riverland Community College Theatre instructor Jerry Girton established this endowed scholarship in 2010 to provide a lifetime of scholarship support for Riverland students with a passion for music and theatre.