Robert E. Meeks MSBA Student School Board Member Scholarship

Do you have a senior high school student serving on your school board as a student representative? If so, please encourage them to apply for the Robert E. Meeks MSBA Student School Board Member Scholarship. This spring, MSBA will award $3,000 scholarships to three Minnesota students.

Applications for the 2025 scholarship will be available in January 2025.

To qualify for the 2025 scholarship: 

1. The student’s school board must be a member of MSBA.

2. The student must be a high school senior graduating after the spring 2025 semester.

3. The student’s service as a school board member must be during his/her senior year.

4. The student will be a full-time postsecondary student in fall 2025.

Guidelines for adding student representatives to your school board: If you are considering adding a student representative to your school board, click here to access some guidelines.

Scholarship Application

Applications for the 2025 scholarship will be available in January 2025.

If you have any questions about the MSBA Student School Board Member Scholarship, email Greg Abbott at gabbott@mnmsba.org.

Scholarship Recipients

2024: Kennedy Gibbs (Farmington High School), Payton Marshall (East Central High School), and Abigail Schunk (Proctor High School)

2023: Danielle Dake (Shakopee High School) and Zachary Groh (Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton High School)

2022: Megan Lindow (Nevis High School) and Daniela Ortiz (Owatonna High School)

2021: Morgan Hoong (Fairmont High School) and Baleigh Peterson (Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop High School)

2020: Lucy Browning (Chaska High School) and Adam Koller (Worthington High School)

2019: Deon Estebo (Redwood High School) and Andrew Kroll (Pine Island High School)

2018: Ashley Rensted (White Bear Lake Area High School) and Zachary Riffle (Mounds Westonka High School)

2017: Nathan Hagerott (Caledonia High School) and London Lowmanstone (Hopkins High School)

2016: McKinley Lain (Sauk Rapids-Rice High School) and Taylor Nelson (Woodbury High School)

2015: Amber Bennett (Proctor High School) and Giancarlo Marconi (Austin High School)

2014: Tim Bergeland (Hopkins High School) and Erik Thibault (Duluth East High School)

2013: Stephanie Chavez-Estrada (Richfield High School) and Molly Sandstrom (Chisago Lakes High School)

2012: Michael Gaytko (Waseca High School) and Heather Rolfing (Lewiston-Altura High School)

2011: Marguerite Haggerty (Cannon Falls High School) and Maraki Ketema (White Bear Lake Area High School)

2010: Kai Fei (Duluth East High School) and Tanwaporn Ohl (Cass Lake-Bena High School)

2009: Ethan Lang (Hopkins High School) and Kendra Lynn (Cambridge-Isanti High School)

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