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 MSBA Student School Board Member Scholarship. Each spring, MSBA will award $3,000 scholarships to two Minnesota students.

To qualify for the 2022 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 2022 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 2022.

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

The 2022 MSBA Student School Board Member Scholarship application is now available. Click here to download a copy. Superintendents and board members: Make sure to give this application to your student board member. Also, remind them that if they ask for recommendations to give the recommendation checklist on Page 2 to whoever is filling out a recommendation. If you have any questions about the MSBA Student School Board Member Scholarship, email Greg Abbott at

Past Scholarship Recipients

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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