OraThe Jones Family Foundation is proud to honor the legacy of Ora G. Jones, one of the Foundation’s founders, through a commitment to providing post-secondary educational opportunities to graduates of Red Wing High School and Tower View Alternative High School located in Red Wing, Minnesota. Awards are granted to students who demonstrate strength of character and achievement, as well as a desire and ability to provide service and leadership in a rapidly changing world.

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Ora Jones felt strongly that educational opportunities should be offered not only to those students who have consistently maintained exceptional levels of academic achievement and extra-curricular participation, but also to those who have overcome obstacles or demonstrated future potential through academic improvement and personal growth. Both types of students will be deemed eligible to receive the Ora G. Jones Scholarship award. The advisory committee members take a very holistic approach in reviewing each application and look at all aspects of an applicant, not just academic achievement. As such, we encourage all graduating seniors from these schools to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Guidelines

  • Five scholarships will be awarded annually – four at Red Wing High School and one at Tower View Alternative High School.
  • Each scholarship awards up to $10,000 over a 4-year period, or $2,500 annually for a post-secondary scholarship.
  • Checks are issued to the student and school prior to the school term.
  • Evidence of enrollment is required.

Application Process

The Ora G. Jones Scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America. Scholarship America is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

  • To complete an application, select the Download Applications button on this page. Application forms are also available under Grant Information >> Applications/Forms.
  • Completed application forms, along with copies of the student’s most recent high school transcript must be mailed to:

Ora G. Jones Scholarship Program
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Phone: 507-931-1682

  • Applications must be mailed to Scholarship America and postmarked by March 15th.

  • Screenings and selections will be completed by April 30th.
  • Awards are announced in May.
  • Scholarship payments on behalf of the Ora G. Jones Scholarship Program are processed by Scholarship America. Payments are made on August 15th and mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school for the student’s account. Students are required to notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information and to send a complete transcript when requested.

Scholarship Selection

Scholarship recipients are determined by an Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee may include members of the Jones Family Foundation and Red Wing community members. Applicants who demonstrate the following criteria will be considered for scholarship awards:

  • Strong academic preparation to attend a post-secondary educational institution.
  • Ability to overcome obstacles to achieve academic and personal goals.
  • Quality involvement with others via work, school activities, family, and community.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit the following information to be eligible for consideration:

  • Ora G. Jones Scholarship Application (available online).
  • High School Transcript including GPA and class rank if applicable.

Continuing Eligibility Requirements

  • Student must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits or minimum required for full-time student status.
  • Student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. (Note: Cumulative GPAs slightly below 2.5 will be considered if accompanied by compelling circumstances.)
  • Student may not be on academic or social probation.
  • Student must submit an up-to-date annual transcript.