Col. Brown Scholarship Application

Bill Brown, a graduate of Mound High School in 1938, was an active member of his high school class, participating in the chorus, band, orchestra, class play and yearbook. He was also on the basketball team and was a cheerleader. Bill went on to have a distinguished career in the military, joining the U.S. Army in 1941 and serving as a pilot in both WWII and the Korean War. He earned 23 awards during his military career and was promoted to Colonel in 1969. Col. Brown passed away on Sept. 30, 2015 and in his will, he generously gifted this community $1.3 million to go toward student scholarships. Seniors graduating in June of 2021 are invited to apply for this scholarship. 

Online (JotForm) Application:
Please note that the content of the online (JotForm) application matches the content of downloadable application (found in the next paragraph) and if possible you should be prepared to fill-out the online (JotForm) application in one sitting after looking at the questions and requirements of the downloadable application. Completing it in one sitting gives you the best chance of not losing any of your work. However, as you work through the Jotform, saving as you go, as well as once you submit your application online, you will receive an email with a PDF that you can print. That email will also have a link at the bottom of the email to go back in and modify your application should you need to change something (up until the deadline). The online (Jotform) Application is found here:

Downloadable (Google Doc) Application (may be completed via computer or hand-written (in ink) and then mailed via the U.S. Postal system - but we would strongly prefer applicants use the online application/Jotform): Downloadable Col. Brown Scholarship Application.
If submitting via the U.S. Postal system, please make and keep a copy of your application, no copy or PDF of the application will be made available by the Foundation. 

Col. Brown Scholarship Recommendation Forms (applicants must have one or two recommendation from a school staff member and/or a non-family community member who knows the applicant well): we would prefer that recommendations be completed through the JotForm link immediately below. If Jotform cannot be accessed, then the the form can be downloaded, completed, and emailed to or mailed to the Foundation at P.O. Box 370, Mound, MN 55364. If emailing, the subject line must read: "Recommendation for (Student's Name)."

Jotform for recommendations:

Online applications must be submitted (via Jotform or email) by 5:00 pm CST on Feb. 19, 2021 and applications mailed via U.S. mail must be postmarked on or before February 19, 2021 to the Foundation P.O. Box at:

Westonka District 277 Foundation
Colonel Brown Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 370 
Mound, MN 55364

Online recommendations must be submitted (via Jotform or email) by 5:00 pm CST on March 1, 2021 and recommendations mailed via U.S. mail must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2021 to the Foundation P.O. Box at the address noted immediately above.