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 Spring of 2022 are invited to apply for this scholarship beginning in January of 2022 - applications will be due by February 18, 2022 (if submitting on-line) or need to be postmarked no later than February 18, 2022 (if mailing a hard copy).

The information below highlights the submission procedures, please see the online application or the downloadable application for more precise information regarding applying.

Online (JotForm) Application: all online applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm CST on February 18, 2022.

Link to the JotForm application is here:

Please note that the content of the online (JotForm) application matches the content of downloadable application (found in the next paragraph). Applications in the online systems can be saved and returned to later, but you may want to download the Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF version of the application, so you are prepared to answer questions in one sitting. Additionally, we strongly recommend you save all answers to the questions in a Word or Google Doc separate from the on-line system just in case something goes wrong with your on-line submission. 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). If you do not receive this email, your application has not been successfully submitted.

Applicants should email Info@Westonka277Foundation.Org when they have submitted their application through the online system, even if they received an auto-email saying it was submitted, so we can confirm it has been received. We will then reply with an extra confirmation email.

Downloadable (Google Doc) Application: this 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

U.S. Postal System - Hard Copy Submission of 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. Application not submitted online must be postmarked no later than February 18, 2022 to Westonka District 277 Foundation, Colonel Brown Scholarship Committee, PO Box 370, Mound, MN 55364. Applicants should email Info@Westonka277Foundation.Org to alert the committee that they have mailed their application.

Col. Brown Scholarship Recommendation Forms: applicants must have one or two recommendation, utilizing the JotForm link below, from a school staff member and/or a non-family community member who knows the applicant well (e.g. employers, pastors, scout leaders, or coaches all qualify). 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 Info@Westonka277Foundation.Org. If emailing, the subject line must read: "Recommendation for (Student's Name)." Recommendations will be due on February 25, 2022, [seven days later than the application deadline].

Downloadable Col. Brown Recommendation Form

Jotform for recommendations:

It is highly recommended that you plan to submit your application one week in advance of February 18, 2022, so any technical difficulties can be remedied. Late applications, even if caused by technical difficulties, are not eligible for consideration; likewise, incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have questions or have any technical difficulties, you should email the committee at Info@Westonka277Foundation.Org.