New Ulm Area Foundation, Inc.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and community foundation
supporting the quality of life within the geographic reach of ISD 88


Scholarship Opportunities

New Ulm Area Foundation has managed a scholarship program since 1998, providing yearly scholarships to the four high schools within the ISD 88 geographic footprint.

In 2019, the Charlotte Raymond Anderson Teaching Scholarship Fund was established to extend the legacy of her profession to future generations of motivated teachers.  In 2024, the scholarship is being broadened to include those pursuing K-12 school counseling or administration.   

In 2021, New Ulm Area Foundation began administering the Carol & Roger Ryberg Scholarship dedicated to dependent children of Windings, Inc. employees.

Donors interested in contributing to New Ulm Area Foundation scholarship endowment fund should make that indication.

All recipient students must reside in ISD 88.  Each school has set their own criteria for New Ulm Area Foundation Scholarships. To apply for a scholarship, please see your high school counselor.

The Charlotte Raymond Anderson Teaching Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial assistance for people with the sincere desire to attain the highest degree of proficiency in teaching.  The scholarship will be awarded to students pledging intent to study for a teaching career or teachers pursuing a graduate degree to increase their proficiency in teaching, as well as those pursuing K-12 school counseling or administration. Complete information regarding eligibility, selection criteria and scholarship process can be found in the guidelines.

Carol & Roger Ryberg have established a fund for a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. This program is dedicated to dependent children of Windings, Inc. employees. Scholarships are available to support full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice and may be renewed in subsequent years.  Applications are available from Windings Human Resources.  Deadline is early March each year.

Kathleen “Kitty” Bartl was a 1942 graduate of New Ulm High School.  She married Dr. Harvey O’Phelan, and they had a happy life together until she died in 1990.  Dr. O’Phelan subsequently established a scholarship fund in her memory, doing this through a donation to The New Ulm Community Fund (predecessor to NUAFI).  His stipulations were that the distributions go towards a scholarship for graduates of New Ulm High School.  Further, he indicated the recipient should be in good academic standing, though not necessarily the top student, and that he/she should be involved in some type of extracurricular activity, such as sports, drama, or music.  New Ulm High School students interested in applying for this scholarship should contact their school guidance counselor.