Education

The communities in Redwood County are served by six excellent school districts to best accomodate your children's education. Click on any of their links below.

Cedar Mountain School District St. Michael's School -- Morgan
Milroy Charter School
Red Rock Central School District  
Redwood Area School District St. John's School -- Redwood Falls
Wabasso School District St. Anne's School - Wabasso
Westbrook-Walnut Grove School District  

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HIGHER EDUCATION

University of Minnesota -- Lamberton ROC
23669 130th Street
Lamberton, MN 56152
Phone: (507)752-7372
Fax: (507)752-5097
E-mail: werne022@umn.edu

The Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) is firmly planted in southwest Minnesota with our fields, our facility, and most importantly our people. Talented and dedicated researchers, educators, technicians and assistants help guide and direct all that is done.

The Center stands strong in the field of agricultural research and outreach because of the faculty and staff and their work with producers, communities and colleagues. Working with a wide spectrum of partners and supporters, the SWROC takes pride in its past and is confident this will be a thriving and productive research and outreach center for many years to come, as the Center continues to build on its' on strengths.

University of Minnesota Ag Research Centers --Statewide

MN West logoMinnesota West Community and Technical College - Redwood Falls Learning Center
403 South Mill Street
Redwood Falls, MN 5628
507-637-6007
fax 507-637-6008

Minnesota West - Redwood Falls began offering classes in August, 2009. The center offers a highly accessible, highly affordable approach to college for the local community.

The Redwood Falls Center is housed in the Redwood County Government Center in Redwood Falls, MN, and offers the first two years of coursework toward a four year undergraduate degree. Students can earn an Associate in Arts Degree through the Redwood Falls Center. All liberal arts classes are transferable to any university within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The center maintains two state-of-the-art, ITV equipped classrooms as well as a student work area with computer and printer workstations. Online and distance education opportunities are also available to interested students.

southwest mn state university logoSouthwest Minnesota State University -- Marshall
1501 State St.
Marshall, MN 56258
1-800-642-0684

Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university offering a high quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare students for a life that is successful both personally and professionally. SMSU has grown into a university of choice with high national rankings, producing scholars who become the leaders, thinkers, and entrepreneurs of the future. Students and faculty alike come to engage in the rich "Southwest Experience," which starts with strong academics, fulfilling social opportunities and support from fellow Mustangs.

ridgewater college logoRidgewater Community and Technical College -- WIllmar and Hutchinson
2101 15th Avenue NW
PO Box 1097
Willmar MN 56201
(320) 222-5200

2 Century Avenue SE
Hutchinson MN 55350
(320) 234-8500

Ridgewater College is a community and technical college that offers more than 100 educational programs in Transfer Education, transfer options, and technical education. Ridgewater College serves more than 5500 students on its campuses in the growing communities of Willmar and Hutchinson, Minnesota.

Ridgewater College also offers some programs that are unique in the state of Minnesota and nationally. Small class sizes, up-to-date technology, and access to many student activities and organizations (including intercollegiate sports, choir, theater, and Student Senate) give students the opportunity to enjoy a positive college experience. Ridgewater College is proud of its scholarship foundation, and excellent graduation and job placement rates.

As a partner in the region's business and industry, Ridgewater College strives to maintain a quality of education for tomorrow's workforce, and to keep pace with the needs of the community by offering Customized and Continuing Education courses.


SCHOLARSHIPS

Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council
$40,000 in scholarships
1st year student in Fall 2012 at U of M, U of M – Crookston, Ridgewater or South Central Tech
Pursuing a degree in Ag Education
Deadline is March 1, 2012
www.maelc.state.mn.us (612) 624-6256

Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council Youth Scholarship
(4) $1,000 scholarships
Resident of Minnesota
Family active in Ag
Graduating from high school in spring
Must be active in Ag and the community
Pursuing degree in Ag, Ag business, animal nutrition, large animal vet, food science related program
Application postmarked by March 1, 2012
http://www.mnsoybean.org/checkoff-programs/education/youth-scholarship-application/

CHS Foundation High School Scholarship
(50) $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors
Must graduate in spring
Studying in Ag-related major
US citizen
Deadline is April, 1, 2012
http://www.chsfoundation.org/scholarshipprog.html

AFA National Leader and Academic Scholarship
Graduating senior enrolling in a 4-year Ag-related degree program
Deadline is March, 15, 2012
http://www.agfuture.org/s/1342/index.aspx?sid=1342&gid=1&pgid=535

AgStar Fund for Rural America
(20) $1,000 scholarships
Graduating high school senior
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Major or interest in ag-related field or have Ag or rural background
Deadline is April 1, 2012
Website

National FFA Organization
Many scholarships available, only one application
Deadline is February 15, 2012
https://scholarshipapp.ffa.org/OnlineApps/welcome.aspx

Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship
Must be a close relative of a farmer or rancher
Must have economic or financial need
Knowledge of or work experience in agriculture
Deadline is June 1, 2012
http://www.americanagriwomen.org/daughters-american-agriculture

National Farmers Union (Stanley Moore National Scholarship)
$1,000 scholarships
Must be Farmers Union member or a child of one
Deadline is April 21, 2012
http://nfu.org/education/scholarships

Stanley Moore FUI Foundation Regional Scholarships
$1,500 scholarships
Must be Farmers Union member in MN, MT, ND, SD or WI, or a child of one
Deadline is April 21, 2012
http://nfu.org/education/scholarships

Cargill Community Scholarship Program
(350) $1,000 scholarships
Requires signature from a Cargill employee or Cargill joint-venture employee
Deadline is February 15, 2012
http://www.cargill.com/worldwide/usa/scholarships/index.jsp

Cargill Scholarship Program for Sons & Daughters – High School Seniors
(40) $3,000 scholarships
Must be a child of a US Cargill or Cargill joint-venture employee
Deadline is February 15, 2012
https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/cargill/

MN Corn Growers (Agvocate Program)
$3,000
Must be between ages 18-24 and in a 2 or 4 year degree program
1 year term with student requirements
http://www.mncorn.org

4-H
A number of different scholarships for college students and high school seniors
Most require present or former 4-H membership
Some require specific Ag-related degree pursuit
Typically due March 1
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/youth/scholarships/

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