Scholarship program



The Sterbenz-Ryan Scholarship was established in 2016 by local businessmen Richard Sterbenz and Martin Ryan who wanted to"give kids like them a shot at life they never had.” 


Approximately 100 scholarships/year of $2,000 will be offered to eligible traditional and non-traditional students who otherwise may not have the opportunity to attend a public post-secondary school in MN or WI due to challenging life circumstances and financial constraints.

A Sterbenz-Ryan Scholarship program flyer to post and share

The scholarship application process is CLOSED.

Please check back January 2023.

All scholarships administered by the St. Croix Valley Foundation (those accessed via this website) use one application (the button above).


In other words, students DO NOT need to submit applications for each scholarship listed via this website that the student may be eligible for. One application will serve to apply the student for any SCVF scholarship(s) that the student may be eligible for.