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Osmann Family Native American Scholarship
Meg English
Thursday, December 20, 2018

2019 Osmann Family Native American Scholarship

Allan and Adeline Osmann established this award in 1998 to help high school graduates of Native American descent pursue higher education. The Osmanns had many community interests, but they were most enthusiastic about supporting children and education. This scholarship is one way they can do both.

Allan and Adeline enjoyed more than fifty years of marriage. They had two daughters — Kathryn and Susan — whom they raised in Sioux Falls. A World War II veteran, Allan worked for the United States Postal Service for 36 years. The couple served at St. John American Lutheran Church where they were members.

Allan passed away in January 2004. But the words he wrote when he and Adeline established this scholarship fund express a heart full of thanks for the community he and his family called home. “We established this endowment in appreciation of having spent most of our lives here and having raised our family here. We plan to benefit future Sioux Falls area generations,” he writes. Because of the Osmanns foresight and generosity, this scholarship is sure to do just that. For good, for ever.


Be an enrolled member of a Native American tribe.

Be a high school senior graduating from an accredited South Dakota high school.

Plan to attend a college in the South Dakota university system or a vocational or technical school in Sioux Falls, Watertown, Mitchell, or Rapid City.

Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher after seven semesters of high school.

Have the desire and ability to succeed in further academic study.

Have participated in extra-curricular or community activities.

* Financial need is only considered in cases of a tie between two qualified applicants.

* This award may be renewable for up to three years, for a total of four years of support. Students must maintain enrollment and a 2.5 GPA to be considered.









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