Vicki Decker Scholarship

The mission of Women in Business is to inspire women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth through leadership, education, and networking.

We are proud to offer the Women in Business Vicki Decker Scholarship to aspiring students of all ages who seek personal or professional growth through higher education.

This scholarship is named in honor of the founding chair of the Women in Business organization. Vicki Decker was instrumental in the development and growth of our organization and continues to inspire and mentor women from all walks of life today.

We’d like to also acknowledge the efforts of all past presidents, boards of directors, and members who’ve served on committees and generously gave their time to ensure the continuation of this scholarship.

Vicki Decker Scholarship Eligibility

  • Must be enrolled in (or accepted to) a course or courses at a university, technical college, or other higher education organization.
  • Must demonstrate high academic standards.
  • Must be active in community or school organizations.
  • Must be a WIB member or related to a WIB member OR have ties to someone in the Winona Business community (for instance, a family member who owns or works at a Winona business).
  • Must write an essay describing how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals and the reasons you should be chosen. You may want to include any awards, accomplishments, positions held, or other recognition you have received.

Please email completed applications to by May 9, 2022.

Vicki Decker Scholarship Application

Congratulations to our

Vicki Decker Scholarship Recipients!

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Grace Buswell, Julia Kronebush, Vicki Decker & Issara Schmidt
Grace Buswell, Julia Kronebush, Vicki Decker & Issara Schmidt

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Lauren Johnson
Lauren Johnson
Emma Pronschinske
Emma Pronschinske
Jordan Modjeski
Jordan Modjeski

2019 Scholarship Recipients

2019 Vicki Decker Scholarship Winners