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Minnesota Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: October 7, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for Minnesota students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2022-23 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

This provides financial assistance for graduating seniors from Duluth public high schools who are in financial need for post-secondary education at the University of Minnesota Duluth or the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. You must be in the top 25% of their graduating class. Scholarships (of about $2000/year), co-payable to the student and institution will be awarded each year. The deadline to apply is January 15th. Learn more here.

 

This is for $2,000. This honors Paul’s spirit by providing a scholarship to an ISD #709 high school senior boy on the track and/or cross-country team. The recipient is a student who encourages others, demonstrates dedication & good citizenship, and promotes team unity. The candidates must also show respect and dignity toward others as Paul did. The deadline to apply is January 15th. Read more here.

 

This ranges from $500-$1,000. To be eligible, applicants must be a senior at Eveleth-Gilbert Senior High School, have a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need,  and intend to attend a four year or two year college or technical school immediately after graduation from high school. The deadline is January 15th. More details here.

This is for $5,000. This is for graduating seniors who are residents of St. Louis County, have a family Adjusted Gross Income less than $75,000, have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. The deadline to apply is January 15th. Learn more here.

This provides financial assistance for graduating high school seniors from Hermantown High School. The award may be used for post-secondary education at any post-secondary school. Scholarships (of about $500/year), co-payable to the student and institution will be awarded each year. The deadline to apply is January 15th. More details here.

 

This provides financial assistance to people of color to begin or continue law enforcement training at a post-secondary institution. It ranges from $500 to $1,000. individuals are eligible if they are people of color, including African Americans, Asians, Native Americans and Hispanics. They must also be graduates of the Duluth Public Schools and Duluth city residents for at least three years. They have to pursue continuing education in the field of law enforcement. The deadline is January 15th. Read more here.




This gives two $1,000 awards. This provides financial assistance for a female graduating high school senior from public high schools on Lake Superior’s North Shore. To be eligible, you must graduate from a local public high school including: Two Harbors High School, William Kelley High School and Cook County High School, have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and intend to enroll in an accredited public college or university in Minnesota. The deadline is January 15th. More details here.

This scholarship is for full-time graduating high school seniors with a 3.4 GPA, of any ethnic or cultural background, who plan to attend an accredited college or university (2-year and 4-year) in fall. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must be residents of of the following states where we currently have participating InspirASIAN chapters: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. The amount varies and the deadline is January 31st. For more info here. 

 

February

This is for Minnesota high school seniors planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary school in the U.S.  and studying agriculture or animal husbandry. The scholarship will award five $1,000 scholarships. Applications are due before or on February 1st. The guidelines and application can be found here.

This is for graduating high school seniors who attend eligible area schools within the LCP Service Territory. This scholarship is renewable for up to a total of $4,000 ($1,000 per year for eight semesters) for qualifying students. The deadline is February 5th. More details here.

 

This ranges from $500-$3,500. To be considered, you must be a high school senior graduating from Dakota or Ramsey counties. The deadline is February 10th. Website here. 

 

They are awarded to graduating high school seniors in Minnesota who are enrolled in public or private four-year colleges. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.9. The scholarship committee also considers extracurricular activities and community service. They award six $5,000 scholarships every year. The deadline is February 15th. Read more here.

This gives twenty $3,000/year for up to four years or $12,000. To be considered, Students must be graduating high school seniors with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.59. You must also be enrolled in a four-year college or university. The scholarship committee considers GPA, extracurriculars, and community service. The deadline to apply is February 15th. You can learn more about the The Minnesota Masonic Charities Heritage Scholarship here.

 

This offers ten $4,000 awards per year for up to four years. Applicants must be graduating from a Minnesota high school, have a GPA of 3.6 to 3.89, and must plan to enroll in a four-year college program. The deadline to apply is February 15. More details here.

 

Applicants must be a resident of, or attended high school in Kanabec, Pine, or Washington counties in Minnesota.  Be a high school senior enrolled in an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States. Award amounts will be up to $2750 each. The deadline is February 20th. Learn more here.

 

This is for $500. This scholarship is for female graduating seniors, attending school or home school in Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro or surrounding areas, about to enter a 2-year or 4-year accredited institution of higher education. Women of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is February 26th. Application here.

 

This is up to $3,500, which makes it renewable for up to 3 years. To be eligible, you must be a senior from a MN High school with a 3.0+ GPA. You must also plan to pursue a music major in education, performance, or music therapy and have 2 years of formal training in some aspect of music. The deadline for applications is February 24th. Learn more here.

March

This ranges from $1,000 to $6,600 based on financial needs for High-achieving female 10th and 11th graders attending high school in Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota. Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars attend summer pre-college programs at eleven partner colleges and universities – Barnard College, Brown University, Cornell University, Emory University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, MIT, Smith College, Stanford University, Washington University in St Louis, University of Chicago, and Yale University.  The Deadline is March 1st. Learn more here.

The purpose of the fund is to recognize, assist and encourage high school seniors who are well-rounded individuals in their pursuit of advanced education. It is awarding 10 scholarships for $2,000 each.  To be considered, you must live within Bernick service area, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, and are planning to attend a two-year or four-year college. The deadline is March 1st. Application found here.




This is for high school seniors entering college in the fall. Scholarship awards are $1,000 each. Applicants must be from an actively farming or ranching family or must be planning to pursue a career in farming or some other aspect of agriculture such as agricultural extension, agricultural education, soil conservation, farm and ranch management, agricultural finance, veterinary medicine or agri-business. The deadline is March 1st. Application here.

 

This will award two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors attending a Minnesota public high school, are active in PTA, and are pursuing a degree in education at a Minnesota college or university (either 2-year or 4-year) in the fall. To be eligible, you must have at least a 2.5 grade point average. The deadline is March 1st.  More details here.

 

This offers a $5,000 scholarship to graduating high school male and females. Applicants must have participated in cross country and/or track running events 800 meters or longer, have a current cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above, and have leadership skills and volunteer experience. Participation is limited to student athletes living in or attending high school in the Twin Cities twelve-county metro area to include: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright counties. The deadline is March 1st. Read more here.

 

This is up to $5,000. This encourages students who have already demonstrated a commitment to peace and justice to strive for peace and justice both in their educational pursuits and in their personal and professional lives. Applicants must be a resident of (or currently attending school in) Minnesota. The deadline is March 2nd. More details here.

This gives two $500. Applicants must be an Owatonna High School senior planning a teaching career. The deadline is March 5th. Read more here.

 

This is for $1,000 per year up to 4 years. This is available to high school seniors that have previously played or currently play in ‘Sota Series events. This scholarship is based on high school grades, class rank, ACT/SAT scores, extracurricular activities and involvement, financial need as well as a one-page essay. The deadline is March 10th. More info here.

 

This was established with the goal of supporting and building relationships with promising and diverse students from Chicago, Denver and Minneapolis and their surrounding areas. This is for $1,000. To be considered, you must be a high school senior and be of Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, and/or part of Indigenous groups in North America. You must also have plans to enroll at a four-year accredited institution. The deadline is March 12th.  Learn more here.

 

This offers $2,000 to college-bound high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field. The program expanded to a system-wide program that now supports all three of our hospitals: Ridgeview Medical Center, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center and Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center. The three hospitals work together to award scholarships to one student from each of the 20 local area high schools in the Ridgeview service area. Additionally, there is one scholarship awarded to a nontraditional high school student, as well as a scholarship for a son or daughter of a Ridgeview employee. The deadline for applications is March 13th. Read more here




This is up to $11,000 . This assists high school seniors or graduates residing in Minnesota who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study for the first time at an accredited public four-year college or university in Minnesota. Students must demonstrate financial need to be eligible and have a 24+ ACT and 2.5+ GPA. The deadline is March 15th. More info. here.

This is for $1,200. The recipient must be a high school graduate at the time of application. The recipient must also be a female resident of Steele County or a female graduate of a Steele County School District. The deadline is March 15th. Application here.

 

This offers sixteen $500 scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in a Minnesota High School and are members of their high school football team.  To be eligible, the Head Football Coach must be a member or MHSFCA.  The deadline for submission is March 15th. Apply here.

This is for seniors attending Braham Area High School who will be attending a college/university or technical school and have chosen to pursue a degree beyond a high school diploma at an institution of higher learning.  The award of $500.00 will be given to the student selected by members of the Melcher Family.  Eligible students must have 2.75 GPA or higher and must have participated in at least one extra-curricular activity as a senior. The deadline is March 22nd. Read more here.

This is for seniors at Braham Area High School who will be attending a college/university, technical program, or trade school this upcoming fall, who live outside of the corporate limits of any city within the ISD #314 school district and have an academic standing of 2.5 GPA or higher. The Braham Area High School Scholarship Committee will award multiple $1,000 scholarships. The deadline is March 22nd.  Learn more here. 

This will award four $1,000 scholarships to Braham Area H.S. students whose parents are ECE members. The deadline is March 22nd. Application here.

 

This is for $1,000. This is available to hockey players who are high school seniors residing and attending a school in Minnesota.  You must also be registered with an affiliate association of Minnesota Hockey. The deadline for applications is March 26th. Read more here.

 

This is for $1000 and is given to deserving student-athletes from Minnesota High Schools. To be considered, you must have a GPA that would equate with an honor student and have participated in High School Athletics through their 12th grade year. The deadline to apply is March 28th. Application found here.

 

This is open to any Minnesota high school senior and offers a $1000 1st place and $500 2nd place award to the winners. The deadline to Apply is March 30th.   Rules and an online entry form can be found here.

 

This is for $1,000. To be eligible, you must be a graduating senior from Owatonna High School and have participated in community activities, extracurricular activities and/or sports for a minimum of two years. You must also be planning to major in natural resource science, conservation, or environmental studies and be in good academic standing with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0. The deadline is March 31st. Apply here.

 

This is up to $10,000. This benefits children of workers disabled or fatally injured in work-related accidents. To be eligible, you must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Iowa-based employer and entitled to receive benefits under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act, Workers Compensation Act of Wisconsin or Iowa workers’ compensation law. You must also be a Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Iowa resident between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of the application. The deadline is March 31st. Read more here.

This is up to $500. To be eligible, you must be a Minnesota resident business education student who wishes to continue their education and pursue an office related career, preferably in the education field. The deadline to apply is March 31st. Learn more here.

This is for $10,000 and is given to the top ranked student in the graduating class of Le Sueur- Henderson High School in Le Sueur, MN. This merit award is renewable for three additional years based on the student maintaining a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale.).  The deadline is March 18th. Read more here.

April

This is for $500 and available to OHS wrestlers who are graduating this year and will be seeking further education (college, vo-tech, community college, etc.) The deadline is April 1st. Learn more here.

 

This is for $500. To be considered, you shall be a veteran, a child of a veteran or a grandchild of a veteran. You must meet the academic standards of the school he/she wishes to attend snf have the desire to pursue an education beyond high school. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Application here.

 

This is for $2,500. This is available to high school seniors who have applied and been accepted to a qualified program (see link below). They must be a Minnesota resident and have enrolled in (at least) nine credits for Fall and also in Spring. The deadline to apply is April 1st. More info. here.

This is for $5,000. Applicants must be a senior graduating from any public or private high school in Steele County or Waseca County who is planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college program. Applicants must be able to show a strong commitment to their education and service to others within their community. The deadline is April 2nd. Application here.

 

This is seeking recipients for two $500 college scholarships. To be eligible, you must be a high school senior from one of the following high schools: Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Hawley, Lake Park-Audubon, Park Rapids, Pelican Rapids, Perham-Dent, Ulen-Hitterdal, Waubun. You must also be in the upper one third of his or her graduating class and be pursuing an education major. The deadline to apply is April 2nd. Application found here.

 




This offers a $10,000 award. To be eligible, a student must be in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA or better, must intend to major in science, mathematics, engineering or a program leading to enrollment in medical school,  and attend a four-year public university or college. The deadline is April 5th.  Apply here.

This is up to $1,500. This is available to high school seniors who are graduating from School District 77 with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and who plan on attending a four year liberal arts college. The deadline for applications is April 7th.  Apply here.

This is for $5,000. Applicants must be graduating from a public high school, private high school, or homeschool education within the boundaries of ISD #77; and plan to attend a 4-year U.S. college or university, or a 2-year college, or a trade school. The deadline to apply is April 7th. Apply here.

This is for $1,000 and is awarded to three eligible applicants per year. You must be a high school senior graduating from Southland High School of School District 500 in Adams, MN with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and who plans to attend a four year U.S. college or university or a two year U.S. college or trade school. The deadline for applications is April 7th. Apply here.

The scholarship seeks to financially support two dedicated students in the pursuit of their higher educational goals. The successful applicant will be awarded $1,000 each to the choice of their college or university. To be considered, you must be A U.S. citizen or legal resident alien. You must also be a high school senior who resides in Minnesota and be of Hmong descent. You have to have a minimum GPA of 3 and be from a family of 5+. The deadline to apply is April 12th. More details here.

 

This is for $1,000. To be considered, you must be a  U.S. citizen or legal resident alien of Hmong descent, residing in Minnesota. You must also be a high school senior who has been accepted full-time or part-time to a 4-year college/university. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and major in education or law field. The deadline to apply is April 12th. More info. Here.

The scholarship seeks to financially support two dedicated female students in the pursuit of their educational goals. The successful applicant will be awarded $500 to the choice of their college/university. To be considered, you must be a female U.S. citizen or legal resident alien of Hmong descent, residing in Minnesota. You must also be a high school senior who has been accepted fulltime to a public technical 2-year college or accredited 4-year college/university. The deadline to apply is April 12th. Read more here.

This seeks to financially support two dedicated male students in the pursuit of their educational goals. The successful applicant will be awarded $500 each. To be considered, you must be a male U.S. citizen or legal resident alien of Hmong descent, residing in Minnesota. You must also be a high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA who has been accepted fulltime to a public technical 2-year college or accredited 4-year college/university. The deadline to apply is April 12th. Learn more here.

 

This seeks to financially support one student in the pursuit of their educational goals. The award given is $1,000 to the choice of their college or university.To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien as well as a Minnesota resident. You must also be a high school senior, high school or GED graduate or current college/graduate student. You must have been accepted fulltime to a 2-year or 4-year college/university or graduate school and come from a family of five or more. The deadline is April 12th. Read more here.

 

This is based on need and hardship and is for $1,000. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien as well as a Minnesota resident of Hmong descent. You must also be a high school senior, high school or GED graduate or current college/graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0. You must major in science or engineering related fields. The deadline is April 12th. More information here.

 

This is for $2,000. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien as well as a Minnesota resident of Hmong descent. You must also be a high school senior, high school or GED graduate or current college/graduate student. You must be majoring in Healthcare, Social Services, or related fields. The deadline is April 12th. More details here.

This is up to $1,000. This offers financial assistance for post-secondary education and is open to high school graduates or any currently enrolled post-secondary student. To be considered, you must be a public or school district employee or elected official in Minnesota, or the child of a public or school district employee or elected official in Minnesota. The deadline for applications is April 15th. Application found here.

This is for high school seniors graduating from Minnesota high school. The Mike Zimmer foundation will award two $10,000 (one-time, non-renewable) educational scholarships. To be eligible, you must have participated in a varsity sport in high school, have good academic standing with a GPA of 2.75 or higher,  plan to attend an accredited college, university or community college, and have participated in an extracurricular activity or volunteered in the community. The deadline to apply is April 15th. Website here.

This seeks to foster the creative endeavors of graduating Minneapolis high school students by offering a recurring $5,000 scholarship to students interested in pursuing an education and career in a creative field. They offer seven of these scholarships each year. The deadline is April 16th. Apply here.

This gives ten $1,000 awards. This is open to students who are legal U.S. residents, high school seniors and residents of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Must be planning to attend, physically or virtually, an eligible college the fall following the registration dates. There is no financial need, minimum grade point average or class rank requirements. The deadline to apply is April 30th.  More info. here.

This gives two $1,000. This is focused on opening opportunities for Minnesota students pursuing the fields of science, technology and engineering. To recognize talent and curiosity in this space, it seeks to award merit-based scholarships to further these students’ post-secondary education. The deadline is April 30th. Apply here.

 

This ranges from$750 – $3,000. This will be awarded to students at South High School and Wellstone High School. This is based on demonstration of need and students must pursue STEM careers. The deadline is April 30th.  Read more here.

The Salvation Army awards this to a student in Ramsey, Washington, or Dakota County, who has financial need. The recipient must be a graduating senior who is enrolled in an undergraduate program and has a history of volunteerism. Applicants must provide a copy of their FAFSA form and a resume with their community service history. The scholarship is worth $3,000 for students enrolled in a four-year college and $1,500 for students enrolled in a two-year college. The deadline is April 30th. More info. Here.

This offers two $5,000 awards to two BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students, one each for a high school senior and a college student. The area of study needs to be in marketing, creative arts, analytics, or computer science with the goal to ultimately lead to a career in marketing. Applicants must reside in Minnesota but may attend college in Minnesota or Wisconsin. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Read more here.

May

These are awarded to students of color who graduate from a Minnesota high school and attend a Minnesota post-secondary institution. Students at all levels of academic achievement seeking to pursue a 2 or 4 degree at a Minnesota college or university and agree to complete annual service projects with children can qualify for a grant. Page Grants range in value from $1,500 to $2,500 annually. The deadline is May 1st.  For more information or to apply click here.

This is for $2,500. This will be awarded annually to one female student athlete who intends to pursue a career in sports medicine. For the Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship section, you must be graduating high school senior female from the state of Minnesota, planning on attending a four-year college or university within the United States, and involved in an interscholastic sport each of their 4 years in high school. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Apply here.

This is for $2,500 and will be awarded annually to one male student athlete who is a senior and intends to attend college to pursue a career in sports medicine. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Apply here.

 

This is for $5,000 and will be awarded to a graduating student from a Minneapolis public high school. More specifically, this benefits African American graduating seniors who are served by AchieveMpls and are planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution for full-time enrollment. The deadline to apply is May 4th. Read more here.

This will give one $1,000 scholarship which will be awarded in the spring of 2021 to one graduating senior from Roosevelt High School. Students must plan to enroll in a four-year college, have shown academic improvement and personal growth through hard work, and demonstrate financial need. The deadline to apply is May 4th. Learn more here.

 

This has helped graduates from Minneapolis Public High Schools attend college. This is one application for up to 6 scholarships with the amount varying. The deadline to apply is May 8th. Application found here.

 

This is for $500 each and will be presented to a senior fast pitch softball player and to a senior band member. To be considered, you must be a graduating senior at Owatonna High School, have participated in either band or fast pitch softball all four years of high school, and plan to attend either a two or four-year college. The deadline is May 9th. More details here.

 

This gives $10,000 to the top ranked student in the graduating class of Maple River High School in Mapleton, MN. This merit award is renewable for three additional years based on the student maintaining a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale.).  The deadline is May 14th. Read more here.

This gives up to five $1,000 awards.  To be eligible, you must be a Minnesota resident pursuing an undergraduate degree at a two or four year institution with an emphasis in swine production or related fields. Applicants must be entering either his/her freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year of college. The deadline for applications is May 15th.Learn more here.

These are for high school seniors. If you are applying for a college/university you have the option of applying to one of the two scholarships, David K. Roe Scholarship or the Hubert H. Humphrey Memorial Award. These scholarships are for $1,000. If you are applying to vocational/ technical, you can apply to the Donald Pilla Memorial Award for$1,000. To be eligible for all of these scholarships, you must be a union member or a dependent of a union member whose local union is affiliated with theMinnesota AFL-CIO; have a straight “B” average or better (2 .0 in a 3.0 grade point system/3.0 in a 4.0 grade point system); and attend a post-secondary institution located within the state of Minnesota. The deadline is May 28th. Apply here.

This will award multiple scholarships, totaling up to $30,000, with a top award amount of up to $5,000, to qualifying students. Applicants for scholarship must be currently enrolled in an accredited construction-related, post-secondary program in the surrounding five-state area. Applicants must have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA or equivalent. If you meet these requirements, submit this completed application with all noted enclosures, postmarked by May 31th. click here to apply. 

 

June

This is for current high school seniors or graduates of a high school within the Owatonna, Minnesota, School District who plans to enroll in at least a half-time or full-time course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college. The student will receive a $3,000 award and the deadline is June 4th. Read more here.

This ranges from $1,000 to $10,000. This is a vital resource and community builder for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied communities by providing grants and scholarships, developing leaders and inspiring giving. Applicants must identify as LGBTQIA and live or attend school in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. The deadline is June 15th. More details here.

This is for $5,000. This is for students of Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals), who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Midwestern region states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). A minimum 3.0 GPA is required, as well as demonstrating financial need. The deadline for applications is June 30th. Read more here.

This offers two $1,000 scholarships for two (2) law students focusing on business law. To be eligible for Avisen Legal’s Business Law Scholarship, applicants must be accepted to a law school within the state of Minnesota and must be interested in exploring a law degree that focuses on the business field, including, but not limited to: business law, employment law, entrepreneurial law, estate and succession plan, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, or other related fields. Preference will be given to BIPOC applicants and applicants from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Read more here.

July

This is for $60,000. This provides post-secondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students who are of one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award. Scholarships are available to eligible Indian undergraduate students enrolled at least three-quarters of the time and graduate students enrolled at least half-time. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational school in Minnesota. The deadline is July 1st. Read more here.

 

August

September

This organization is proud to offer an annual scholarship program recognizing Students of Integrity. Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors in Minnesota or North Dakota who personify all of the best aspects of high character in their personal choices and actions. The deadline to apply is September 22nd. Learn more here.

This is an annual award of $2,000 to a student – undergraduate (incoming junior or senior) or graduate – pursuing studies in a field related to brownfield redevelopment, including but not limited to: engineering, earth or environmental sciences, government, public policy, law, business, real estate, public health, or economic development. Applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The deadline to apply is September 30th. Apply here.

 

October

This provides a week in Washington D.C. and is a $10,000 scholarship. Two high school junior or senior students are selected as delegates from each state. Delegates will visit Washington D.C. from March 5-10, 2022 with all expenses paid. Applicants should be serving in an elected or selected capacity in a student, civic or educational organization for the entire 21-22 school year. Visit the program website at www.ussenateyouth.org. You must contact the Minnesota representative, Ken Kaffine, at Ken.Kaffine@state.mn.us to be considered and apply.  The submission deadline is October 13, 2022. Site is available.

 

November

December

Recipients are selected based on one-half of family income being derived from farming; upper half of high school class, leadership, and financial need. You must be a freshman living in Younkers trade area (roughly Iowa, southeast South Dakota, southwest and east central Minnesota, southwest Wisconsin, Illinois, southeast Nebraska). To be considered, you must file  FAFSA before December 1st. Learn more here.

 

This is for $12,000 annually for four years. Meritorious high school seniors could be chosen after the admission priority deadline on December 15th. Selection is based on academic achievement, but enrollment in honors courses, outstanding talent, diversity, and community leadership are also considered. To be eligible, you must reside in Minnesota or qualify for MN Dream Act, rank in the top 1-3 percent of your graduating class, achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, and enroll as full-time freshmen for any bachelor’s degree. Read more here.

 

This is for $1,000. This is for Minneapolis College students and high school seniors and juniors from Metro Area Public High Schools. There are five awards in different categories: Best Argued, Best Researched, Most Impassioned, Most Creative, and Most Relevant. The deadline is December 21st. Read more here.

Deadline's Vary

This helps students who have demonstrated outstanding ability and achievement. High school graduates must be admitted to enroll full-time in a nonsectarian, baccalaureate degree-granting program at: the University of Minnesota; a Minnesota state university; or, a Minnesota private, baccalaureate degree-granting college or university. At public institutions, the scholarship may cover up to the full price of tuition and fees for one academic year. At private institutions, the scholarship may cover either the actual tuition and fees charged by that school, or the tuition and fees in comparable public institutions. The deadline varies. Learn more here.




This is for $15,142. This provides educational benefits to dependent children and the surviving spouse of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty on or after January 1, 1973. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or certificate program or a graduate degree program at an eligible Minnesota institution that participates in the State Grant Program. The deadline varies. Read more here.

 

This helps students from low- and moderate-income families pay for educational expenses at eligible Minnesota colleges or universities. Eligible institutions include the state universities, the University of Minnesota, public community and technical colleges, schools of nursing and related health professions, and private colleges. Minnesota residents who are graduates of a secondary school are eligible for the grant. The amount and deadline varies. More details here.

 

This is for $1,000. This scholarship is available to members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna, MN. This scholarship is awarded to a female student planning to attend a post-high school institution or for those who are already in an advanced educational program and studying education or health care. The deadline varies. Learn more here.




This is composed of three individual scholarship programs. A scholarship for students at four-year degree granting schools related to the construction industry, a scholarship for students enrolled at two-year schools in fields related to the construction industry, and a scholarship providing up to $500 for tools and safety gear for individuals entering the trades through an apprenticeship program. The deadlines are May 1st and October 1st. More information here.

 

This provides a scholarship to a graduate of Superior East High School or to the child or grandchild of a graduate of Superior East High School. One scholarship (of about $800/year), co-payable to the student and institution will be awarded each year. Generally, this annual award is divided into two installments – half for fall, half for spring. The deadline varies. Read more here.




This is a full-tuition scholarship that will be competitively awarded to one first-year student who demonstrates interest in pursuing a degree in the field of physics. Review of the Fulford-Karp applications will begin on February 1, and continue until a recipient is chosen. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply by that date. Apply here.

 

This is for $5,000 per year and is renewable for four years for a total of $20,000. This is awarded to outstanding high school seniors from South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa each year based on ACT/SAT scores or GPA and extracurricular activities. Students are chosen for Stai Honors through a competitive interview selection process. At a minimum, students selected to interview must have a 30 or higher ACT composite or superscore (or SAT equivalent); or have a GPA of 3.9 or higher; and have extensive leadership and extracurricular involvement. The deadline varies. Learn more here.




This scholarship is designed to support students who have the Eagle Scout rank or the Girl Scout Gold Award. This award is renewable annually for four additional years and is awarded in amounts varying from $1,000 to $3,000 per year. Please note that only First-Year students are eligible for this award. Download the pdf application to apply.

 

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.