Local Scholarship Information 
    Dollars for Scholars: Due April 7, 2017


    Visit the Princeton Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars website at

    Click the Student and Parent Login to begin the application process.

    Complete the online profile:

    1. Create a login. (Do NOT use your school email address!)

    2. Create your profile. You will complete information in each of the groups listed below.

        ○ Basic and Additional Info

        ○ School Info

        ○ Activities, Awards, Employment, Community Involvement

        ○ Academic Info (GPA, Class Rank (after March 13) and Test Scores are on Skyward)

        ○ Supporting Material

      Required Goals and Aspirations Essay: Write an essay detailing your plans as they relate to your educational and career objectives and future goals.  We strongly suggest you type your 500-1000 word essay in a Word document or Google Doc and paste it into your profile (Use Word Count so you meet the 500-1000 word requirement).  Your essay will be evaluated on a 20 point scale giving credit for a thorough and logical plan for your education and career.  Include a beginning, middle, and end; be specific about the progression of activities or steps leading to your career choice; and provide clear, concise, and complete statements of goals rather than a general philosophical statement. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME.

    Unusual Circumstances Essay: This essay is not required, however if it pertains to you, please write a statement that describes how and when any unusual family or personal circumstances have affected your achievement in school, work experience, or your participation in school and community activities. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME. If you don't have any unusual circumstances, type N/A and save.

    3. Transcript Section > Counselor/Registrar Information: Submit the request AFTER March 17 so your transcript includes 2nd Trimester Grades. Do not request from your counselor. Request transcript from:

    ○ Gwen Rapp


    ○ 763-389-6018

    4. Reference Section > Send the request to a person of your choosing (teacher, coach, etc. – a person who is not related to you!)

**You must complete the application, including the 500-1000 word Goals and Aspirations Essay, Transcript Request and Recommendation Request by April 7, 2017 in order to be considered for a scholarship.**

    After your application is complete, choose “My Scholarships” to receive a list of scholarship opportunities. Click, “Submit” to qualify and apply for those scholarships and check back for more!

Scholarships available through the Princeton Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars online application:

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships (Woodcock - Herbst #216)
Bank of Elk River Scholarships
Carol Esler Benson Memorial Scholarship (Jack Esler Endowment)
Claire Pruett Memorial Scholarship
Don and Nealna Gylling Technical Education Scholarship
Federated Co-ops Inc. Scholarship
Glenn Metalcraft Technical Scholarships
Kaitlin Smith Bakker Memorial Scholarship
Lucille Decker Scholarship
Michelle Schillewaert Memorial Scholarship
Myron and Suzanne Angstman Scholarship
Peoples Bank of Commerce Scholarship
Princeton Lions Scholarship (Leo)
Princeton Youth Soccer Association Scholarship (Female)
Princeton Youth Softball & Baseball Association Scholarship (Male)
School Store Scholarship

American Legion Scholarships
Bruce Kaun Family Scholarship
Chuck Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Connexus Energy Scholarships
Dorothy Esler Memorial Scholarship (Jack Esler Endowment)
Frau Siewert World Language Scholarship
Gloria and Gene Fobbe Scholarship
Karen Bromberg Memorial Scholarship
Mark Hagen/Ron Hagen Memorial Scholarship
Mildred Wold Parker and Jean W. Cook Scholarship
One Small Step Scholarship
Princeton Insurance Agency
Princeton Rotary Scholarships
Princeton Youth Soccer Association Scholarship (Male)
Raymond and Marie Peterson Memorial Scholarship
Scott and Frany Esler Memorial Endowed Scholarship
(Jack Esler Endowment)

Baldwin Fire Department Scholarship
Bryan Opskar Memorial Scholarship
Civic Betterment Club of Princeton
Daryls Clemensen Memorial Scholarship
East Central Energy Scholarships
Glenn Family Scholarship
Jerome Nowak Memorial Scholarship
Lee Campbell Memorial Scholarship
Medronic Scholarship
MN Sportsmen's Club Scholarship
PEA Scholarships
Princeton Lions Scholarships
Princeton Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
Princeton Youth Softball & Baseball Association Scholarship (Female)
Rob Howard Scholarship
Sue VanHooser Scholarship

Scholarships Available for Graduates of Princeton High School:
Karen Swenson Tomsky Renewable Memorial Scholarship (for Freshmen in college majoring in education)

Lucille Decker Student Teacher Scholarship (for education majors before student teaching)

Scholarships using PRINTED Dollars for Scholars Application: Due April 7, 2017

    To apply for the following scholarships, you will need to print your online application for EACH of the following scholarships that you qualify for and include any additional materials. Login to your Dollars for Scholars account, click on My Resources>Need a Resume>2nd Click Here if you would like to download a hard copy application and print. Turn into the Career Center by April 7, 2017.

____1. *Kedron Chapter 120 Order of Eastern Star. •PHS Senior •2.0 GPA Additions to the Application: Letter of recommendation and typed 500 word essay: How I have positively influenced my community. Deadline is April 7. Please return to the Career Center.

____2. *Pheasants Forever - •PHS senior •2.5 GPA •Must be going into Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Forestry, etc. •Essay- “Why do you want to go into natural resources?” •Letter of recommendation from a high school Science or Agriculture teacher Deadline is April 7. Please return to the Career Center.

____3. *Sons of the American Legion Scholarship - •PHS senior •Priority given to those with parents and/or grandparents that is a member of American Legion Post 216 •Community activities •Extra-curricular activities •Note if parent or grandparent was a veteran, give name. • Note if they belong to a Legion Post, list the location. Deadline is April 7. Please return to the Career Center.

Separate Scholarship Applications: Deadlines Vary

    These scholarships use their own application forms, found in the Career Center. Please review each scholarship’s criteria to make sure you have met all of the requirements for applying. Some applications will be returned to the Career Center and some need to be mailed directly to the scholarship providers. It is your responsibility to get the applications returned to the appropriate people on time.

____1. *East Central Pork Producers - Criteria: pursuing a field of study relating to agriculture or animals; senior in Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs or Pine counties; Send a copy of transcript and 1 letter of recommendation (by non relative) with application.  Send to East Central Pork Producers by March 31, 2017.

____2. *Fairview Northland Medical Center - Criteria: pursuing careers in the medical field. Essay not to exceed 250 words describing applicant's motivation for seeking a health care career and applicant's career goal. Two letters of reference. Unofficial transcript that includes class rank. Applications available online at or in the Career Center. Mail or email Application, essay, 2 references and transcipt to Fairview by March 31, 2017.

____3.  *George Friedrich Foundation Scholarship - Criteria: past and current community service/activities; upper 50% of class; attend a college, university or technical college; involvement in any extra curricular activities; completed application and a one page  essay on “How you have, and how you will continue to serve your community and the people within it”. Return to the Career Center by March 11, 2017.

____4. *Gladys L. Johnson Scholarship Trust - Criteria: Students of Protestant Faith (Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Pentecostals and Evangelicals), eligibility based on financial need, academic and vocational achievement, service to school and community. Mail to appropriate address on application by April 14, 2017.

____5.  Santiago Lions Club Memorial Scholarship:  Must be attending any accredited 4-year College/University, Community College, Trade or Vocational School.  Short essay on what you’d like the committee to know about you and why you deserve this scholarship.  Must be received by April 18, mail to appropriate address on application.

____6. *Mille Lacs County 4-H Federation - Active Mille Lacs County 4-H member for at least two years.  Deadline is March 20, 2017 (Mail directly to Mille Lacs County 4-H)

____7.  *Mystic Riders Snowmobile Club – Student must provide a letter of recommendation, must submit a typed 500 word essay “What are your most important extracurricular or community activities and how have they positively influenced you and/or community?”  Student must obtain a 2.0 GPA as a full time student in college.  Pursuing a 2 or 4 year program.  Deadline is April 15, 2017.  Mail to appropriate address on application.

____8. *Princeton Area FFA Alumni Chapter – Current FFA member, pursuing 2 or 4 year program at an accredited university, Agriculture degree/major is preferred but not required. Deadline is April 7, 2017 delivered to Mrs. Lupkes.

____9. *Princeton Jaycees - Teacher/Staff Recommendation and Essay: Explain in detail why you feel that you should receive a scholarship from the Princeton Jaycees. You’re welcome to include your educational and career goals, your plans for the future, or any special circumstances which might come into play when reviewing the scholarship applications. Please return to the Career Center.  Deadline: April 7, 2017.

____10. *Princeton Masonic Scholarship - 2.5 GPA, community service, preference given to those with Masonic affiliation.  Deadline is April 7, 2017. Please return to the Career Center.

____ 11. Spire Credit Union Scholarship: The application criteria are as follows: · Must be a primary member of SPIRE Credit Union, and your account must be in good standing  · Must  answer the essay question (Why is your credit union important to you? How has it helped your family?) within 500-1,000 words  ·  Financial need is not considered in the selection of the scholarship recipients.

Online application only: All applications must be submitted using SPIRE’s online application form – no paper applications will be accepted:

The deadline for applications is April 14, 2017. 

____12. *Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship (Princeton Public Utilities) – Criteria: Parents/legal guardians must be customers of Princeton Public Utilities. Essay: “Municipal utilities: good for all of us.” Suggestion: Consider including a letter of recommendation to accompany your essay, and include your name and address on a cover sheet. Deadline: March 17, 2017. delivered/mailed to Princeton Public Utilities.

____13. *Tom Bearson Foundation Spirit Award/Scholarship – Criteria: Must have been a member of a Central Minnesota boys or girls sports time in 2016-2017, GPA of 3.0 or better. Essay: Your personal and profession goals and aspirations after graduation, what is your most meaningful sports experience and why and who is the most important person in your life and why. Transcript. Application available at the Career Center or download at May 15, 2017. mailed to the Tom Bearson Foundation Scholarship Coordinator.

____14. Woodcraft Industries Scholarship - Parents must work at Woodcraft in St. Cloud or Foreston. Parents pick up application. Class Rank and GPA verified by your counselor. Deadline: April 21.