Visit the Princeton Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars website at www.princeton.dollarsforscholars.org.
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
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:
Scholarships Available for Graduates of Princeton High School:
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.
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.
____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.
____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.
____ 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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPIRE2017
The deadline for applications is April 14, 2017.
____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 https://www.tombearson.org/. Deadline: 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.