Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financial Aid comes is several forms: Need-based grants, loans, work-study jobs, tuition reciprocity (reduced tuition at public colleges/universities in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Manitoba), and scholarships. To be eligible for financial aid, one must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal Student Aid website has a lot of great information on financial aid: https://studentaid.ed.gov as does the College Career Center.
Admission and Financial Aid Guide - click download when you get to the site
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
All students attending any type of post-secondary institution should complete a FAFSA, regardless of financial need. The form requires information about student and family's income and assets. The FAFSA suggests filling out the form on-line. You may now file the FAFSA as early as October 1st. Click here for more information on the recent changes to the FAFSA.
A great first step to applying is to create a FSA ID. A FSA ID gives you access to the Federal Student Aid's online systems and can serve as a legal signature. Click here to get started: https://fsaid.ed.gov
A PDF form of the FAFSA is also available to print and fill out manually or is screen-fillable. PDF FAFSAs must be mailed for processing.
The following financial records should be collected to make sure the application process goes as quickly and smoothly as possible:
- Tax returns (if filed)
- Social security number
- W-2 Forms
- Current bank statements
- Records of untaxed income
- Business and farm records
- Dollars for Scholars Online Application Information
- Dollars for Scholars Scholarships
- Additional Scholarships Using Dollars for Scholars Application
- Other Local Scholarship Applications
- Regional Scholarships
- State & National Scholarships
Dollars for Scholars Online Application Information
Dollars for Scholars
Visit the Princeton Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars website at
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE CLASS OF 2020 WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 2020. Please return to this site for more information at that time.
Click the Student and Parent Login to begin the application process.
- Create a login. (DO NOT use your school email address!)
- 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 do not have any unusual circumstances, type N/A and save.
- Transcript Section: Submit the request AFTER MARCH 20 so your transcript includes 2nd Trimester grades. Do not request from your counselor. Request transcript from:
- 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 5, 2019 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!
Dollars for Scholars Scholarships
The following scholarships are available through the Princeton Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars online application:
- American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships (Woodcock Herbst #216)
- American Legion Scholarships
- Baldwin Fire Department Scholarship
- Bank of Elk River Scholarship
- Brad Nugent Memorial Scholarship
- Bremer Bank Scholarship
- Bruce Kaun Family Scholarship
- Bryan Opskar Memorial Scholarship
- Carol Esler Benson Memorial Scholarship (Jack Esler Endowment)
- Chuck Johnson Memorial Scholarship
- Civic Betterment Club of Princeton
- Claire Pruett Memorial Scholarships
- Connexus Energy Scholarships
- Daryls Clemensen Memorial Scholarship
- David and Carole Orton Scholarship
- Don and Nealna Gylling Technical Education Scholarship
- Dorothy Esler Memorial Scholarship (Jack Esler Endowment)
- East Central Energy Scholarships
- Federated Co-ops Inc., Scholarship
- First Bank and Trust Scholarship
- Football Boosters Scholarship
- Frau Siewert World Language Scholarship
- Glenn Family Renewable Scholarship
- Glenn Metalcraft Technical Scholarships
- Jack Esler Memorial Scholarship
- Jerome Nowak Memorial Scholarship
- Kaitlin Smith Bakker Memorial Scholarship
- Karen Bromberg Memorial Scholarship
- Lucille Decker Scholarship
- Mark Hagen/Ron Hagen Memorial Scholarship
- Medronic Scholarship
- Michelle Schillewaert Memorial Scholarship
- Mildred Wold Parker and Jean W. Cook Scholarship
- MN Sportsmen's Club Scholarship
- Myron and Suzanne Angstman Scholarship
- Mystic Riders Snowmobile Club
- One Small Step Scholarship
- PEA Scholarships
- Princeton Insurance Agency
- Princeton Lions Scholarship (Leo)
- Princeton Lions Scholarships
- Princeton Rotary Scholarships
- Princeton Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
- Princeton Youth Basketball Association Scholarships
- Princeton Youth Soccer Association Scholarships
- Princeton Youth Softball & Baseball Association Scholarships
- Raymond and Marie Peterson Memorial Scholarship
- Rob Howard Scholarship
- School Store Scholarship
- Scott and Frany Esler Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Jack Esler Endowment)
- Sue VanHooser Scholarship
- VFW Post 806 Auxiliary Scholarship
- Vicki Konen Memorial Scholarship
Additional Scholarships Using Dollars for Scholars Application
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.
- Pheasants Forever
- PHS senior
- Write a 1-2 Paragraph essay of why you are interested in habitat or conservation of soil or water. What school you plan to attend and what degree you are going to school for.
- Must be going into Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Forestry, etc.
- Letter of recommendation is favored but not required.
- Deadline is EXTENDED until Tuesday April 9, 2019 at 300pm. Please bring all completed applications to Mr. Balsley.
- 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
- Next priority given to those with parents and/or grandparents that are/were veterans.
- Community activities
- Extra-curricular activities
- List name of parent or grandparent that is a veteran.
- List name of parent or grandparent that is a member of Post 216, or note if they belong to another post.
- Submit Trimester 1 and trimester 2 grades.
- Deadline is EXTENDED until Tuesday April 9, 2019 at 3:00pm. Please return all required information to Mr. Balsley in the guidance office.
Other Local Scholarship Applications
These scholarships use their own application forms, found in the Media Center at PHS when they become available. Please review each scholarship’s criteria to make sure you have met all of the requirements for applying. Some applications will be returned to Mr. Balsley 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. Mr. Balsley will need a couple days prior to the application deadline to send them in.
Scholarships will be added to the scholarship bin in the media center as they come available. Students are encouraged to check the bin consistently for new scholarships.
- East Central Minnesota PFLAG Scholarship
- East Central Pork Producers Equal opportunity scholarship of up to $500. Person pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or career connected with agriculture. Available to any graduating senior in Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, or Pine county. Must obtain at least a 2.0 GPA for course of study. Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2019. and sent to:
- Ron Collins
- East Central Pork Producers
- 5896 German Lake Road NW
- Isanti, MN 55040.
- Fairview Northland Medical Center Application can be found at: https://www.fairview.org/careers/grow-with-us/scholarships/fairview-northland-medical-center-scholarship 14-$1,000 scholarships available. Criteria: pursuing careers in health care.
- 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”.
Application must be returned to Mr Balsley by March 8, 2019.
- Isanti County Behind the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship
Resident of Isanti County and has a parent that is a military service member or veteran.
Deadline is March 16. Mail or email to appropriate address on application.
- Santiago Lions Club Memorial Scholarship
Must be attending any accredited 4-year College/University, Community College, Trade or Vocational School.
Must be received by April 23, 2019. Mail to appropriate address on application.
- Marlene A. Smith Foundation Scholarship
- Mille Lacs County 4-H Federation
Active Mille Lacs County 4-H member for at least two years.
Deadline is March 29. Mail directly to Mille Lacs County 4-H.
- 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 March 31, 2019 (NO EXCEPTIONS) delivered to Mrs. Lupkes.
- Princeton Jaycees
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 5.
- Princeton Masonic Scholarship
2.5 GPA, community service, preference given to those with Masonic affiliation.
Deadline is April 5. Please return to Mr. Balsley.
- Spire Credit Union Scholarship
Must be a primary member of SPIRE Credit Union, and your account must be in good standing. Must answer the essay question within 500-1,000 words. Online application only: All applications must be submitted using SPIRE’s online application form – no paper applications will be accepted. Visit: https://www.myspire.com/about-
spire/giveback/spire-Deadline April 15, 2019. scholarship
- Tom Bearson Foundation Spirit Award/Scholarship
Criteria: Must have been a member of a Central Minnesota boys or girls sports time in 2017-2018, 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 mailed to the Tom Bearson Foundation Scholarship Coordinator.
- Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship (Princeton Public Utilities)
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: April 16, 2019. Delivered/mailed to Princeton Public Utilities.
- Central Minnesota Farm Show Agriculture Scholarship
Criteria: Must be majoring in agriculture related field or forestry •must be attending one of the following schools: North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, University of Minnesota-Mankato, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Dickinson State University, Lakes Area Technical Institute, University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Application is available online or in the Media Center at PHS. Application must be returned to Mr. Balsley by January 25, 2019.
- Hibbing Community College Foundation Scholarships
Must be enrolled at HCC in 6 or more credits, Minimum GPA 3.0. See Becky in the Career Center for the application. Must be submitted by April 1.
- MN American Legion Foundation Scholarship- Paper application available in the media center. Deadline April 1, 2019.
- MN American Legion Memorial Scholarship- Paper application available in the media center. Deadline April 1, 2019.
- CGTrader $3000 Scholarship 2017
Minimum 2.5 GPA, 500-1000 word Essay: “The future of technology in education.” Submit essay online by June 1.
State & National Scholarships
Scholarship Deadlines per Month
- Various Deadlines
- September Deadline
- October Deadline
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- December Deadline
- January Deadline
- February Deadline
- March Deadline
- April Deadline
- May Deadline
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- August Deadline
- Fastweb: www.fastweb.com is a scholarship search website that lists over 1.5 million scholarships that are worth $3.4 billion! This is a free customized scholarship search that will automatically send you email updates to your email address. There are scholarships available for all ages and criteria!
- College Board’s Scholarship Search: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org. Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.
- Wal-Mart Associate Scholarships and Wal-Mart Dependent Scholarships - Scholarship applicants must have a 2.5 or higher GPA, be a high school senior and must be employed part-time or full-time with Walmart Stores, Inc. for at least six consecutive months prior to the appropriate application due date (see chart listed on their website). Recipients will receive up to $3,000 in a one-time payment applied to undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board . An associate must have graduated high school/home school or obtained a GED before applying. Varying deadlines throughout the year. Apply online at http://giving.walmart.com/associate-scholarships
- Toptal- Scholarship for women in STEM- One given away each month
- 2017 Technicians in Residential Plumbing, HVAC or Electrical Scholarship Application-This application is intended for students planning a career as a technician in a business that provides residential service for plumbing, HVAC or electrical. This includes HVAC technicians, plumbers and electrician.
Scholarships are granted in amounts of $1,000 and $5,000 depending on the quality of the application. Applicants will be reviewed on a 60 day cycle throughout 2017. Click to Apply.
- CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program – Available for a high school senior who is planning on enrolling in a 4-5 year program that is looking for a career experience in a dynamic environment. Selected students will receive a salary and benefits, and up to $18,000 per year for tuition, fees, and supplies. ACT score of 21 and a 3.0 GPA or higher and able to work in Washington, DC during summer breaks. Apply online at: www.cia.gov and enter Undergraduate Scholarship Program in the search area. Deadline is September 23.
- Create Real Impact- Create an original work showcasing your idea for a SOLUTION to the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.http://createrealimpact.com/contestrules/ Deadline September 30.
- Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship - limited to men and women entering their senior year of high school who have at least a B average and participate in at least one school sponsored sport. This award honors students who excel in academics, athletics, and student leadership. Apply at www.wendysheisman.com Deadline is October 3 by 5 pm
- AFS Engineering Scholarships - Students must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words answering the specific question found on the AES web page. Students do not need to be taking engineering classes. Amount of award: $500.00. http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm Deadline for entry: October 6
- Minnesota Sheriff’s Association – Scholarship are only available to students currently enrolled in one of the following three categories 1) mandated POST skills program 2) in the second year of a two-year law enforcement program or 3) in the third or fourth year of a four-year college criminal justice course. 15 - $600 scholarship will be awarded this year. Application Deadline is October 15
- Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program - High school seniors who intend to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution, have involvement in co-curricular and community service activities, a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and have a critical financial need. One hundred and six $20,000 scholarships will be awarded. Fill out an application online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/abo... Deadline is October 25
- Coca-Cola Scholarships – This is scholarship is available to seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of their junior year of high school. Coca-Cola awards 50 - $20,000 scholarships and 200 - $10,000 scholarships. Apply at www.coca-colascholars.org Deadline is October 31
- Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship – This Scholarship is for MnSCU students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and to promote their growth as community leaders. Students enrolled at a Minnesota community college, state university or technical colleges are eligible to apply – can be PSEO or College in the School courses, and need a 2.5 GPA minimum. Two scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded each year. Go to http://www.studentsunited.org/ for more information. Application deadlines: November 1
- The Ron Brown Scholar Program - Seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. At least ten students will be awarded $10,000 annually totaling in $40,000. Visit their website for full details: www.ronbrown.org Two Deadlines: November 1, 2016 Early Application and January 9
- NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing – This opportunity is available to any US high-school female active and interested in computing and technology. National winners will receive prizes, cash and a trip to the Bank of America headquarters. Applications are online at www.aspirations.org. Deadline is November 7
- Prudential Spirit of Community Awards—Minnesota Top Youth Volunteers—Students in grades 5-12 can apply if they have made meaningful contributions to their community through volunteer service in the last 12 months. State Honorees will receive $1,000, an engraved medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. National Honorees will receive additional awards of $5,000 and a $5,000 grant for the charity of their choice. For more information go to http://spirit.prudential.com Application deadline: November 8
- The Anne Ford Scholarship-A $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for four years) given out to high school seniors with a documented learning disability who will be pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree. Must also have a 3.0 GPA or higher, demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. Citizen. Visit www.ncld.org for more information. Deadline is November 13
- The Allegra Ford Scholarship Award—a $2,500 one-time scholarship given out to high school seniors with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD. Must demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. Citizen. Visit www.ncld.org for more information. Deadline is November 13
- Fleet Reserve Association Essay Contest – Contest for grades seven through twelve; 350 words or less on “What Memorial Day Means to Me.” They are offering prizes from $75 – $10,000. Go to www.fra.org/essay click on About FRA and on left you will find College/Grad Scholarship Program. Deadline is December 1
- University of St. Thomas, Science, Mathematics and Engineering Scholarships: The University is offering two full-tuition and two $8,000 renewable scholarships to students who intend to pursue degrees in the sciences, mathematics, or engineering starting in the fall. Interested students must have been accepted to St. Thomas and have an ACT score of 28 or higher. Application at www.stthomas.edu/scischolar/. Deadline is December 14th
- AXA Achievement Scholarship: Students must be ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community, and the ability to succeed in college. Students have the opportunity to receive $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000. Go to www.axa-achievement.com to learn more about all of the scholarship programs. Deadline is December 15
- Burger King Scholarships - Available for high school seniors who have a 2.0 GPA or higher, plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, and works part time. Recipients can earn $1,000-$50,000 scholarships. http://www.burgerkingscholarship.com/financial-aid... Deadline is December 15
- Best Price Nutrition and Health – One student will be awarded a $1000 scholarship. Fill out a survey related to your health and fitness goals in life and answer an essay question at the end of the survey. Enter at: www.bestpricenutrition.com/scholarship.html before December 31, 2016
- Imagine America Scholarship – for seniors pursuing post-secondary education at a career college. Student must have a 2.5 GPA or greater, financial need, voluntary community service hours during senior year and attending one of the 500 career colleges in the U.S. Participating schools in Minnesota include: The Art Institute, Duluth Business University, Empire Beauty School or Herzing College. For a full list of schools visit https://www.imagine-america.org/students/scholarships-education/ Limit five applications per high school. Deadline is December 31
- National Wild Turkey Federation's Academic Scholarship Program - seniors, who have a 3.0 GPA, supports the preservation of the hunting tradition & actively involved in hunting sports, holds a current NWTF membership, is involved in school activities, is a leader among his or her peers and can demonstrate community leadership or involvement. Scholarships range from $250-$10,000. Applications can be found at www.nwtf.org, or https://www.nwtf.org/resource-library/detail/schol... and must be submitted to your local chapter which is the Triple Gobble Chapter of Isanti Co. Contact: Tom Glines at email@example.com or 612-810-7704. Deadline is January 1
- Profile in Courage Essay Contest –9-12 grade students must describe how an elected official demonstrated courage by addressing an issue at the local, state, or national level. First place winner receives $20,000, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 25 students. Visit https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Co... for official details. Deadline is January 4
- GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship- Seniors who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are eligible for $10,000 renewable scholarship. More info: www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships Deadline: January 5
- The Ron Brown Scholar Program - Seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Visit their website for full details: www.ronbrown.org Final deadline: January 9
- Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarships – any student who intends to be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of post-secondary education for the fall term is eligible to enter the scholarship contest. Awards will be made on the basis of an essay of fewer than 550 words that describes the applicant's career, vocational, or academic goal toward which the scholarship is to provide aid. See info and application at www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships, click on “Scholarships” on the left-hand side. Deadline is January 15
- Washington Crossing Foundation – is offering scholarships to all high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. Scholarships range from $500 to $5000. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Information on how to apply is available at www.gwcf.org under the programs heading. Deadline is January 15
- PFUND Scholarship – PFUND is a community foundation that provides grants and scholarships as a catalyst for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. Scholarships are available for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allied students age 17 and up recognizing outstanding LGBTA Leaders. Applications can be found at http://pfundfoundation.org/our-grantmaking/apply-f... Deadline is January 15
- MN Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Club: For high school seniors who plan to continue an education at accredited post-secondary college, university or vocational school. Applications will be screened based on appearance, neatness, content, scholastic abilities, extracurricular activities, financial need and correctly following the directions. The top two applications from Minnesota will be submitted for national judging. For info and application, visit: www.usjcisenate.org and click “Scholarship Program”. Deadline: January 20.
- Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society Essay Contest – is offering up to ten $500 scholarships to high school juniors and seniors in Minnesota. Students are asked to address the following question: Given the prevalence of cellular telephones in schools, under what circumstances do you think a school may search a student’s phone? Under what circumstances should a student’s Fourth Amendment right to privacy prevail? Provide examples and reasons for your conclusion. Registration begins September 15th and will close after the first 150 registrants. More information is available at www.mncourthistory.org, Click on “Education”. Deadline is January 20
- Intertribal Timber Council Scholarship – Several different scholarships are available to high school seniors to support Native American students pursuing a higher education. Visit www.itcnet.org/about_us/scholarships.html for more information. Deadline is January
- Healthcare Leaders Scholarship - Students age 17 years or older, GPA 3.0 or higher, accepted or currently attending a nursing or medical related program at an accredited institution. Must submit a 600-1,000 word essay explaining what you hope to accomplish during your career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Visit for application: http://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/ Deadline: January 29
- Marine Option NROTC Scholarship – Students may begin applying in the spring of their junior year. This program offers 100% compensation for tuition, computer lab fees, and textbooks. A household allowance of $250 per month and required uniforms are also included. This program is open to students who are physically qualified US citizens between 17 and 22 working full-time toward a Baccalaureate Degree. The coordinator is Capt. Tim O’Neil; you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org with “NROTC” in the subject line or visit www.nrotc.navy.mil for more information. Deadline is January 31
- Sanford Health Network Chairman’s Challenge Scholarship: Develop a plan to attract more students into health careers in rural settings. Format of your plan is up to you. Submit application (available in Career Center) and plan to email@example.com. Due February 1.
- U of M Carlson School of Management Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship: Must be an incoming freshman accepted to the Carlson School of Management, have strong academic record and leadership experience, and be available to attend an in-person interview with the Selection Committee on March 4th. More info at: https://akpsifoundation.org/grants-and-scholarship... Deadline: February 1.
- MN Family Involvement Council: Scholarships for MN Credit Union members.
https://www.mncun.org/mpage/FSCscholarships. Deadline: February 1
- The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) and Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship - Applicants must be Native American, have financial need, academic achievement, and have a 3.25 GPA or higher. www.dar.org Deadline is February 10
- The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship – Senior who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of American History and American Government. www.dar.org Must be postmarked by February 10
- The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship – Students who are in financial need and are accepted and enrolled into an accredited school of nursing. www.dar.org Deadline is February 10
- The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) and Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship – A scholarship for $2,000, awarded for up to four years to well qualified, deserving son or daughter of a member of the NSDAR. DAR Member Number of mother, who is a current dues paying member, must be on application. www.dar.org Deadline is February 10
- The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) and Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship – Applicants must be descendants of a member of NSDAR. Students must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. This is a one-time award of $1,000. DAR Member Number of mother, who is a current dues paying member, must be on application. www.dar.org Deadline is February 10
- Davidson Fellows Scholarships – Awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work in; Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, and Philosophy. Find out more at http://www.davidsongifted.org/fellows/ Deadline is February 11
- AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship - college bound high school juniors and seniors. Applicants need to write an essay on Alzheimer’s and one winner gets the grand prize of $5,000. Applications can be found at www.afateens.org Deadline is February 15
- Minnesota Masonic Charities Scholarships – These scholarships range from $2,500 to $5,000 and can be renewed annually. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Scholarships are based on merit. Visit https://www.mnmasoniccharities.org/what-we-do/scho... for applications and more information. Deadline is February 15
- The Vegetarian Resource Group – Scholarships to seniors who promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 each will be given. Visit www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm for details. Deadline is February 20
- Catch a Break! Scholarship - For seniors or graduates, age 21 and under, a US citizen and resident of Minnesota. Be accepted in full-time undergraduate studies at accredited public 4-year college or university in Minnesota, have an ACT score of 24 or higher, plan to live on campus for the first year, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. This scholarship is looking for students who’ve faced challenges and learned from them, and who are highly motivated and know why they want a college education. For rules and application: https://www.scholarsapply.org/catchabreak/
Deadline: March 15
- Simon Youth Foundation: Must live within 50 miles of the albertville premium outlets and plan on attending an accredited college, university, or technical school next year. Apply online www.syf.org/scholarships Deadline March 1
- Twin Cities in Motion- Must have participated in Track or cross-country running event 800 meters or longer, have a cumulative 3.0 GPA, have leadership skills and volunteer experience, live in the 12 county Metro area, which includes Isanti and Sherburne (NOT Mille Lacs). Application is available at www.tcmevents.org, Click on, “Youth”, and “College Scholarship Program” Deadline is March 1
- Pohlad Scholars Program – MN High school seniors planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming school year with at least a 2.0 GPA who demonstrate financial need are invited to apply for this $2000 scholarship. For more details and an application http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/pohladscholars/ Deadline is March 1
- Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship – This Scholarship is for MnSCU (MN State College and University) students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and to promote their growth as community leaders. Students enrolled at a Minnesota community college, state university or technical colleges are eligible to apply – can be PSEO or College in the School courses, and need a 2.5 GPA minimum. Two scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded each year. Go to http://www.studentsunited.org/scholarships for more information. Application deadlines: November 1 and March 1
- Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation - For seniors or high school graduates pursuing a career in printing technology, print management, publishing or graphic communications. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. For more info and application, visit: https://pgsf.org Deadline is March 1
- Minnesota Association of Administrators of State and Federal Education Programs (MAASFEP) Scholarship Program - Senior, who was a participant in Title 1 in Elementary or Middle School (formerly called Chapter 1), 2.5 GPA or better. Four $2,000 scholarships. Two other scholarships available through this program; one for someone of Hispanic descent or a career in justice of education. Visit http://www.maasfep.org/scholarships/ or see Career Center for more information. March 15
- MASMS Tom Robinson Memorial Scholarship – Sons and daughters of all MASMS (Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals) dues paying members and life members who are graduating seniors, or any eligible post-secondary student, and accepted into any post-secondary school in the United States. Access the application form and essay instructions online at www.masms.org under “Resources” then “Scholarships” then “Application Form.” Scholarships can range from $500-$2000. Deadline March 15
- Odenza Marketing Award – Be between ages 16 – 25, GPA of 2.5 or higher, and write two small essays. See application for topics. Apply at www.odenzascholarships.com Deadline is March 30
- Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship – High school senior or recent grad, enrolled in a college-level automotive technical program. Visit www.automotivescholarships.com for full details. Deadline is March 31
- Timothy L Correll Foundation, Inc. Memorial Scholarship Program: $500 awarded annually to MN students who demonstrate initiative, leadership and service to their community and will complete programs in either Firefighting, Paramedics, or Nursing. Visit www.tlcf-inc.org for info and application. Deadline: March 20
- Minnesota Women’s Golf Association Scholarship: Each scholarship is for $3,000 per year, renewable for 4 consecutive years, totaling $12,000. The applicant must have an involvement in golf, have a GPA of 3.2 or above and complete the following: 1) application 2) a copy of your high school transcript 3) ACT or SAT scores 4) a copy of your completed FAFSA form. Applications are available in the Career Center. Return all papers to MWGA Foundation. Deadline: BY 4:30 p.m. March 31
- SMF Foundation Scholarship: This is being offered to children (age 16-25) of parents who have been killed or injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin employers. A qualifying student is eligible to receive up to $10,000 annually through graduation from a two or four year technical school, college or university. Visit www.sfm-foundation.org for more information. Deadline: March 31, 2019.
- Aircraft Electronics Association – Senior or college students going to school for Avionics Technician & Aircraft Maintenance Technician. Visit www.aea.net/educationalfoundation/scholarships.asp for an application and criteria for each scholarship offered. Deadline is April 1st
- Judy Lindman Forgivable Loan Application: For high school seniors interested in pursuing a career as a child care or school-age care professional. Part of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood MN. Visit: http://childcareawaremn.org/professionals-caregive... Deadline: April 3
- The Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholars Program –Students who have had a parent injured or killed in a roadway work zone while employed by a transportation construction firm or transportation public agency are eligible for this scholarship. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Scholarships have a value of up to $5000. Application and more information available at http://www.artba.org/about/transportation-development-foundation/awards-scholarships/. Deadline is April 7
- Minnesota Benefit Association Scholarship – Open to public employees or elected officials or their family members in the State of MN. Applications will be judged on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, original essay, vocational goals and community involvement. Scholarships range up to $1,000. Go to www.minnesotabenefitassociation.org/benefit-progra... to complete the application. Deadline is April 15
- Student-View Scholarship Program- High school seniors planning to attend a 4-year college, community/junior college, or career school. No minimum ACT/SAT score or GPA and no essay. Log on to www.student-view.com and complete application survey. Random drawing scholarship. Deadline is April 22, 2019.
- Kate Herzog Writing Scholarship Contest – High school or college freshmen can send an unpublished writing sample of less than 1000 words, typed, double-spaced to be considered for the writing contest. In previous years, student entries have ranged about one third fiction, one third essays, one third memoirs, and some poetry. Visit www.willamettewriters.com for more information. Deadline April 30
- MN Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarships: $2,500 is awarded to one male and one female student athlete who intend to pursue a career in sports medicine. For more information go to www.sportsandortho.com Deadline: May
- MN Association of Townships Scholarship Program: $1,000 scholarships are awarded to six juniors currently attending a Minnesota high school or home study program. A H.S. transcript, letter of recommendation, and a 450 and 500 word essay are required. Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2017. For more information visit www.mntownships.org.
- AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship – High school senior, or college student. Student must complete a survey and submit a written or video essay. One $2,500 scholarship is awarded every year http://www.aweber.com/email-marketing-scholarship.... Deadline is May 31
- Scholarship for People with Disabilities - Must be a senior and enrolled in an accredited institution as an undergrad student or in a technical college, be a MN resident or participant in Courage Kenny Rehab Institute services, have a sensory impairment or physical disability, demonstrated ability to be an achiever, financial need and merit. Application deadline is May 31 of every year. Apply online: https://www.allinahealth.org/Courage-Kenny-Rehabil...
- Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship: $1,000-$2,000 awarded to High School Junior Student-Athletes. Must make positive contributions on 3 levels: make oneself better, make teammates better, and make the sport better. Apply online: www.positivecoach.org/scholarships Application period: January 1-May 31
- Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship: $1,000 awarded to a student interested in pursuing a fashion degree at a post-secondary college. Interested students can find he link at http://www.fashion-schools.org/ and find the scholarship at the bottom of the page. Deadline: June 1
- Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship: $1,000 awarded to a student interested in pursuing an animation degree at a post-secondary college. Interested students can find a link at
- www.animationcareerreview.com for eligibility and the online application. Deadline: June 1
- The OMBAR Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship: $1,000 awarded to a senior who intends to pursue a business related field, demonstrates academic success and has a passion for a business career. Click link for info and application: http://www.onlinembareport.com/ombar-aspiring-busi... Deadline: June 1
- Got a Spine Scholarship: $500 is awarded to a student attending a college or university by October 2017. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater during the last academic year. Applications can be found by going to: www.arcticchiropracticfairbanks.com. Deadline: June 2
- Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program – Juniors and seniors can apply for this $1000 scholarship. Write a 500-1000 word essay answering the question that can be found on the webpage http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm Deadline: June 12
- Aspiring Nurse Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who demonstrates a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and math, and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. Open to all US high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Application found online: http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/. Deadline: June 30
- TEACH Early Childhood MINNESOTA: Numerous grants and scholarships available. May be eligible to receive up to $6,000 per year for up to two years of college education through this forgivable loan program. Applicant must be a senior in good standing, grade point average showing marked effort, improvement or success. By fall, have high school diploma and be eligible to enroll full-time at a Minnesota state accredited community and/or technical college in an associate’s degree program majoring in early childhood education or child development. Apply: childcareawaremn.org/teach
Deadline: August 15 for Fall Semester. Other deadlines for spring and summer semesters - check website.
- Abodo Apartments Off-To-College Scholarship: For seniors who will attend an accredited college or university in Fall 2017. Must write a brief essay about what you’re bringing with you to college and explain the significance. For scholarship rules and application, visit: https://www.abodo.com/blog/high-school-scholarship... Deadline: August 31