|2018-2019 State and National Scholarships|
|Scholarship Name||Description||Application Location||Amount||Due Date|
|Horatio Alger Scholarship||Students must be a graduating senior who exhibits a strong commitment to pursue and complete a 4 year degree (students may start their studies at a 2 year college and transfer to a 4 year college) Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), be involved in extracurricular activites and volunteering, have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be a U.S. Citizen.||Applicaton can be found at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/||Range: $6,000-$25,000||October 25, 2018|
|Bird Island-Hawk Creek Mutual Scholarship||These scholarships are established to assist students pursuing an education leading to a career in either an agriculture or non-agriculture field. A total of five scholarships will be awarded to students in our area.||A copy of the application can be found in the senior hallway or on Schoology||$1,000||December 1, 2018|
|Americana Community Bank Scholarship||ELIGIBILITY: All incoming high School Seniors who will be graduating in the spring of the year who meet the following eligibility criteria:
1) Have established an active deposit account at Americana Community Bank for at least 6 months prior to awarding of the scholarship in May of each year.
2) Have maintained an average GPA of 2.8 or better throughout their high school career.
3) Participate in at least one extra-curricular activity.
4) Have actively volunteered in community charitable events over their high school careers
5) Will be pursuing post-secondary education or technical career in the field of business or agriculture.
|A copy of the application can be found in the senior hallway or on Schoology||$1,000||April 10, 2019|
|Jean & Mark Schroepfer Endowed Scholarship-Must attend University of St. Thomas||Established in 2000, the Jean and Mark Schroepfer Endowed Scholarship provides scholarship
support to encourage Catholic, undergraduate students who have graduated from a Sleepy Eye, New
Ulm or LeSueur high school in Minnesota to attend the university.
To receive the Schroepfer Endowed Scholarship, a student must:
Apply for admission to St. Thomas and be accepted as a regular, degree-seeking, full-time
student. Candidates are encouraged to provide supplemental materials in support of the
admission application such as an essay and a letter of recommendation.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1 of the senior
year in high school and annually after October 1 for the sophomore, junior and senior
year at the university.
Demonstrate academic achievement, accomplishments through extracurricular activities
and financial need.
Upon acceptance to the university, entering freshmen are considered for St. Thomas Scholarships and
Awards. These merit-based awards are determined after a review of a student’s cumulative grade
point average, high school rank and composite ACT or SAT score and after a review of the
contributions the student has made to their community, school and/or church. St. Thomas
Scholarships and Awards typically range from $5,000 - $27,000 per year.
Upon receipt of the FAFSA and any other supporting financial aid application materials, applicants
are considered for need-based financial aid. These funds are awarded in addition to any St. Thomas
Scholarship and Awards previously offered and may include federal, state and other university grants,
scholarships, work-study and student loans.
By April 15, the university will select up to three recipients of the Jean and Mark Schroepfer
Endowed Scholarship. Preference is first given to continuing University of St. Thomas students
who received this scholarship the preceding school year, then to entering freshmen. The amount of
the Schroepfer Scholarship will vary from year to year depending upon the earnings of the
endowment and the size of the Schroepfer scholarship pool.
|A copy of the information can be found on Schoology||Varies||None stated|
|Raise Me||Varies from college to college|
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