2018-19 External Scholarship List
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BPSF General ApplicationThe BPSF General application will go live mid-December. This application allows students to apply for multiple scholarships with one application.VariesMore info to come.More info to comeFebruary 1, 2019
2018 AOPA FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPSApproximately 20 teens whose dream is to earn their wings will get closer to their goal thanks to AOPA’s You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship Program.VariesApply OnlineAOPA Website
Affinity Plus Foundation ScholarshipsScholarship evaluation is based on scholastic standing, extracurricular and volunteer activities, leadership, community involvement, and a one-page essay. All applicants must be Affinity Plus primary members. Must be prepared to upload your transcript, so be sure to sign up for Parchment and have a transcript emailed to yourself prior to applying.15/$5,000Apply online after September 1https://www.affinityplusfoundation.org/scholarshipJanuary 31, 2019
AFSCME Family ScholarshipBe a graduating high school senior whose parent, legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is a full dues-paying AFSCME member; at the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled in a full-time degree program either at an accredited four-year institution or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution; and have taken the SAT or the ACT.$2,000 scholarships to high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four yearshttps://www.afscme.org/members/scholarships/afscme-family-scholarshiphttp://www.afscme.org/members/scholarshipsDecember 31, 2018
Allegra Ford Thomas ScholarshipAwarded to a graduating high school senior (3.0 GPA or higher), US Citizen, with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.$2,500Apply online after August 1, 2018http://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awardsNovember 12, 2018
Alpha Kappa PSI ScholarshipThe Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund will award several scholarships to students attending the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.Scholarships of up to $18,500 will be awardedApply online through the organization's website November 1, 2018http://www.akpsischolarships.org/scholarshipsFebruary 1, 2019
American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota ScholarshipDepartment scholarships are awarded to deserving sons or daughters, grandsons or granddaughters of a veteran who are in need of financial assistance. Must be a high school senior, MN resident, 2.0 minimum GPA, of good character, with ambition to continue his/her education.
$1,000print application from link.http://www.mnala.org/scholarships/March 1, 2019 Local Deadline
American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior MembersBe a high school senior, minimum GPA of 3.0, must be enrolling at a college within 24 months of the date the winner receives notice by National Headquarters. Must be a Junior member of the American Legion Auxiliary; said member to have held Junior membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years and must hold a membership card for the current (2017) year. Applicant must continue her membership in the American Legion Auxiliary during the four-year-scholarship period.$5,000Print application from link.http://www.mnala.org/scholarships/March 1, 2019 Local Deadline
American Legion Eagle Scout of the YearBe a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew chartered to an Am. Legion post, Am. Legion Auxiliary unit or Sons of The Am. Legion squadron.OR• Be a registered, active member of a chartered Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew, and the son or grandson of a Legionnaire or Auxiliary member.AND•Received the Eagle Scout Award.• Be an active member of his religious institution and must have received the appropriate Boy Scout religious emblem. • Have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, Scouting, and community. •Have reached his 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection.• Reside in the department (state) to which he applies.1/$10,000
Apply online beginning October 15, 2018https://www.legion.org/scholarships/eaglescoutMarch 1, 2019
American Legion Legacy ScholarshipChild/children of active duty United States military who were federalized and died or who were injured while on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Scholarship is for undergraduate study at a college/university within the U.S. Application is now only available online. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section online and review site for eligibilty requrirements. Varies, up to $20,000 and students may reapply each yearApply online through the organization's website November 15, 2018https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacyMarch 1, 2019
American Welding Society ScholarshipHS student planning to enroll in a welding-related educational or training program. The school you attend must be in the US. You must also fill out the scholarship application and provide any documentation requested in the application instructions. You are not required to be a member of the American Welding Society. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive a yearlong, full membership to the Society. If you are already a member, your membership will be extended for a year.VariesApply online beginning mid-December, 2018http://www.aws.org/foundation/district_scholarships.htmlMarch 1, 2019
Ann Bancroft Foundation GrantThe Ann Bancroft Foundation is looking to award grants to female students (age 10 through high school seniors)under the Dare to Dream Grants (funding art, cultural, leadership, educational and outdoors/wilderness experiences) OR the Let Me Play Grants (funding sport, athletic and dance equipment or participation fees). up to $500 per applicant -
Apply online through the organization's website.https://www.annbancroftfoundation.org/grant-programs/April 1, 2019
Anne Ford ScholarshipGranted to a graduating high school senior who is a US Citizen (3.0 GPA or higher) with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD who will be enrolled in a full-time 4-year bachelor’s degree program in the fall. $2,500/year over 4 years for a total of $10,000Apply online after August 1, 2018http://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awardsNovember 12, 2018
Astrid G. Cates/Myrtle Beinhauer Fund ScholarshipsApplicants must have a certificate of completion from high school and be enrolled in a college or vocational school. Applicants must be current members of Sons of Norway, or children or grandchildren of current Sons of Norway members. Membership must be in effect at least one calendar year prior to application. Application requires an essay on long term study plans, letters of recommendation, ACT/SAT, HS transcript, and involvement in volunteering and school and community activities.$1,000 - $3,000Apply online through the organization's website beginning October 31.https://www.sofn.com/foundation/scholarships/March 1, 2019
Baer Reintegration ScholarshipStudent who is 18 years of age or older by April 1, 2019, U.S. citizen planning to go to a U.S. college and has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.VariesApply online through the organization's websitehttp://www.reintegration.com/scholarship-program/January 31, 2019
Bernick Family ScholarshipOffered through the Central MN Community Foundation. Open to HS senior that lives in the Bernick Service Area (includes all of Cass and Crow Wing Counties, etc) with a GPA of 3.0 or better who is planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college full time. $500 is awarded each year over 4 years if student maintains 3.0 GPA or higher during college.10/$2,000Visit Website, apply online December 1 http://www.communitygiving.org/scholarships/apply-scholarship
Better Business BureauBetter Business Bureau is offering Student of Integrity Scholarships for Minnesota and North Dakota high school students beginning their senior year. These scholarships are designed to recognize and promote ethics and integrity among young people, and will be awarded to students who demonstrate high character in their personal choices and actions. Students are asked to write an essay or create a video that gives a personal example of how they were challenged or struggled through a difficult situation and how they overcame the situation by the application of integrity and personal ethics. This must be accompanied by the scholarship entry form, one letter of recommendation, a copy of high school transcripts, a list of extracurricular activities and any post-secondary education plans.1/$4,500 3/$2,500 and 1/$1,000Apply online through the organization's websitehttp://www.bbb.org/minnesota/torch-awards-for-ethics/student-of-integrity-scholarship/September 22, 2018ENDED
Big Sun ScholarshipAll student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.$500Apply online through the organization's website.http://www.bigsunathletics.com/June 19, 2019
Brainerd Elks Lodge Central Lakes Liberal Arts and Science ScholarshipHS Senior who will be attending Central Lakes College in the fall of 2019 to pursue an AA degree. (The first two years of a 4-year degree). Brief essay and 2 letters of recommendation required.$1,400Email Jim VanDuyn for application information. jamesvanduyn@gmail.com February 28, 2019
Brainerd Elks Lodge Central Lakes Technical College ScholarshipHS Senior who will be attending Central Lakes College to pursue a technical program in the fall of 2019. Brief essay and 2 letters of recommendation required.$1,400Email Jim VanDuyn for application information. jamesvanduyn@gmail.com February 28, 2019
Catch a Break ScholarshipOpen to hs students who:have faced challenges in life and learned from them, are highly motivated and know why they want a college education, are a US Citizens and MN residents who have been admitted to a 4-year public college or university in MN, will be 21 years of age or younger when admitted as a freshman, with an ACT score of 24 or higher, GPA of 2.5 or above and whose family's household income shows significant financial stress/challenge in paying for your college education. Award amount determined after consideration of all sources of financial aid.Four-year scholarships valued up to $10,000 per yearApply online through the organization's website mid Novemberhttp://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/catchabreak/March 1, 2019
Catholic Aid Association ScholarshipYou MUST be a member of Catholic United for at least 2 years prior to application deadline.Your application will be rejected. You must be entering your first or second year of post-high school education as part of a degree or certificate program.$500 toward a Catholic college or $300 toward a non-catholic collegeApply online beginning March 1, 2019https://www.catholicunitedfinancial.org/page.php?ID=111April 30, 2019
Central Lakes College FoundationHS seniors planning to attend CLC next fall 2018 may qualify for various scholarships. Fill out one easy general scholarship application to be considered for all! You need to apply to CLC in order to be eligible for their scholarships. Applications for next year will be available on the CLC website beginning March 1

When available, be sure to check out CLC’s private scholarship list as well.
VariesVisit Website, apply online beginning March 1, 2019http://www.clcmn.edu/scholarships/apply-for-scholarships/June 1, 2019
Central Minnesota Community Foundation “Community Giving” ScholarshipsThe Central MN Foundation offers a number of scholarships to students in central MN. Brainerd High School students have a long history of receiving various awards through this foundation. Requirements vary between scholarships. Some have residency requirements while others require parent employment with specific companies. Check them out to determine if you qualify! (Some of the scholarships they offer are also listed separately on this scholarship list with the hope of drawing your attention to the opportunities!Varies
$500-$2,000 or more. Some scholarships are renewable.
Apply online through the organization's website beginning December 1. http://www.communitygiving.org/scholarships/apply-scholarshipVaries by scholarship, but many are due March 1, 2019Jblonigen@communitygiving.org
Clean Air Choice Biodiesel ScholarshipOpen to MN high school seniors. Sponsored by the American Lung Association and MN Soybean Research and Promotion Council. Must plan to attend college next fall. Essay OR video required. See website for details. 1/$1000 1/$500 Apply onlinehttp://www.cleanairchoice.org/fuels/scholarship2018.cfmMarch 29, 2019 by 4:30pm
Cobber Edge AwardPlanning to attend Concordia College in Moorhead? Submit a completed application file by Nov. 1 and you will qualify for $1,000 annually in automatic aid.$1,000Apply online through the organization's websiteENDED
Coburn (Bill and Joyce) Memorial ScholarshipOffered through the Central MN Community Foundation. Open to Coborn’s employees and their dependents in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. HS senior planning to attend any technical, community or 4-year college. 10/$1000; renewableApply online through the organization's website beginning December 1. http://www.communitygiving.org/scholarships/apply-scholarshipMarch 1, 2019
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Scholarship for People with DisabilitiesThe scholarship is intended to assist people who have a sensory impairment or physical disability who want to pursue educational goals or to gain technical expertise beyond high school. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, MN resident, attain a high school diploma or GED, be enrolled at an accredited institution as an undergraduate student or in a technical college. Must demonstrate the ability to be an achiever, and have a financial need. Application includes a “Statement of Intention” essay, student must carry a minimum of full-time credits, provide periodic progress updates and finalist will be required to do a personal interview.$1,000Apply onlinehttp://www.couragecenter.org/ContentPages/disabilities_scholarship.aspxMay 31, 2019
Crow Wing Power Random DrawingApply online for one of three scholarships to be given away in April. It’s a RANDOM drawing. You just need to be a HS Senior and your family must be a member of Crow Wing Power. Only one entry per student.3/$1000Apply online through the organization's website.http://cwpower2.coopwebbuilder2.com/content/line-scholarship-formMarch 31, 2019
CTC - Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship HS Senior, 2.0 GPA or higher, U.S. citizen, accepted to an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university or vocational technical school, must be a year round and good standing member of CTC’s service, in their service area. Student should express a desire to return to a rural community following graduation from college. Essay required - 300 words, see application for instructions and topic.
many different levels ranging from $1,500 - $5,000Download, fill out, and print the scholarship application https://www.frs.org/youth-programs/college-scholarship-program Students may send their properly completed app and attachments to: CTC Attn: HR Dept, PO Box 972 Brainerd MN 56401.March 1, 2019
Dease Scholarship Program at University of St. ThomasDease Scholarships are awarded to 15-20 underrepresented, first-generation well qualified first year students at the University of St. Thomas. Apply for admission to the University of St. Thomas and complete the Dease Scholarship application online by their deadlines.Full 4-year tuitionApply online beginning in December https://www.stthomas.edu/financialaid/undergraduate/typesofaid/scholarships/stthomasscholarships/dease/February 20, 2019
DSG Education Connection FundThe scholarships provided by the DSG EC Fund are intended for students who plan on earning a degree in a trade or trade-related profession. Attachments are required. Apply online beginning in mid-January when they launch a new website. http://www.findingmytrade.com/February 28, 2019
Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation ScholarshipsOpen to high school seniors who reside in Cass, Hubbard, Wadena, Todd, Morrison, Crow Wing and Pine County.
VariesDSA Scholarshiphttp://www.dsacommunityfoundation.com/learn-about-our-scholarshipsJanuary 15, 2019 at 11:59 pmdhammer@dsacommunityfoundation.com
Elk’s Legacy AwardsHS Senior, Any child or grandchild (or stepchild, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2015, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2018, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2018. Great-grandchildren are not eligible. Must apply through the lodge of the member. Must have taken the ACT or SAT by 12/31/2017.$4,000 ($1,000) per year.Apply online through the organization's website.https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm?CFID=228436059&CFTOKEN=fff75d61dd08c16-58FC10F1-BAD7-1BD8-18B168EAF0A2924FFebruary 1, 2019
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Elks Most Valuable Student CompetitionOpen to High School seniors (US Citizens). Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The Brainerd Elks award 2 local scholarships each year to 1 male and 1 female student. Candidates will also be considered for district, state and national level awards.
Local: 2/$1,000 Note: Applicants are considered for District/State/National awards ranging from $4,000 to $50,000 Apply online through the organization's websitehttps://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfmNovember 15, 2018
EMPOWER ScholarshipEMPOWER Scholarship - Encourage Minority Participation in Occupations with Emphasis in Rehabilitation. This scholarship encourages and supports ethnically diverse students who are pursuing a career in a medical or rehabilitation field. Selection is based on the applicant's intentions, achievements, volunteerism and need. Amount variesApply online www.couragecenter.org/empowerApril 15, 2019
ExCEL AWARD for JuniorsEvery member school of the Minnesota State High School League is invited to nominate one girl and one boy for the ExCEL Award. Nominees must be a junior in high school, make satisfactory progress toward graduation, participate in a MSHSL fine arts and or athletic activity, hold a leadership position in their school, and work voluntarily in their community.Follow instructions on Nomination form.Turn in to Michelle Hillborn in the BHS activities office with all supporting documents.Link to MSHL ExCEL AWARD Nomination FormDecember 7, 2018
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student AidThe FAFSA determines eligibility for grants, loans and work-study. ALL STUDENTS are strongly encouraged to apply, even if you don't think you will qualify for aid. If you have questions regarding the application process, Central Lakes College will help you, regardless of what college you plan to attend. Call 218-855-8252 to set up an appointment with CLC Financial Aid Staff, Monday – Thursday, each week, 8:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. Visit http://www.clcmn.edu/financial-aid/ for more information.VariesApply online after October 1 each year. You will need your SSN and your previous year's income tax information. (2016 taxes). www.fafsa.gov June 30, 2019
FEEA 2017-18 Scholarship ProgramThe Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund is open to current civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of federal service, their children and spouses; Dependent applicants may first apply as high school seniors; Dependents must be full-time students; employees may be part-time; Enrolled (or plan to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary school; Course of study that leads to a two-year, four-year or graduate degree; 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; essay and recommendation letter required.$1000-$5000http://www.feea.org/programs/scholarshipshttp://www.feea.org/programs/scholarshipsMarch 25, 2019
Garrison Area ScholarshipOffered through the Central MN Community Foundation. Open to HS senior planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college full time who is from: Aitkin, Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton or Onamia and who is a resident of Garrison or lives within a 10-mile radius of Garrison or the applicant’s parents own a business in Garrison.
3/$1,000Apply online through the organization's website beginning December 1. http://www.communitygiving.org/scholarships/apply-scholarshipMarch 1, 2019
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship ProgramThis national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors (US citizens) who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home. Applicants with Leadership ~ Drive ~ Integrity ~ and Citizenship should apply! Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and plan to attend a 4 year college or university.$10,000 renewable for up to an additional 3 years ($40,000 total)Apply online beginning 10/16/18https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/January 4, 2019
Got a Spine ScholarshipHS Senior attending college in the Fall of 2015 full time, GPA of 2.5 or higher, US or Canadian Citizen, essay required.$500Apply online beginning in February http://arcticchiropracticfairbanks.com/chiropractor_fairbanks.phpJune 2, 2019
Hamline University First Year Student ScholarshipsIf you plan to apply to Hamline University, be sure to check out these first year student scholarships! Hamline offers scholarships for children/grandchildren/siblings of alumni, for first-generation college students and to students based on merit.$2,000 - $23,000Apply online when applications become availablehttp://www.hamline.edu/undergraduate/admission/first-year-scholarships.htmlJanuary 15, 2019
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay ContestOpen to HS students in grades 9-12 across the nation who will write an original 700-1,000 word essay about an elected official who has demonstrated political courage.1/$20,000 1/$1,000 5/$500 18/$100Apply onlinehttps://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspxJanuary 18, 2019
Marshall & Nellie AlworthOpen to high school seniors (U.S. citizens) graduating from a high school in one of the following Minnesota counties: Aitkin, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Lake, Itasca, Koochiching, and St Louis. Must have ACT score of 25 or higher (SAT scores not accepted) and a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Must be pursuing a math or science related major in college. (See approved list on their website). Family taxable income (IRS 1040, page 2) must be less than $120,000.$20,000 total
$5,000 a year for 4 years (Must maintain certain college GPA).
Apply online through the organization's website begiining November 1http://www.alworthscholarship.org/application.htmlJanuary 15, 2019
Mensa Education
& Research Foundation
Scholarship Essay Contest
You do NOT need to be a member of MENSA to qualify. The Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need. U.S. residents who will be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of postsecondary education for the fall term of 2017 are eligible to apply. Mensa members and their dependents are eligible for additional scholarships.$500-$1,000
Varies - When you enter your zip code you will see a big list of scholarships available to MN residents through this application.
http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/January 15, 2019
Michael & Karel Helgeson Generations (GNP) ScholarshipOffered through the Central MN Community Foundation. Open to HS Seniors with GPA of 2.5 or above who are planning to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college. Open to children, step-children, adopted children and legal wards of Gold'nPlump (GNP) Company employees and GNP Company family farm partners. The GNP team member must have been employed with GNP for at least 30 days at the time the application is submitted, and the GNP family farm partner must have been in partnership with GNP for at least 60 days at the time the application is submitted. May reapply apply each year up to age 26.up to 20/$2,000Amanda will email the applicant the application. Applicant must print and fill out the application and mail with the essay to Amanda.http://www.communitygiving.org/scholarships/apply-scholarshipMarch 1, 2019
Mid-Minnesota Builders Association ScholarshipScholarship is based on need and merit. Recipient must be planning on continuing their education at any accredited post-secondary or technical institution of their choice. Applicants must be an MMBA member, employee of an MMBA member, spouse and/or recent high school graduate of an MMBA member.VariesApplication opens in Decemberhttp://midmnba.org/mmba-2018-scholarship-applicationsApril 15, 2019 by 3:00PM
Mission Creek Orthodontics MCO ScholarshipOpen to HS Seniors attending a 2 or 4 year accredited college full time in the fall. Apply on line. Essay required.$500http://missioncreekortho.com/orthodontists.phpMay 15, 2019
MN Corn Growers AssociationOpen to HS Seniors from Morrison and Crow Wing County who plan to further their education in the agriculture industry. Must plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college/university/technical college. Recipients chosen on the basis of scholastic involvement, home and community involvement and a short essay describing their educational/career goals.$500To receive an application, send a letter of interest to Curt Plante 27137 139 Avenue Fort Ripley, MN 56449March 31, 2019
must be received by this date
MN Family Involvement Council- Credit Union ScholarshipAre you a high school senior and a member of a local credit union? You should apply for this scholarship! A complete list of participating credit unions is available on a drop-down list within the online application. Local options include but not limited to: Mid-MN Federal Credit Union, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, Baxter Credit Union, Crow Wing Power Credit Union and Brainerd BN Credit Union. Financial need is NOT considered for this scholarship. You must complete a 500 word or less essay on: “How can the credit union of the future best serve YOU”2/$2000 8/$1000Apply online through the organization's websiteMNFIC.ORGNovember 30, 2018
MN High School Page ProgramThe MN House of Representatives High School Page Program is open to HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS. It offers a unique opportunity for students to examine what they learn in the classroom under real life circumstances. This experience will help students further their understanding of our state government and the legislative process. Apllication and 500 word essay required.Educational Opportunityapply onlinehttp://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/edprog/app.pdfNovember 28, 2018
MN/US JCI ScholarshipHS Seniors who plan to continue their education at a 2 or 4 year college or university. Community and school service and brief essay required. Applications must be postmarked by deadline and mailed to our MN representative
2 /$250
MN recipients are then promoted to national competition where multiple $1,000 scholarships are awarded.
Apply online using their website and download a fillable word document so that you can type your responses. http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/programs/scholarshipJanuary 11, 2019 Must be postmarked by this date!
MSCA ScholarshipThe Minnesota School Counselor Association sponsors students scholarships each year. 1 recipient will be selected from each 10 division area around the state. Applicants must be a Minnesota public or private high school senior who are able to articulate how a Licensed School Counselor impacted their life. The Licensed School Counselor written about must be a member of MSCA. Applications must be signed by a Licensed School Counselor in your building but it does not have to be the counselor you are writing about.$500Apply online. Brainerd is in the Central Division.http://www.minnesota.schoolcounselorawards.org/scoy/other-awardsMarch 1, 2019
National Wild Turkey Federation
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and domiciled in the state of Minnesota.
$250 local
$1,000 state ($500 to the runner up)
$10,000 nationally
Apply online through the organization's website beginning early November.January 1, 2019
Native American Scholarship databaseFor a detailed list of scholarships (with a variety of deadline dates) that are available to students of American Indian ancestry,visit this website!VariesCheck out the online list and follow instructions to applyhttp://www.ohe.state.mn.us/pdf/Native_American_Scholarship_Database.pdfVaries
Nellie Stone Johnson ScholarshipOpen to senior whose parents are members of a labor union. Applicants must be a Racial/ethnic group member (defined on the application) and accepted into MNSCU (Mn State Colleges and Universities) institution; minimum 2.0 GPA, enrolling in college full time. Note: MnSCU includes many 2 and 4 year college in MN!$500-$1200Apply onlinehttp://nelliestone.org/scholarship-programJune 1, 2019
Nisswa Lions ClubThese scholarships are awarded to deserving students who are involved in volunteer activity with their community and schools. These scholarships are divided between Brainerd and Pequot Lakes High Schools.10/$1,500 contact rghusty@uslink.net for application informationrghusty@uslink.netMarch 2, 2019ADDED 11/14/18
Odenza Vacations College ScholarshipOpen to student between the ages of 17 and 24 that submits answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 1st deadline. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater and be a resident of the United States or Canada.$500Apply onlinehttp://www.odenzavacationsscholarships.com/vacations/208/eligibility_odenza_vacations_college_scholarship.phpJune 1, 2019
Polymet Mining for Excellence ScholarshipPolymet of MN is seeking Minnesota’s best and brightest! Are you planning to pursue a career in the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) field? If yes, be sure to apply for this scholarship online. Students may be nominated by a teacher/school counselor, or they can nominate themselves! Two winners will be announced at the state hockey tournament in March. APPLY!$5,000- student attending 4 year college or university
$2,500- student attending 2 year college/technical school
Apply onlinehttp://www.polymetmining.com/miningforexcellence/?utm_source=miningforexcellence&utm_medium=redirect&utm_term=miningforexcellence&utm_content=traditional&utm_campaign=polymet_miningforexcellence_redirJanuary 31, 2019
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards ProgramOpen to US students in grades 5-12 who have made a meaningful contribution to their community through volunteering.$1,000 and a trip to Washington DCApply online. Be sure to communicate with your high school principal that you have applied!http://spirit.prudential.com/November 16, 2018ENDED
Raise-MeOpen 9-12. Several Micro-Scholarships available.Variesapply online www.raise.me/micro-scholarshipswww.raise.meVaries
Sertoma Sy Gau Nu ScholarshipThis scholarship fund assists with post secondary education. The intent is to challenge young adults to use their education for Service to Mankind. The fund encourages these students to understand that success goes beyond material wealth and status. Applicants must be related to a Sertoma club member in good standing with the Great Plains Region. (sons/daughters/ grandchildren/ nieces/nephews, etc $1,000Apply online through the organization's website, print, and mail your application.January 31, 2019
SFM Foundation ScholarshipHS Senior who is a son or a daughter or a stepchild of a parent who has been injured or killed in a work related accident with a Minnesota based employer who is entitled to workers compensation. HS Student must be planning on attending a 2 year or a 4 year college in MN or Wisconsin and must have financial need.$1,000 - $10,000Apply online https://www.sfmfoundation.com/application_information.cfmMarch 31, 2019
University of St. Thomas There are several different opportunities through the university. Please see their website for more information.Amount VariesApply OnlineLink to St. Thomas Scholarship Opportunities
Starbucks College Achievement PlanIn a first of its kind collaboration with Arizona State University, Starbuck's is offering all part- and full-time benefits eligible U.S. partners (employees) full tuition coverage for every year of college to earn a bachelor’s degree. Partners (Starbuck's employees) receive support from a dedicated team of coaches and advisors, 24/7 tutoring on a variety of subjects, and a choice of more than 50 undergraduate degrees through ASU's research driven and top-ranked program, delivered online.Full tuition at ASU online
Follow the steps listed on the website or talk with a manager at our local Starbucks
Triple "A" AwardEligible students must be a high school senior at the time of nomination. Nominations are limited to two qualifying students per school, one male and one female. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the date of nomination. Student mus participate in League-sponsored athletics and fine arts activities. Student must comply with the MSHSL's Student Code of Conduct.4 Year $1,000 Informational LinkMHSL Link12/21/2018 Internal Due Date
Washington Crossing FoundationCompetition open 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. All awards are for one year.$500-$5,000Apply onlinehttp://www.gwcf.org/AppDownload.htmlJanuary 15, 2019
Whittier Elementary ScholarshipSenior who attended Whittier Elementary for at least 2 years. Essay required that should explain how the student's experience at Whittier helped shape him/her, future college and career plans and any significant Whittier memories they will carry with them to college and beyond.
$200-$300 (varies)Mail completed essay to Kathleen Maloney Hermerding 116 Juniper Street Brainerd, MN 56401March 1, 2019
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