2018-19 External Scholarship List
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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 Onlinehttps://contentsharing.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?ep=4bZrpy_T4wf6wi492jw_6TC-PPi5byhsBi4Joyh4ixgyOGiKpTTAGqB5X7dglGSfs8t3cjIjoaonG72NpsclvrPnp3ly7BUoF1yiJqvwFRdjH1BP1sZPQwbb3y1C6uwQNot updated online
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, 2017http://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
Alpha Order of the Eastern StarHS seniors from Brainerd and Pine River schools. Priority consideration given to participation in school activities, community and church, financial need and enrollment in college next fall. 2/$1,000https://alpha23oes.wordpress.com/scholarships/https://alpha23oes.wordpress.com/scholarship-information/2019 application has not opened yet
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 Girls State
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
Art Engelbrecht ScholarshipOpen to HS senior in MN who plans to pursue a degree in Natural Resources or Environmental Sciences. Natural Resources shall include, but not limited to, course studies in natural resources management, natural resources law enforcement, and natural resources aviation. Recipients are asked to attend a banquet in Alexandria, MN to be recognized for their award in early April.
$1,000Apply online and click "Scholarships" to find application www.vikingsportsmen.orgMarch 10, 2018
Ascensus ScholarshipOpen to any student who is applying to or has already been accepted to a college for any degree. Students must be in good academic standing and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.Ascensus Scholarship ApplicationApril 13, 2018
Aspiring Animation Professional ScholarshipOpen to HS Seniors that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college, have a demonstrable record of academic success and have a passion and drive for an animation related career. Essay required.$1,000Apply online through the organization's website November.http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcom-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-programJune 1, 2018
Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship
Open to HS seniors that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college, have a demostrable record of academic success and have a passion and drive to pursue a business degree. Essay required.
$1,000Apply online through the organization's website.http://www.onlinembareport.com/ombar-aspiring-business-professional-scholarship-programJune 1, 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.https://www.sofn.com/foundation/scholarships/March 1, 2018
AXA Achievement ScholarshipStudents must be high school seniors, who have demonstrated an ability to succeed in college, are well rounded and determined to succeed. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date.
Varies; $2,500 - $25,000, with 52 awards of $10,000 with 10 winners selected to receive another $15,000Apply online through the organization's website September 1.https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/axa-achievement/December 15, 2017 or when 10,000 applications have been received - which ever comes first!
Baer Reintegration ScholarshipStudent who is 18 years of age or older by April 1, 2018, 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 12, 2018
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, 2017
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, 2018
BlackRidge Bank ScholarshipOpen to Brainerd High School seniors who are BlackRidgeBANK members (or parents are members). Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or above, and plan to enroll in college next fall. Special consideration given for community involvement and essay submitted with application$250ApplicationMay 1, 2018
Brainerd Elks Lodge Central Lakes Liberal Arts and Science ScholarshipHS Senior who will be attending Central Lakes College in the fall of 2018 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 March 1, 2018
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 2018. Brief essay and 2 letters of recommendation required.$1,400Email Jim VanDuyn for application information. jamesvanduyn@gmail.com March 1, 2018
Brainerd Savings & Loan ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to members of Brainerd Savings & Loan and children/legal dependent of members.$500Brainerd Savings & Loan ApplicationApril 20, 2018
FFA Built Ford Tough ScholarshipOpen to current FFA members! Our local Mill’s Ford dealership IS PARTICIPATING in this award. All applicants are required to go to their local participating Ford dealership to obtain a dealer signature and dealer code to complete their scholarship signature sheet once they complete the online application. You must print and take your application to our local Mill’s Ford dealership and obtain a dealer signature and dealer code to complete your application. HINT- Visit Mills in groups with other FFA members so that our local dealer can sign forms all at once. $1,000https://www.ffa.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/BuiltFordToughforadvisors.pdf#search=signature%20pageFebruary 1, 2018 online application closes at 5 pm
February 8, 2018 Signature page must be postmarked and mailed by this date
Camp RYLAOpen to current sophomores and juniors. Camp RYLA is an AMAZING leadership camp sponsored by our local Rotary Clubs. Our noon and morning clubs would each like to send several students to camp this summer, free of charge! Students have shared that this camp is truly a life-changing experience. You will make new friends and learn the importance of being a leader in your school and community.All expense paid camp in Crookston, MN July 8-14, 2018http://district5580ryla.org/application/http://district5580ryla.org/campers/April 28, 2018
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.http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/catchabreak/March 1, 2018
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 1https://www.catholicunitedfinancial.org/page.php?ID=111April 30, 2018
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, 2018http://www.clcmn.edu/scholarships/apply-for-scholarships/June 1, 2018
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, 2018Jblonigen@communitygiving.org
Central Lakes College Workforce Development Scholarships
To be eligible for the scholarship,
students must be accepted into a CLC manufacturing, healthcare,
information technology, or agriculture program, and have
completed the FAFSA.
16/$2500Students can apply for the Workforce Development Scholarship by visiting the web page link below. www.clcmn.edu/admissions/paying-for-collegeMarch 9, 2018
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.cfmAll entries must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018
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.$1,000
Apply online through the organization's website
November 1, 2017
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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.February 15, 2018

Applications must be brought directly to CTC office by this date to be signed by CTC CEO and mailed by a March 1, 2018 deadline.
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 http://www.stthomas.edu/financialaid/undergraduate/typesofaid/scholarships/stthomasscholarships/dease/February 21, 2018
DECO Resilience ScholarshipThe DECO Resilience Scholarship is for HS Seniors intending to pursue a postsecondary education. The scholarship is specifically for those students who have succeeded by overcoming adverse circumstances, by means of resolve and determination; achieved a HS GPA of 2.5 to 3.5; and has financial need.8/$1,000Deco Scholarship ApplicationMarch 31, 2018Kathy.Hahn@isd181.org
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, 2018
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, 2018 at 11:59 pmdhammer@dsacommunityfoundation.com
Educational Grant from the Odd Fellows Educational FoundationOpen to BHS Senior who is a citizen of the USA, a MN resident, and has maintained a C average or above. Odd Fellow or Rebekah Fellowship membership is not required to qualify for an award. Minimum 100 word essay and recommendation form required.
VariesOdd Fellows Scholarshiphttp://mnoddfellows.orgMarch 1, 2018
Education Minnesota Brainerd ScholarshipStudent must have a parent who is a current member of EMB (Education Minnesota BRAINERD) Teachers’ Union
Student must be a senior graduating from ISD #181 and currently enrolled
(Preference will be given to students fully enrolled at BHS or AEC full time)
Student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
Student will be attending post-secondary education in the fall of 2018
$1,000Education Minnesota Brainerd Scholarship ApplicationMarch 31, 2018
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.http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfmFebruary 2, 2018
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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 websitehttp://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 30, 2018
Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center Auxiliary ScholarshipOpen to Brainerd High School seniors who have volunteered at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, MN. Volunteer hours must include time during the senior year. If you volunteerd Junior/Senior years you need 100 hours total. If volunteering senior year only, you need 150 hours total. For information on volunteering, contact Deb Anderson in at Volunteer Services at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center. 828-7610 or deb.anderson@essentiahealth.org
$500Volunteer Office Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30Pick up application in the volunteer office Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30CLOSED
ExCEL Award for High School JuniorsTo be eligible for the ExCEL Award, students must be a high school junior making satisfactory progress toward graduation who participates in a MSHSL- sponsored fine arts and/or athletic activity, holds a leadership position in their school and who works voluntarily in their community.

Each recipient will be recognized on KSTC-TV (Channel 45) during the broadcasts of the 2018 winter tournaments and take part in an award ceremony during the Girls' State Basketball Tournament in March.Complete the online application, print it and turn it in to Jenny Barnhart in the Student Success Center by the local deadline. http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/excel.aspLocal Deadline December 8, 2017
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 21, 2018
FFA Built Ford Tough ScholarshipOpen to current FFA members!$1,000Apply online through the organization's website beginning November 15https://www.ffa.org/scholarshipsFebruary 1, 2018 online application closes at 5 pm
FFA.ORG ScholarshipsOpen to current FFA members! Complete one application and be considered for multiple scholarships through this organization, including the FFA Built Ford Tough scholarship, and the FFA - John Deere Dealer scholarship. VariesApply online beginning November 15. Click on the red tab titled "Sign in to apply and for additional resources"https://www.ffa.org/scholarshipsFebruary 1, 2018 online application closes at 5 pm
February 8, 2018 Signature page must be postmarked and mailed by this date
Friends of the Brainerd Public LibraryOpen to Brainerd High School graduating seniors who plan to pursue a 2- or 4-year degree program at an accredited institution. Applicant must have a current Brainerd Public Library card. Essay required. Financial need will be considered, but may not be a determining factor.$1,000Friends of the Brainerd Public Library ScholarhshipMarch 23, 2018\
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, 2018
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 onlinehttps://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/January 4, 2018
George and Marlane Sanderson Freshman School of Business ScholarshipOpen to Minnesota State University Moorhead freshmen pursuing a major in the Paseka School of Business (Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing). Must have demonstrated high academic performance through a high ACT score and/or a high GPA$1,000Apply online beginning in Februaryhttps://www.mnstate.edu/schoolofbusiness/scholarships/March 1, 2018
Geritol Frolics Performing Arts ScholarshipHS senior who has been active in Dance, Theatre and/or Vocal or Instrumental Music throughout high school. Applicant must intend to pursue a degree as a performer, technician or educator in any of those fields at a four-year college or university.
$500Geritol Frolics Scholarship Formgeritolfrolics.comMarch 1, 2018
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, 2018
Gustavus Adolphus Merit Based Scholarships and separate application based scholarshipsQualified students will be considered automatically for renewable merit-based scholarships and are notified of any awards within a few weeks of being admitted. Some scholarships require a separate application. See website for details. VariesApply onlinehttps://gustavus.edu/admission/financial-aid/scholarships.phpVaries -- Early Action applicants must apply by November 1 and Rolling Admission applicants must apply by January 3, 2018
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, 2018
Heart of Hospitality Scholarship
Student must be a resident of Minnesota, must be pursuing a hospitality or foodservice (not food science) culinary arts degree at an accredited post-secondary institution. Full-time and part-time students are eligible (with a minimum of nine credit hours). This is not limited to schools in Minnesota, minimum 2.5 GPA in high school (11th and 12th grades) or current college GPA.Varieshttp://www.hospitalitymn.org/scholarships.htmlMarch 16, 2018
Heartland Cable Comission ScholarshipHigh school senior enrolled in an accredited post-secondary school. 2.75+. Must live within the Heartland Cable Commission service area which includes these jurisdictions: (Pelican & Jenkins Townships or the Cities of Breezy Point, Jenkins, Pequot Lakes).Applicant will carry 12 or more semester credits OR be considered more than a part-time student by the college he/she will be attending. Must fully and neatly complete the Heartland Cable Commission Scholarship Application Form and attach a cumulative transcript with the application. Must be willing to participate in a short interview if deemed necessary by the Heartland Cable Commission Scholarship Committee. Applicant must submit the Application Form and transcript to Heartland Cable Commission
PO Box 72, Nisswa, Minnesota 56468 before: April 20, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.
$1,500-$2,000Mail Completed applications to: Heartland Cable Commission
PO Box 72, Nisswa, Minnesota 56468 Deadline is April, 20 2018
Heartland Cable Scholarship ApplicationMail Completed applications to: Heartland Cable Commission
PO Box 72, Nisswa, Minnesota 56468 Deadline is April, 20 2018
James W. Tracy scholarshipOpen to MN high school seniors enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary school in the U.S. (certificate, diploma or degree) and studying agriculture or animal husbandry. Awarded based on leadership, involvement, agriculture interest and financial need. Applicants will be required to complete the application, write an essay and submit two (2) letters of recommendation. $1,000Apply online beginning November 1http://www.mnffafoundation.org/Scholarships/JamesWTracyScholarship.aspxFebruary 1, 2018
Joe & Donna Masanz / Brainerd Elk’s Teaching or Nursing Career ScholarshipAny senior enrolled in high school in the Brainerd Lodge area that is planning on attending Central Lakes College to pursue a teaching or nursing career next fall.
$1,000Email Jim VanDuyn for application information. jamesvanduyn@gmail.com March 1, 2018
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 4, 2018
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 courageAll students must list the name of their nominating teacher on the registration form.1/$10,000 1/$1,000 5/$500 Apply onlinehttps://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspxJanuary 4, 2018
Lakes Area Manufacturing Alliance (LAMA)Must be or soon to be a high school graduate (or have a GED) who will be enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited Minnesota college or university. Must be U.S. citizen. Must reside in the counties of Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd or Wadena. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Must be pursuing a degree in a qualifying manufacturing related major.$1,000https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YNSF25Khttps://chamber.bridgesconnection.org/jobs/info/manufacturing-manufacturing-scholarshipFall Semester- 7/1/2018 Students applying for the 2018-2019 academic year- April, 1 2018
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, 2018
MASC - MN Association of Student CouncilsMN Association of Student Councils -Seniors who are current members of Student Council may apply. This scholarship will be awarded to two outstanding Minnesota seniors who exemplify LEADERSHIP IN STUDENT COUNCIL, SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY and who contribute significantly to the success of applicant's local school and community. Recipients of this scholarship will be notified prior to the convention and must attend the convention banquet on April 8, 2018 AT THE HOLIDAY
2/$500https://masc-mahs.org/downloads/MASC-Scholarship.pdf Print and submit to the Student Success CenterYOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER. Only one Brainerd application may be selected and submitted to the state level for consideration or ALL Brainerd applicants will be disqualified.January 15, 2018 to the Student Success Center. A committee will select one student to represent BHS and that application will be mailed by their deadline of Jan 26, 2018
Melissa Wooden Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship will be awarded to a student who has shown high regard and respect for the Deaf community and whose goal is to foster effective cross cultural communication between Deaf and hearing people. The applicant should be pursuing an education in a deaf related degree as they go on to college. If no one can meet those requirements then we would prefer a student who is seeking a degree in one of the following professions: Interpreting, Teaching, Graphic Arts, or Performing Arts. 1-2 page typed essay chronicling their desire to recieve the scholarship. $500Applicants must contact Amanda by email (amandawooden@hotmail.com) and ALSO by text (320-282-6388). Please email Amanda for the application and then text Amanda notifying her that you emailed her. This is to make sure the email didn't get lost in a spam folder and is received by Amanda. Please mail essays to:

Amanda Olson
5 Maycomb Lane
North Oaks, MN 55127

April 30, 2018
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, 2018
Merrifield Lions ScholarshipLive in the Merrifield surrounding area, have an interest in snowmobiling, plan to attend a postsecondary institution for a 1 year certificate/diploma program or a 2 or 4 year degree.VariesGo to Merrifield Marathons Snowmobile Club facebook page January 18, 2018 posting or email mminc@brainerd.net for application
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, 2018
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.Varieshttp://midmnba.org/mmba-2018-scholarship-applicationsApril 13, 2018 by 3:00PM
Mid-Minnesota Builders Association TBG - Building Trades ScholarshipGraduating high school seniors or recent high school graduate going into the building industry. Applicants can be going into the trades or a college to major in project or construction management at an accredited post-secondary or technical institution of their choice. Scholarships are granted on the combined basis of need and merit. VariesApply online http://midmnba.org/mmba-2018-scholarship-applicationsApril 13, 2018 by 3:00PM
Minnesota Aspirations in Computing AwardsYoung women enrolled in Minnesota schools in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply. This award honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Award recipients will be selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Minnesota Aspirations Award applicants will automatically be entered into the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing. Award Recipients are eligible for MnSCU scholarships, tech devices, cash rewards, job shadowing opportunities and the grand prize ... a paid summer internship at a Minnesota technology company!Apply online September 1 or after.http://advanceitmn.org/aspirations-in-computing-awardsNovember 9, 2017
Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship ProgramAny high school junior currently attending a Minnesota public, private, or parochial high school or a home study program that plan to further their education at a college, university, or vocational school.$1,000apply online www.mntownships.org/vertical/sites/%7BD45B3299-B0BE-4D08-8A42-B7053B4AE74F%7D/uploads/scholarship_application.pdf
Minnesota Women’s Golf AssociationApplicants must be high school senior girls. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and domiciled in the state of Minnesota. A scholarship recipient must be enrolled and continue as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.2 or above, and a copy of the submitted FAFSA form must be included showing the parents income level for the past year. This must be included when the application is sent or the application will be considered incomplete.
$3,000.00 per year – renewable for up to 4 years (total of up to $12,000)Contact Amy Worthington for an application or information 952-345-3961All pieces of the application must be received together at the MWGA Foundation office by 4:30 PM, March 31, of your senior year.
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, 2018
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, 2018
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”12/$500
Apply online through the organization's websiteMNFIC.ORGFebruary 1, 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.pdfDecember 1, 2017
MN Power’s Community Involvement ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to HS seniors in recognition of their volunteer efforts in their communities. Applicants must reside in MN Power’s service territory. You may apply online through the MN Power website.$2,000Apply directly from the MN Power website.http://www.positivelypowerful.org/ScholarshipsJanuary 15, 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 15, 2018 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.10/$1,000Apply online. Brainerd is in the Central Division.http://www.minnesota.schoolcounselorawards.org/scoy/other-awardsMarch 1, 2018
MSOE - Milwaukee School of Engineering PLTW ScholarshipsStudents who have participated in PLTW (Project Lead The Way) are eligible. Apply for admission to MSOE, submit letter of recommendation from PLTW teacher, receive Bs or higher in PLTW courses. Must have participated in a FIRST robotics engineering competition or workshop. Warrior Robotics participates in FIRST!$3,000 (renewable for 4 years) for up to $12,000 totalApply onlinehttp://www.msoe.edu/community/admissions/undergraduate/page/2080/scholarships-for-pltw-studentsFebruary 1, 2018
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship ProgramHigh school seniors or graduates who live with MS or have a parent with MS and will be attending an accredited college with at least 6 credit hours.$1,000-$1,500Apply online throught the organization's website beginning November 1,2017.https://www.scholarsapply.org/mssociety/January 18, 2018
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.http://www.nwtf.org/resource-library/detail/jakes-scholarship-application

January 1, 2018
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, 2018
Nisswa Lions ClubA scholarship recipient must be enrolled and continue as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.10/$1,500 between Brainerd and Pequot HScontact Ginger for application information and deadlines rghusty@uslink.netMarch 2, 2018
Nisswa Elementary PTOHS Senior who has a 3.0 GPA and attended Nisswa Elementary School.
$500Nisswa Elementary PTO scholarshipNisswapto.comMarch 31, 2018CLOSED
Nisswa Women's Club ScholarshipScholarship award criteria: 3.0 GPA and resident within Brainerd High School or Pequot Lakes High School attendance area for three or more years. Complete the online application, upload a resume, and upload a statement of plans and goals. Supply a Brainerd High School transcript.$1,500Nisswa Women's Club ScholarshipMarch 20, 2018
Northern Lites Cycle ScholarshipEligible applicants should be currently enrolled as a full time student in a 2 or 4 year program at a College/University. Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. Enrolled in a program that is focused on a future employment in a motorsports related field, or an active AMA district 23 race participant, or an active recreational OHM rider, or an active member of the Northern Lites Cycle Club, or a child of an active member.$500Northern Lites Scholarship ApplicationMay 31, 2018
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