Scholarship Bulletin

*Scholarships are organized by their DUE DATE*

HELPFUL SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES:

JUNIORS:

TRIPLE-IMPACT COMPETITOR SCHOLARSHIP:  A Triple-Impact Competitor makes positive contributions on three levels:  Makes oneself better (Personal Mastery); Makes teammates better (Leadership); and Makes the sport better (Honoring the Game).  Eligibility now extends to any high school junior (Class of 2019) residing anywhere in the U.S. and playing for a high school team or in club sports!  Please visit the website for further details and to APPLY:  TRIPLE-IMPACT COMPETITOR SCHOLARSHIP.  Deadline:  May 31, 2018.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

OCTOBER

U.S. SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM: A great opportunity for Minnesota students – a week in Washington D.C. and a $10,000 scholarship. Two high school junior or senior students are selected as delegates from each state. Delegates will visit Washington D.C. from March 3-10, 2018 with all expenses paid.  Applicants should be serving in an elected or selected capacity in a student, civic or educational organization for the entire 17-18 school year. Visit the program website at www.ussenateyouth.org. You must contact the Minnesota representative, Ken Kaffine, at Ken.Kaffine@state.mn.us to be considered and apply.  THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 13, 2017.
HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP:  State and national award value ranges from $6,000 to $25,000 (over 100 awards available). To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be a U.S. citizen,  have at least a 2.0 GPA, graduate in 2018, and have a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree (student may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution). Must be involved in co-curricular/community activities, demonstrate critical financial need, and display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.  DEADLINE TO APPLY IS OCTOBER 25, 2017 AT 5pm Eastern time.  Apply online at:   https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Each year, they award 150 scholarships of $20,000 each.  Eligibility requirements are:  residency qualifications, minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of junior year, and planning to attend an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.  Applicants cannot be children or grandchildren of employees.  For more information, go to www.coca-colascholars.org.  Students must apply online and are encouraged to apply now to meet the October 31, 2017 (5:00pm Eastern time) DEADLINE.
VFW PATRIOT’S PEN:  Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition give students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme.  The national winners will receive at least $500.  The first-place national award is currently $5,000 plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.D., for the winner and a parent or guardian.  Open to 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade students enrolled by the Oct. 1 deadline in public, private or parochial schools in the U.S., its territories or its possessions.  To qualify, all entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight October 31, 2017.  Patriots Pen Student Entry Form and Brochure
VFW VOICE OF DEMOCRACY:  Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program.  Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives.  Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme.  This year’s theme is, American History:  Our Hope for the Future.  This is open to students in grades 9-12.  The deadline is Oct. 21, 2017.  Voice of Democracy Student Entry Form and Brochure

NOVEMBER

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS: Students in grades 9-12 that have made a difference through volunteering over the past year are eligible for this scholarship. You could be honored at the local, state, or national level for your volunteer work. State winners will receive $1000 and a trip to Washington D.C. this spring.  National honorees are chosen from the state winners, and will receive an additional $5,000 scholarship.   Visit http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit to apply. The application must be completed and given to your guidance counselor by November 7, 2017.
JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS: Undergraduate scholarships up to $40,000 per year for four years; available to seniors who plan to attend an accredited four year university/college in the fall of 2018, have a GPA of 3.5 or above, SAT critical reading and math score of 1200 or above, ACT composite score of 26 or above, and demonstrate significant financial need.  Criteria for selection also includes persistence, service to others, and leadership. To apply, go to: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/.   The application process opens mid-September and closes on November 14, 2017.
ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST: 500 four year scholarships will be awarded ranging from $1,000 to $50,000.  Open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen is eligible to apply through the local Elks Lodge having jurisdiction in the area in which the student has legal residence.  The local Lodge in this area is Duluth Lodge #133. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Applications for the 2018 contest are available online at www.enf.elks.org/mvs.  The application deadline is November 27, 2017.  Please contact the Duluth Lodge Scholarship Chairperson Dean Holm at 218-628-2257.

DECEMBER

MSHSL AAA AWARD:  All Seniors!  Do you play MSHSL sports?  Are you involved in a fine arts program?  Do you excel in the classroom? Then the MSHSL Triple A Award is for you!  To be eligible for the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award a student:  must be a high school senior, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, participate in League-sponsored athletics and fine arts activities, and comply with the MSHSL’s code of conduct. East will nominate one Male and one Female! This is one of the most prestigious awards given out at Duluth East.  Stop in the East Activities Office for information on the application process.  Don’t miss the deadline of December 1, 2017.  MSHSL AAA Award
ACT STUDENT CHAMPION SCHOLARSHIP:  Preparing individuals for college and career success is no small task – and it’s never been more important. This is why ACT is recognizing individuals who are making a positive impact on their communities through their efforts to advance college and career readiness.  The ACT College and Career Readiness Champions are individuals across the country who support ACT’s mission of education and workplace success.  ACT State Councils will be accepting applications until December 31, 2017.  Champions will be recognized with certificates and student champions will receive a $500 nonrenewable scholarship.  http://www.act.org/content/act/en/public-affairs/college-and-career-readiness-champions.html
ALERT MAGAZINE SCHOLARSHIP:  A $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who writes the best essay concerning drug or alcohol abuse and its prevention.  To qualify you must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and have plans to attend college after high school (in any state).  There is no deadline for this scholarship as all essays are considered on a yearly basis, and the scholarships are awarded when the magazine is published (twice during the year).  More information about Alert Magazine and the Alert Scholarship can be found at: www.alertmagazine.org.

JANUARY

JFK PROFILE IN COURAGE:  This essay contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.  Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Essays must be the original work of the student. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Registration and Submission.  The contest deadline is January 4, 2018.
DULUTH/SUPERIOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS:  The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation promotes private giving for the public good.  By fostering generosity, civic engagement and inclusiveness, they strive to be the leading force in the regional philanthropy.  Check out the numerous scholarships available to area students.  The deadline to apply is January 15, 2018.  https://www.dsacommunityfoundation.org/our-scholarships
GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:  The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute and GE have established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.  The 2018 program will be accepting applications from October 16, 2017 through January 4, 2018.  https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/
JAMES WRIGHT HUNT SCHOLARSHIP FUND:  Scholarship amount is approximately $4,000-$5,000 per year for four years. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, in the upper 25th percentile of graduating class, must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, must demonstrate excellence in academic accomplishment and character, and must plan to enroll in any campus of the U of M system: Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris, Crookston, Rochester; Carlton College or the University of Michigan for the 2018-19 academic year.   All applicants must apply online at www.csascholars.org.  After completing the online portion of the application, additional items requested must be sent in one envelope by mail.  All is due by January 15, 2018.
MARGUERITE GILMORE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP:  Scholarship amount is approximately $8,000-$10,000 per year for 4 years.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, in the upper 8th percentile of graduating class, must demonstrate traits of high personal character and leadership, and must plan to enroll in an undergraduate study of teaching, business or engineering at an accredited four-year college or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the entire upcoming academic year (2018-19).  All applicants must apply online at www.csascholars.org.  After completing the online portion of the application, additional items requested must be sent in one envelope by mail.  DEADLINE is January 15, 2018.
MARSHALL H. & NELLIE ALWORTH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:  for science and math majors; a $20,000 scholarship distributed over 8 semesters to a senior who is entering college full time in the fall of 2018.  Must be a U.S. citizen, from St. Louis County, have a 2.85 GPA, a composite score of 25 on the ACT, commit to major in one of the designated fields of study, have demonstrated qualities of character, perseverance and ambition, and be from a family whose income is less than $120,000 per year.  For more information and to apply, go to www.alworthscholarship.org.  Deadline to apply is January 15, 2018.
MINNESOTA POWER COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP:  Each year they award scholarships of $2,000 each to graduating high school seniors in recognition of their involvement in the community through volunteer activities.  Applicants must reside in the ALLETE/Minnesota Power service territory, must be a full-time high school senior, and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  All applications must be received by January 15, 2018.  https://www.dsacommunityfoundation.org/minnesota-power-community-involvement-scholarship-fund
OSCAR & MARY W. MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP FUND:  Scholarship amount is approximately $14,000 for first year; 2nd year approx. $9,000; 3rd year approx. $6,000; and  4th year approx. $4,500.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, in the upper 20th percentile of graduating class, must have at least a 2.5 GPA, must demonstrate traits of high personal character and leadership, must demonstrate financial need, and must plan to enroll in any campus of the U of M system: Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris, Crookston, Rochester or any PRIVATE FOUR-YEAR college in the U.S.  All applicants must apply online at www.csascholars.org.  After completing the online portion of the application, additional items requested must be sent in one envelope by mail.  DEADLINE is January 15, 2018.
DRAKE PHYSICS PRIZE:  Since 1970, we have been offering the Physics Prize to encourage interest in physics and physical science and to give recognition to outstanding high school students.  First place: An unrestricted four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Drake University, the Drake Physics Trophy* and a personal trophy.  The examination is open to any student enrolled in a high school in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and select areas in Illinois. It will cover those topics in physics that would normally be studied by students during the FIRST SEMESTER of their high school physics curriculum.  Students wishing to take the test should register online by 1:00 pm, January 30, 2017.  http://www.drake.edu/physics/about/scholarshipsphysicsprize/
LAKE COUNTRY POWER SCHOLARSHIP:  This scholarship is open to students whose parents or guardians are members of Lake Country Power Electric Cooperative.  The scholarship is renewable up to a total of $4,000 ($1,000 per year for eight semesters) for qualifying students.  Qualifying students will be able to apply for scholarships online at https://www.lakecountrypower.coop/content/scholarships.  The application process will be open from January 1, 2018 through January 31, 2018.

 

FEBRUARY

ALPHA KAPPA PSI SCHOLARSHIP FUND:  The application process for the Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarships has been designed to help the selection committee learn about your leadership experience, extracurricular involvement, and academic performance.  We invite all high-caliber high school seniors admitted to the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota to apply!  The online application deadline for the 2018/19 scholarships is Thursday, February 1st, 2018.  http://www.akpsischolarships.org/
JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP:  This foundation awards minority high school senior students $30,000 in scholarship money over four years to attend an accredited 4-year institution of their choice within the U.S.  To be eligible, you must be a minority, show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service, have financial need, and have a composite ACT score of 21.  To apply, go to www.jackierobinson.org.   The application deadline is February 1, 2018.
MINNESOTA CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIPS:  Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council is offering 2 – $3,000, 2 – $2,000, and 10 – $1,000 scholarships to credit union members throughout Minnesota, to seniors who plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall of 2018.  Applicant must be a member in good standing of a credit union associated with the Minnesota Credit Union Network.  A 500 word essay is part of the application process.  Financial need is not considered in the selection of the scholarship recipients.  To apply, go to www.mncun.org/scholarships.  The deadline to apply is February 1, 2018.
HARBOR POINTE CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP:  Each year, HPCU offerS 4 non-renewable scholarships to graduating seniors who will be moving on to an accredited college, university or vocational school.  Four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded.  For further details, please visit http://hpcu.us/about-hpcu/apply-for-a-scholarship/.  Application form:  http://hpcu.us/wp-lib/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Scholarship_application_DTCU_2018.pdf.  The deadline to apply is February 28, 2018

MARCH

MEMBERS COOPERATIVE CREDIT UNION2017 Future Leaders Scholarship Application 
SFM FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP:  Awards ranging from $1,000 up to $10,000, per year, for up to five years.  This scholarship is for students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota, Iowa or Wisconsin employers.  The application is available at www.sfmfoundation.com.  The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.
EAST CENTRAL ENERGY SCHOLARSHIP:  ECE will award one $1,000 scholarships to students planning to participate in approved post-secondary degree programs. These scholarships are available as the result of Capital Credits, which have remained unclaimed after several attempts to locate past members of the cooperative. ECE is excited to be able to use this money for something as valuable as education.  To apply, please click ECE_HS_Scholarship Application_2018.  *Please submit your completed application to the high school counselor.

 

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