*Scholarships are organized by their DUE DATE*
HELPFUL SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES:
COOLIDGE SCHOLARSHIP: SCHOLARSHIP SITE AND APPLICATION. Calvin Coolidge Scholarship 2021: ATTENTION: The scholarship submission deadline has been extended to February 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF TOWNSHIPS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) is awarding $1,000 scholarships to up to six juniors 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. Please view the following application for further details: Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program 2020. Must be postmarked by may 1, 2020.
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 2022) 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, 2021.
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, 2020 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 https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/. Students must apply online and are encouraged to apply now to meet the October 31, 2020 (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, 2020. 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, 2020. Voice of Democracy Student Entry Form and Brochure
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 https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2021 to apply. The application must be completed and given to your guidance counselor by November 10, 2020.
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 2020 contest are available online at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm. The application deadline is November 15, 2020. Please contact the Duluth Lodge Scholarship Chairperson Dean Holm at 218-628-2257.
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. Don’t miss the deadline of December 1, 2020. Click MSHSL AAA Award for further details.
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. ACT Student Champion APPLICATION
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: http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
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/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/eligibility-and-requirements. 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. The contest deadline is January 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM (EST).
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, 2021. https://www.dsacommunityfoundation.org/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 2021 program will be accepting applications from October 16, 2020 through January 5, 2021. 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 2021-2022 academic year. All applicants must apply online at https://www.csascholars.org/hunt/index.php. After completing the online portion of the application, additional items requested must be sent in one envelope by mail. All is due by January 14, 2021.
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 (2021-2022). All applicants must apply online at https://csascholars.org/gilmore/index.php. After completing the online portion of the application, additional items requested must be sent in one envelope by mail. DEADLINE is January 14, 2021.
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 3.5 GPA or higher, a composite score of 25 or higher 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 $125,000 per year, one letter of recommendation from a Math or Science teacher. For more information and to apply, go to https://www.alworthscholarship.org/index.html. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2021.
MINNESOTA POWER COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP: Each year they award scholarships of $2,500 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, 2021. 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 graduate of or be a high school senior at public or private high schools located in Duluth or Northeastern Minnesota, which includes schools of the cities of Carlton, Cloquet, Esko, Hermantown, Proctor, Two Harbors, Albrook and Wrenshall. 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 https://www.csascholars.org/mitchell/index.php. After completing the online portion of the application, additional items requested must be sent in one envelope by mail. DEADLINE is January 14, 2021.
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/high-school-scholarships. The application process will be open from January 1, 2021 through January 31, 2021.
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, February 1, 2021. https://www.drake.edu/physics/about/scholarshipsphysicsprize/
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 2020-2021 scholarships is Mid-February 2021. https://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.
ARROWHEAD YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: The Arrowhead Youth Soccer Association awards college scholarships of $1,000 to two graduating high school seniors. Students must have participated in AYSA or a similar soccer program during his or her youth. The deadline for application is February 28, 2019. Winners will be notified this spring and monies will be paid upon receiving a transcript of completion of next fall’s first quarter or semester of college. Arrowhead Youth Soccer Assocation Scholarship Application. Applications are also available on the website at www.arrowheadsoccer.com. Click on the home page and scroll down to the bottom for information and a link to the application.
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
MEMBERS COOPERATIVE CREDIT UNION: MCCU 2020 Future Leaders Scholarship Application
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 Scholarship Application 2021. *Please submit your completed application to the high school counselor.
8TH DISTRICT MINNESOTA STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP: Offering a minimum of four scholarships, ranging from $250 to $600, which can be awarded to area students. Additional scholarships will be awarded if funds are sufficient, and in recent years up to 7 scholarships were funded. The 8th District includes the counties of Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, North and South St. Louis. Application deadline is March 1, 2018. 8th District MN State Horticultural Society Scholarship APPLICATION 18-19
SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP: The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate program, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. SWE provides one application for college sophomores through graduate students and one application for college freshmen. Applicants complete an application and are considered for all scholarships that they are eligible for. Applications will be available for the 2018-2019 academic year: *Sophomores through Graduate Students Application: December 1, 2017 – February 15, 2018. *Freshmen Application: March 1, 2018 – May 1, 2018. Please go to the following website for further instructions and the Online Scholarship Application System: https://scholarships.swe.org/applications/login.asp
JANICE M. SCOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: In order to apply, please make sure that you meet the application criteria defined in the following criteria sheet. After determining that you’ve meet the application criteria, please download and fill out all sections of the application form. The instructions for submitting the application are on the application form. Please use the following application checklist to ensure that you have completed all of the required steps. Must be postmarked on or before the deadline date of March 31, 2018.
STUDENT LOAN FINANCE CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIP: Reunion Student Loan Finance Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of THREE scholarships for Minnesota high school seniors. These $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Minnesota high school seniors attending a college, university or technical institute for the 2018/2019 academic year. Every scholarship application will be automatically entered into a drawing for a free iPad. 2018 iHELP Scholarship Application. Application deadline is March 31, 2018.
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, 2019.
LOCAL 1938 STEELWORKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: To be eligible, must be a dependent child of a member or retiree of Local Union 1938, United Steelworks U.S. Steel Corporation, (Minntac plant). United Steelworkers Scholarship 2019
THE GREAT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (Great Clips): Who says you can’t soar with shears? At Great Clips, we encourage you to show the world what you’re all about. To make it easier, Great Clips provides over $100,000 in scholarships and professional tools to cosmetology students each year! The scholarship award and professional tools are valued between $250 – $1,500. Get started at greatclipscareers.com/scholarships. All applications must be received on the Site by March 31, 2018.
TWIN PORTS WALLEYE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: Graduating seniors and returning college students who are seeking further education involving the OUTDOORS should apply! Please visit the TPWA website for further details and the online application. Applications must be completed by March 31st to be eligible.
BATC-Housing First Minnesota Scholarship: Finding qualified workers in the CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY is getting more and more difficult. The Education and Workforce Committee at BATC – Housing First Minnesota is working to correct that by reaching out to students before they get into the workforce. One way we are trying to get students excited about our trade is by offering them a scholarship to further their training/education. We are offering $20,000 in Scholarships (to be divided up) to Minnesota Students graduating in Spring of 2018, who plan on going into the Construction Industry! Deadline to apply is April 1st, 2019. http://www.batc.org/page/Scholarships
LENDEDU SCHOLARSHIP: The LendEDU Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship award. Our scholarship can be used to cover any and all costs related to your education. The LendEDU Scholarship can be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board, and even living expenses. The LendEDU Scholarship will be awarded to 2 students this Spring. Please visit lendedu.com for further details. Application deadline is April 15, 2018.
FLOY GILMAN SCHEIDLER SCHOLARSHIP: The Floy Gilman Scheidler Scholarship Foundation has announced that it will be selecting scholarship recipients from among high school graduates of Carlton County who pursue post-secondary education in fields of study related to COMMUNICATION or BUSINESS. The foundation anticipates that the $1,000/semester scholarships will be renewable for up to 8 semesters for a total of $8,000. Floy Gilman Scheidler Scholarship APPLICATION FORM 18-19. Application deadline is April 18, 2019.
DALLES MASONIC LODGE #181 A.F. & A.M. SCHOLARSHIP: Four (4 ) $1,000 scholarships will be offered to area students. To be eligible, the student must be going on to a post-secondary educational institution. This could be a trade or technical college, as well as a traditional community college or four-year degree program. Students will need to complete the application that is found at the following website: http://181.dalleslodge.com/scholarships. This application needs to be submitted, in a completed form, by April 30, 2018 to the address listed on the PDF scholarship form.
LADIES AUXILIARY OF NICHOLAS SELLGREN VFW POST 2962: The ladies of Nicholas Sellgren Auxiliary to the VFW post 2962 Carlton MN initiated this scholarship to honor Elrose Johnson and Mildred St. Mane, deceased members of their order. They were women who believed in America, its ideals and its children. While serving in many capacities they did much to further opportunities for community’s youth. The Auxiliary is proud to be of service to our veterans their children by offering two $500 scholarships. Johnson-St. Mane Scholarship 2018-2019
PROCTOR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP: Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors planning to pursue post-secondary education in the fall of 2018. Awards will be based on need, class scholastic standing, community involvement, and extra-curricular activity. The student must be a member of the Proctor Federal Credit Union. Applications are available at either the Proctor or Duluth office, or online at www.proctorfcu.com OR Proctor Federal Credit Union Scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2019.
CLOQUET AREA EAGLES SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The Cloquet Area Eagles Scholarship FUnd is an area scholarship fund provided to local youth. Each scholarship is $1,000 and available to all area high school seniors or a post-secondary institution. We are also providing two additional $500 scholarships in the name of the Bluebird Foundation for students in grades 9-12 that are involved in the Performing Arts. Applications must be postmarked by May 1st, 2019.
MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF TOWNSHIPS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) is awarding $1,000 scholarships up to six juniors 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. Please see Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship for further details. Applications must be submitted by May 1st, 2019.
WRENSHALL BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP: The Wrenshall Booster Club will be awarding one $600 scholarship to a senior. Please see the Wrenshall Booster Club Scholarship Application for further details. Return completed application to the main office by 3:00 May 1st.
MINNESOTA ATHLETES IN SPORTS MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP: Two $2,500 scholarships are available and will be awarded to one male and one female graduating high school student athlete who intend to pursue a professional career in sports medicine. Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship 2017. Must be post marked by May 8, 2017.
NORTHLAND VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL FOUNDATIONS – FRANK BUDD, M.D. SCHOLARSHIP: This organization offers one scholarship to a student accepted in the medical field to qualified candidates residing in six (6) Minnesota counties of St. Louis, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching and Lake and two (2) Wisconsin counties of Douglas and Bayfield. The scholarship is based solely upon the paper written on the subject listed on the application. Frank Budd, M.D. Scholarship 2018. Application deadline is May 10, 2019. Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation SCHOLARSHIP 2018-2019 Website: http://www.nvva.us/scholarship
ARROWHEAD YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: The Arrowhead Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) awards college scholarships of $1,000 to two graduating high school seniors. The students must have participated in AYSA or a similar soccer program during his or her youth. AYSA Scholarship Application. Deadline for application is May 25, 2018.
CLOQUET COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOLARSHIP: Open to students who plan to complete their first year of post high school education in a hospital related career, or shall have been employed or volunteered in the Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital or Nursing Home for at least one year. Cloquet Memorial Hospital Scholarship 2018. Application deadline is May 31, 2018.