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Academy College Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria, Minnesota
Anoka Technical College Anoka, Minnesota
Anoka Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Augsburg College Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bemidji State University Bemidji, Minnesota
Bethany Lutheran College Mankato, Minnesota
Bethel University Saint Paul, Minnesota
Capella University Minneapolis, Minnesota
Carleton College Northfield, Minnesota
Central Lakes College Brainerd Brainerd, Minnesota
Century Community and Technical College White Bear Lake, Minnesota
College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph, Minnesota
Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead, Minnesota
Concordia University Saint Paul Saint Paul, Minnesota
Crossroads College Rochester, Minnesota
Crown College Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota
Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, Minnesota
DeVry University Minnesota Edina, Minnesota
Duluth Business University Dultuh, Minnesota
Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Cloquet, Minnesota
Globe University Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minnesota
Globe University Woodbury Woodbury, Minnesota
Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter, Minnesota
Hamline University Saint Paul, Minnesota
Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Herzing University Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hibbing Community College A Technical and Community College Hibbing, Minnesota
Institute of Production and Recording Minneapolis, Minnesota
Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Itasca Community College Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Lake Superior College Duluth, Minnesota
Macalester College Saint Paul, Minnesota
Martin Luther College New Ulm, Minnesota
McNally Smith College of Music Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College Virginia, Minnesota
Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, Minnesota
Minneapolis Business College Roseville, Minnesota
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota School of Business Blaine Blaine, Minnesota
Minnesota School of Business Brooklyn Center Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
Minnesota School of Business Elk River Elk River, Minnesota
Minnesota School of Business Lakeville Lakeville, Minnesota
Minnesota School of Business Moorhead Moorhead, Minnesota
Minnesota School of Business Plymouth Plymouth, Minnesota
Minnesota School of Business Richfield Richfield, Minnesota
Minnesota School of Business Rochester Rochester, Minnesota
Minnesota School of Business Shakopee Shakopee, Minnesota
Minnesota School of Business Waite Park Waite Park, Minnesota
Minnesota State College Southeast Technical Winona, Minnesota
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead, Minnesota
Minnesota State University Mankato Mankato, Minnesota
Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls, Minnesota
National American University Bloomington Bloomington, Minnesota
National American University Brooklyn Center Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
National American University Roseville Roseville, Minnesota
Normandale Community College Bloomington, Minnesota
North Central University Minneapolis, Minnesota
North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Northwest Technical College Bemidji, Minnesota
Northwest Technical Institute Eagan, Minnesota
Northwestern College Saint Paul, Minnesota
Northwestern Health Sciences University Bloomington, Minnesota
Oak Hills Christian College Bemidji, Minnesota
Pine Technical College Pine City, Minnesota
Rainy River Community College International Falls, Minnesota
Ridgewater College Willmar, Minnesota
Riverland Community College Austin, Minnesota
Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, Minnesota
Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Saint Johns University Collegeville, Minnesota
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona, Minnesota
Saint Paul College A Community and Technical College Saint Paul, Minnesota
South Central College North Mankato, Minnesota
Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall, Minnesota
St Catherine University Saint Paul, Minnesota
St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud, Minnesota
St Olaf College Northfield, Minnesota
The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Crookston Crookston, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Morris Morris, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Rochester Rochester, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis, Minnesota
University of Phoenix Minneapolis/St Paul Campus Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
University of St Thomas Saint Paul, Minnesota
Vermilion Community College Ely, Minnesota
White Earth Tribal and Community College Mahnomen, Minnesota
Winona State University Winona, Minnesota
Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarships - The Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a Minnesota college or university and have an outstanding academic history in English, foreign language, math, science, fine arts, or social science. Students can apply for the scholarship through the college or university they plan to attend. The scholarship amounts vary but may cover the full tuition and fees, and the award can be renewed for up to three years if the student meets the GPA qualifications.
The Minnesota Masonic Charities Signature Scholarships - The are awarded to graduating high school seniors in Minnesota who are enrolled in public or private four-year colleges. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.8 and must submit two letters of recommendation and an essay. The scholarship committee also considers extracurricular activities and community service. They award five $5,000 scholarship every year.
The Minnesota Masonic Charities Legacy Scholarships - The Minnesota Masonic Charities Legacy Scholarships are awarded to students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a four-year college or university and have a GPA between 3.79 and 3.9. Students must submit two letters of recommendation and a values statement. Minnesota Masonic Charities awards ten $4,000 scholarships every year.
The Minnesota Masonic Charities Heritage Scholarship- Minnesota Masonic Charities awards 20 every year to Minnesota students who have a GPA between 3.0 and 3.59. To apply, students must be graduating high school seniors enrolled in a four-year college or university. The scholarship committee considers GPA, extracurriculars, and community service. The scholarships are worth $2,500.
The Minnesota State Grant - The Minnesota State Grant is available for Minnesota students who have financial need. About 36 percent of recipients have a household income of less than $20,000, and 37 percent have a household income between $20,000 and $50,000. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and must be enrolled as an undergraduate at a Minnesota school. The maximum scholarship amount is $10,745 for four-year colleges and $6,927 at two-year colleges, but the average price is about $1,700. Awards can be renewed yearly.
The Page Education Foundation Grant - The Page Education Foundation Grant scholarships are awarded to students of color who are Minnesota residents and plan to attend Minnesota schools. Applicants must participate in community service projects with children every year to renew the grant. To apply, students must submit two letters of recommendation, their high school transcript, a copy of their FAFSA report, and an essay explaining their educational goals and why they value education. The awards range in value from $1,000 to $2,500.
Minnesota Public Safety Officers' Survivor Grant- The Minnesota Public Safety Officers' Survivor Grant is awarded to the child or spouse of a public safety officer who was killed in the line of duty. Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate or a graduate at a Minnesota school. To apply, students must show a certificate of eligibility to their school's financial aid office. The scholarship amount varies depending on the school's tuition, but the maximum amount is $13,840 for students enrolled in a four-year program and $5,736 for students enrolled in a two-year program.
Scholarship for People With Disabilities- The scholarship for people with disabilities is awarded to a Minnesota resident who has a physical disability or sensory impairment. The recipient must be enrolled at a four-year college or technical school and must show financial need and academic achievement. To apply, students must submit an application explaining their employment history, community service, and educational achievements. They also must provide a personal essay describing they're educational and career goals. All finalists will be invited for a personal interview. The scholarship is worth $1,000.
Linden Scholarship- The Salvation Army awards the Linden Scholarship to a student in Ramsey, Washington, or Dakota County, who has financial need. The recipient must be a graduating senior who is enrolled in an undergraduate program and has a history of volunteerism. Applicants must provide a copy of their FAFSA form and a resume with their community service history. The scholarship is worth $3,000 for students enrolled in a four-year college and $1,500 for students enrolled in a two-year college.
White Earth Scholarship - The White Earth Scholarship is awarded to a member of the White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a college or technical institute as a graduate or undergraduate. Applicants must submit a copy of their FAFSA form, their high school diploma and transcript, and a form explaining their academic plan. The number of awards and the monetary amount varies yearly. Students can renew the scholarship if they maintain a GPA of at least 2.0.
Twin Cities Marathon Scholarship - The Twin Cities Marathon Scholarship worth $5,000, is awarded to one male and one female high school athlete in the Twin Cities area who participate in track or cross country. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must have taken part in a running event of at least 800 meters in length. Students must also submit an essay. The scholarship committee considers academic history, leadership, community service, and sportsmanship.
Vernetta Wilson Memorial Scholarship - The Minneapolis/St. Paul Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta awards the Vernetta Wilson Memorial Scholarship to an African American high school senior in Minnesota. The recipient must be enrolled in a two-year or four-year school and must have a minimum GPA of 2.7, a history of volunteerism, and leadership skills. The scholarship amount varies yearly but is usually between $1,000 and $2,500.
MSU Presidential Scholarship- The Michigan State University Presidential Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend MSU. The recipients must have a GPA of 3.8 or rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. Students must submit a letter of recommendation and two essays, one describing one of their leadership experiences and their educational plans, and another explaining what they think is the world's most pressing issue. The scholarship is worth $5,000 and is renewable for four years.
UMN Maroon and Gold Leadership Awards - The Maroon and Gold Leadership Awards are available for incoming University of Minnesota freshmen who were in the top three percent of their graduating high school class. The scholarship committee chooses the recipients based on GPA, ACT or SAT scores, community service, and personal background. The scholarship is worth $12,000 each year and can be renewed for up to four years. Students are considered for the award upon applying to the university.
Alliss Two Year College Opportunity Grant Program- The Alliss Educational Foundation provides for students who are enrolled in Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine Arts, or Associate of Science programs at a Minnesota State College. Students are considered for the grants during their college's financial aid process; no application is necessary. The awards range in amount from $500 to $2,000, and they can be renewed until the student has completed the program.
Alliss University Grant Program- Alliss University Grants are available to students who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program. Students must be attending a Minnesota State University and must have financial need. Students of any academic ranking can apply, but priority is given to those in the top 40 percent of their class. The scholarship amounts range between $500 and $2,000, depending on the recipient's financial need.
Evelyn Lenander Scholarship- The Evelyn Lenander Scholarship is available for third and fourth-year elementary education majors attending a Minnesota college or university. Preference is given to students who live within 25 miles of Buffalo Lake. To apply, students must submit a two-page essay describing what person or event has had the biggest influence on their life, a statement of financial need, two letters of recommendation, and a list of extracurricular activities. The scholarship amount ranges from $1,000 to $4,500.
MinnesotaJobs.com Scholarships - MinnesotaJobs.com awards several college scholarships each year to students who are currently enrolled in a college or university in Minnesota and plan to use their degree to work in the Minnesota job market. The scholarship amounts vary but are usually between $500 and $1,000. Applicants must earn at least 75 percent of credits through life classrooms. Students who attend school online are not eligible.
Gunnar Isberg Student Scholarship- The Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association awards the Gunnar Isberg Student Scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in planning or a related field. Students must either be from Minnesota or attend a Minnesota college or university. The scholarship committee selects the recipient based on academic record, employment history, and goals in the planning field. Applicants must submit a transcript, a letter of recommendation, a resume, and a cover letter stating their professional goals. The scholarship is worth $1,000.
MAPA Scholarship- The Minnesota Association of Public Accountants awards a scholarship to a Minnesota student entering their junior year at a four-year college or university. Applicants must major in accounting, plan to pursue a career in public accounting, and have a GPA of at least 2.5. To apply, students must submit their official transcript, a letter of recommendation, and a form detailing their academic history and financial need. The scholarship amount varies yearly, but it is usually around $750.
Minnesota Power Community Involvement Scholarships - Minnesota Power awards several scholarships every year to students who are involved with community service. Students must be graduating high school seniors who live in Minnesota Power's service area and have a GPA of at least 3.0. To apply, students must submit their transcript, documentation from their community leaders who can vouch for their community service, and a resume listing all volunteer activities. Each scholarship is worth $2,500.
American Legion Memorial Scholarships - The Minnesota Department of the American Legion provides several scholarships for the children, stepchildren, and grandchildren of American Legion members. Recipients must be enrolled at a Minnesota college, university, or vocational school and demonstrate leadership qualities. To apply, students must submit their high school or college transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a personal letter. The organization awards at least six scholarships every year with a maximum amount of $500.
Coss Family Foundation Traditional Scholarship - The Coss Family Foundation awards a scholarship to a graduating high school senior in Dakota or Ramsey Counties. Students must be enrolled at least half-time in a college, university, or technical school. Applicants should submit their high school transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. The scholarship committee chooses the recipient based on academic history, leadership, community service involvement, and financial need. The award amount ranges from $500 to $3,500 and can be renewed for three years if the student maintains a GPA of at least 2.0.
Minnesota GI Bill - The Minnesota GI Bill provides educational grants to Minnesota veterans who served in any U.S. armed forces branch, non-veterans who served for at least five years in the U.S. armed forces, and the spouses and children of people who served in the military and have died. Students can apply through the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. The monetary amounts vary depending on the school and financial need, but full-time students can receive up to $1,000 per year, and part-time students can receive a maximum of $500 per semester.
Education Vouchers for Former Youth in Care- The Education Vouchers are available for students who were in foster care between the ages of 16 to 18 or were adopted after their 16th birthday. Students can apply through the Minnesota Department of Human Services website by submitting a copy of their FAFSA form, their college acceptance letter, and their transcript. The highest scholarship amount awarded is $5,000, and students can renew the award yearly.
Riley Burnell Criminal Justice Memorial Scholarship- The Riley Burnell Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior in Koochiching County, who plans to pursue a criminal justice career. Preference is given to students planning to pursue law enforcement, but the scholarship committee also considers students pursuing careers as correction officers and border patrol officers. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0. The scholarship is usually worth $2,500 and is awarded in two installments, one in the fall and one in the spring.
Anna Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship - The Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship worth $2,000, is awarded to a student who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a program related to project management, human resources, adult education, or special education. Applicants must have at least two years of work experience and must either be a Project Management Institute member or be sponsored by a member. When choosing the recipient, the scholarship committee considers community service, commitment to education, and integrity. Applicants should submit three letters of recommendation and a resume.
ACEC of Minnesota Scholarships - The American Council of Engineering Companies awards several Minnesota scholarships every year, usually ranging in amount from $1,500 to $3,500. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year in an undergraduate engineering or land surveying program, or they must be in a Master of Science engineering program. Recipients are chosen based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership, and employment history.
Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship - The Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship is awarded to a student who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a Minnesota State College or University. The recipient must be a racial minority and must be a union member or the child or grandchild of a union member. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, a transcript, and a personal essay about their academic history and career goals. The scholarship is worth $1,200 for full-time students and $500 for part-time students.
Minnesota Indian Scholarships - The Minnesota Indian Scholarships are available to students who are at least one-fourth American Indian and are enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a Minnesota school. To apply, students must complete the FAFSA, fill out an online application, and submit documentation of their American Indian ancestry. The scholarship amounts vary depending on financial need, but can be up to $4,000 per year for undergraduates and $6,000 for graduate students. The scholarship can be renewed for up to ten years to cover both undergraduate and graduate studies.
Alys Mayman Misho Endowed Freshmen Scholarship- The Alys Mayman Misho Scholarship is awarded to an upcoming college freshman who ranks in the top 25 percent of their graduating high school class, has a GPA of at least 3.3, and has an ACT score of at least 23. The recipient should have strong leadership qualities and a history of community service. Priority is given to students who graduated from high schools in Central Minnesota. The award ranges in amount from $700 to $1,000.
McKerrow Scholarship - The Minnesota Livestock Breeders' Association awards the McKerrow Scholarship to a Minnesota student who is a current or former member of 4-H and studies animal science. The recipient must attend the University of Minnesota at the St. Paul or Crookston campuses and must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year. The scholarship amount varies yearly but is usually around $500. To apply, students must submit a form detailing their academic history and their career goals.
Blandin Foundation Education Grants - The Blandin Foundation awards their Education Grants to students in Itasca County who plan to attend a college, university, or certificate program. To be considered for the grant, students must submit an online application and their Student Aid Report. Depending on financial need, the grants range in value from $1,000 to $4,500. The grants are not automatically renewed, but students can reapply every year.
East Polk County Fair Scholarship Fund - The East Polk County Fair Board awards three $1,000 scholarships to students who reside in Polk County District 4. The scholarship committee gives priority to students with a GPA of at least 3.0 and students who plan to pursue agriculture, agri-business, or a related field. To apply, students must submit their high school transcript, a record of extra-curricular activities and community service, and an essay explaining they're educational and career goals.
UNCF Twin Cities Hope Scholarship - Scholarship is open to African-American students who are current undergraduate students and residents of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area (see website for specific county residence requirement). Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA, submit an essay outline their career aspirations, leadership experience, and most significant achievements, and one letter of recommendation.
AANAPISI Scholarship Program - Amount: Up to $5,000 - Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program
NEWH | North Central Chapter Scholarship - Amount: Up to $4,500 - Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)
Hagan Scholarships - Amount: Up to $5,000 each semester - Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA and from a rural area (a county with less than 50,000 people). Applicant must live in an eligible state (see website for details – Middle America) and demonstrate financial need.
Midwest Member Chapter Scholarships - Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who will be enrolling in college for the fall semester, or a First, Second, or Third year student currently enrolled in a full-accredited college or university.
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