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Minnesota 

The land of 10,000 opportunities 

If you are from Minnesota, scholarships specifically created for Minnesota residents could be just what you need to pay your way through college. The leading industries in the state of Minnesota include agriculture, mining, biomedical and technology manufacturing. Scholarship opportunities come in a wide variety of formats and types. There are need-based as well as merit-based funding opportunities. There are also grants and scholarship available for those seeking career employment in an under-served field, such as education or healthcare.

 

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation believes the community members who will have the most impact in our communities are young learners who are prepared for success. We believe students must take advantage of all education opportunities presented to them. That’s why we encourage applicants to look for every scholarship for which they are eligible in an efficient and convenient platform, which we are providing as service to our scholarship funds.

 

You can find out which scholarships you qualify for by taking our eligibility quiz once you create or login to your account.

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How to Apply:  Online when available

Amount: $500

Due Date: April 1st 2023

Eligibility:  

  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the State of Minnesota, and a citizen of the United States.

  • Applicant shall be a legal descendent of a Veteran member of the American Legion; and/or a legal descendent of an American Legion Auxiliary member.

  • Applicant shall be a High School graduate upon receipt of the scholarship, and must meet the academic standards of the school they will be attending.

  • Applicant must have a good record of school and community citizenship, indicate their loyalty to their country, and show the qualities of initiative and desire to pursue an education beyond High School.

  •  Applicant shall establish a financial need.

How to Apply: Print from the website or click the PDF to print 

Amount: $500

Due Date: April 1st 2023

Eligibility:  

  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the State of Minnesota, and a citizen of the United States.

  • Applicant shall be a legal descendent of a Veteran member of the American Legion; and/or a legal descendent of an American Legion Auxiliary member.

  • Applicant shall be a High School graduate upon receipt of the scholarship, and must meet the academic standards of the school they will be attending.

  • Applicant must have a good record of school and community citizenship, indicate their loyalty to their country, and show the qualities of initiative and desire to pursue an education beyond High School.

  •  Applicant shall establish a financial need.

How to Apply: Click the PDF to print, or applications are available in the Counseling Office 

Amount: Varies

Due Date: Varies

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  • Minnesota Future Together Grants will be awarded to students earning a credential or two-year or four-year degree in a high need career areas. In determining what careers are considered "high need," OHE used data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Eligible career areas are: Healthcare, STEM, Business, Industry and Technology Education and Public service.

  • Have a Family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) reported on FAFSA or State Aid Application of less than $100,000 and have worked in a critical industry listed in Executive Order 20-74 at least part-time between March 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021; or received unemployment benefits between March 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021; OR

  • Have a Family AGI reported on FAFSA or State Aid Application less than $50,000

How to Apply:  Online

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Amount: $500

Due Date: April 15, 2023

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  • This is a competitive program open to public employees or elected officials or their family members in the State of Minnesota.

How to Apply: Print from the website or click the PDF to print  

Amount: $1,200-2,500

Due Date: June 1st 2023

Eligibility:  

  • School Affiliation: The applicant must be currently enrolled in or accepted into a program at a Minnesota State institution.

  • Union Affiliation: The applicant must be a union member or the child, grandchild or spouse of a union member.

  • Ethnicity: The applicant must be a racial/ethnic group member. "Racial/ethnic group member" is defined by the Minnesota State office of Equity and Inclusion (and for this scholarship) to include Black/African American, Chicano/a or Latino/a, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Native American/Alaskan Native.

  • Academic Standards: The applicant must meet academic and admission standards of the institution he/she is attending. Applicants must have at least a 2.0 grade point average for undergraduate students and 3.0 grade point average for graduate students to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

  • Credits Required:  Full time status for undergraduate students is twelve (12) credits or more and graduate students is six (6) credits or more.  Part-time status for undergraduate students is 6-11 credits.

How to Apply:  Online

Amount: $500

Due Date: March 1st 2023

Eligibility:  

  • Young adults between the ages of 17 and 21 by the date of this application living in Becker, Clay, Clearwater, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau and Wilkin Counties.

How to Apply: Click the PDF to print

Amount: Varies

Due Date: Varies

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  • Enrolled in a high-demand occupation within an eligible program

  • 9 credits per term; 2.0 GPA, Minnesota resident

  • $1,250 award per term ($7,500 maximum over three years)

  • Preference for students in financial need

How to Apply: Online