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Scholarship How To

Use the steps below to help in finding and applying for Scholarships​.
You can start looking for scholarships in 9th Grade! 
​**NEVER PAY TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR A SCHOLARSHIP** 
 

Scholarships are a great way to earn free money towards post-secondary education. There are many places to search for scholarships, review the suggestions below on where to find Scholarships. Use this page to search eligible local Scholarships as well as outside Scholarships
 

  1. Preparing to apply:

    1. Make a list (or resumé) including:

      1. Activities

      2. Volunteer Work

      3. Jobs held

      4. Awards received

      5. References- people that can speak on behalf of you (non-relative)
         

    2. Make a list of scholarships (in a spreadsheet in google drive):

      1. What scholarships you want to apply for

      2. When the due date is

      3. Where the application is; in the counseling office (paper), online

      4. Information you need to include in application- transcript, letter of recommendation, list of activities, etc. 
         

  2. Helpful Tips:

    1. You should NEVER pay to submit your scholarship application!

    2. If you need recommendation letters, give those individuals at least 2 weeks to write one for you AND give them your resumé or list of activities (use your resumé log in your personal learning plan)

    3. If you spent 1 hour writing an essay for a $500 scholarship and won, you just made $500 an hour! (That is worth your time and effort!) 

    4. The more Scholarships you apply for the more opportunities there could be! (Apply to 1,000!! Who doesn’t want free money!)
       

  3. APPLY, APPLY, APPLY!!!

     

  4. Where to find scholarships?
    a. Check the Scholarships on this page

    b. Colleges- Check the Financial Aid/Scholarship page on the college you are planning to attend. You can apply to scholarships at multiple schools and once you decide on your college, you'd accept the scholarships only for the school you choose

    c. GoingMerry- https://www.goingmerry.com/ -  Students create a profile and the website will match you to scholarships that you are eligible for​

    d. Raise Me Scholarship- (click title for link)

    e. Nation Wide Search Sites:

    https://www.fastweb.com/
    scholarships.com
    https://scholarshipowl.com/
    CollegeScholarships.org
    SuperCollege.com
    CollegeBoard.com
    CareersandColleges.com
    https://www.fastweb.com/
    https://www.cappex.com/
    Peterson's
    https://www.unigo.com/
    https://www.collegecovered.com/
    www.studentscholarships.org
    https://www.anthonyoneal.com/scholarships

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Go through the list of scholarships below that are at Crookston High School, or known to Crookston High School. 
​Please know the name or number of scholarship when you come to pick up the application in the Counseling Office. 


Each scholarship is noted how you are eligible, when the application is due, where to find the application, and the amount.

                                            SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADES 7-12
        1. Pirate Fine Arts Boosters (PFAB) Scholarship Application 
             Eligibility: Full-Time Crookston Public Schools Student in Grades 7-12
           Due: May 3
           Application: Click on pdf button for the application 

        2.   MARYKNOLL SCHOLARSHIP
           Eligibility: Must be a student in grades 6-12; Complete essay written in English
           Amount: 6-$1,000 
           Due: November 16

       
        3.  VFW PATRIOT'S PEN       

            Eligibility: Must be in grades 7-12 (Click on title for the link to further scholarship requirements)          

            Amount: Varies         

            Due: October 31

                                                      SCHOLARSHIPS FOR JUNIORS
         1. TRIPLE IMPACT COMPETITOR SCHOLARSHIP (JUNIORS ONLY)
          Eligibility: High School Junior Athletes
          Amount: $1,000-$2,000
          Due: March 31

         2. MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF TOWNSHIPS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

          Eligibility: Current MN Junior students. Need to complete application form and essay.
          Amount: 5- $2,000 Awards
          Due: May 1 

                                                      SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SENIORS
 

1. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY - DEPT. OF MN SCHOLARSHIPS- 
Eligibility: Children/Grandchildren of a veteran who is a dues paying member
$750
Due: March 1
Application: In Counseling Office

2. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY NELS T. WOLD UNIT #20
Eligibility: Must be a child/grandchild of a dues paying member
$500
Due: March 1
Application: In Counseling Office 

3. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY CHILDREN OF WARRIORS PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must be a relative of veteran who served in Armed Forces and have at least 50 hours of volunteer service
$-Amount Varies
Due: March 1
Application: In Counseling Office

4. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY PAST PRESIDENT'S PARLEY HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must be active member for minimum of 3 years
$1000
Due: March 1
Application: In Counseling Office

5. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SPIRIT OF YOUTH FOR JUNIOR MEMBERS
Eligibility: Must be a junior member and have GPA of 3.0 or higher
$500
Due: March 1
Application: In Counseling Office
 

 

6. AMERICAN LEGION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 
Eligibility: Must be a resident of MN and a descendant of a Veteran member of the American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary
$500
Due: April 1
Application: In Counseling Office

7. AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must be a resident of MN and a descendant of a Veteran member of the American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary
$500
Due: April 1
Application: In Counseling Office

8. CROOKSTON EAGLES AERIE 873 SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Open to all
$500
Due: April 15
Application: In Counseling Office

9. AG COUNTRY- FARM CREDIT SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Planning to study an Ag related field or live on farm/ranch
$1000
Due: March 1
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

10. RED RIVER VALLEY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION NORTHWEST MN YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD
Eligibility: Open to students ages 17-21. 
4- $500 Scholarship Awards
Due: March 1
Application: (click pdf button to download application)

11. COCA-COLA SCHOLARS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Need to be a current High School student receiving a diploma in the spring and planning to attend Post-Secondary Institution
$1,000-$1,500
Due: Fall

12. P.K.M ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must live within PKM electrical service area in Polk/Marshall counties 
$1000
Due: April 15
Application: In Counseling Office

13. MN WOMEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must have played high school golf
$-Amount Varies
Due: March 31
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

14. VERNON J. PICK FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must be a resident of Polk, Red Lake, Marshall or Norman Counties
and be planning to study a field in Math , Science or Engineering
$2,500
Due: March 30
Application: In Counseling Office

15. VFW SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must have participated in the VFW Voice of Democracy Contest
$500
Due: End of School Year
Application: In Counseling Office

16. AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must be attending a 4 year college in Technology, Math, Science, Ag, or Engineering and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
-Submit applications to the Counseling Office
$1,000
Due: April 1
Application: In Counseling Office

17. THOMAS C. LENERTZ FAMILY HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Planning to study a Health related field
$750
Due: March 21
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

18. BISHOP AFONYA HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Planning to study a health related major
$1,000
Due: April 1
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

19. NORMA BIGGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Planning to study a field in one of the following areas: Nutrition, Health, Financial Management, Energy and Environment, Clothing and Textiles, Child and Family
$200
Due: April 1
Application: In Counseling Office

20. NORTHWEST MN HOUSING COOPERATIVE SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Planning to study Construction
$500
Due: March 31
Application: In Counseling Office

21. MASONIC LODGE EASTERN STAR SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Open to all
$1,000
Due: April 30
Application: In Counseling Office

22. ELK'S MOST VALUABLE SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Open to all
$50,000
Due: November 15
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

23. UNITED EDUCATORS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must be a member of child/grandchild of member
$500-$1,000
Due: February 5
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

24. CROOKSTON EAGLES LADIES AUX. #873 SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must have a female relative who is active member
$500
Due: April 15
Application: In Counseling Office

25. MN STATE COACHES ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must be a child or grandchild of current or lifetime members of the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association
$1,000
Due: March 28

Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

26. RED LAKE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE SCHOLARSHIP (submit application to counseling office)
Eligibility: Must live within Red Lake Electric Cooperative service area
$500
Due: April 1
Application: In Counseling Office

27. LEO C. PARENT SCHOLARSHIP TRUST II
Eligibility: Must be a male student of Polk County and attend UND or any MN college
$1,200
Due: April 15
Application: In Counseling Office

28. HALSTAD TELEPHONE CO. TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP (submit application to counseling office)
Eligibility: Must be planning to study a Technology field
2- $500
Due: April 1
Application: In Counseling Office

29. CROOKSTON ROTARY CLUB 'SERVICE ABOVE SELF' SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Current senior involved in activities and volunteering outside of school. 
Due: April 26
Application: In Counseling Office

30. AMERICA'S FARMERS GROW AG LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must be planning to study an Agriculture related field, Min. 2.5 GPA, 2 endorsements from Farmers
$1,500
Due: January 14

Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

31. BOB AND ELLA Q. STRAND SCHOLARSHIP (submit application to Counseling Office)
Eligibility: Must have GPA of 3.5 or higher and plan to attend a 4 year college
$1,000
Due: April 1
Application: In Counseling Office

32. CHS JUNE SHAVER HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP (submit application to Counseling Office)
Eligibility: Must plan to study a healthcare related field
$1,000
Due: April 1

33. DRIFTBUSTERS SCHOLARSHIP- 
Must be a member or son/daughter of Driftbusters Snowmobile Club
Completed snowmobile safety
Minimum GPA 2. 5
$200
Due: April 9

34. DR. RUSSELL O. INEZ SATHER SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA; Must plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college; Need to be studying Business, Industrial Technology, or Family and Consumer Sciences.
Amount: 3- $1500 Awards

Due: April 2nd 

Application: In Counseling Office


35. DARLA SCALES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must be planning to study a business related field
$750
Due: March 31
Application: Click on Word button to download and print application

36. CHERYL STEINBRINK HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP (submit applications to the Counseling Office)
Eligibility: Must be planning to study a Healthcare related field
$500
Due: April 1
Application: In Counseling Office

37. GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Eligibility: Must have 3.0 GPA or higher, be a HS Senior, and plan to attend a 4 year college
$10,000
Due: October 16- January 4
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

38. AMERICAN WELDING SOCIETY DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Planning to study welding or related technologies
$1,000
Due: March 1
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

39. MN BENEFIT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PROGRAM
Application: 2019_MBA_Scholarship_Application.pdf
Eligibility: Must be a child/grandchild of MN Public Employee or elected official
$1,000
Due: April 15
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

40. TRACY LYNN ALTRINGER SCHOLARSHIP (submit application to Counseling Office)
Eligibility: Must be planning to study a Medical related field
$500
Due: April 1
Application: In Counseling Office

41. AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP (submit application to the Counseling Office)
Eligibility: Must attend technical college in Technology, Math, Science, Agriculture, or Engineering, and have a min. 2.5 GPA
$500
Due: April 1
Application: In Counseling Office

42. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY JUNIOR MEMBER LOYALTY SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must be a current Junior member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Amount Varies
Due: MARCH 1
Application: In Counseling Office

43. LARSEN FAMILY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Eligibility: Must be in the top 10% of graduating class
$1,000
Due: April 20
Application: In Counseling Office
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

44. VALLEY BONE AND JOINT CLINIC SCHOLAR- ATHLETE
Eligibility: Must be a HS Senior athlete and have a minimum 3.5 GPA
$500
Due: 1 student is chosen each month
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

45.  FIRST COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION

Eligibility: Graduating High School Senior; Check website for other eligibility requirements and deadline.

Amount- 9-$4,000; 6-$2,000; $1,000

Due: March 19th

Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

46. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP FOR NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS
Eligibility: Must be a non-traditional student
$2,000
Due: March 15
Application: In Counseling Office

47. MINNESOTA ATHLETES IN SPORTS MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must be planning to study a sports medicine related field, and have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA
$2,500
Due: March 1
Application: Click on pdf button to download and print application

48. MINNESOTA MASONIC CHARITIES SCHOLARSHIPS
Eligibility: (multiple scholarships, check requirements online)
$2,500- $5,000
Due: February 15
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

49. DIANE ALTRINGER SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must be planning to study a vocational or technical field of study at a 2 year college with a minimum GPA of 2.0
Due: April 20
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

50. AGRI-WOMEN DAUGHTER OF AMERICAN AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS
Must be relative of farming family
$1,000
Due: March 1st
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

51. RICHARD MAVES HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP
$1,000
Due: April 1
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

52.  JUNE E. SHAVER HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP 
Eligibility: Must be a high school graduate AND have completed one semester of post-secondary education
$1,000
Due: April 1

Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

53. CROOKSTON COMMUNITY THEATER (pick up application in the counseling office)
Eligibility: Senior planning to study a career in the ARTS- Performing arts, fine arts, music, graphic design, interior design, sound industrial, video game design, fashion design, and culinary arts.
$500
Due: April 1

Application: In Counseling Office

54. HIGHWAY 2 CRUISERS (pick up application in the counseling office)
Eligibility: Students pursuing two- or four-year degree programs in an automotive-related program to pursue a career in auto mechanics, auto body, diesel mechanics, engineering, electricl skills, etc. related to the automotive industry.
Available to HS Senior graduating in 2019 and any 2nd year students in the above mentioned programs with an application.
$500
Due: April 15

Application: In Counseling Office

55. HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: 3.75 GPA; Need to have completed the FAFSA (click on the title to go to the website for more details)
Amount: Varies

Due: November 15
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)


56. TITAN MACHINERY SERVICE TECHNICIAN SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

Eligibility: Students planning to study Diesel Technology, Precision Ag/GPS Product Specialist

Amount Varies

Due: (Check website)

57. NWMN WOMEN'S FUND SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must live in one of the 12 NW region counties, and plan to attend a college in the NW region
$- varies
Due: April 1
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

58.SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
Eligibility: Multiple Scholarships
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

59. MINNESOTA SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION (MSCA) SCHOLARSHIP

$500

Due: October 19th 

Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

60. ROVE PEST CONTROL SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Must have minimum 3.0 GPA, and be accepted into a college
$500
Due: January 31
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

61.  MAKE THE U SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility: Show academic excellence, demonstrate dedication to community service

$15,000

Due: October 15Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

62. ASPIRING BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Eligibility: High School senior planning to study a Business related field
$1,000
Due: June 1
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

63. NELLIE STONE JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: 
$1,200-$2,500
Due: June 1
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

64. BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
Eligibility: Must be a MN or ND High School Student, 
$- $1,000-$4,500
Due: January 7
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

65. MS SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: (Multiple scholarships for students of different areas of need)
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

66. KIWANIS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Applicants must be a graduate from a high school in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or Superior, Wisconsin and must attend a college or university located in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or Superior, Wisconsin.
Directions: Page 2 and 3 of the pdf to the right. A student letter and a letter of recommendation.
Amount: $710 
Due: January 22, 2021

**Submit application to the Counseling Office


67. ALERUS SCHOLARSHIPS
Eligibility: Varies- they have multiple scholarships
Amount Varies
Due: March 1
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

68. MN CONCRETE COUNCIL 
Eligibility: Interested in Engineering, Finisher/Laborer, Construction, or going to a Technical College; Varies- there are multiple scholarships
Amount- Varies
Due: December 1
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

69. DR. PEPPER TUITION GIVEAWAY (click on Official Rules)
Eligibility: Open to all
$100,000
Due: November 30
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)


70. JAMES ALAN COX FOUNDATION FOR STUDENT PHOTOJOURNALISTS
 Eligibility: varies
Amount- Varies
Due: November 15
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

71.  SIXT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Eligibility: Minimum 3.7 GPA and be a high school senior
5-$5,000
Due: November 30
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

72. BARBARA LOTZE SCHOLARSHIP FOR PHYSICS TEACHERS
Eligibility: a High School student planning to attend college to study physics teaching; or Undergraduate student studying physics eduction; U.S. citizen
$2,000
Due: December 1
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

73. NATIONAL SPACE CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Open to High School students through Graduate Students; Pursuing a career in the STEM field and be attending an accredited college/university 
$10,000
Due: November 30
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)
 

74. UNITED STATES JCI SENATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: High School Seniors planning to attend post-secondary education 
$1,000
Due: January 11
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

75. WOMENT AT MICROSOFT HOPPERS SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Female high school or college student planning to attend a 4-year school in SD, ND, or MN; studying a career in the STEM field
Amount- varies
Due: April 15
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

76.HISPANIC HERITAGE YOUTH AWARDS
Eligibility: Current High School student graduating in the spring; minimum 3.0 GPA, planning to attend an accredited college or university, be of Hispanic heritage, U.S. resident, citizen or qualify under the DACA
Due: October 15
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)
 

77. AMERICAN MUSCLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Eligibility: a current High School senior planning to attend higher education, or attending a college, or technical institute; planning to study automotive or related field
Due: October 15 for Spring Winner; June 15 for Fall Winner
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

78. WENDY'S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: Minimum GPA of 3.0; Participate in 1 of 47 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee
Due: October 17
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

79.HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION
Eligibility: Over 70 Scholarship Programs over a range of areas
Due: Check programs
Application: (click on scholarship title to go to the website)

 


 

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