High School Guidance Office
Scholarship Listings

November 21, 2017






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   CentraCare - St Cloud Hospital


March 1, 2018

17-18 High School Health Care Scholarship

St. Cloud Hospital Halenbeck Fund will award scholarships for the 2018 Fall Semester and 2019 Spring Semester for students pursuing a career in health care. To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must: be a high school senior enrolling in a health care-related degree program, have a GPA of 2.8 or above, demonstrate involvement in community, school or work activities



Bird Island-Hawk Creek Scholarships

December 1, 2017

Bird-Island Hawk Creek Mutual Insurance Company is offering scholarships to five graduating seniors. One scholarship will be presented to a student that will be furthering his/her education in the agricultural field and the other four will be presented to four students entering a non-agricultural field. The presentation of the five awards will be on January 22, 108 at the Bird Island-Hawk Creek Mutual's Annual Meeting

5 @ $1,000


Profile in Courage Essay Contest

January 4, 2018

Write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.  The subject must be a US elected official who served during or after 1917. Students are encouraged to  choose an original subject and tell a story that has not yet been told. Awards vary from $10,000 for first place down to eight $100 honorable mentions.  High school students grade 9 -12 are eligible. 


Great Northern Theatre Community

April 13, 2018

Applicants need to have participated in at least one GNTC production. 


Minnesota Women's Golf Association Foundation

March 31, 2018

The MWGA is offering a scholarship to female students who plan to attend a 4 year college program. Applicants must be US citizens and resident's of Minnesota.  Applicant must have a 3.2 GPA.  The scholarship is based on scholastic rating, financial need and quality of character as demonstrated by academic and civic activities and achievements.  Although skill or excellence in the game of golf is not a criterion, candidates shall demonstrate an involvement in the sport.

4 year renewable


Central Minnesota Credit Union

February 5, 2018

CMCU has helped students pay for their education for over a decade with scholarship money. 

  • Be a member of CMCU
  • Be planning to attend an accredited college or university, or a two to four year community, vocational or technical college. All eligible schools must be accredited by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Be a full-time or part-time student at the school that you are planning to attend (can be traditional or non-traditional).
  • Applicant cannot be a previous recipient of a CMCU scholarship.

multiple @ $1,000

Central Minnesota Community Foundation


CommunityGiving and our partner foundations believe the community members who will have the most impact on our community in the future are our young people like you. We believe that each and every one of you must have a fair chance to take advantage of the education available to you. That’s why we encourage you to apply for scholarships at every opportunity.

Last year we awarded more than $186,000 to students who apply for scholarships through our easy online application portal. These students – just like you – live or go to school all over Minnesota and are planning to attend a 4-year college or a trade or technical school after completing high school.


Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship - Carlson School at Univ of MN

February 1, 2018

Once accepted to the Carlson School, you are eligible to apply for an Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship.  Criteria include: strong academic performance, demonstrated leadership. and involvement.  Finalists will complete an in-person interview.  Last year, the Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund awarded incoming freshman scholarship packages worth between $5,000 and $20,000.


Clean Air Choice - Biodiesel Scholarship

March 30, 2018

Eligibility: All high school seniors in Minnesota with plans to attend postsecondary education are eligible to submit entries to the Clean Air Choice® Biodiesel Scholarship contest.

1 @ $1,000

1 @ $500

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George W. Friederich Scholarship

March 8, 2018

George W. Friedrich was a long time member of the Lion's Club organization. As an officer and volunteer, he consistently demonstrated his commitment to serving his community and the people within it. Based on his involvement and strong community support, the criteria for this scholarship are as follows:
• Past and current community service/activities
• Upper 50% of class or otherwise deserving
• Must attend either a college/university or technical college
• Involvement in any extracurricular activities
• Completed application form and one page typed essay must be submitted to the selection committee by March 08, 2018. (Strongly emphasize one page)
• Submit an essay explaining the following: “How you have, and how you will continue to serve your community and the people within it”.

2 @ $500


Rove Pest Control

Dec 31, 2017

  • The scholarship is judged primarily on academic achievement, but financial need may also be considered.
  • Applications for the scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or high school graduate nationwide in United States of America.
  • Applicant must be accepted to a college and enrolled in courses full time.
  • Special consideration will be given to those whom are pursuing entomology or a related field.
  • A student aid report showing household income status will be required to be mailed in by finalists upon notification.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to be considered.


Minnesota Concrete Council

Dec 1, 2017

The student’s home address must be in Minnesota OR student must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary Minnesota school (College or University) and the student must be pursuing an education in technical/professional fields associated with the cast-in-place concrete industry.  Specific criteria for each scholarship can be found in the scholarship applications. One is for Construction Management and the other is for Community or Technical College.

1 @ $3,500

1 @ $1,500

Young Women in Public Affairs

March 1, 2018


Zonta International and The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award recognizes young women, ages 16-19, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.  Other criteria:   Active Commitment to volunteerism  Experience in local or student government Volunteer leadership achievements Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs Advocating in Zonta Internationals mission of advancing the status of woman world wide.


GE-Reagan Foundation

January 4, 2018

Scholarship program for high school seniors who demonstrate: Leadership, Drive, Integrity, Citizenship.

up to $40,000

The Geisinger Scholarship Program January 17, 2018 During his lifetime, Joseph M Geisinger created a trust fund to provide support to forward the careers of students pursuing degrees in engineering at the Univ of Michigan.  The scholarships will be awarded to first-year students admitted to the College of Engineering. $20,000/yr

The Coolidge Scholarship for Juniors

January 24, 2018 The Coolidge Scholarship is for  current high school Juniors. This is a full ride scholarship that may be used at any accredited U.S. university and for any major. Selection criteria include: Academic Excellence, Interest in Public Policy and Coolidge Values, Humility and Service full tuition
Grow Ag Leaders February 1, 2018 America's Farmers Gro Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to students in rural communities who are looking to continue their education in an ag-related field of study and become the next generation of ag leaders.Go to for more information. Students need not be FFA members to apply. $1,500
AXA Achievement Scholarship  December 15, 2017   52@$25,000       =201711&utm_content=4229c5669ae007c8f530e7debcc68390

Hispanic Scholarship Fund January 1 -  March 31, 2018

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.



Other Scholarship Websites:

We have looked and found various websites that may be helpful to you in your scholarship and grant searches.  Following are links to these websites: is the largest collection of scholarships on the web.

QuestBridge is a powerful platform bridging the nation's brightest, under-served youth and leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. We are an aggregator of excellence. QuestBridge provides a single, internet-based meeting point which links exceptional students with colleges, scholarship providers, enrichment programs, employers, and organizations seeking students who have excelled despite obstacles. By facilitating these exchanges, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation's best universities and the ranks of national leadership itself.

A user-friendly guide that will help with questions regarding the FAFSA.

a user-friendly guide that clarifies common questions, making it easier for students to have access to the support they qualify for to start or continue their education and answers Financial Aid questions.

Central Minnesota Community Foundation    

Scholarship Foundation that handles several scholarships including Dollars for Scholars  

Free College Scholarship Search        

Free Application for Federal Student Aid        

College Board Online       

Paying for College     

The American Legion offers this College Financial Aid Handbook      

College Net

Fast Web

Minnesota Institutional Scholarships

Scholarship Experts

College Scholarships


Complete Directory of Online Colleges and Universities in Minnesota - 2014 Top Online Schools

Use the directory in the link below to discover the accredited online degree programs available in Minnesota. The directory can be filtered to find the programs of your choice by selecting the attributes such as size, location, degree levels, campus setting, and type of school.

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