Beware of Scholarship Scams!
There are companies that send out forms claiming that for a fee they will find you a number of scholarships. PLEASE do not be taken in by their promises.
- A Fee
- A “Money Back Guarantee”
- Requests For Your Credit Card or Bank Account Information
Scholarship.com is a website devoted to helping student search, find, and apply for scholarships, grants, and financial aid that match you.
Google search for scholarships that relate to you, such as your involvements, likes, skills, what you want to be, awards, relatives. For example, if I was a high school student that knew they wanted to work with animals for a career, I might google careers that work with animals. Then I could look at specific companies to see if they offer any kind of scholarships.
FastWeb – The largest and most complete source of scholarships available
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Need a Lift: The American Legion- Scholarships, grants and loans for veteran’s dependents.
AXA Achievement Scholarship – State and National winners
Next Step U – is a website devoted to helping students with college, career, and life planning.
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund (JMSMSF), Incorporated – must submit a complete and timely application; Mail the completed application packet so that it is received or postmarked on or before the deadline.
- US Citizen or permanent resident
- GPA 2.5 or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)
- High School Senior who must matriculate at a US accredited four-year college or university full time
- Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services, extra curricular or other activities
More info found here: http://scholarshipmentor.com/janice-m-scott-memorial-scholarship
AgStar Fund for Rural American:
www.agstar.com to prepare the next generation of agricultural industry leaders. 10-$1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to continue their education this fall in agricultural related fields and 5-$1,000 scholarships to show with an ag. or rural background who plan to continue their education in any field of study.
- Applicants must be residents of the 69 counties within AgStar’s Minnesota/Wisconsin territory
- Applicants must also possess a GPA of 3.0 or better
- Applicants must enroll in an agricultural related course of study or have an ag or rural background
IEA’s Bruce Bomier Environmental, Health, & Safety Scholarship Program: Three scholarships are available in the amount of $2,000.
Applicants must be:
- High school seniors
- Anticipating attendance at a four-year post secondary school
- Planning a career in environmental science, health and safety, engineering, or a related field
Application & Essay Instructions:
- A 1,500 word essay is required answering two questions:
- Detail one way that human activity has negatively affected our environment and your proposed solution. What can you do to change human behaviors responsible for environmental impact?
- What are your desired outcomes from the completion of an undergraduate degree?
Note: Financial need is not a consideration for this scholarship : Request Application from: IEA, Inc. www.ieainstitute.com/topics.cfm (800-233-9513)
Native American Scholarship Information: http://www.indianeducation.spps.org/Scholarship_Information.html
Wolf Creek Scholarship: Wolf Creek High School graduates who plan to pursue a post-secondary education, and have earned a 2.0 or higher grade point average. This universal application may be used for other applicable scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded during the graduation ceremony.
My College Options– List of scholarships based on location (Minnesota and Wisconsin)
Hubert H. Humphrey Memorial Award: High school seniors who are members or dependents of members of the Minnesota AFL-CIO may apply to receive up to $1000 a year to attend a Minnesota college or university. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. See more at mnaflcio.org. A related scholarship is the Martin Duffy Adult Learner Scholarship for undergraduates or graduate students who are members of the Minnesota AFL-CIO. Four $500 scholarships a year are awarded.
Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship Program: Funding for expenses of a practical fellowship in the area of human rights. $1,000-$4,500 can be used for transportation, lodging, and food expenses. The primary selection criteria are a commitment to and promotion of international human rights. See more at www1.umn.edu/twincities.
Empower Scholarship Application: The EMPOWER Scholarship, administered by Courage Kenny Foundation, encourages and supports ethnically diverse students who are pursuing a career in a medical or rehabilitation field. See more at: http://www.allinahealth.org/Courage-Kenny-Rehabilitation-Institute/Programs-and-services/Volunteer-opportunities/EMPOWER-Scholarships/
The scholarship is open to ethnically diverse students who have been accepted to or enrolled in a post‐high school program and have financial need
Resident of Minnesota or Western Wisconsin or attending school in Minnesota or Western Wisconsin
Pursuing a career in healthcare
Minimum GPA of 2.0 on 4.0 scale