General Scholarship Application

    Local scholarships will be distributed in Primetime on Wednesday March 1, 2017.
    The deadline for local scholarships will be Noon on Tuesday March 21, 2017.


    Application Deadline   Name of Scholarship
    (Click on scholarship name to view information and application.)

    April 1, 2017

    May 1, 2017


    Big Brothers Big Sisters is pleased to announce three scholarship opportunities for current/past Littles and High School Bigs.   

    Federated Challenge Scholarship:  A scholarship for up to $5,000 for students to attend a non-four year education or training program at an accredited Minnesota post-secondary school that focuses on obtaining an apprenticeship, certificate or associate’s degree.  Deadline to apply is May 1st.

    WWBD Memorial Scholarship: $500 scholarship to a college of their choice.  This scholarship was created in honor of BriAnna Kruzel (a former Little Sister and High School Big Sister), who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in September 2013.  Deadline to apply is April 1st.

    June 1, 2017  

    AUTOACCESSORIESGARAGE.COM $1000 College Scholarship


    Word on the street is that the whole "college" thing is an expensive endeavor, and AutoAccessoriesGarage.com wants to help out.  As a result, AAG is proud to announce the first $1000 Scholarship Contest. 

    Entering the AutoAccessoriesGarage.com College & Automotive Trade School Scholarship Contest is easy.  Simply answer the questions at http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com/college-scholarship


    Eligibility:  Eligibility for the contest is pretty simple.  You have to be heading to college, or an automotive trade/vocational school in 2017 or be a current freshman or sophmore.  Oh, and you can't be related to any AAG employee.

    Deadline:  June 1, 2017




     See Website   Native American Scholarship Database

    These scholarships are available specifically for Native American high school students entering college in 2015-2016. Students should be encouraged to apply to ALL other sources of financial aid for which they are eligible.

    List of Federally Recognized Tribes and Phone list: http://www.ncai.org/tribal-directory

    List of Federally Non-recognized Tribes: http://www.manataka.org/page237.html

    Common Documentation Needed:

    CDIB: Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (a.k.a. CIB, enrollment letter, letter of descent) is a document from the tribe showing the fraction of tribal blood for that member or descendant.

    Proof of Tribal Enrollment: Letter from the tribe with the tribal enrollment number on it. The letter may also include the degree of blood.

    Proof of Lineage: In lieu of enrollment, some scholarships will accept 1st or 2nd descendants or lineal descendants. Students will need to prove lineage with birth certificates showing their relationship to the family member who is enrolled, as well as the enrolled member's enrollment number. A CDIB may also be acceptable in some cases. 
        The Annexstad Family Foundation Scholarship

    This four-year, renewable scholarship provides support for deserving young men and women who have matured as "Littles" through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program (in the School-Based, Site-Based or Community-Based programs). By combining resources from the Annexstad Family Foundation and the specific college or university, the program's goal is to assure funds for tuition, fees, room, board, and books.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • matched as a "little" through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for at least 18 months and be formally recommended by a participating BBBS agency.
    • accepted at a participating four year college or university
    • demonstrate significant financial need.
    Please check out the Annexstad Foundation website for more information www.annexstadfamilyfoundation.org. To apply, please contact Ann Matvick at Big Brothers Big Sisters at (320) 258-4517 or email her at amatvick@bbbscentralmn.org.
        Central Minnesota Community Foundation

    We are continuing with our online scholarship application process this year!

    We can offer students the list of available scholarships through our online scholarship software program:

    Please see what is available through our website at www.communitygiving.org

    • Click on "Scholarships"
    • Click on "Apply For a Scholarship"
    • Students can sort the "Scholarship List" by School
    • Click on the link "Log on Now" that is inside the green "Apply Now" box
    • If the applicant is a first time user of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation's online scholarship system, they will be required to "create a new account". Once an account has been established the system will remember the log in information and will automatically be linked to any other online scholarship applications submitted through the Community Foundation's online system.

    See Website




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    March 31,2017  

    CommunityGiving/Central MN Community Foundation

    CommunityGiving/Central MN Community Foundation is accepting applications for 17 Scholarship Funds.   These 17 funds award more than 60 Scholarships totaling over $100,000 in scholarship aid.

    The Application Deadline for the following scholarships is March 1st @11:59 PM.  

    Bernick Family Scholarship

    Michael and Karel Helgeson Scholarship (GNP)


    Terry Fox Scholarship

    And many others are listed on our site.


    Students can further research eligibility requirements and apply for these scholarships at:



    March 31, 2017  

    iHELP Scholarships

    Reunion Student Loan Finance Corporation (RSLFC) and iHELP Student Loans are once again offering random draw scholarships to Minnesota high school seniors. We will be awarding five $1,000 scholarships to Minnesota high school seniors that are attending a college, university or technical institute in the 2017-2018 academic year.  These scholarships are good for any school in any state!  Every scholarship application will be automatically entered into a drawing for a free iPad.

    Apply online at iHELP Scholarship Opportunity, it will take less than a minute!

    The applicants are responsible for submitting scholarships to RSLFC.  The scholarship winners will be chosen at random.  The criterion to qualify for the $1,000 scholarship is that the applicant must be: 1) a high school senior for the 2016/2017 academic year, 2) scholarship will be applied to 2017/2018 academic year cost of education and 3) not on academic probation.  

    If the student would like to complete a paper application, request one from us by emailing loans@slfc.com.  Submit it to iHELP Scholarship, Reunion Student Loan Finance Corporation, 124 South First Street, Aberdeen, SD  57401-4107. Postmark deadline is March 31, 2017


    April 25, 2017  

    Sports Unlimited Scholarship

    We award a $1,000 scholarship annually to some of the most inspiring students in the country.

    Sports Unlimited is dedicated to reaching further than the field, court, or diamond that you play on. We believe in fostering development and empowering ourselves and others through higher education because it takes as much courage to succeed in the classroom as it does on the field. Once every year, we offer a $1,000 college scholarship to the athlete who inspires us most through his or her essay. You might even be featured in our blog! If you intend to apply for the scholarship, follow the instructions below.

    Identify a piece of gear or equipment currently used in a sport and describe how to improve it and why.


    To see complete details and how to apply go to -  sportsunlimitedinc.com/scholarship.html


    June 1, 2017  
    1.  The first scholarship is "Aspiring Fashion ProfessionalScholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

    2.  The 2nd Scholarship is the "Aspiring Animation ProfessionalScholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.
    3.  The 3rd scholarship was started late last year and is being offered again this year.  "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.

    The deadline for the scholarships is June 1, 2017.




    Navigating the internet for good scholarship and grant websites can be an intimidating and frustrating process. To help you reduce your stress and frustration a number of good scholarship and grant websites have been listed below. This list is in no way comprehensive, but it does include many of the most popular and user friendly search websites.




    Type of Search
      Scholarship Resources
    Scholarships & Grants




    The American Legion Need a Lift?
    Scholarship and financial aid information at your fingertips!
    Get Money for College
    The kind you don't pay back!
    For more information visit: www.legion.org/needalift



         High Five
    A scholarship matching service that will find hundreds of scholarships that match your personal characteristics, goals, and interests, free of charge.

    Careers and Colleges
    Get recruited by colleges plus find your career.


     CareerOneStop Scholarship Search



     College Board
    Click on “students”, then go to “pay for college”


    College Answer

    Our free scholarship search offers access to an award database that contains more than 3 million scholarships worth over $16 billion. It is expanded and updated daily. Become a registered member and automatically be entered in a monthly $1000 scholarship drawing*.

         CollegeNet Scholarship Search
         Federal Student Aid
    An office of the U.S. Department of Education. 
        Federal Money
    Free web guide to all U.S. government grants and loans benefiting students.
        iSeek Education
        Minnesota-Specific Scholarships
    Private Scholarships for Minnesota Students
        NCAA Scholarships
        Scholarship Experts
        Scholarships Offered by Minnesota Institutions
        Union-sponsored Scholarships and Aid
    Free and instant access to thousands of scholarships.
    Scholarship list maintained by Paco Tomei, Ph.D.


    Search engine hosted by Sallie Mae, one of America’s leading college loan agencies. (Caution: Because of their lending basis, Sallie Mae might not be the best resource for students who wish to stay away from college loans and debt. Debt is not as “freeing” as many sources make it out to be)





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