Regional & National Scholarships



*Abbott and Fenner Consultants are offering (for the 9th year): up to $1,000 to the winner(s).   Application Process: Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

*AED Superstore College Scholarship Opportunity: AED Superstore is a nationwide distributor of automated external defibrillators and related accessories dedicated to increasing awareness and education around CPR and AEDs. AED Superstore is located in northern Wisconsin and operates under Allied 100, LLC. AED Superstore is offering its first bi-annual scholarship of $1,000 to eligible students.
*AcenTek Scholarship Fund is offering scholarships to graduating seniors 2022 who continue their education beyond high school.  The AcenTek Scholarship program is open to their customers in Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota, and their immediate family members who have AcenTek as their local telephone service provider.  To be considered, you must complete an AcenTek official application.  No facsimilie forms or letters will be accepted, and incomplete applications will be removed from the selection process. 
There is a "fillable" PDF form on the website at www.acentek.net>Scholarships (bottom of the landing page).  They will still accept forms that are printed and completed by hand.   Questions can be directed to Sheri Wilkemeyer at 507-896-6207 or    
 
*AgStar Fund for Rural America: Visit www.agstar.com for the form.

*Alice Barton Scholarship: Applications at www.icadv.org

*American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota Scholarship: If you are a descendant of a veteran and have satisfactory grades, see if this scholarship is a match for you: www.mnala.org

*American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members: Visit the Minnesota American Legion Auxiliary web site (www.mnala.org/) by selecting the "Scholarship" tab. 

*American Legion National Oratorical Contest  will help you to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States.  ACT NOW  to prepare!  Local contact: Mr. Ralph Schneekloth mnmightyfirst.org  schneeklothr@gmail.com ;

*AXA Achievement Scholarship: Have you shown ambition and drive? Determination to set and reach goals? Respect for self, family and community? Ability to succeed in college? if so, download an application for a college scholarship at: https://www.equitable.com

B. Davis Scholarship: visit http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about and apply for this scholarship.  $1,000 opportunity!  Questions: awards@studentawardsearch.com
 
*Big Sun Scholarship: The BigSun Organization is able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. all student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply for the scholarship.  

*Cargill will award scholarships. National FFA will process the applications and select scholarship recipients, although students do not need to be FFA members to be eligible for Cargill's program. Students are chosen based on academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular and community activities. Applications and details available at: www.cargill.com, keyword scholarship, and www.ffa.org The application requires the signature of a local Cargill employee.

*Christian College Information Service: Giving away scholarships and grants. Visit www.ChristianConnector.com 800-667-0600

*Coca-Cola Sholarship: If you are a motivated, dedicated, involved high school senior, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is awarding scholarships to deserving students just like you. Visit: www.coca-colascholars.org

*CollegeBoard Scholarship Search
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-scholarships
CollegeBoard's online scholarship search tool helps you find college funding opportunities.

*Fast Web! This is an on-line tool for locating scholarships. It helps students match location, academic offerings, enrollment, setting, sports and more through the Fast Web College Search. http://www.fastweb.com

*Financial Aid........... see www.finaid.org    or try: Petersons.com    or try: ScholarshipAmerica.org    All of these organizations are recognized as being helping sites for finding money for college.

*Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) is offering scholarship opportunities.  Find the application at: www.FRS.org/student   Full instructions and the application can be completed on the FRS website. Questions can be directed to Sheri Wilkemeyer at 507-896-6207 or email swilkemeyer@acentek.net ;

*Go College
http://www.gocollege.com ;   This is a reliable source for scholarship information.


* Grinnell Mutual rewards high school senior customers for outstanding efforts as both good students and good drivers. Fifty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in May. Go to www.grinnellmutual.com for more details.

* www.imfirst.org  This site is set up for students who are the first generation from their family going to college.  Scholarship opportunities are available on this site.

Going Merry is a scholarship search application.  Register at goingmerry.com to see what $$ awaits you.

* icansucceed.org

*iowacollegeaid.gov

*Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship:  http://www.kohleducation.org/students/privateapp.html

Scholarship Opportunities:   https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships ; Our resource teaches students and families the importance of searching for scholarships when figuring out how to pay for college .

*McScholars program offers dollars for students. employees can save 50 cents for every hour worked. That money is deposited into an interest bearing savings account in the employees name at Wells Fargo Bank. After receiving proof of enrollment from the educational institution, Courtesy Corporation will match the employee contributions up to a maximum of $4,000 to help defray the cost of tuition and/or books. To learn more: Human Resources at 608-781-8080 or visit:   https://www.mccourtesy.com/content/careers/benefits-pay/education-first  

MiEnergy Cooperative  will offer scholarships to area schools.  All applications must be submitted to MiEnergy Cooperative, Scholarship Program, PO Box 626, Rushford MN  55971
The scholarship application is on MiEnergy Cooperative's website www.mienergy.coop

*Minnesota AFL-CIO has grants and scholarships available for union members.  Forms can be downloaded from www.mnaflcio.org    Questions: Lori Williams 651-294-3085 or 1-800-652-9004

*Minnesota American Legion Boys State takes place each summer. It is an intensive study of various levels and branches of government. There is opportunity to meet 450 other men from Minnesota. If you are interested, contact American Legion Post 299 in Mabel or Jennifer Kelley at 651-291-1800, toll free 866-259-9163 or email at jkelley @mnlegion.org

*MN Association of Townships is awarding $1,000 scholarships to up to six high school juniors. All students currently enrolled in the 11th grade are eligible for this program. Applications are available at http://www.mntownships.org/ or contact 800-228-0296 for more information.

*Minnesota Benefit Association (MBA): This program offers financial assistance for post-secondary education and is open to current high school graduates or any currently enrolled post-secondary student. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Must be a public or school district employee or elected official in MN, or the child of a public or school district employee or elected official in MN. **Scholarships up to $1,000 per award**
Download instructions and applications at http://www.minnesotabenefitassociation.org/ ;or email MBA at Questions?? Call toll free 1-800-360-6117

*Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association would like you to learn about exciting careers and scholarship opportunities in the field of precision manufacturing. Visit: www.mpma.com

*Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation Scholarship program is offering five $2,000 scholarships and one $2,000 telecom scholarship to be awarded to 2020 Minnesota graduating high school seniors.  To be eligible, applicants must be attending post-secondary education at either a university, college, or technical college; be a MN resident; and the applicant's family must subscribe to at least one service from AcenTek.  MTA scholarship applications can be obtained online at: https://www.mnta.org/page/Scholarship     Once a student has completed the application online, they need to print a copy and attach the required documentation.  A checklist can be found at the end of the online application to aid you in ensuring your application is complete.  Send completed applications to MTA Scholarship, AcenTek, PO Box 360, Houston, MN 55943-0360.   Questions: Sheri Wilkemeyer 507-896-3192 www.AcenTek.net ;   

*National Association of Women in Construction Southeastern Minnesota Chapter 346 (NAWIC): offering a scholarship this year consisting of $1,000.  The scholarship will be sent to either a trade school or college on the student's behalf after the first quarter/semester grades are posted and the recipient is currently enrolled. 
1920 North Broadway / Rochester, MN 55901 / Phone: 507-254-9607 / email NAWIC346SEMN@gmail.com ;

*National Honor Society Scholarship program will award more than $200,000 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $13,000 each. To get information, please go to https://www.nhs.us/parents/the-nhs-scholarship?SSO=true for information. 

*NFIB yef (Young Entrepreneur Foundation): Are you a young entrepreneur? Do you know a young entrepreneur? Scholarship $$$ may be available.   Visit www.NFIB.com/YEA for more information.  

*Nordstrom Scholarship Program offers $10,000 over four years; $2,500 per year. Eligibility: High school junior who:
1. Lives and attends school in one of the participating states where Nordstrom has a full-line store
2. Has at least a 2.7 GPA
3. Volunteers or participates in community services or extracurricular activities. visit: http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/nordstrom-cares-scholarship

*PFund is a vital resource and community builder for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities by providing grants and scholarships, developing leaders and inspiring community giving. Applications are due February 1 of each year. Scholarships typically range from $2,000-$10,000. If you have questions, please contact them at 800-435-1402 or e-mail

*Playing With Purpose Award: Sophomore, junior, and senior athletes must meet the following criteria to apply: 1. Currently a high school sophomore, junior, or senior 2. Maintains a minimum "C" grade average or higher 3. Currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports 4. A committed follower of Jesus Christ. Visit www.playingwithpurpose.org for opportunities. 

*Quill & Scroll: High School Journalist International Honor Society: High school seniors are invited to enter this competition in 18 categories of writing or graphics.  Entry fee is $2 and entry form can be downloaded at http://quillandscroll.org/scholarships  ;

*Rochester Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association announces Special Scholarships. For more information, visit www.sbmef.org

*Ronald McDonald House Charities awards scholarships:
To be eligible to receive a scholarship
-Student must reside in Minnesota
-Attend a two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school during the next academic year
-Demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, community involvement and work ethic
-Applications available at www.RMHC.org

*Samsung American Legion Scholarship: If you were a delegate to either an American Legion Boys or Girls State program, there may be a scholarship for you at www.legion.org Scroll over the "Programs" headline at the top of the page, and in the drop-down box, click on "Scholarships". The Samsung American Legion Scholarship will be the 3rd scholarship from the top. Pay attention to the listed deadlines.

*Scholarships.com
http://www.scholarships.com Start your free college scholarship search here. More information: 847-432-1700 ext: 111. 473 Central Ave. / Highland Park, IL 60035


* scholarshipamerica.org

*Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship for High School Junior Student-Athletes: 62 scholarships ranging between $1,000 and $2,000 depending on the region.  Eligibility extends to any high school junior residing anywhere in the U.S. and playing for a high school team or in club sports! http://www.positivecoach.org/

*SFM Foundation Scholarships: If you are the child of a working parent who has been killed or seriously injured in a workplace accident while working for MN or WI employers, please review this scholarship. A qualifying student will be eligible to receive up to $10,000 per year and can receive scholarships annually through graduation from a two or four-year technical school, college or university. Information and requirements can be found at
www.sfm-foundation.org or www.facebook.com/sfm.foundation Questions can be addressed to Debra L. Zorn (855) 621-2076 or debra.zorn@sfm-foundation.org ;   

*Sophomores: Join the premier youth leadership development organization in the country this year to learn how you can inspire change within your community. EMPOWER*LEAD*EXCEL visit: www.hoby.org to get more information on this leadership opportunity.

* Society of Professional Journalists offer a scholarship opportunity.  Please visit: http://www.spj.org/a-hs.asp for more information. 

*Student Aid on the Web www.studentaid.ed.gov will provide in-depth info on federal student aid programs, applying for financial aid, and repaying student loans: conduct college and scholarship searches, estimate college costs and track & compare financial aid awards letters.

*StudentScholarships.org 4410 Massachusetts Ave NW #250   Washington, DC 20016
https://studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php

*Timothy L Correll Foundation is offering a scholarship to students planning to pursue a post-secondary degree in nursing, fire science, paramedic, or emergency medical technician programs. The scholarship is worth up to $$$$. To apply students need to complete a student application ,obtain letters of recommendation from a teacher and member of their community, and send a copy of their acceptance letter into the college or program. Visit www.tlcfoundationinc.org for more information.

*U.S. Bank's Internet Scholarship Program is offering scholarships to 40 lucky high school seniors/college undergraduates. High school seniors who will be attending a U.S. Bank Student Loan eligible four-year college or university are encouraged to apply. Winners will be selected at random. Apply at: usbank.com/scholarship

*World Class: The Mediacom Scholarship Program is offering 55 $1,000 non-renewable scholarships through its World Class Scholarship Program to senior high school students in 21 states where it provides services for cable, internet, and telephone.  While it is not required that the student be a Mediacom customer, applicants must live in the areas serviced by Mediacom.  Check www.mediacomworldclass.com or inquire at: World Class Scholarship Program, 3737 Westown Parkway, Suite A, West Des Moines, IA 50266. 

*YouTube www.youtube.com/collegedotgov will show more than 60 videos & advice from current college students