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Sister Anne Scholarship Application
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent by application deadline.
  • Are pursuing a clinical career
  • Live in the area serve by Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes
  • Enrolled in your educational program by fall semester of the year you receive the award.
6/17/24 $500

ECMC, The College Place Northern Minnesota Scholarship Application for High School Senior

*Must be signed up to receive correspondence from ECMC, The College Place Northern Minnesota

  • Must be a graduating senior from northern Minnesota who will be attending a postsecondary institution in 2024-2025.  
  • Must be signed up to receive correspondence from ECMC, The College Place Northern Minnesota
5/1/24 $500
New Journeys Scholarship
  • Is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution classified as a trade school with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and
  • Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and
  • Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying; and
  • Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded.
4/14/24 $1,000
Twin Cities Chapter of Japanese American Citizen's League (JACL) Scholarship
  • Scholarship recipients must be current JACL members. Regular/Individual, Student/Youth, or Couple/Family membership status is required.
4/3/24 Varies
FAR Impact Scholarship
  • Any undergraduate student who is a woman, a first-generation college student, and a historically disadvantaged minority may apply for this scholarship if they’re pursuing a public service field.
4/1/24 $1,000
“I Matter” Scholarship
  • Any low-income and/or BIPOC high school student may apply for this scholarship opportunity.
4/8/24 $1080
Minority Cosmetic Science Scholarship
  • Any BIPOC high school and undergraduate students pursuing a career in natural cosmetology or cosmetic science via majors such as cosmetology, anthropology, botany, chemistry, biochemistry, herbalism, microbiology, and more.
4/15/24 $5,150
Chris Ford Scholarship
  • Any Black high school senior with a general interest in business and a GPA of 3.0 or higher may apply for this scholarship.
4/22/24 $2,750
Women in Healthcare Scholarship
  • Any female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident pursuing healthcare may apply for this scholarship.
5/1/24 $1,020
Jennifer Gephart Memorial Working Mothers Scholarship
  • Any mother who is dedicated to advancing their current profession/trade or learning a new one is eligible to apply.
5/10/24 $3,025
Concrete Rose Scholarship Award
  •  First generation BIPOC women who are high school seniors or undergraduates with at least a 2.0 GPA may apply to this scholarship.
5/24/24 $2,300
Future Planner Scholarship
  • Any female BIPOC high school or two or four-year undergraduate student who has leadership or event planning experience may apply for this scholarship.
6/3/24 $1,170
MAHUBE-OTWA Head Start College Scholarship Students in area high schools who attended MAHUBE-OTWA Head Start or Early Head Start and are accepted to an accredited 1, 2 or 4-year college. 3/29/24 $500
SFM Foundation scholarships
  • Be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with an employer based in Minnesota or Iowa and entitled to receive benefits under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act, Iowa Workers’ Compensation Act or other comparable benefit program exclusive to work-related injuries.
  • Be a Minnesota or Iowa resident between the ages of 16 and 27 at the time of the application.
  • Be a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident.
  • Have a high school diploma, GED or be a high school student in good standing.
  • Be pursuing a primary college or university degree (bachelor’s or associate’s), vocational education and training (certificate or license) or master’s degree from an accredited school.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
3/31/24  $1,000-15,000
PD Instore Scholarship Any high school student in Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) 6/3/24 $10,000 $1,000 Scholarship for International Students
  • You must be an international student, that is, you cannot be a citizen or a permanent resident of a country that you will be studying in Fall 2024.
  • You must be a current or a prospective student who will be enrolled in a postsecondary degree program (Diploma, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D., as well as professional programs like law and medicine) in Fall 2024.
5/31/24 $1,000

International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators Application

Application Letter 2024

  • A high school senior graduating in the upper one third of his or her graduating class.
  • Pursuing an education major with the intent of a college degree.
  • A graduate in 2024 from one of the following high schools:
    • Detroit Lakes Frazee
    • Hawley Lake Park-Audubon
    • Pelican Rapids Perham-Dent
    • Ulen-Hitterdal Waubun
4/1/24 $1,000
Shooting Star Scholarship • A high school senior graduating in 2024.
• White Earth enrolled member or descendent.
5/6/24 $1,000

North West Minnesota Foundation

Scholarship Info Sheet

Available Scholarships for DLHS Students

Varies 4/15 $500 and up
Jacques Borges Memorial Scholarship Any students of Haitian descent who is pursuing a civil engineering degree and who has large ambitions for the future of their community and a relentless desire to learn, grow and truly make a difference may apply to this scholarship. 10/13/24 $2,025
Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship Any student who is fighting through their own loss of a close family member, legal guardian or loved one, and is in need of financial support for their education as they move forward. 7/20/24 $10,000
RAD Scholarship Students who are looking to pursue careers in civil engineering or city planning and development are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. 4/19/24 $2,000
William A. Stuart Dream Scholarship Any high school senior, undergraduate, or trade school student who is pursuing mechanics, engineering, or computer software may apply for this scholarship. 3/20/24 $1,000
Ward AEC Scholarship High school seniors and undergraduates in two-year or four-year institutions pursuing Architecture, Engineering, or Construction may apply. 3/20/24 $500
Koehler Family Trades and Engineering Scholarship Any high school senior, undergraduate, or trade school student who is studying engineering or the trades may apply for this scholarship. 3/15/24 $500
Athletic Scholarships - Varies Varies Varies

Fargo Hopper’s Scholarship

  • A Scholarship designed for young women going into a STEM field of study at a college in MN/ND/SD.
5/1/24 $1,500
Catch A Break Scholarship Program
  • have faced challenges and learned from them
  • are motivated to positively impacted their communities
  • have demonstrated academic excellence (ACT of 24+; GPA of 3.0+)
  • demonstrate significant financial need
3/15/24 $11,000 per year for four years
Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program All students currently enrolled in the 11th grade and attending a Minnesota public, private, or parochial high school, or a home-study program, are eligible. 6/1/24 $2,000
Concordia College: STEM Discovery Scholarship STEM Discovery is a need-based scholarship program open to underrepresented students (including, but not limited to, students of color and/or first-generation students) who are passionate about pursuing a STEM-related career. The program is open to qualified students studying biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental and sustainability studies (natural sciences concentration), mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or pre-engineering.   6,500 annually
Concordia College: CLIMB Scholarship The program is open to talented students with a demonstrated financial need and an intention to major in a STEM field at Concordia. These programs include biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental and sustainability studies (natural sciences concentration), mathematics, neuroscience, and/or physics. (Pre-engineering students are eligible as long as they remain students at Concordia.) 3/15/24 $15,000 per year
A Man Helping Women Helping Women Scholarship Any female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student may apply for this scholarship opportunity. 7/1/24 $500
William Griggs Memorial Scholarship for Science and Math Any female high school senior or undergraduate student pursuing a two or four-year degree program in science or mathematics may apply for this scholarship. 6/20/24 $2,500
LGBTQ+ Vitality Scholarship All LGBTQ+ identifying high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. 7/1/24 $500
Women’s Leadership Scholarship All female and female-identifying high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. 7/1/24 $500
The Laundry Guru's Annual Sustainable Business Scholarship  Business or Business related major. All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. 5/1/24 $1,000
Top Nutrition Coaching First-Gen Futures Quarterly Scholars

A first generation college student (meaning neither of their parents have obtained a four-year college degree). All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply.




$1,000 Diverse Abilities Quarterly Scholarship All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students with a disability are eligible to apply.




$1,000's Quarterly Mental Health Scholarship for Women A woman who prioritizes mental health. All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply





Scholarships for MN Students Varies Varies Varies
Native Forward Scholarships for Native Students Varies Varies
Minnesota Indian Scholarship
  • Are one-fourth or more American Indian ancestry OR an enrolled member or citizen of a federally-recognized American Indian tribe or Canadian First Nation
  • Are a Minnesota resident
  • Apply for other existing state and federal scholarship and grant programs
  • Enroll at least ¾ time as an undergraduate OR ½ time as a graduate student in an education program leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree at an accredited postsecondary institution in Minnesota
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Are not in default on a federal or state student loan or, if in default, have regained eligibility for federal or state student aid
  • Qualify for either a Pell or State Grant and demonstrate financial need as an undergraduate student OR demonstrate financial need as a graduate student.
  up to $ 4,000 per academic year
Joieful Connections Scholarship Any high school senior who has a diagnosis of developmental or intellectual disability may apply for this scholarship, but students in Oregon will be preferred. 3/21/24 $5,000
Dylan's Journey Memorial Scholarship  Any student with Neurofibromatosis (NF) and/or a learning disability of any variety. High school, undergraduate, and graduate school students are eligible to apply. 3/21/24 $1,000
B. Davis Scholarship This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. 5/21/24 $1,000 Varies Varies Varies


Have you checked out the following websites?  

Scholarships 101: This simple one-page overview can help students understand scholarship basics when beginning their search.

Scholarship Search: Our free search has over 3 million scholarships worth more than $18 billion. The tool requires no registration and can be customized to a student’s interests and goals. All of the results are emailed in an easy-to-reference list.

The MCIS website is an occupational & educational information system to  help students in the process of career planning. You may research career  information, education & training & access assessment tools on MCIS. DLHS  students may access the program at home or anywhere the internet is  available.  
Username: dlhs
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This website provides students & parents with the  know-how to plan & pay for college. Great scholarship search engine!  
 Go to scholarship search & you will find  scholarships, other financial aid & internships from more than 2,200 programs  totaling nearly $6 billion.  
The #1 destination for interactive campus maps &  virtual tours.
This website is one of the oldest and most trusted  resources to guide students on how to finance and succeed in college. For  easier navigation of the site, the materials are divided into four major categories that most students experience when getting into college: college  admission, education options, financial aid search and college survival.  
A great resource covering many topics from planning,  applying, paying and attending college.  


 A Minnesota state career and education  resource.  
This website helps students explore how to get into  college and how to pay for it. Also, explore scholarship possibilities.  
A search engine for colleges and scholarships.  
A super college resource center.  
Discover scholarships, internships, colleges and more.  Create your profile and go!  


This database includes undergraduate through post doctorate scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, internships, fellowships and  loans.  
A very extensive site with information on financial aid  


Links to all the state universities, community & technical  colleges  
Gives explanations of military occupations  & career information resources for the military world of work.  Includes details on 152 enlisted & officer occupations, one by one.  
College Quest explores financial aid options. It  includes a database of more than 800,000 scholarships & awards.  
College Net lets you search for scholarships. This  database contains more than 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 million.  
Information on Business, Trade and Technical Schools.  
College reviews written by current students.  Access insider guides to every aspect of campus life with thousands of  unbiased student review & ratings.  
Comprehensive scholarship search site.  
Information about preparing, choosing and paying for  college.  
Earn micro-scholarships from colleges for your achievements.