Scholarship Opportunities






Alpha Theta Chapter Scholarship
  • A high school senior graduating in upper one third of his or her graduating class
  • Pursuing an education major with the intent of getting a college degree.
4/1/23 $750
Model College of Hair Design Drawing Scholarship
  • Schedule a tour before May 31st.
  • Apply to the Model College of Hair Design Program by March 31st.
3/31/23 $5,000
Head Start College Scholarship
  • Students in area high schools who attended MAHUBE-OTWA Head Start or Early Head Start.
  • Accepted to an accredited 1, 2, or 4-year college.
3/31/23 $500
FarmHouse Scholarship
  • Male high school seniors planning to attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
3/12/23 $1,000
National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) Scholarship
  • Any undergraduate student or individual enrolled or accepted as a full-time or part-time student at an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Any previous scholarship recipient
  • Anyone majoring in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality-related program
  • Anyone NOT related to any employees or family members of the National Restaurant Association, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, or any State Restaurant Association
3/15/23 $2,500 - $10,000
HMEF Scholarships Application
  • Student must be a resident of Minnesota.
  • Student must be pursuing a hospitality or foodservice (not food science) culinary arts degree at an accredited post-secondary institution. Full time and part time students are eligible (with a minimum of nine credit hours). This is not limited to schools in Minnesota.
  • Student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school (11th & 12th grades) or current college GPA.
3/17/23 $1,000 - $3,000
Horatio Alger Scholarship Program
  • Targeted to students who have faced significant adversity in their lives and demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)
3/15/23 Varies based on specific scholarship $2,500 to $25,000
LRBA Building Trades Scholarship
  • You are a U.S. citizen and a resident of one of these Minnesota counties: Becker, Mahnomen, Norman, Otter Tail or Wilkin. 
  • You have a GPA of 2.0 or better; high school or college transcript required. 
  • You have been accepted by or are enrolled in a post-secondary or technical program at an accredited institution in one of the construction-related fields listed above. 
  • You have not received a previous scholarship award from Lake Region Builders Foundation.  Applicants are encouraged to reapply if they have not previously been selected to receive a LRBA scholarship award. 
3/15/23 minimum $500
JENNIE-O Continuing Education Scholarship
  • Must be the child* of a full- or part-time team member who works at a Jennie-O location; or be a team member yourself.
  • Applicants can attend any college or vocational-technical college and can major in any area.
  • Must carry at least 6 credits per semester. Part-time students (less than 12 credits per semester) are only eligible for a $500
  • scholarship in one year.
3/10/23 $1,000
JENNIE-O Golden Excellence Scholarship
  • Must be a graduating high school senior.
  • Must be the child* of a full-time team member who works at a Jennie-O location.
  • Must have a “B” grade point average in high school and provide an ACT/SAT score.
  • Can major in any field and must plan to attend a four-year college full time to obtain a bachelor’s degree.
3/10/23 $6,000 (paid out at $1,500 per year over four years)
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. 6/10/23 $1,000
The Fund Scholarship: College Scholarship for African American Students
  • Be a United States Citizen, U.S. Nationals, or U.S. Permanent Resident
  • Be accepted for undergraduate study at a four-year accredited institution of higher education.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.3 scale.
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1200 or ACT score of 25 (Test scores are waived for the 2023 scholarship cycle). However, if you have taken the SAT and/or ACT and achieved the scores above, you should consider submitting them.
  • Not be related to a past or present member of The Fund or The Girl Friends, Inc.
4/15/23 $1,000 to $1,500 annually
University of St. Thomas Scholarships
  • Complete an application for admission to St. Thomas for Fall 2023
  • Varies based on scholarship
Varies Varies
Horatio Alger Scholarships
  • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior or senior (dependent upon scholarship type).
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
  • Desire to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution).
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
  • Be a United States citizen.
3/15/23 Varies based on Scholarship ($2,500-$25,000)
NPC Centennial Scholarships
  • Women graduating high school in 2023
3/15/23 $2,000
MRES Full-Time Undergraduate Scholarship 
  • Must reside in a household receiving electric service from one of the 61 MRES member utilities. 
  • Must enroll in a full-time* undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school no later than the fall of 2023.
3/15/23 $1,000
MRES Electrical Lineworker or Powerline Scholarship
  •  Electrical lineworker or powerline scholarships are one-time only and not renewable. Applicants do not need to reside in a household receiving electric service from an MRES member utility.
  • To be eligible, students must enroll no later than fall 2023 in a full-time electrical lineworker or powerline program at one of seven eligible technical colleges in the Upper Midwest.
3/15/23 $2,000
BigSun Scholarship All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. 6/19/23 $500.00
Andrew A. Lindberg Memorial Foundation Scholarship • You must be a resident and High School Senior from a town with a population fewer than 25,000 in the state of Minnesota.
• You must come from an agricultural background rooted in the state of Minnesota, i.e. working on a family farm or working
in agricultural service, etc.
• You must graduate from High School with a GPA of 3.5 or greater and received admittance with incoming freshman status
to an accredited physical (not online) education institution beyond the high school level prior to the award date [8/30/2023].
• The scholarship proceeds are paid directly to the education institution, and must be used during the 2023-2024 academic
6/30/23 $2,000 per year
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. 5/21/23 $1,000
Native American Descendants Scholarship List
  • Native American Descendants (specifications vary based on scholarship)
  • Addition criteria vary based on scholarship
Varies Varies
White Earth Scholarship Program
  • Be an enrolled member of the MCT – White Earth Band
  • Be accepted into an accredited higher education university or technical college
  •  Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). **This is required regardless of your income status. No exceptions.
  • Apply for the Minnesota Indian Scholarship
  • Have a high school diploma or GED prior to WESP consideration
  • Apply at least 8 to 12 weeks prior to the day classes begin
Priority Deadline May 31st The White Earth Scholarship Program is an incentive-based program. Your post-secondary institution’s financial aid office may determine your award based upon the results of your completed FAFSA.
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.
Priority Deadline July 1 $ 4,000 per year


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