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Students must fill out a Dollars for Scholars profile prior to applying. Click the link above  to create a username and password to begin your profile. You should allow 1-2 hours to complete this step in its entirety. You will then be able to apply to scholarships. For the majority of our local scholarships, the Dollars for Scholars application must be filled out.  Students will receive notification via daily announcements about when applications will open. Students that receive a scholarship will receive an invitation to the Senior Scholarship Night Ceremony in May.

Click here for a step-by-step view of how to complete a profile for Dollars for Scholars.

Then, view this tutorial on how to apply to scholarships once you've matched to them.

Click the link below to view the Power Point from the Senior meeting on March 3, 2016
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Scholarship America - Serving Small Town Students

Give the gift of an education! Click here to donate online to Cambridge-Isanti Dollars for Scholars.

Click above for helpful hint on how to apply for scholarships!!!

Scholarship Bin:
This box is located in the Career Center and is updated continually as scholarship information is received.  Scholarship information for a specific college is located in the blue college boxes on the shelves in the Career Center. Scholarship information is also available by using the Internet, asking the college you are planning to attend, and by applying for Financial Aid.

Official high school transcript request for scholarships:
All official high school transcripts intended for college admission need to be ordered through and will not be ordered through the high school Counseling Office. However, transcripts for scholarship purposes will be provided free of charge and can be requested through Konnie Miller in the Counseling Office.  

Scholarships 2015-2016

** Please note that only a few of the requirements for each scholarship are listed below. Refer to the scholarship's website or application for full details regarding eligibility. **

In Order of Deadline:

Register for Your Chance to Win a $10,000 Scholarship
Due September 15th
The ScholarshipPoints membership program is free to join, fun to participate in, and provides you with the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in scholarships each month. Members earn points for doing what they already do online: shopping, reading blogs, playing games, searching the web, taking surveys, and more! The more you do–the more points you earn–the more chances you have at winning a scholarship. We gave away over $145,000 in scholarships in 2012 and we're hoping to give away even more in 2013! Register below and you could be our next BIG scholarship winner!

$1,000 "A GPA Isn't Everything" Monthly Scholarship!
September 30th
Apply now and be eligible for the $1,000 "A GPA Isn't Everything" scholarship. Act now as the deadline for this scholarship is September 30, 2014


AES Engineering Scholarship
Deadline for entry: October 6th
Purpose of Scholarships
AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.
Scholarship Criteria
        Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted.
        Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.
        You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
How to Apply
        Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:
Reflecting on your personal experiences and/or circumstances, tell us something about yourself that distinguishes you as a potential scholarship candidate.
Amount of award: $500.00

The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program
Due October 15th
In addition to being a Cheap Lodging provider, HotelsCheap is offering college scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education. Having attended college ourselves, we appreciate the difficulty students face in financing their education, and we recognize the benefits a college degree can provide. That's why our need-based scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.

Welcome to the College JumpStart Scholarship Program
Due October 17th
The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,500 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Due October 31st
Has "The Walking Dead" got you thinking what you might do if your streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you've envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan - and quick!  Hone in on those survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Scholarship Committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you would hide (or maybe you don't need to), and the top five things you would bring to stay alive.

Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship is underway, and we are giving one successful "survivor" $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut?
Applicants must:
  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2021) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with Zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the Zombies, including where you would hide and the top 5 things you would bring with you to stay alive."
The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around January 31, 2016.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Applications due October 31st
This is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.
Applicants must be:
  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
  • U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

Cappex "A GPA Isn't Everything"
Due October 31st


Voice Of Democracy
November 1st
The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 (on the Nov. 1 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.
The deadline for submissions for the 2015 program is November 1, 2015. Download the entry form for 2015-2016 Here
Students should record their reading of the draft to a CD. The recording can be no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds).

Prudential Spirit of Community
Due November 3rd
Apply for a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., next May!
Get more information in the Career Center

First Freedom Student Competition
November 17th
The First Freedom Student Competition is a first-semester national essay and video contest.  It offers high-school students an opportunity to compete for $2,500 awards as they examine the history and current-day relevance of religious freedom, and then by written essay or video production, present their evaluation. 9th-12th grade students at all levels of academic placement to participate.

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award
Due November 29th
BBG provides the Youth Volunteer Award to recognize and reward a student who demonstrates a passion for volunteering, while maintaining a high level of academic achievement.
Essay Topic: Explain in less than 1000 words why you have chosen to volunteer your time with the organization(s) that you have and how your experience has changed your life.

NextEra Energy - Ford Dry Lake Scholarship Program
November 30th
Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing post-secondary educations at accredited four year colleges/universities, two-year colleges, or vocational schools.  Applicants must be a member of one of the following participating tribes in the Ford Dry Lake Area: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Cahuilla Indian Tribe, Chemehuevi Indian Tribe, Cocopah Indian Tribe, Colorado River Indian Tribes, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, Morongo Band of Mission Indian, Quechan Indian Tribe, Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, Torres Martinex Desert Cahuilla Indians, Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians

Education Matters Scholarship Application 2015
Due November 30th is again offering the Education Matters $5K Scholarship in 2015. One scholarship recipient will be chosen to receive a $5,000 scholarship.
Applicants must:
  •  Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  •  Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  •  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
“What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money? ”


Most Valuable Student Competition
December 4th
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships, ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year to the highest-rated applicants in the 2016 competition
Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
To apply go to:   Applications are due to the Elks Lodge closest to the applicant by December 5th

The 'Looking Beyond College' Scholarship Essay Contest $1,000
December 4th
Candidates must describe, in a five-paragraph essay, what you want to do for a living after college (It does not have to be about a career in advertising) why you think this path will be a good use of your time, and what skills you will bring to the table.  You may not have an idea of what you want to do just yet, so this is where you need to put your creative writing skills to use.

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships
December 5th
This scholarship recognizes and rewards students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger.  The scholarship recipients each receive the $5,000 for their education as well as matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice.  Application can be found at:

Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Scholarships
December 14th
Application Information
The University of St. Thomas will offer two full-tuition scholarships and two $8,000 scholarships to top candidates who intend to pursue degrees in the sciences, mathematics or engineering starting in fall 2016.
The Role and Characteristics of the Science Scholar
The Science Scholar is an ambassador for the science, mathematics, and engineering programs at the University of St. Thomas.  Our Science Scholars represent the science, mathematics, and engineering programs at various functions, during their studies at the university, and by their leadership.  Consequently we are looking for well-rounded, high-achieving candidates with a love and contagious excitement for science, mathematics and engineering.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must be high school seniors during the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Applicants must be accepted to attend St. Thomas as an undergraduate in the fall of 2015.
  • ACT composite score greater than or equal to 28 or SAT total score greater than or equal to 1260.
Scholarship recipients must major in one of 11 undergraduate academic areas: actuarial science, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer and information sciences, engineering, environmental science, geology, mathematics, neuroscience, physics or statistics.
Recipients must maintain a 3.5 GPA to renew their scholarships. Scholarships may be renewed for three years.

American Legion Oratorical Contest
December 15th
Cambridge Howard McCarthy American Legion Post 290 is sponsoring its annual Oratorical contest for Cambridge-Isanti High School students.  If interested, students must sign-up in the Career Center.  
1st place = $250;  2nd place = $150;  3rd place = $100

Scholarship America Dream Award
December 15th
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.  Eligibility is as follows:  Must be at least 17 years of age, Be a U.S. citizen, Have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school by September 2015, Have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of post-secondary education by June 2016, Have a minimum GPA of 3.0, Demonstrate financial need.  

AXA Achievement Scholarship in Association with U.S. News and World Report
December 15th or when 10,000 applications have been received 

The AXA Achievement Scholarship, sponsored by the AXA Foundation in association with U.S. News & World Report, provides scholarship awards of $25,000 and $10,000, with winners in every state nationwide. The program is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace activity. More information is available at the AXA Foundation website.

Best Price Nutrition and Health
December 31st
One student will be awarded a $1000 scholarship. Fill out a survey related to your health and fitness goals in life and answer an essay question at the end of the survey.   

Knight Essay Contest
December 31st
Contestants shall be in the freshman, sophomore, junior or senior grade of high school study during the contest year. All essays must be submitted to the chapter or State Knight Essay Chairman by the deadlines are stablished by the chapter and state chairmen.  Check Essay Contact to locate your state contact and to request local deadline and submission information.  

Top Ten List
Due Dec 31st
Award Amount: $1500
Applicants must:
  •  Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  •  Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  •  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
“Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship.”
December 31st knows about saving money. We also know how important it is to spend your money in smart ways. High school and college are often the first times you’re responsible for your own finances, and it can be a challenge. We want to hear from you about how you’re managing your finances, using credit cards, what you’re spending your money on, and what are your biggest money concerns.
The student with the best short-essay question answers will win a $5,000 scholarship.
There will be 3 opportunities to win the scholarship throughout the year — the first deadline is December 31, 2015!
How to Apply
1) Click the link below to apply.
2) Take the short survey on your biggest money concerns.
3) Answer all five (5) open-ended survey questions. Each essay response must not exceed 1,000 characters in length.
5) Submit your application with one click when you’ve finished.
Each of the above steps is required to be completed in full before the deadline for your application to be considered.

CaptianU Student-Athlete
Due Dec 31st
$2,000 Student-Athlete Scholarship
The $2,000 CaptainU Student-Athlete Scholarship is open to all student-athletes (Freshmen – Seniors + Junior College) who plan to attend a 4 year college.
  • Students must be currently enrolled in high-school or junior college
  • Students must be planning to attend a four year university
  • Students must complete a free CaptainU Profile by filling out form found at the link below


VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero" Scholarship
January 1st-April 30th
See Career Center for application information

JFK Profile Courage Essay Contest
January 5th
TheProfile in Courage Award, presented each May by the Kennedy Library Foundation, honors elected officials who have demonstrated exceptional political courage.
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites United States high school students to consider the concept of political courage by writing an essay on a U.S. elected official who has chosen to do what is right, rather than what is expedient. The contest challenges~high school students~to discover new profiles in courage,~and to research and write about acts of political courage that occurred after the 1956~publication of John F.~Kennedy's~Profiles in Courage.
The winner of the competitive annual contest is awarded a~$10,000 prize and is invited to accept the award at the Profile in Courage Award ceremony held each May at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. The student’s nominating teacher receives a John F. Kennedy Public Service Grant in the amount of $500 and~is also invited to attend the Profile in Courage Award ceremony.~ A second place winner receives $1,000 and up to five finalists each receive $500.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Due January 7th or until 25,000 applicants are submitted
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study only, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.
To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
• demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
• demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
• demonstrate financial need;
• be citizens of the United States of America;
• be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2013 or spring 2014. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2013 or spring 2014 are also eligible.
• plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.

Gates Millennium Scholars
January 13th
Renewable full-tuition.  Applicants must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American, with significant financial need.  Minimum GPA 3.3.  Applicants must demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities. Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria through submission of FAFSA.  In order to be eligible to be considered for the GMS scholarship, all three forms must be submitted online at

Freshman Scholarship Program 2015
January 15th
The purpose of the MAELC scholarship program is to encourage high school seniors to enroll in an Agricultural Education program in the state of Minnesota.  Scholarships typically range from $500-$1,500.
Eligibility: First-year students enrolling in Agricultural Education at any of the following: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Minnesota-Crookston, southwest Minnesota State University, or through one of the established AgEd partnership programs (Central Lakes College; Minnesota West College; Ridgewater College; Riverland Community College; South Central College) are eligible to apply.  It is expected that you will pursue a degree in Agricultural Education.  Scholarship amounts will be selected upon their academic merit, leadership activities, and need.
To obtain a scholarship form visit the MAELC website at

Mensa Foundation
January 15th
The Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants.  Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.
Go for more information

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship
Nominees must be full-time high school seniors. Must demonstrate a strong commitment to community service and display leadership abilities. Minimum 2.8 GPA required. Must be nominated by their high school principal. Employees of Comcast, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their families, are not eligible. E-mail for nomination form: [Link]

MAELC Scholarship Program
Open to Minnesota high school seniors interested in studying agricultural education at the qualifying institutions. Selection based on academics, leadership, and financial need
Qualifying Minnesota institutions are U of M Twin Cities, Ridgewater College - Willmar, Riverland-Austin, South Central TC -- Mankato, Central Lakes -- Brainerd, and MN West College -- Worthington.
Grants also available

I have a Dream
Due Jan 31st
Award Amount: $1500
Applicants must:
  •  Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  •  Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  •  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
“We want to know…what do you dream about? Whether it’s some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college.”

Society of Manufacturing Engineers: Wacker Scholarship
Due February 1st
Award Amount $1000-$5000
Awards available to full-time students enrolled in or accepted to a degree program in manufacturing, mechanical, or industrial engineering at college or university in the state of Wisconsin.

Freshman Agricultural Education Scholarship
February 1st
First-year students enrolling in Agricultural Education at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Crookston, Southwest Minnesota State University, or through one of the established Agricultural Education partnership programs (Central Lakes College; Minnesota West College; Ridgewater College; Riverland Community College; South Central College) are eligible to apply.  It is expected that you will pursue a degree in Agricultural Education-Teacher Licensure.

Engineer Girl
February 1st
Award Amount 1st Place=$500, 2nd Place=$250, 3rd Place=$100
Participants will create and submit an original essay that responds to the following contest prompt:  Engineers often make challenging decisions that can sometimes affect thousands of people.  To help them to make good decisions, many engineering organizations have created guidelines for professional behavior or codes of ethics.  Most engineering codes of ethics state that engineers must consider the safety, health, and general well-being of the people.  They also state the engineers must work to sustainability protect the environment.  This means that public safety, health, and well-being, and environmental sustainability are primary concerns for engineers.  Write an essay briefly describing the technology and what improvements you think it can provide in at least one of the four main areas of engineering responsibility: Safety, Health, Well-being, and Environmental Sustainability.

Roth Manufacturing Engineering Scholarship
Due February 1st
Award Amount $1,000-$5,000
Award to a graduation high school senior, a current full-time undergraduate, or graduate student enrolled in an accredited 4-year degree program in manufacturing engineering at a sponsored ABET-accredited school.  Minimum GPA 3.0 and be a U.S. citizen.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers: North Central Region 9 Scholarship
Due February 1st
Award Amount: $1,000-$5,000
Award to a full-time student enrolled in a manufacturing, mechanical, or industrial engineering degree program in North Central Region 9 (Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the upper peninsula of Michigan).  Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA

Playing With Purpose
Due February 1st
PWP is more than a scholarship program. We want to honor and encourage every high school sophomore, junior and senior student athlete who has committed their life to following Christ. Through scholarships, college exposure, community and national recognition, sport ministry training and leadership development, we want to see them succeed and make a difference in this world.

Mn Power New Generation Associate Degree Scholarships
Due February 1st
Award Amount $1,000
Students going into one of the following fields: Electrical or Mechanical Maintenance, Electronic Technology, Environmental Water Quality, Industrial Technology-energy, mining, pulp or paper, heavy manufacturing, Engineering Technology-CADD, Electrical Line worker Technology, Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Wind Energy.  Must take courses through one of the eligible community and technical college in northern MN, Wisconsin, or North Dakota.  The eligible institutions are listed on the following website:

NAFEPA Scholarship
February 10th
The purpose of the scholarship program is to financially support post-secondary education for qualifying seniors or high school graduates who are attending their first year of college.  Scholarships will be awarded based upon the following criteria of equal point value:
  • High school or college transcript from fall 2015
  • Extracurricular activities/leadership activities within the community, non-profit, or church
  • Three letters of recommendation, incluing letters from a school principal, faculty memeber or staff and non-family member (on school letterhead if from school staff)
  • Financial need
  • A 300 word (maximum) essay outlining his/her leadership activities and future goals

Catch a Break! Scholarship
Deadline: February 15th
The Catch a Break! Scholarship Program has been established to assist Minnesota residents who are enrolling for the
first time in post-secondary education. Renewable Scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited public
four-year college or university in Minnesota for the entire 2014-15 academic year.
Applicants to the Catch a Break! Scholarship Program must meet all of the following:
 Be current high school seniors or graduates, ages 21 and under.
 Be United States citizens and residents of Minnesota.
 Be accepted for enrollment for the first time in full-time undergraduate studies at an accredited public four-year
college or university in Minnesota for the entire 2015-2016 academic year.
 Plan to live on campus for the first year of undergraduate studies.
 Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
 If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of up to $10,000!!!  Applications available in the Career Center or go to

Masonic Scholarship
Due Feb 15th
1.Signature Scholarships
Five Signature Scholarships are awarded each year in the name of individuals who are strongly associated with the State of Minnesota through achievement or public service, and who were Members of the Masonic Fraternity. These individuals continue to inspire all those who recognize their leadership, integrity and resilience. Signature Scholarship applicants must demonstrate a high school GPA of 3.8 or above. The Signature Scholarships are $5,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years or $20,000.
2. Legacy Scholarships
The Legacy Scholarship awards are named after benefactors of Minnesota Masonic Charities who have prioritized the pursuit of higher learning with their contributions. Their generous endowments have allowed MMC to recognize more high school students who exemplify the values of Masonry and can demonstrate a grade point average of 3.6 or higher. These scholarships are $4,000 per year and are renewable for up to four years or $16,000.
3. Heritage Scholarships
Minnesota Masonic Charities provides Heritage Scholarships to worthy high school students with grade point averages of 3.0 to 3.59 who embody the integrity and strength of character that are the cornerstones of the Masonic Family. As with the other scholarship offerings, Heritage Scholars demonstrate not only a commitment to learning, but also to personal growth. These scholarships are $2,500 per year and are renewable for up to four years or $10,000.
4.Vocational Scholarships
High school seniors interested in entering vocational/technical schools have few resources for support. Minnesota Masonic Charities, in the spirit of Freemasonry, celebrates all trades and encourages students pursuing them through the Vocational Scholarship. These scholarship awards are $1,000 annually and are renewable for up to two years or $2,000 to graduating high school seniors who intend to acquire an associates degree.

To apply for any of the above Masonic Scholarships go to

Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund
Deadline: February 17th
The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association sponsors up to 15 $5,000 scholarships for dependent children of active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who hold valid Exchange & Commissary shopping privileges at the time of application.  Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the fall.  Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.  Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need will also be considered. More information is available at commanders.

Buick Achievers
Due February 27th
You are making a difference. In your classroom and in your community. If you have the passion to succeed—especially in fields of study important to the automotive and related industries—the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is looking for you. This year, we will award 100 renewable scholarships of up to $25,000 per year.
The application period is now open and will close at 5:00 p.m. EST on February 27, 2015. 
Applicants must:
  • Be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2015–16 academic year (excluding proprietary and online schools)
  • Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business-related programs of study. See the list of eligible majors.
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries
  • Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico
Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors:
  • Academic achievement and financial need
  • Participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience and interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industry
  • Please note special consideration will be given to the following applicants: first-generation college, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel
The majority of the scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in Engineering/Technology fields.
Apply here:

American Legion Auxiliary: Spirit of Youth Scholarship For Junior Members
March 1st
Five (5) scholarships in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded for 2016.  One Scholarship will be awarded in each division of the American Legion Auxiliary.  All are gifts scholarships and are not loans.  Candidates for this award shall be/shall have been Junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary; said member to have held Junior membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the past three consecutive years and must hold a membership card for the current (2016) year.  Applicant must continue her membership in the American Legion Auxiliary during the four-year-scholarship period.  For an application see the Career Center.

American Legion Auxiliary: Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship
March 1st
Fifteen scholarship will be awarded for 2016.  Three Scholarships will be awarded in each Division of the American Legion Auxiliary: one in the amount of $3,500, one in the amount of $3,000 and one in the amount of $2,500.  All are gift scholarships and not loans.  Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion.  For a complete list of criteria see the Career Center for an application.

Twin Cities in Motion
Due March 1st
Twin Cities In Motion's College Scholarship Program awards a $5,000 scholarship to one male and one female high school senior cross-country or track participant. Eligible candidates must reside in the 11-county metro area: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright counties.
The one-time grant is awarded based on academic performance shown through both grades and the strength of the applicant's curriculum, leadership at school or in a peer group, a commitment to community service or helping others, and a dedication to maximizing running potential.  TCM seeks scholarship applications at the start of each calendar year and names the winners in early May.

Prospective Educator Scholarship
March 1st
The State of Minnesota Chapter 1612 offers a $1,000 Prospective Educator Scholarship to one high school senior who intends to enroll in college to pursue a career in education.  In addition,  students who submit applications to our chapter are eligible to compete for Prospective Educator scholarships directly from PDK International.  To apply, see the Career Center Scholarship bin for an application.

University of St. Thomas
Dease Scholarship Program
March 1st
The Dease Scholarship Program is named in honor of St. Thomas’ 14th President, the Reverend Dennis Dease.  Father Dease initiated this program to increase access to a St. Thomas education for students historically underrepresented at the university.  This group includes first-generation students, students of color, and students from families without the means to afford a private education.  Over its ten-year history, the Dease Scholarship Program has successfully supported more than 200 St. Thomas students.  The Dease Scholarship program provides four-year, full-tuition scholarships for 15-20 well-qualified first year students.

Students interested in being considered for the Dease Scholarship Program should take the following action:
  • Complete an application for admission to St. Thomas and submit all materials no later than February 15, 2015.
  • Upon admission, submit a two-page essay. This year’s essay topic is:
  • “What would receiving a Dease Scholarship mean to you personally and how would you use this opportunity at St. Thomas to celebrate cultures of diversity while advancing the common good?”
  • Essays must be submitted by March 1, 2015.

RLIA Grant Allen Scholarship
March 5th
The Rush Lake Improvement Association is pleased to announce that the scholarship initiated in 2006 is being awarded again this year.  The $600 scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Grant Allen Jestus who, at the age of 5, accidentally drowned in West Rush Lake.  
The application process includes an essay answering four questions;
  • What does Rush Lake mean to you?
  • What activities or organizations have you been involved in?
  • What institution do you plan to attend in the fall of 2015?
  • What are you planning to study and why?
For more application information please visit the Career Center Scholarship bin

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program
March 2nd
The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program was established to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who plan to attend college, technical, or vocational school, but may not be able to meet the expenses of a higher education without such aid and often do not qualify for other scholarships.  Applicants must be a high school senior set to graduate at the end of 2014-2015; Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2015-2016 academic year; Have a cumulative GPA of 2.50-3.20 on a 4.0 scale; Be a U.S. citizen; demonstrate financial need.  Must apply on-line at

"Leading the Future II" Scholarship
The "Leading the Future II" Scholarship is designed to elevate students' consciousness about their future and their role in helping others once they receive a college degree and become established in a community.
Scholarship Requirements:
Scholarships are awarded to individuals based on the following:
  • Essay
  • Application
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Achievements
  • Community responsibility
  • Leadership potential

Valley Will Fund Scholarship Program
March 7th
This scholarship is administered by Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, as trustee of the fund with the assistance of Scholarship Management Services.  The scholarship is designated to assist Minnesota students who will enroll in full-time study at a tax-exempt, accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.  See Career Center for application.

Dollars for Scholars Program Cover Scholarship Contest
March 11th
We are looking for creative CIHS Seniors to help design the cover of the program that will be handed out at Scholarship Night.  A one-time, $500 scholarship will be awarded to the student that creates the winning cover design!  Stop by the Career Center for more information!!

Kohl's Cares
March 13th
Students who have contributed to the community in a meaningful way by performing volunteer services that helped people who are NOT related to the student.  The primary volunteer activity must have occurred within the last 12 months (March 16, 2014-March 13, 2015).  Financial need or academic performance will not be considered in the review and selection of winners.  Students must be nominated by someone age 21 years or older.  Parents may nominate their own children.  The nomination form can be accessed at [Link]

American Legion Auxiliary: Department of Minnesota Scholarship
March 15th
Department scholarships are awarded to deserving sons or daughters, grandsons or granddaughters or a veteran who are in need of financial assistance to avail themselves of higher edcuation at the post-secondary level.  To be eligible to apply for these scholarships, the veteran must have served in the Armed Forces during one of these eligibility dates:
                        April 6, 1917 through November 11, 1918
                        December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946
                        June 25, 1950 through January 31, 1955
                        February 28, 1961 through May 7, 1975
                        August 24, 1982 through July 31, 1984
                        December 20, 1989 through January 31, 1990
                        August 2, 1990 to the date of cessation of hostilities
Eight (8) $1,000.00 will be awarded.  For an application, see the Career Center.

American Legion Auxiliary: Past Presidents Parley Health Care Scholarship
March 15th
The Past Presidents Parley Health Care Scholarship has been established to assist needy and deserving students or adults to commence or further their education in any phase of the health care field including the entire medical, nursing and dental support filed's such as registered nurses, nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, X-ray or other technician, dieticians, physical or other therapist, dental hygienist or dental assistant, etc.  The Scholarship is a one-year scholarship for $1,000.00.  The applicant must be a member of an American Legion Auxiliary in the Department of Minnesota, for a minimum of three (3) years; and maintain a "C" or better average in school if a student.  For a complete list of criteria and for an application see the Career Center.  

American Legion Auxiliary Howard McCarty Unit #290 Scholarship
March 15th
Applicant must be a 12th grade female student from Cambridge-Isanti High School, accepted into a post-high school institution: two/four year college or technical college who exhibits scholarship, leadership, character, community service and patriotism.  Students must be in the upper one third of the senior class.  One (1) $1,500 scholarship will be awarded.  Stop by the Career Center for application information.

Juliet Evans Nelson Scholarship
March 20th
In 1987, the scholarship was established to honor the memory of Jeliet Evans Nelson, a young woman who was committed to helping her community through volunteerism.  Each year, a high school Junior is recognized for volunteer contributions to the community with this scholarship.  In addition to receiving the scholarship, the student will be required to coordinate the United Way Caring Connection volunteer project(s) with his or her school or community group during the 2015-2016 school year.  Contact Mary Whitenack at[Link] or call 612-340-7570 with questions.

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Essay Contest
Due March 23rd
30 students will receive $100; 3rd place winner will receive and additional $200; 2nd place additional $300; 1st place an additional $400.  Open to all high school students in the Ninth Federal Reserve District.  The district includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, northwestern Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Selection based on quality of essay.  Go to: [Link]

Kaleidoscope Review Education Scholarship
March 28th
Education Minnesota Cambridge-Isanti, the Kaleidoscope Revue, and Independent School District #911 are sponsoring six, $1,000 scholarships.  Recipients must be a Cambridge-Isanti senior or past graduate planning on pursuing a degree in education.  Scholarship information is available from Thia Kampa or Staci Kuhnke in the Career Center.  

The Jimmie Crutchfield Memorial Scholarship
Due March 28th
Eligibility Requirements:
1. Current high school senior
2. Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
3. Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
4. Carrying a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school

MN Benefit association Scholarship
Due March 31st
Open to public employees or elected officials and their family members in Minnesota. Selection based on financial need, scholastic achievement, vocational promise, character, leadership, essay on public employment.

Due March 31st
Open to high school senior girls who intend to enroll in college the year they apply for the scholarship. Selection based on academic performance (minimum 3.2 GPA), financial need, quality of character, and some interest or involvement in golf

SFM Foundation Scholarship
Due March 31st
Scholarships are available to qualifying students whose parents have been disabled or fatally injured in the course of working for Minnesota or Wisconsin employers.

Each scholarship recipient is eligible for up to $5,000 per year and can receive scholarships annually through graduation from a two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school.

American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate: Helen & Harold Shapira Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: March 30th
Open to undergraduate students in an appropriate health sciences field at a Minnesota four-year college or university.  Selection based on essay, academic performance and recommendations. $1,000 renewable for 2 years.

Agricultural Scholarship: East Central Pork Producers
March 31st
$500 scholarship given by East Central Pork Producers for students pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or career connected with agriculture.  Open to any graduating senior in the four counties of Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine.  Applications available in the Career Center.

MN School Nutrition Association: MSNA
Due: March 31st
The MSNA East Center Chapter #25 is pleased to award a scholarship to a qualified student or graduate from an East Central #25 school (Braham, Cambridge-Isanti, Chisago Lakes, East Central, Forest Lake, Hinckley-Finlayson, Mora, North Branch, Pine City, Rush City and surrounding communities.  Applicants going into or attending a college or vocational program that is food related will have first consideration in the awarding of a scholarship.  Please write a letter to the committee telling about yourself and what your plans are for higher education.  Examples of things you may want to include are any extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, and achievements and awards received during your high school years and beyond.  In addition please submit two letters of recommendation from non-family members with your application. Please see the Career Center for information on how to submit your application.


MSHSBCA Scholarship- Baseball Scholarship
Due April 1st
MSHSBCA is proud to announce that deserving~graduating senior baseball players~in the class of 2016 will have an opportunity to obtain a scholarship by meeting the following criteria and submitting the online application. ~
Scholarship criteria:
1.Applicant must plan to enroll in college for the 2016-2017 academic school year.
2.Head baseball coach at the school~must~be a MSHSBCA member.
3.Must have a GPA of 3.0(B) or better~
4.The student’s transcript must accompany this application.
5.Applicant must have participated in baseball.
6.Student must submit a 250 word,~typewritten~essay describing the impact that participating in baseball has had on the student’s life.~
7.Two letters of recommendation are required from high school faculty members(teachers/coaches/administrators are good sources).~ Recommendation letters used for college applications~may~be used for this scholarship.
8.Application deadline is April 1st.~ Applications must be submitted on or before 11:59 p.m. on April 1st.
Applications will be judged on:
1.Academics, GPA.
2.Involvement in the school.
3.Submitted essay.
4.Athletic Achievement.
5.Letters of recommendation.

Biodiesel Essay Scholarship
April 1st
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council sponsors the annual Biodiesel Essay Scholarship contest to help raise awareness of this important and emerging alternative fuel in our state. It is open to all high school seniors in Minnesota who wish to continue their education after high school.

Rum River Rods Scholarship
April 1st
This scholarship is intended for students going into an auto trade.  The scholarship is for $550 and will be awarded to the school that the student attends after they have successfully completed their first semester.  Applications available in the Career Center.

The American Legion: Minnesota American Legion Foundation Scholarship
April 1st
The purpose of this scholarship, sponsored by Minnesota American Legion Foundation, is to provide financial assistance to students to further their education in any Minnesota University, College, Vocational School, or other accredited institution of higher education, or in state with Minnesota reciprocity.  The American Legion Memorial Scholarship will permit six (6) $500.00 scholarships to be awarded.  See the Career Center for applications.

Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship
Due April 1st
Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014
Must be enrolled by the fall of 2014 in any level of any program that is two years in length or longer
Must answer the essay question found on the application form

2015 Clean Air Choice® Biodiesel Essay Scholarship
Due April 3th
This scholarship is open to all Minnesota high school seniors. It is sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and administrated by the American Lung Association in Minnesota.
To submit your essay for the 2015 scholarship online, please fill out the form below. Please do not place your name or high school name anywhere on the essay you submit to ensure fairness of judging.
Please review the Biodiesel Essay Scholarship Contest Rules before submitting your application.
To apply on-line go to If you prefer to submit your essay via US Mail or FAX, please download/print and complete the Entry Form from the webpage or visit the Career Center for a copy. 

Gladys L. Johnson Scholarship Trust
April 10th
Applicants must be a resident of Minnesota or Wisconsin and must be students of Protestant faith.  Eligibility based on financial need, academic and vocational achievement, service to school and community.  Scholarship grants in any one school year are for amounts of up to $1,000.  

American Fire Sprinkler Association:
One-time award for high school seniors. This scholarship essay contest requires applicants to go online and read a short essay about sprinklers and fire safety. After finishing, they complete a ten-question quiz on what they just read. Each correct answer gives the student a chance at winning 1 of 10, $2,000 scholarships (maximum 10 chances per entrant). Information and essay available at:

David E. Pace and Valerie Halverson Pace Leadership Scholarship
Due April 15th
Open to incoming freshman or continuing sophomore students who are members of 4-H. Selection based on leadership experience in 4-H, as well as school and community, 4-H involvement, and career goals.
Along with application form, submit most recent transcript, letters of recommendation which includes a statement of financial need, and an individual photo. Access the Website below for more details and to download an application.

Post Office Locator Scholarship
April 15, 2015
Students enrolling in the upcoming 2015 Fall Semester.  Eligible applicants will be required to write a short, 500-1000 work essay which will be judged on how well-written, compelling, and persuasive they are.  More details of our scholarship, rules and application eligibility requirements can be found at

Sports Unlimited 2014 Scholarship
Due April 20th
Sports Unlimited makes sure you can perform at your best on the field, but in the classroom, you're on your own. Until now. This year we're offering a $1,000 college scholarship to the athlete who can best describe a coach or mentor you've looked up to in your sporting career. It can be a rec league volunteer who first taught you how to throw or a high school coach that guided you to a championship. They're all important and we want you to tell us why. Fill out our five-question survey below, email us a 500-1000 word essay and $1000 could be yours. Learn more at:

Your Favorite Car Scholarship
April 30
Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014 at the latest
Must be enrolled or planning got enroll in the program that is at least two years in length

Norma Stevens 2015 Scholarship Application
April 25, 2015
Any high school senior that is a Minnesota resident and has been accepted at an accredited college, university or technical institution offering a degree or certificate of no less than two (2) years is eligible to apply for this scholarship.  500 word essay about your volunteer and community services activities from the last three years.  Pick up application in the Career Center.

Mystic Riders Snowmobile Club
May 1, 2015
The Mystic Riders Snowmobile club will be rewarding 4 students scholarships for $1000 each.  
  • Must be graduating or previously graduated from one of the following schools: Princeton, Cambridge/Isanti, Ogilvie, Zimmerman, Milaca
  • Must provide letter of recommendation
  • Must submit a typed 500 word essay answering the following question: Why should you be selected for a scholarship? Please describe any academic achievement, community service activities, examples of leadership, or other personal characteristics that make you deserving of this scholarship?
  • Must attend an accredited school during the 2014-2015 school year
  • Must maintain a 2.0 GPA as a full-time student at a post-secondary school
  • Must enroll in a 2 year program, 4 year college or university
Applications available in the Career Center!

Page Education Foundation Scholarships
May 1, 2015
Award Amount $1,000-$2,500
Open to Minnesota high school graduates who are members of a racial minority and will be attending post-secondary school in Minnesota.  Applicants must be willing to do 50 hours of community service with you children of color while attending schools.  Selection based on financial need, positive attitude toward education and community service.  Applications can be found in the scholarship bin in the Career Center or at  [Link]

Juniors only: Minnesota Association of Town Ships Scholarship
Due May 1st
Pick your application up in the career center. Complete the small application with a 450-500 word essay answering the following questions:
Why is it important to you to feel like a part of your community?
What steps can townships take to develop or foster a feeling of community in today’s youth?
Items needed to apply:
High school Transcript
Letter of recommendation

MN Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship
May 1, 2015
Sports and Orthopaedic Specialist, the Women's Orthopaedic Center and Allina Health offer two $2,500 scholarships for one male and one female student athlete who intend to pursue a professional career in sports medicine.  Qualified candidates shold demonstrate leadership, be actively involved in their community and interscholastic sports and achieve academic success.  Applications for the Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists and Allina Health for male seniors should go to [Link]
Applications for the Women's Orthopaedic Center and Allina Health for female seniors should go to [Link]
Or stop by the Career Center for a paper copy of the application!

We the Living Essay Contest
Select ONE of the following three topics:
1. What explains the prevalence of propaganda depicted in the novel and the endless use of pro-Communist slogans used by everyone, from Party lectures to private conversations?
2. How does the novel’s theme necessitate the “fates” of the main characters?
3. Did Ayn Rand believe Communism is a noble idea that was betrayed
by power-hungry leaders? How do events in the novel support her
assessment of Communism?
Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the               philosophic meaning of "We the living"
Essay submissions are evaluated in a fair and unbiased four-round judging process. Judges are individually selected by the Ayn Rand Institute based on a demonstrated knowledge and                     understanding of Ayn Rand’s works. To ensure the anonymity of our participants, essay cover sheets are removed after the first round. Winners’ names are unknown to judges until after                 essays have been ranked and the contest results finalized. The Ayn Rand Institute checks essays with Authenticate plagiarism detection software.

Get Girls Golfing
May 15, 2015 is excited to announce the inaugural Get Girls Golfing Scholarship.  This scholarship will be granted annually to one female high school senior that play golf competitively in high school and intends to play golf as a freshman at a 2 or 4 year college.  The scholarship will be awarded based on a combination of golf accomplishments, personal achievement, and overall need. [Link]

MCO Scholarship
Due May 15, 2015
Must be attending a college or university no later than December 2015
Must be attending college or university on a full-time basis by December of 2015
Must submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 pm EST on May 15, 2015
Must be currently in your last year of high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college
Essay Question: You have been asked to buy a toy for an 8 year old child in the local elementary school.  Your only guidelines are the following:
1) The toy must not require power to operate (i.e. no batteries or plug-ins are necessary to use the toy) and... 2) The toy must help the child develop a skill that is beneficial in an educational environment

Associated General Contractors of Minnesota
Due May 15th
Award Amount $500-$2,500
Construction management or construction program at any two, four or five-year fully accredited MN school.  Open to college freshmen, sophomores and juniors enrolled or planning to enroll.   Selection based on work related experience, involvement in student or community organizations, honors or awards, and financial need.

Men of Principle-University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Due May 15th
This scholarship is for male students that are attending the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. To apply for this application, it is not a requirement that you be interested in our fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, or Greek Life at all. This scholarship is simply our way of saying thank you to the community for raising men of principle who live up to our core values. The scholarship will be up to $1,000 dollars and will be awarded in the Fall of 2015. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 15th, 2015. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Christopher Page at

SeniorCare Aging Matters Scholarship
May 15 is dedicated to helping seniors and their families in their quest for a better life.  Aging impacts everyone and as the aging population explodes over the next 30 year, wants to bring more awareness to the key issues we face.  They will be awarding an annual college scholarship to an individual that best demonstrates to us why "Aging Matter" to them.  A $1,500 scholarship will be given annually to a selected college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population.  

Design Your Future
May 25, 2015
This contest is open to high school seniors and college students looking to study interior design, art and design, architecture, or another related major/industry.  Essays must be between 500 and 1,000 words.  All essays must be submitted to or through the online form for consideration at[Link]

Reed Tech
May 30, 2015
Reed Tech is committed to supporting global innovation and growth.  As part of our mission, we are offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who are studying or are planning to study a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) major at a U.S. university or college during the 2015/2016 academic year.  Essays should be no more than 750 words.  The winner is required to provide proof of matriculation before the scholarship can be awarded.  Visit [Link]

Southland Electrical Supply
May 30, 2015
Students who studying or planning to study in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) major or a related field or trade are invited to take part in our essay competition.
The topic for this year's scholarship essay competition is "How innovation affects the science, technology and trade industry"

Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship
May 31, 2015

PCA awards scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 (depending on location) to high school athletes, based on their essays explaining how they meet the standard defined in Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor >> by PCA Founder Jim Thompson:
For information on how to apply visit the Career Center Scholarship bin or go to:

Big Fish Online Gaming
Due May 31st
Write a 500 word essay answering the following questions:
What are the biggest challenges in the mobile games industry today?
How do you see those challenges evolving in the future?
Learn more at:

Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship
June 1, 2015
This scholarship provides financial assistance to racial/ethnic minority union members and their families who wish to pursue post-secondary education at one of Minnesota's state universities or at one of the two year community and technical colleges that are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU).  Those attending the University of Minnesota or a private school are not eligible for this scholarship.

Gunnar Isberg Scholarship
Due June 1, 2015
Award Amount: $2,000
Open to undergraduate or graduate students at a college or university in MN.  Applicants must be pursuing an education in planning or related field such as land use, housing, transportation, or public administration.  Selection based on academic record, future goals, and skills related to planning.  

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship
Essay due June 1, 2015 by 12:00pm PST
At Athnet Sports Recruiting we believe in the ability of sports to teach young people important life lessons. As an organization committed to helping student athletes use sports to further their education, we are proud to be able to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a current or future college student who plays, or has played high school or college sports.
The Athnet Scholarship committee will award the scholarship to the student whose essay best demonstrates how the lessons they learned through sport have positively impacted them as they pursue their college education.
Write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education.

Email your essay and other required information

Due June 1st
One of the ways that we communicate with our customers at our gas stations is through point-of-purchase (POP) signage.
Two of our highly visible POP are the Perimeter Pole Sign (PPS) and the Pump Topper Sign (PTS). The PPS is placed in large frames along the exterior of our station lots. The PTS sits in a frame on every pump at many of our stations.
As future graphic designers, we would like to see what type of creative concepts you can develop for our retail POP around our high quality fuels.
Learn more about our~creative design scholarship.

Due June 1st
With 1.15 billion users on Facebook, 500 million on Twitter, 130 million on Instagram, and 70 million on Pinterest, it is no surprise that Social Media has become an integral part of brand marketing. Marketers around the world continue to grapple with how best to use these evolving networks to reach the markets where they operate daily.

Digital Marketers are always looking for new tactics and platforms to help them connect and communicate with consumers. We would like to see a digital marketing campaign that could be implemented for the APlus convenience store brand at many of our Sunoco locations.
Learn more about our~digital marketing scholarship.

James J Wychor Scholarship
June 30, 2015
The MN Broadcasters Association awards the James J. Wychor scholarship(s) to MN residents with a career interest in broadcast/electronic media technology.  The Association will award up to 10 $1500 scholarship to qualified candidates.  One scholarship will be reserved for a student with a career interest in broadcast/electronic media technology.  The applicant must be majoring in or taking courses in the following areas: computer science/technology, electrical engineering, electronics technology or closely related fields.  The remaining scholarships will be awarded to students demonstrating an interest in broadcasting careers including advertising sales, web/social media development, entertainment programming, marketing and promotions, news reporting and administrative support.  Applications available in the Career Center.

"Aspiring Pharmacy Technician" Scholarship Program
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 a pharmacology career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

"Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship.
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.

"Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program.
This is the 3rd annual scholarship for 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.

Education Vouchers for former Youth in care
You were in foster care on or after your 16th birthday, and continue to be in foster care up to or beyond your 18th birthday. 
Open to students who meet ONE of the following:
You were adopted from foster care after your 16th birthday. 
You were in foster care on or after your 16th birthday when a relative accepts a transfer of permanent legal and physical custody through a juvenile court order. 
You are/were under state guardianship. 
Applicants must be accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution/program and have not reached their 21st birthday. Selection based on financial need. Renewal applicants can continue to apply for an Education Training Voucher if they have not reached their 23rd birthday and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Complete and submit an application along with a copies of the FAFSA, school acceptance letter, financial aid award letter and most recent school transcripts . The application form is available from on the website below. Click on People We Serve/Children and Families/ Services/Adolescent Services.

Students with a Hennepin or Ramsey County social worker or probation officer should contact their worker/officer to get an application and receive procedure and deadline information.

P.L.A.Y Scholarship
Due Dec, 2014
P.L.A.Y. has always made a point to promote compassion towards animals in both our personal and professional lives. From working directly with local shelters to donating products to animals in need through our Warm Bellies Initiative with the Petfinder Foundation, animal welfare has always been a staple of our business. We know there are plenty of young minds out there that are equally passionate about helping animals in need.
In an effort to encourage them and promote this cause, P.L.A.Y. will be awarding our 3rd annual $1,000 scholarship to a high school student who best exemplifies our core beliefs.
click on the link below to learn more.

August Scholarship selects 2 winners nationally to receive this scholarship, 1 high school Senior and 1 current college student.  Each scholarship is worth $2,500.

Rove Pest Control Scholarship
Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited college or university as a full time student.

Deadline: August 31, 2015

Award Amount: $500

Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at:

On-Going Scholarships

Elim Care & Rehab Center
Certified Nursing Assistant classes available through Elim Care.  Down payment on the classes is $300 but there is a FULL REFUND for this payment for those interested in employment opportunities at Elim Care & Rehab.

Click Here WellsFargo.pdf information on how to enter to win a Wells Fargo Scholarship

Wells Fargo

Nursing Scholarships

Alert MagazineSeniors, who have a 2.5 GPA and plan to attend college after graduation speak out about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse, how it was dealt with, what you learned from it, and what was right or wrong about the way it was handled. No application fee and no deadline.  Details at 

American Legion – Need a Lift? Download a free guide filled with scholarships, grants, fee waivers, student loans, and the organizations that offer them.  Also, information to help you select a school, apply for student financial aid using the FAFSA, learn loan forgiveness, understand tax credits, and much more! Scholarships High school and transfer students are eligible for this random scholarship drawing. Students should visit to sign up for a $2,000 scholarship given away four times per year. The ongoing deadlines for the scholarships are, June 30, September 30, December 31 and March 31 of each year.

Autodesk Student Competitions Competitions are an exciting part of student life. Whether in sports, academics, or other skill-based interests, they build character and community while offering unforgettable life experiences. Autodesk proudly sponsors competitions around the world that help advance students’ knowledge and skills through challenges that not only inspire, but also prepare students for promising careers in architecture, engineering, and the digital arts.  Various competitions and deadlines.

Barbara Penny Community Service Scholarship- Open to students attending a MnSCU college or university.  Selection based on students demonstrated commitment to community service and academic achievement.  Any field of study.  Award amounts $1,500. Complete and submit application and other required documents by going to the following website: [Link]

Would you like to participate in the Distinguished Young Women program? Take a minute to review the requirements and qualifications necessary for participation and then select "Apply Today" to complete your application. There are no fees to enter the program.
Participants in any Distinguished Young Women program should be prepared to compete in all of the following categories:
  • Scholastics (20% of overall score) 
  • A panel of five scholars, counselors, and others familiar with high school transcript evaluation review and score a participant's high school academic record and test scores.
  • Interview (25% of overall score) 
  • Judges evaluate a participant's personality, her ability to relate to others, her maturity, and her ability to express herself during a 10 minute personal interview.
  • Talent (25% of overall score)
  • Judges evaluate a participant's performing arts talent during a 90 second presentation on-stage in front of an audience. Judges look for technical ability, appropriateness of selection, stage presence, and execution.
  • Fitness (15% of overall score)
  • Judges evaluate a participant's overall physical stamina, coordination, agility, and flexibility during a choreographed group aerobic routine. Each participant has an individual spotlight during the routine.
  • Self-Expression (15% of overall score) 
  • Judges evaluate a participant's grace, poise, demeanor, carriage and posture, and speaking ability. The group segment incorporates movement about the stage. Each participant will speak on a topic provided.
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Freedom Alliance ScholarshipHonoring the sons and daughters of our military heroes. To qualify, you must be the dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier who has become permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident, killed in action, or who has been a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action. Go to: for more information and to apply.

National Science Foundation S-Stem Scholarship-  Open to any student enrolled full time at a granting institution who is a US citizen and pursuing a degree in a STEM discipline.  Selection based on academic achievement and financial need.  Check with your financial aid office at the college or university you are attending to see if they offer this scholarship. Any STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics).  Scholarships generally range from $4,000 to $6,500 per year up to a maximum of $10,000/year.

NextStepU– A great starting place to search for scholarships, colleges, and to check out careers. You can also download a free magazine. Go to  and register.

Regency Beauty Institute – Annual scholarships exclusively available to high school seniors! Updates on 2013 scholarship opportunities on Facebook at 

Southwest Minnesota State University – SMSU offers a broad-based curriculum with strong education, business, and science programs. You can also choose unique majors like Agronomy and Culinology or minors like Criminal Justice and Coaching. Information is available in the Career Center or on the SMSU website:

The Conclave Scholarship (Brown College, McNally Smith or Media Institute) - In 2012 they will award almost $90,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and/or individuals interested in pursuing these perspective industries; on air personality, advertising/sales, programming, writing, news, sports, and production. 2012 deadlines have expired.   Download applications at   or 

Touchmark Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Award Amount: $500-$1,000
Students pursuing nursing degrees at any level are encouraged to apply, including nurses interested in pursuing advanced degrees in order to teach.  Scholarship deadlines are June 30th and December 30th of each year.

Wal-Mart Associate Scholarship – Scholarship applicants must have graduated high school before applying, be employed part-time or full-time with Walmart Stores, Inc. for at least six consecutive months prior to the appropriate application due date (see chart listed on their website).  Recipients will receive up to $3,000 in a one-time payment applied to undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board for the 2012-2013 academic year. Last deadline for 2012 is October 15, 2012.  Apply online at

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: 

Virchow, Krause and Company Scholarship
One time $1,000 scholarship for students enrolled either full-time or part-time in accredited colleges or universities of Wisconsin.  Must major in accounting.

All scholarships are also located in our Black Scholarship Box located in the Career Center!

Free Scholarship Searches & Resources

Resources for Minority, Low-Income, First Generation Students (Young people of color) (American Indian Higher Education Consortium) (American Institute for Managing Diversity) (Black Collegian) (Black Excel: The College Help Network) (American Indian College Fund) (Native American Students) (Gates Millennium Scholars Fund) (Hispanic Assoc. of Colleges and Universities (Hispanic College Fund) (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) (Association of American Indian Affairs) (Journal of Blacks in Higher Education) (Migrant Scholarships) (Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education) (Quality Education for Minorities) (United Negro College Fund)

 Last Modified: 3 March,2016