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JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program

The Minnesota Association of Township (MAT) awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to high school juniors. All juniors are welcome to apply. Applications are due May 1, 2019. Applications and more information can be found in the related documents.


NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Horatio Alger Association

Horatio Alger Association awards scholarships and grants annually ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to students who demonstrate financial need. The Horatio Alger program seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as critical financial need. The deadline is October 25, 2018 for four-year undergraduate scholarships and June 15, 2019 for Career & Technical.

Apply at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/


Coca Cola Scholar Foundation

The Coca Cola Scholars Foundation offers fifty four-year scholarships of $20,000 each and two hundred four-year scholarships of $4,000 each to graduating seniors in the U.S. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The deadline is October 31, 2018.

Apply at www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships are based on financial need as well as the applicant’s participation in school and community activities. The deadline is November 15, 2018.

Apply at www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm


Hagan Scholarship Foundation

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation is a needs based merit scholarship for rural students. Students must have a 3.5 GPA, a 23 or higher on the ACT, must be attending a four year college or university in the fall, much have 240 hours of work in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college. Students must complete the FAFSA. The deadline is November 15, 2018. 

Apply at www.haganscholarships.org/ 


 

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

The Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship offers several scholarship opportunities for high school seniors.

Information and applications can be found at www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships


AXA Achievement Scholarship

AXA Achievement Scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000 are available to seniors who are determined to succeed and have demonstrated achievement at a job or extra-curricular activities. The application deadline is December 15, 2017.

Apply at https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA- achievement-scholarship.html


Burger King Scholars Program

Burger King Scholars Program: Apply between October 15, 2018- December 15, 2018.

Details and application information may be found at www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we- are/programs/burger-king- scholars-program/


John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest 

This scholarship is open to all high school students. Applicants must write an essay on the political courage of an elected United States official. The deadline to apply is January 4, 2018.

More information can be found at www.jfklibrary.org


 

Elks Legacy Award Scholarships

Any high school senior whose parent or grandparent is a member of an Elks Lodge is eligible to apply for a $4,000 scholarship.

Applications must be submitted online by February 1, 2019. www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm


 LOCAL/STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Minnesota FarmHouse Fraternity Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Scholarships are available for male high school seniors or transfer students who are enrolling at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities this coming Fall. There will be a total of $3,000 in scholarships awarded. They will range from $250 to $1,000 and are open to all majors. The criteria that scholarships are awarded on include the student’s: Academic Achievement, Leadership Experience, Athletic Involvement and Career Motivation.

Minnesota FarmHouse Fraternity Incoming Freshman Scholarship


 

Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship

Sports & Orthopedic Specialists and Allina Health are proud to present the 11th annual Minnesota Athlete in Sports Medicine Scholarship. Two $2,500.00 scholarships are available and will be awarded to one male and one female graduating high school student athlete who intend to pursue a professional career in sports medicine. 

2018 Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship


 

Lakes Area Manufacturing Alliance (LAMA) Scholarship

LAMA is awarding $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing a certificate or degree in manufacturing careers. To be eligible students must be graduating in the class of 2018, have a 2.5 GPA, and reside in the Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd or Wadena counties. Applications are due April 1, 2018. More information can be found in the Scholarships Document Folder


Minnesota Power Community Involvement Scholarship

Applicants are evaluated on the basis of volunteer activities and community involvement. The application deadline is January 15, 2018.

Find more information and additional scholarships at www.positivelypowerful.org/Scholarships


 The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Scholarships

There are nine specific scholarships within the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Scholarships. These are open to students in Cass, Hubbard, Wadena, Todd, Morrison, Crow Wing, & Pine Countys. Please utilize their "Find a Scholarship" tool to see if you qualify for any scholarships.

Applications are online and due January 15, 2019. For more information visit www.dsacommunityfoundation.com. 


Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation Scholarship

Applicants must be a Minnesota resident and receive at least one service from a telephone company that is a member of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance. Applicants must submit ACT/SAT scores, high school transcript, an essay, and two appraisal forms (counselor/advisor/administrator and a teacher of their choosing). Applications are due February 23, 2018. More information and application materials can be found at www.arvig.net/scholarships/


 

Minnesota School Counselors Association

Minnesota School Counselors Association awards ten $1,000 scholarships, one finalist per each of the ten MSCA divisions to individuals pursing post-secondary education of their choosing. Applicants must be able to articulate how a licensed school counselor impacted their life.

Applications are due by March 1, 2019. For more information visit www.mnschoolcounselors.org


 2019 MBA Scholarships Program

Apply by April 15, 2019, to be eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be a child or grandchild of a public or school district employee or elected official in Minnesota.

For more information and an application visit www.minnesotabenefitsassociation.org


Wadena Soil & Water Conservation District

A $250 scholarship is awarded to a student that lives in Wadena County and is pursuing a degree in a Natural Resource or Agricultural related field.

The application deadline is May 2018. For more information visit www.wadenaswcd.org/scholarship.


The Minnesota Masonic Charities

The Minnesota Masonic Charities offers six different scholarship opportunities for eligible students.

For eligibility requirements and applications visit www.mnmasoniccharities.org


The Mid-Minnesota Builders Association

The Mid-Minnesota Builders Association offers several scholarship opportunities for eligible students. Applications are due April 15, 2019.

For more information and applications visit http://midmnba.org/ or see Mrs. Tackmann.


The Wadena Pilots Association 

The Wadena Pilots Association offers a scholarship to students interested in, or currently studying for a private pilot certificate, sport pilot certificate, instrument rating or other FFA sanctioned aviation related certification.

For more information and an application visit www.wadenapilots.com


Reunion Student Loan Finance/iHELP Student Loan

Reunion Student Loan Finance/iHELP Student Loan gives away three- $1,000 scholarships and an iPad in Minnesota. These scholarships are awarded to high school seniors attending a college, university or technical institute for the 2019/2020 academic year. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.

Apply at http://ihelploan.com/blog/2016-mn- scholarship-application/


 

2019 SFM Foundation Scholarship

Provides scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working in MN or Iowa. For more information or an application visit www.sfmfoundation.com. Applications are due March 31, 2019. 


 

 LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR VERNDALE STUDENTS (available winter/spring 2019!)

(Additional information and applications can be found in the Scholarship Applications Document Folder)

Aldrich Lions Club
The Aldrich Lions Club awards Verndale High School students with scholarships to the post-secondary institution of their choosing. A scholarship resume and short essay are required. Applications are due April 5, 2019.

BizWorks
The BizWorks Scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in business, or any business related field (Human Resources, Public Affairs, Marketing, Sales, Management, etc.). Students must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and complete an essay. Applications are due March 15, 2019.

Bob Schultz Memorial Math Scholarship 

The Family of Bob Schultz wishes to encourage seniors graduating from Verndale High School to pursue educational training at the post-secondary level. The graduating senior must be planning to continue his/her education at a college, university, community college or technical college. Preference will be given to a student in the math department. The award amount will be 250.00. Applications are due April 5, 2019.

Bob Schultz Memorial Math Scholarship

Citizens Scholarship Foundation of Verndale
The Citizens Scholarship Foundation of Verndale awards students planning to attend a post-secondary institution that have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students must complete a scholarship resume and required essay questions. Applications are due April 5, 2019.

Donna Waldahl Educational Scholarship
The Donna Waldahl Educational Scholarship gives preference to students pursuing a career in education. The award is $750 and students must complete a scholarship resume and essay questions. Applications are due April 5, 2019. Donna Waldahl Education Scholarship

Elmer Goche VFW Post 3922
The Elmer Goche VFW Post 3922 awards one $300 scholarship to a student planning to attend a post-secondary institution. Students must complete a scholarship resume and two essay questions. Applications are due April 5, 2019.

Larry “Cork” & Ruth Anderson Scholarship
Larry “Cork” & Ruth Anderson Scholarship is in memory and honor of Cork and Ruth and gives back to the community members. The scholarship is for students pursuing a skill based career and attending a 1-2 year technical or community college. Two $750 scholarships are available. Applications are due April 5, 2019.

Les Horsager Memorial Scholarship
Two scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 school years. Applicants must be planning to continue their education at a college, university, community or technical college. Preference will be give to the highest ranking male and female student. No application needed.

Maasconi's/J Maas & Co Scholarship

Scholarship opportunity to a graduating senior from the Verndal High School interested in pursuing secondary education in Hospitality or Business. The graduating senior must be planning to attend a college, University, Community or Technical College. The award amount will be $500. Applications are due April 5, 2019.

Maasconi's/J Maas & Co Scholarship

Masonic Lodge Scholarship
The Masonic Lodge Scholarship awards a onetime $1,000 scholarship to a student displaying financial need. Other criteria include community service and involvement and future aspirations. Students must complete a scholarship resume and essay questions. Applications are due April 5, 2019.

Madhatters Fine Arts Award 
The Madhatters Fine Arts Award is for students planning to be active in the arts after graduating from high school. Three $500 scholarships are awarded to area students. Applicants must have been in extra-curricular activities in school and/or have performed in the fine arts within their church, community, or other organizations. Applications are due April 1, 2019.

Park Rapids Disabled American Veterans Chapter 38
The Park Rapids Disabled American Veterans Chapter 38 and its Auxiliary award a $500 scholarship to an area student that is the son/daughter, brother/sister, grandson/granddaughter, or great grandson/granddaughter of a veteran. Applicants must submit a teacher or counselor recommendation, transcript, and essay question. Applications are due April 5, 2019. More information is available in the scholarships document folder or from Mrs. Aeling.

Ringnecks Forevermore
The local Ringnecks Forevermore organization sponsors a $200 scholarship to a student interested in pursuing a degree in agriculture, forestry, wildlife, conservation, or a related field. Students must complete a scholarship resume and essay questions. Applications are due April 5, 2019.

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative
The Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative provides area schools with scholarship awards each year. Eligible students must be the son/daughter of a Todd-Wadena member, have a C+ GPA or better, and be starting college during the next school year. Applications are due April 5, 2019.

Verndale Education Association
The Verndale Education Association awards one $300 scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in education. Students must complete a scholarship resume and essay questions. Applications are due April 5, 2019.

Verndale Lions Club
The Verndale Lions Club awards scholarships to students planning to attend a post-secondary institution. The minimum amount is $500. Students must complete a scholarship resume and essay questions. Applications are due April 5, 2019.

West Central Telephone Association
West Central Telephone Association awards eight $1,000 scholarships to area WCTA members. Students must have maintained a “C” average, participated in school activities, and completed service within the community. Applications are due April 5, 2019 and can be found at http://www.wcta.net/site/

Tri-County Health Care
Tri-County Health Care offers scholarships to area students interested in pursuing a career in a health related fields. Applications are due April 1, 2019 and can be found at www.tchc.org

Lakewood Health System
Lakewood Health System offers scholarships to area students interested in pursuing a career in health related fields. Application information will be available this spring.


RAISE.ME is an online "micro-scholarhip" profile where students earn scholarships for their academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school. To get started, students create an account on raise.me, add achievements to their profile and watch the earnings come in! Students can start an account anytime during their 9-12 grade years, and may add achievements from years past. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES

www.leadmn.org

www.fastweb.com

www.schoolsoup.com

www.studentscholarships.org

www.scholarshiphunter.com

www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest

www.mncis.intocareers.org- under financial aid

www.scholarships.com

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