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If you are from Minnesota, scholarships specifically created for Minnesota residents could be just what you need to pay your way through college. Awards from Minnesota businesses, philanthropic organizations, colleges and universities and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education can all help you pay for college, and Scholarships.com can help you find information about these and other college scholarships.

Come 2 Iowa (C2IA) Senior Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Each year, the Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship awards a $1,000 college scholarship to five high school seniors who express a desire to come to Iowa for college from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Applicants must be legal U.S. residents of Illinois Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin who plan to attend an eligible college in Iowa the fall of [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter is for students of Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals), who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Midwestern region states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). A [...] More

Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarship helps students who have demonstrated outstanding ability, achievement, and potential in one of several subjects: English or creative writing, fine arts, foreign language, math, science, or social science. High school graduates must be admitted to enroll full-time in a nonsectarian, baccalaureate degree-granting program at: the University of Minnesota; [...] More

Minnesota Child Care Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,200
  • The Minnesota Post-Secondary Child Care Grant Program helps low-income students who have young children pay for child care while the student attends classes. Minnesota residents who have a child 12 years old or younger (or 14 or younger if the child is disabled) and whose family size and income qualify for the program. To qualify, students also must be Minnesota residents, be enrolled for at [...] More

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2021
  • Amount: $60,000
  • Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program provides post-secondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students who are of one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award. Scholarships are available to eligible Indian undergraduate students enrolled at least three-quarters of the time and graduate students enrolled at least half-time. Applicants must be at [...] More

Minnesota Masonic Charities 4-Year Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Minnesota Masonic Charities Scholarships Program offers multiple 4-year scholarships for high school seniors. Candidates must be graduating from a Minnesota high school and must plan to attend a four-year higher education program, with a 3.6-3.89 GPA. Awards range from $3,000 to $5,000 a year. You do not need to have a Masonic affiliation to apply. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Minnesota Masonic Charities Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Minnesota Masonic Charities offers scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in a four-year higher education degree program. Candidates must demonstrate a GPA of 3.0 or above and must have graduated from a Minnesota high school. Scholarship awards $2,500 a year for up to three years. Current college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Minnesota Masonic Charities Vocational Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • High school students interested in attending vocational, technical or trade programs may apply to the Minnesota Masonic Charities Vocational Scholarship. Students must have graduated from a Minnesota high school, and provide information on their career path or area of study. There are no GPA or ACT requirements for vocational/technical school applicants. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Minnesota Public Safety Officers' Survivor Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $15,142
  • The Public Safety Officer's Survivor Grant provides educational benefits to dependent children and the surviving spouse of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty on or after January 1, 1973. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or certificate program or a graduate degree program at an eligible Minnesota institution that participates in the State Grant Program. Awards [...] More

Minnesota State Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Minnesota State Grants help students from low- and moderate-income families pay for educational expenses at eligible Minnesota colleges or universities. Eligible institutions include the state universities, the University of Minnesota, public community and technical colleges, schools of nursing and related health professions, private colleges, and private career institutions in Minnesota. [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic [...] More

Page Education Foundation Grants

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Page Grants are awarded to Minnesota students of color who attend Minnesota post-secondary schools and agree to complete annual service projects with young children. Students at all levels of academic achievement can qualify for a grant. The selection process highlights an applicant's attitude toward education, willingness to provide service to children, and financial need. You must be enrolled [...] More

PFund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • PFund is a vital resource and community builder for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied communities by providing grants and scholarships, developing leaders and inspiring giving. Applicants must identify as LGBTQIA and live or attend school in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

PMI Robert J. Yourzak Scholarship Award

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Robert J. Yourzak Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the PMI Minnesota Chapter, is an academic scholarship valued at up to US$2,000 and is open to all students pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees in Project Management or related fields of study from accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities anywhere in the world. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

SFM Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The SFM Foundation makes college more affordable for families affected by workplace injuries by offering post-secondary education scholarships to children of parents fatally or seriously injured on the job while working for a Minnesota or Iowa employer. Eligible applicants must: be 16-25; be a US citizen or permanent resident; must have a high school diploma, GED or be a high school student in [...] More

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Tall Clubs International annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall. To enter, applicants must be under 21, entering college in the upcoming fall and meet the TCI height requirement minimums: 5'10" for women and 6'2" for men, barefoot. You must also find a local Tall [...] More

The Salvation Army Linden Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/16/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Linden Scholarship is offered to students who are committed to improving their communities through active volunteer service. Additionally, the scholarship committee is looking for students (high school seniors) who permanently reside in Washington, Ramsey or Dakota counties, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Recipients must be enrolled in a two-year or four-year [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter/Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/5/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The NATAS-Upper Midwest Chapter/Foundation offers $2,500 student scholarship grants to be used for tuition & books. Scholarships are open to high school and college/university students living in the five-state area served by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa & western Wisconsin). Applicants must submit a [...] More

Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship encourages students who have already demonstrated a commitment to peace and justice to strive for peace and justice both in their educational pursuits and in their personal and professional lives. Applicant must be a resident of (or currently attending school in) Minnesota. Winners will be announced by June 15. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Latest College & Financial Aid News

Senator Outlines Student Loan Relief in New Proposal

July 30, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the current chairman of the Senate education committee, has recently proposed the Student Loan Repayment and FAFSA Simplification Act, a piece of legislation that would allow students with no income to forgo federal student loan repayments. His recommendations, which he developed with bipartisan support, would also simplify the FAFSA and reduce the number of federal loan repayment options from nine to two. [...]

It’s Not Too Late: Guide to Appealing Financial Aid

July 28, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Have your financial circumstances changed due to COVID-19? You’re not alone. Many students and their families have faced unemployment, reduced job hours and general loss of economic stability in the wake of the pandemic. And as the FAFSA determines your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) based on income from the previous year, students may have greater financial need now than they did when they initially filed for federal aid. Unfortunately, the deadline to submit the FAFSA passed at the end of June. However, it is not too late to appeal your student financial aid from your chosen institution. [...]

The FAFSA: Why You Should File (And How!)

July 23, 2020

by Izzy Hall

The FAFSA is a critical tool for both applying to colleges and applying to scholarships – in fact, need-based scholarships often require that you submit the FAFSA as part of your application. So, in a time of economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it’s surprising to learn that many low-income and minority students did not submit the FAFSA for the upcoming academic year even though they would’ve been eligible for federal aid. At Scholarships.com, we don’t want students to miss out on any form of college financial aid. Applications for the next academic year will open soon, so get prepared by reviewing these FAFSA facts. [...]

Last Reviewed: August 2020