Minnesota Scholarships

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: 6/30/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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: 7/1/2020
  • 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

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

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2020
  • 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

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June 5, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Scholarships are free money to go to college… right? The majority of the time, that holds true. But there are times where students may have to pay taxes on scholarship funds. While normally tax-free, the IRS states that if scholarship funds are used for “incidental expenses” like housing, transportation or meal plans, those funds must be included in a student’s gross income statement. Even scholarships intended to be used for room and board or for meal plans at school must be reported. [...]

Colleges Offering Tuition Discounts and Freezes to Attract Students

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by Izzy Hall

College tuition seems to rise every year, but with the potential loss of many incoming and returning students due to the coronavirus, some schools are changing their tune. From cancelling planned tuition increases to introducing programs that waive tuition for in-state students, colleges and universities are trying to retain their current student population while also hoping to attract new students. [...]

University of California Seeks New Standardized Test

May 27, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Across the country, both private and public institutions of higher education have announced that they will be test-optional for students applying to enter school in the fall of 2021. This policy, instituted as a response to coronavirus cancellations of standardized testing dates, comes with the caveat that it would only exist during next year’s round of admissions. But the University of California system has gone in an entirely different direction by announcing that will no longer require the SAT or ACT for all California state applicants. [...]

Last Reviewed: June 2020