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.

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EMPOWER Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • he EMPOWER (Encourage Minority Participation in Occupations with Emphasis on Rehabilitation) Scholarship, administered by Courage Kenny Foundation, encourages and supports ethnically diverse students who are pursuing a career in a medical or rehabilitation field. The scholarship is made possible by a generous gift from the David M. Hersey Endowment Fund of the Courage Kenny [...] More

ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/29/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship is open to students who are legal U.S. residents, high school seniors and residents of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Must be planning to attend, physically or virtually, an eligible college the fall following the registration dates.

    Parents may register their students. There are no financial need, minimum grade point [...] More

Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is a cabinet-level state agency providing students with financial aid programs and information to help them gain access to postsecondary education. The agency also serves as the state's clearinghouse for data, research and analysis on postsecondary enrollment, financial aid, finance and trends. Their mission is to support the pursuit and completion of a [...] More

Minnesota Child Care Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $6,500
  • 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: 7/1/2023
  • Amount: $24,000
  • The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is a cabinet-level state agency providing students with financial aid programs and information to help them gain access to postsecondary education. The Minnesota State Grant Program is the largest financial aid program administered by the Office of Higher Education, awarding more than $210 million in need-based grants to Minnesota residents attending [...] More

Minnesota Masonic Charities 4-Year Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • 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: 2/15/2023
  • 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: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Minnesota Masonic Charities Scholarships Program is the most comprehensive in the state, offering worthy students more and diverse award opportunities. The program provides high school seniors, vocational students and college undergraduates with awards that are not only generous, but also renewable. Eligibility: -Must have graduated from a Minnesota high school and be a Minnesota resident [...] More

Minnesota Public Safety Officers' Survivor Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $16,106
  • The Minnesota State Grant Program is the largest financial aid program administered by the Office of Higher Education, awarding more than $210 million in need-based grants to Minnesota residents attending eligible colleges, universities and career schools in Minnesota. The agency oversees other state scholarship programs, tuition reciprocity programs, a student loan program, Minnesota's 529 [...] 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: 3/12/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The National Association of Independent Automobile Dealers provides several scholarship opportunities for exceptional high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in the automotive industry. Encouraging and supporting education opportunities for future industry leaders is integral to our vision of a robust, ethical and professional used vehicle market. NIADA currently offers 5 different [...] More

Page Education Foundation Grants

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2023
  • 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: 5/31/2023
  • 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 [...] More

PMI Robert J. Yourzak Scholarship Award

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2023
  • 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

Salvation Army Linden Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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

SFM Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • SFM Foundation is a non-profit organization created to administer a post-secondary education scholarship program to benefit children of workers disabled or fatally injured in work-related accidents. Basic eligibility requirements: -Must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a [...] More

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • 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: Varies
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is a special incentive that the Army offers to highly qualified applicants entering the Army. Under the LRP, the Army will repay part of a Soldier's qualifying student loans. Only specified Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) qualify for the LRP. The Army will repay 15 percent of the outstanding principal balance, less taxes of the Soldier's student loans [...] More

Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • 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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Last Reviewed: December 2022