Niche College Scholarship

Catch A Break! Scholarship

March 15, 2025
Awards Available: 15

Scholarship Description

The Catch a Break!® Scholarship Program was established to assist highly motivated Minnesota residents who have faced challenges in life and learned from them, and are now enrolling for the first time in post-secondary education. Scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited public four-year college or university in Minnesota for the entire academic year. We have 15 new scholarships available each year. All scholarships are renewable, up to $11,000 per year, up to four years.

We welcome your application if:

  • You have faced challenges in your life and learned from them
  • You are highly motivated and know why you want a college education
  • Must be a MN Resident as defined by your 4-year public (not private) college or university in Minnesota.
  • Your composite ACT score is 24 or higher
  • Your GPA is 3.0 or higher
  • You will be 21 years of age or younger when admitted as a freshman
  • Your family’s household income shows significant financial stress/challenges in paying for your college education.

Award amount determined after consideration of all sources of financial aid. Scholarship Search