Local Information and Scholarships

  • BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship

    This scholarship is designed to recognize and promote ethics and integrity among young people.


    Dead line September 21


    Arts Recognition Talent Search (ARTS) Awards

    Open to seniors 17-18 years of age. Scholarships for Dance, Film, Video, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theatre, Visual Arts, Voice and Writing.  Go to:  http://www.nfaa.org/  

    Application Deadline:  October 1st

    Registration (Audition or portfolio Nov.1st )


    Wendy’s High School Heisman Award

    Students who excel in academics, athletics and student leadership can apply at www.wendysheisman.com Deadline:  October 1st   Apply Now!!


    AES Engineering Scholarship

    Scholarships are intended for our future leaders. You do not have to be an engineering student.

    Deadline October 5th



    Horatio Alger Scholarship.

    Students who demonstrate integrity, determination, courage and have overcome adversity may apply.  Students must have a 2.0 GPA or greater.


     Deadline: October 25th


    Coca Cola Scholars

     $1.8 million is awarded annually to 250 students nationwide. 

    The scholarship is based on Leadership, Commitment to

    Community and Academic Achievement. 

    To apply, go to www.coca-colascholars.org.

    Awards are $4,000 and $20,000 

    Application Deadline: October 31.  Can apply now!!


    November Deadlines


    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

    Students who have performed significant volunteer work

    over the past year.  To apply go to www.prudential.com/spirit orwww.principals.org/prudential

    Award is $1,000 and two from every state

    Application Deadline: November 1st.



    Online Registration Deadline: Monday, November 23, 2009
    Postmark Entry Deadline: Saturday, November 28, 2009
    Announcement of Winners: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 (Thomas Jefferson's birthday)

    Click on the link below for eligibility requirements and guidelines.



    December Deadlines


    University of St. Thomas. Science, Math & Engineering

    awards include full tuition or $4,000. 


    Application deadline: December 1


    2009 American Civil Liberties Union Youth Activist Scholarship

    Award is $12,500 and an opportunity to attend two Youth Activist Leadership Institute trainings, one in New York and one in Washington.

    Student will be selected by JHS Scholarship Committee.

    Application Deadline: December 5, 20


    Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    55 Second Street, Suite 1500
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Fax: 415.808.2302

    Application Deadline: December 15th 2011


    Burger King Scholars

    One student nominated per school.

    Awards of $1,000

    Application deadline: December 15



    2006 SAE Engineering Scholarships – for students who plan to pursue a degree in engineering or related sciences.  Open to juniors and seniors.  You must be a U.S. citizen and have a 3.5 GPA.  Applications are available online at http:www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm.  Deadline: December 1.


    AXA Achievement Scholarship – for seniors with an OUTSTANDING achievement in their life and/or for others.  $10,000 scholarship to one senior from each state.  Top winners – extra $15,000, internship, computer.  See www.axa-achievement.com.  Deadline: December 15.


    Mensa Education and Research Foundation

    Essay contest for students enrolled in accredited

    U.S. Institution for 2006-07 school year.


    Awards $300 - $1,000

    Application deadline: Dec.31


    January Deadlines


    The Gates Millennium Scholars

    by Bill and Melinda Gates for low-income of specific ethnic



    Awards vary

    Application deadline: Jan. 12


    Minnesota State University Mankato (MSU)

    Scholarship opportunity for

    students admitted to MSU.


    Award amounts vary

    Application deadline: Jan. 15


    Sam Walton Community Scholarship

    Open to high school students. Students do not

    need to be an employee of Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club


    Awards $1,000 - $25,000

    Application deadline: Jan. 14


    Discover Card Tribute Award

    For Juniors with a GPA of 2.75 or above and

    planning on post-secondary education.


    Awards of $2,500 to $25,000

    Application deadline:  Jan. 31


    St. Benedict & St. John’s University

    I-L-E-A-D Scholarship for underrepresented

    students, & students with financial needs who

    meet GPA and ACT requirements.

    Materials in CRC

    10-15 awards from

    $7,500 to $17,500

    Application deadline: Jan. 31


    February Deadlines


    Epsilon Sigma Alpha

    A number of endowments and scholarships for

    incoming college freshmen meeting requirements.


    149 awards distributed in 2005

    Application deadline: Feb. 2, 2009


    Phi Delta Kappa

    International Scholarship Grant for Perspective



    Awards of $100

    Application deadline: Feb. 1


    Southwest Minnesota State University

    Access and Opportunity Scholarship

    For students from a St. Paul or Minneapolis public school district, a GPA or 3.0+ and an ACT score or 22+


    Awards up to $6,000

    Application deadline: February 1


    Philanthrofund Foundation

    For gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBTG) students or students from a GLBTG family


    awards of $1,000 to $3,000

    application deadline: February 1


    Oprah’s National High School Essay Contest

    Topic: Why is Elie Wiesel’s book Night relevant today?


    Application deadline: Feb. 6


    St. Paul Optimist Club

    400-500 word essay on: “I’m unique Because. . ..:


    Jeri Gorman 651.690.4576

    Awards up to $5,000

    Application deadline: Feb. 10


    Best Buy Scholarships

    For seniors who are dedicated to helping their communities.

    Awards of $1,000 to $25,000


    Application deadline: Feb. 15


    Coss Family Scholarship Fund

    For students in Ramsey and Dakota Counties and

    enrolled FT or PT in college for 2006-07.

    Application in CRC


    Awards $500 to $3,500

    Application deadline: Dec. 31through Feb. 15


    Minnesota Women’s Golf Association (MWGA)

    For MN female seniors going to college with an

    interest in golf.

    Applications in the CRC

    Reward up to $8,000

    Application deadline:  Feb. 15



    National Commissions for Cooperative Ed

    Open to high school students with a GPA of 3.5+.


    Awards up to $5,000

    Application deadline: Feb. 15


    Normandale Community College Scholarships

    For new Normandale CC students


    Annual awards $750 to $2,000

    Application deadline: Feb.15



    For a high school who plans to pursue a career in an agriculture-related field.

    awards of $1,500


    application deadline: February 15


    AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

    For students who have demonstrated outstanding

    achievement in school, community or work.


    Awards of $2,000

    Application deadline: Feb. 17

    MN HS Seniors write an essay on how a licensed

    MSCA school counselor has impacted them.


    Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship

    For Girl Scouts if the St. Croix Valley who have earned the Gold Award and meet the GPA criteria.


    Awards of $1,000 to $2,500

    Application deadline: Feb. 24


    Viterbo Univeristy, LaCrosse, WI

    For seniors interested in a career in the health sciences.


    Pre-professional scholarship award worth up to $68,000.

    Application deadline: Feb.24


    St. Paul Area Council of Churches

    Margaret Dreves Scholarship for active in congregations affiliated with the Council.


    Nine awards of $750

    Application deadline: Feb. 28


    US Bank Internet Scholarship Program

    Random drawing award open to HS students.


    Awards of $1,000

    Application deadline: Feb. 28


    AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

    For students who have demonstrated outstanding

    achievement in school, community or work.


    Awards: $2,000, $10,000 & $25,000 Application deadline: February 17.


    March Deadlines


    ACACIA Leadership Scholarship

    For a male graduating senior who will attend Iowa State University.

    Awards op to $2,000

    Application available in the CRC

    Application deadline: March 1



    Amnesty International Human Rights Essay Contest

    For all Minnesota students grades 9-12.


    Prices of $350 and $150

    Deadline: March 1


    Dept. of English @ Minnesota State University – Mankato

    A creative writing scholarship for students attending

    Minnesota State University – Mankato.

    Awards of $800

    Application available in the CRC

    Application deadline: March 1



    Minnesota Agricultural Educational Leadership Council (MAELC)

    For students wishing to pursue a degree and career in Agricultural Education.


    Awards vary

    Application deadline: March 1


    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

    Vernetta Wilson Memorial Scholarship for African-American students.

    Application available in the CRC

    Awards range between $500 to $1,500

    Application deadline: March 3



    Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council

    For students that are pursuing an education in the agriculture-related field after high school.


    10 awards of $1,000

    Application deadline: March 3


    Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) 2006

    “Got Milk” America’s Milk Processors & USA Today

    For outstanding scholar athletes in grade 12.


    Award of $7,500

    Application deadline: March 3


    Minnesota Timberwolves Fastbreak Foundation &

    American Family Insurance

    For high school seniors in MN, SD, and ND.


    Five awards of $2,000

    Application deadline: March 6


    American Association of University Women

    For high school women in St. Paul and suburban schools in the upper 1/5 of their class.

    Four awards of $3,000

    Application deadline: March 15


    American Cancer Society

    For students Minnesota, WI, SD, IA, who are youth

    cancer patents/survivors.

    Applications available in the CRC.

    Application deadline: March 15



    Kohl’s Kids who Care

    Scholarships for kids 6-18 years of age for post-secondary education.


    Awards of $1,000 to $5,000

    Application deadline: March 15


    Latino  Leadership Scholarship to

    St. Thomas University

    For Latino students attending St. Thomas University.


    Application deadline: March 15


    United Way - Juliet Evans Nelson Scholarship

    For a junior in high school who is making a difference in the

    greater Twin Cities area through volunteering.


    Awards of $2,500

    Application deadline: March 17


    St. Paul Optimist Club

    Public speaking opportunity on “My Future is

    Bright Because. . .”


    Jeri Groman 651.690.4576

    Awards up to $1,500

    Application deadline: Mar. 20


    St. Paul Optimist Club

    For students who are deaf or hard of hearing on

    “My Future is Bright Because. . .”


    Jeri Groman 651.690.4576

    Awards up to $1,500

    Application deadline: Mar. 30


    April Deadlines


    The Conclave

    For students interested in the radio/music industry

    Three scholarships totaling $65,000


    Application deadline: April 1


    Minnesota PTA

    For high school seniors entering the field of

    education at a Minnesota public institution.


    Applications available in the CRC

    Awards of $500

    Application deadline: April 6


    Olga B Hart Education Foundation

    For students wanting to become an educator.

    Applications available in the CRC

    Awards of $2,000 to $3,000

    Application deadline: April 14


    St. Paul Federation of Teachers

    For the students of parents or guardians who are members of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers

    Applications in the CRC

    2 awards of $1,000

    Application deadline: 4 pm, April 14


    Dakota County Technical College Scholarship Opportunities

    For students who have applied for admissions to an eligible program at DCTC

    Awards in a variety of scholarships and amounts


    Application deadline dependent upon specific scholarship.


    UNICO a national Italian American Organization

    Twin Cities Chapter

    For students of Italian decent.

    Applications available in the CRC.

    Application deadline: April 21


    May Deadlines


    Holocaust Remembrance Project

    Essay Contest about the Holocaust


    Awards up to $10,000 May 1


    Page Education Foundation

    For MN graduating high school students of color who plan to study at a MN school next year.


    500 renewable grants starting at $1,00 to $1,300

    Application deadline: May 1


    Minnesota Association of Townships

    For Minnesota HS Juniors


    Applications in CRC

    Four awards up to $1,000 each

    Application deadline: May 1


    June Deadlines


    Sigma Phi Epsilon, Curtis J. Carlson Outstanding

    Freshman Male Scholarship 

    For men attending the U of Minnesota as freshmen

    in the fall of 2006. Fraternity participation not required.

    Application available in the CRC.

    Four awards of $1,000 and text book stipends.

    Application deadline: June 9