Scholarships

  • DON’T FORGET TO CHECK ON NAVIANCE for SCHOLARSHIPS!

    Go to www.harding.spps.org Under QUICK LINKS à

    • Click Naviance,
    • Log in with s and your student ID number and normal password,
    • Then click the COLLEGES tab at the top,
    • Then click SCHOLARSHIP LIST on the lower left,
    • then Click “deadline” twice
    • and re-order the scholarships for a better list.

     

    Miscellaneious Scholarships

    For Harding seniors. Harding Hmong Club Scholarship. One $800 award for a Hmong female, and one $800 award for a Hmong male with an unweighted 3.2 GPA or higher. Essay required. In Naviance & CCC. Due: Fri., April 28.

     

    Daniel Papacek Memorial Scholarship for any SPPS Senior who went to Battle Creek Middle School for at least one year. Three $1000 awards. Check your school email or visit the CCC. Harding winners in the past! Due: May 15.

     

    SENIORS – Do you dream of going to a college but need some help? The University of St. Thomas has a NEW, super affordable 2-year college in Minneapolis

    NOW Offering an Associate of Arts degree for transfer to any 4-year. About 200 spots for students with:

    2.5 GPA unweighted GPA or higher

    who are graduating or who have RECENTLY graduated

    Must have a FAFSA or Dream Act application on file showing high financial need.

    Perseverance, resiliency, and a commitment to achieving your goals.

    Essay responses and an interview required.

    www.StThomas.edu/dfc

    If selected, before starting classes, you will take part in a three-week Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), Mondays through Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This program is required, and will help you make a smooth transition from high school to college. You'll register for classes and get to know fellow students, staff and faculty. Additional workshops such as digital literacy, study skills, time management and creating and sustaining leadership teams will help you manage college coursework. A small stipend, meals and a metro pass will be provided during the program. Cost for DFC is $15,000, but some students will only pay about $1000. ?s #651-962-6569 teron.buford@stthomas.edu Dougherty Family College:

     

     

    SCHOLARSHIPS – For GRADES 9-12

    WWW.DOSOMETHING.ORG à CHECK OUT THEIR Campaigns, Causes and Awesome-Things!

    YOUNG PEOPLE + SOCIAL CHANGE $10,000 Scholarships

    for students making a difference in the lives of others!

    http://www.dosomething.org/scholarships

     

    www.Raise.Me = Micro-scholarships for Grades 9-12. Create a PROFILE and start earning $ for LOTS of colleges. FOR good grades, participating in clubs, playing on a sports team, volunteering, or even starting a club and taking the PSAT test Junior year. They can include AP or IB courses, honors classes, & college-level courses, too! Must meet a college’s required minimum GPA in order to receive the total $ amount.

     

    http://scholarshipmentor.com/essay-contests               https://scholarshipamerica.org/what-we-do/students-parents/open-scholarships/

    OTHER great resources for students:

    UNCF = website for scholarships, fellowships, internships, etc. For students of color. https://scholarships.uncf.org/

     

    www.scholarships.com                   www.studentaid.ed.gov             http://getmetocollege.org/

    www.scholarshipamerica.org          http://4blackyouth.com             www.legion.org/scholarships             www.imfirst.org                              www.collegegreenlight.com/   NAVIANCE    http://ohe.state.mn.us

    https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college     www.act.org/content/act/en/students-and-parents.html

    http://readysetgo.state.mn.us/RSG/Student/Set/index.html    +   http://readysetgo.state.mn.us/RSG/Student/Go/index.html

     

    Scholars Snapp =web-based solution that lets you apply for a scholarship online & then automatically re-use that info for other scholarship applications without retyping your data again and again. Find and apply for scholarships more easily and get more value from your online application presence. www.scholarsnapp.org

     

     

    STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

    AFSwww.afsusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships Merit-based. Includes links to STATE DEPARTMENT Congress-Bundestag (Germany), NSLI-Y in critical need countries, and Kennedy-Lugar exchange/study.

    www.USAGermanyScholarship.org Congress-Bundestag (Germany)

    ASSEwww.asse.com 1 year, 3 months, summer, Future Leaders Exchange, Youth Exchange and Study +

    GAP YEAR – take a year off after high school before entering college. FOR IDEAS, to go

    https://online.yfuusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships.php and www.usagapyearfairs.org

    Leysin American School in Switzerland http://www.las.ch/

    Nacel Open Door: www.nacelopendoor.org

    U.S. State Department programs FREE! http://exchanges.state.gov/us AND http://connect.state.gov/

    Visions Service Adventures - www.VisionsServiceAdventures.com = International community service programs for high school and middle school students. English, Spanish, or French speaking. United States, Cambodia, Myanmar, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru, Guadeloupe, British Virgin Islands.

    Youth for Understanding (YFU) www.yfuusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships.php Various scholarships with different deadlines: December, January, February, April

    YFU Youth Programs: Academic, Summer, Short Term Summer + specialty areas Art/Music/Film+Theater

                                           Language and Culture, Sports and Outdoors. www.yfuusa.org

    YFU Young Adult Programs: Gap Year, Internships, Service/Volunteer, Adult Study www.yfuusa.org

    Walking Tree Travel – world-wide Community Service. www.walkingtree.org/forms/financial-aid/

    Rotary International – find a local sponsor. Applications due Oct. 2017. http://northstaryouthexchange.com/

    The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent high school graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. http://www.nsliforyouth.org/ FREE! Due in Late October 2017. Harding winners in the past! J

     

    SENIORS SCHOLARSHIPS for SPECIFIC COLLEGES…

     

    COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPS AT à MINNESOTA COLLEGES

    Deadlines & Criteria at: www.ohe.state.mn.us/sPages/scholarshipsAll.cfm

    (Check a college’s OWN website for CORRECT deadline dates!)

     

    COLLEGE SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS – In DATE ORDER

     

    POWER OF YOU – FREE TUITION SCHOLARSHIP +SUPPORTS

    AT Saint Paul College & Minneapolis Community & Technical College + NO application fee!

    go to www.saintpaul.edu/powerofyou OR www.minneapolis.edu/Admissions/Power-of-YOU due: May 1.

     

    Women in Technical CareersDunwoody College of Technology. Plan to pursue a career in automotive, construction, computer technology, or manufacturing and robotics? Do you have financial need? Receive a scholarship to Dunwoody of UP TO $10,000 per year, childcare stipend of $1500/year if eligible, workshops, supports, mentoring, internships, tutoring, field trips, and more! www.dunwoody.edu/women Due: May 1.

     

    Youth Career Awareness Program (YCAP) –Earn $ at Dunwoody College (Mpls.). Juniors & Seniors.

    Learn about college majors, explore the outdoors, gain leadership skills, have FUN! June 12-July 21, 2017.

    Transportation provided there and back. $$ Stipend at end of program. www.dunwoody.edu/ycap

    ?s – contact Peggy Quam at ycap@dunwoody.edu or 612-381-3067.                            Due: MAY 1, 2017.

    SENIORS: if participate in YCAP & go to Dunwoody for college, will get a $20,000 scholarship!

     

    Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship 22 awards last year! For high school OR college students of color planning to attend any MnSCU school (Minnesota State Universities or MN public Technical or Community Colleges) who belong to a union, OR who are the child, grandchild or spouse of a minority union member. $500-$1200 renewable awards for 2 year associate degree, 4 year bachelors, or 2-year master’s program. Based on essay, union verification, 2 letters of recommendation, a transcript, COMMITMENT to human or civil rights. Apps in the CCC and at www.nelliestone.org/scholarship-program Postmark Deadline: June 1.

    http://www.afscme.org/members/scholarships = Other AFSCME and other union scholarships.

    College of St. Scholastica – Social Justice Scholarship, Diversity Scholarship. www.css.edu Now: June 2.

     

    Project Lead the Way Scholarship to attend Dunwoody College of Technology – Criteria: 2.5 GPA or higher, OR a score of 22 or higher on the ACT, Taken any PLTW classes in high school. Awards up to $1500. www.dunwoody.edu/admissions/project-lead-the-way ?s mloja@dunwoody.edu or 612-381-3317.

    ADDITIONAL $$ à if have GPA of 3.5 or higher or an ACT composite score of 26 or higher

    To get the awardàStudent must have program selection finalized by Friday, June 16, 2017

     

    Inver Hills Community College – TriO Support Program. FREE! Limited spots during the school year. IF participate in SUMMER BRIDGE TRiO, then automatically get school year TRiO. SCHEDULE: August 2-4 in Sandstone, MN at the Audubon Nature Center. Then Aug. 7-11 at Inver Hills. DEADLINE: June 23.

    GET A FREE PHY-ED COURSE CREDIT. Ropes, canoeing, bonfires, archery, swim in a lake, bonding.

    aatwate@inverhills.edu 651-450-3558, https://www.inverhills.edu/LearningSupport/TRIOSSS/index.aspx

    BY JUNE 23, you MUST: File a FAFSA, Attend Orientation and Register for Classes, Apply for Bridge

     

    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities MN Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi Pierce Butler Scholarships One $1500 award, and 7 $500 awards for INCOMING MALE FRESHMEN. www.mnphipsi.com/scholarship For students with excellence in the classroom as well as in the community. Apply online. Due: June 30.

     

    North Dakota State College of Science – Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver for members of a culturally diverse group AND/OR economically disadvantaged. $800 each year. MUST APPLY EACH YEAR. Fill out a FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov Required essay: “What are you Career Goals? In addition, how could you play a positive role in further developing an appreciation of cultural diversity on campus?” Apply ONLINE first at http://und.edu/admissions/financial-aid/undergraduate-scholarships.cfm

    AND THEN mail in your essay to their Enrollment Services Office. NO final deadline, but ASAP is best!

     

    SENIORS OUTSIDE Scholarships– in date order

     

    NEW SCHOLARSHIPS!

     

    PFLAG National Scholarships For graduating seniors entering higher education for the first time, this calendar year (if you graduated in the past year and took a time off you are still eligible to apply), who Self identify as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an ally, Demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBT community, & Have applied to an accredited U.S. higher education institution. $1,000, $2,000 and $5,000 scholarships for U.S. Citizens Go to http://community.pflag.org/scholarship Due: April 30, 2017

    PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally LGBT organization. Website info in English/Spanish!

    https://pflagnational.awardspring.com/Home/ScholarshipDetails/37141 = Link to Scholarship.

     

    Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship Two $2500 scholarships for 1 female and 1 male

    graduating Minnesota High School STUDENT ATHLETE who was involved in an INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORT EACH of their 4 years in high school. Must intend to pursue a professional career in SPORTS MEDICINE and pursue a major in a field related to sports medicine at a FOUR YEAR college in the U.S.

    Examples of related majors include: Kinesiology, Athletic Training, Pre-Physical Therapy. Due: May 8, ‘17.

    http://www.cdhraiders.org/news_article/show/767708?referrer_id=2675873

     

    Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Women only (Undergraduate OR Graduate School). Freshmen Scholarship Program – Many $1,000 - $10,000 awards for WOMEN ONLY considering careers in engineering, engineering technology, or computer science. 3.5 GPA unweighted. Apply online + send hard copy of materials.

    http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/swe-scholarships?layout=swe:leadcontent

                                                                                         Must be submitted online by 5:00pm Central Time May 1, 2017.

                                                                                             Local chapter at U of M-Twin Cities = http://www.sweumn.com

     

    Daniel Papacek Memorial Scholarship for any SPPS senior who went to Battle Creek Middle School for at least one year. Three $1000 awards. Check your school email or visit CCC for the Google form link + email address for sending the essay. Harding winners in the past! Due: May 15.

    Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation Scholarship and Deputy Bunton Memorial Scholarship – For any high school senior or current college student planning to major in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement at a Minnesota college. http://www.sherifffoundation.org/ and click Scholarship tab.

    Must plan to pursue this career field and have financial need. Deadline: May 31, 2017.

     

    Faith & Justice Scholarship 3 $1000 scholarships for graduating high school seniors who be starting at any MINNEAPOLIS 2-year or 4-year college Fall 2017. Write three short essays. For students who are inspired by their faith tradition to work for justice at the local, national or international level. https://www.universityepiscopalcommunity.org/faith-justice-scholarship/

    Students from any faith tradition are invited to apply. Applications must be received by May 31.

    Augsburg, Dunwoody, MCTC, MCAD, U of M-Twin Cities, Aveda Inst., St. Catherine’s – Mpls, etc.

     

    Horatio Alger National Career& Technical Scholarship Program 1020 awards up to $2500 each for a career or technical certificate or degree. Must finish high school by Spring/Early Summer 2017, be under 30 years old, US Citizen, involved in community service activities, demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity, Pell Grant Eligible (qualify for free or reduced lunch), plan to attend an ACCREDITED NON-PROFIT community college in the US. See list. Go to https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/   for more info. Go to http://application.horatioalger.org to apply. First priority deadline will be June 15, 2017.

     

    Larry Lucio Scholarship – up to 4 awards, ranging from $300 to $500 each. For: graduating high school seniors from Harding, Highland or Humboldt. Demonstrated community service and participation. Scroll down to the bottom à https://llscholarship.wordpress.com/     June 15, 2017.                                                                        

    Exploring Scholarship Program – for ACTIVE Northern Star Council Career Exploration Post members who are Seniors in high school. http://join.explorenow.org/ Local AND national awards. Various deadlines. http://www.explorenow.org/Youth-Members - Click Awards and Scholarships. http://www.explorenow.org/Portals/4/Forms/adults/Exploring%20Scholarships%20and%20Awards.pdf

    Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award = random drawing on June 8, 2017, September 6, 2017, and Jan. 8, 2018. For STUDENTS and PARENTS! Enter to win now through Dec. 31, 2017. Various $2500 scholarships. Just sign up to receive helpful tips/resources on planning and paying for college at http://CollegeCovered.com/Assist and http://Scholarship.collegecovered.com/do/rules

     

     

    OLD SCHOLARSHIPS from March 2017 Scholarship and Things to Do Bulletin

     

    Cecil E. Newman Scholarship Fund – Essay “Education & Graduation: It’s a Family Affair”  

    http://stagetimeproductions.com/msr/2017/Cecil%20E.%20Newman%20Scholarship%20application%20online.pdf

    For Seniors of African or African American descent, AND Going to college in Fall 2017. $500 scholarships. In a typed 500-600 word essay describe how 2 people in your life played a big part in your successful high school graduation. Send via email your essay PLUS 2 Recommendation letters & attach a jpg photo of yourself PLUS fill out the COMMUNITY YEARBOOK form ONLINE. Winners notified by May 9, & recognized on May 25.

    Send to GraduationCelebration@spokesman-recorder.com à Deadline: by 5pm on April 28.

    Link to Essay Contest + Community Yearbook à both due April 28 http://stagetimeproductions.com/msr/index.htm and http://www.graduation-celebration.com/

    Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Class of 2017 Community Yearbook Share your high school accomplishments with the community. Send your senior class photo and information to be included in a special May edition of the Spokesman-Recorder (a great Minnesota historically Black newspaper). FOR: Seniors of African or African American descent DUE: April 28. http://stagetimeproductions.com/msr/index.htm OR http://www.graduation-celebration.com/

    PLUS

    INVITATION for Juniors and Seniors TO FREE CELEBRATION DINNER on May 25 à at a Ballroom in Mpls. http://stagetimeproductions.com/msr/index.htm & http://www.graduation-celebration.com/

    INCLUDES A CAREER EXPO AND COLLEGE FAIR, famous speaker, entertainment. J

     

    T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Minnesota’s Judy Lindman Memorial Scholars Program $6,000 x 2.          

    For Seniors from the public/alternative school system of MN planning to major in Child Development or Early Childhood Education. Must also have a GPA with marked effort, improvement or success, and be planning to attend a MN college Fall 2017 in a 2-year ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE program. ALSO must have a disability or special need, OR have a history of working directly with children (0-12) from underserved populations, OR be a member of a community of color, migrant, immigrant or refugee community, OR

    be an English as a Second Language Learner. Email teachmail@childcareawaremn.org 651-290-9704.

    This is a forgivable loan award. OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS ALSO ON WEBSITE! April 30, 2017.

    www.mnchildcare.org/professionals-caregivers/grants-scholarships/teach-scholarships/applications

    Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarships – FOR: High school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2 year or 4 year) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools US citizen or Permanent Resident 25 years old or younger Minimum 2.0 GPA on an unweighted GPA scale.           . Applicants come from all backgrounds and have experienced teen pregnancy, former incarceration, interrupted schooling, poverty, homelessness and more. They are hardworking, resilient and determined individuals who want to make positive contributions to their local & global communities   ?s – scsfapplicant@shawncartersf.com apply www.shawncartersf.com Due 11:59pm EST April 30

     

    Minnesota AFL-CIO Scholarships – For SENIORS. You MUST be a union member or a dependent of a union member whose local union is affiliated with the MN AFL-CIO, have a 3.0 GPA (unweighted) or better, and plan to attend college IN MINNESOTA. There are five (5) $1000 awards. Visit the CCC or go online to: http://www.mnaflcio.org/about/scholarships-awards Due: April 30, 2017

     

    EMPOWER Scholarship thru Courage Kenny Foundation 2 $1500 awards. Must be an ethnically diverse student residing in Minnesota or Western Wisconsin or attending school there, who has demonstrated their interest in a career in the medical/rehabilitation field by completing some volunteer hours related to a healthcare field. Criteria: 2.0 GPA on an unweighted 4.0 scale or better, financial need, 2 letters of recommendation (one of which documents volunteer hours), transcript OR college acceptance letter.owww.couragecenter.org/empower  April 30, 2017.

    http://www.allinahealth.org/Courage-Kenny-Rehabilitation-Institute/Programs-and-services/Volunteer-opportunities/EMPOWER-Scholarships/

     

    Association of Women Contractors – provides scholarships for WOMEN currently enrolled or entering into a construction field of study. Open to: a female student pursuing a construction-related field of study at a four-year college or university, community or technical college, or construction trade school during the 2017-2018 school year and a current resident of Minnesota or attending postsecondary (post-high school) education in MN. Must have financial need. www.awcmn.org Apply ONLINE or by PAPER. Due April 30, 2017.

    Scholarships for Female Apprentice Level Workers, too!

     

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities Federated Challenge SCHOLARSHIP – for Current and Former Littles and High School Bigs (for a minimum period of 18 months prior to April 1). UP to $5000 to attend a non-four year education or training program at a college that focuses on obtaining an apprenticeship, certificate or associate’s degree. Minimum high school gpa of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, fill out a FAFSA.For technical & trades. ?s – 651-789-2410 or email Monica at mbilly@bigstwincities.org TWO DEADLINES: October 1, 2017 and May 1, 2017.

    www.bigstwincities.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Federated-Challenge-Scholarship_8_15.pdf

    Page Education Foundation Scholarship $1,000 - $2,500 X 4.

    For Minnesota seniors of color staying in Minnesota.

    For any MN 2 year or 4 year college. 1-2 page essay, two recommendations, transcript, copy of FAFSA or SAR à OR submit copy of 2016-2017 Dream Act Application OR letter from Counselor stating non permanent resident (No Social Security # or work permit). Work with younger children of color/give back to the community while in college 50 hours/year. HARDING WINNERS EVERY YEAR!

    Go to http://www.page-ed.org or pick up a copy in the CCC.

    COMPLETE applications Due: May 1, 2017

     

    AFSCME Council 5 - Minnesota Scholarships. For CHILDREN of AFSCME Council 5 members in good standing. Patterson memorial: $1000 award for a high school senior planning to start their education in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Winner selected by lot. Moss memorial: Essay required. Chosen by panel. $500 award, Norberg: 2 $250 awards for ADULT members of Council 5, by lot. ALL DUE: Fri., May 5, 2017.

    http://afscmemn.org/scholarships = link to scholarship applications and info on OTHER scholarships!

     

    Courage Center Scholarship for People with Disabilities Must have a sensory impairment or physical disability. Ability to be an achiever. Up to $1000 each for tuition, books, supplies. Criteria: HS Diploma or GED, attending a 4-year or 2-year college, take at least 12 college credits, US Citizen, MN resident or Courage Center participant, financial need & merit, “Statement of Intention” essay, Finalists are interviewed. Winners share college progress. #763-520-0553. Deadline: May 31, 2017

    www.allinahealth.org/Courage-Kenny-Rehabilitation-Institute/Programs-and-services/Scholarship-for-people-with-disabilities/

     

    Law Enforcement Opportunities (LEO) Scholarships of up to $1000 for women or people of color interested in law enforcement, criminal justice, or corrections career within Minnesota, planning to attend a MN college for law enforcement FALL 2017, have financial need. Resume, transcript, letter of recommendation, personal statement, criminal history addendum, & interview. Go online to fill out this application: www.laweo.org/scholarship.html   Must apply ONLINE plus submit other materials by PAPER. Postmark Deadline = JUNE 15 every year.

    PLUS!

    Law Enforcement Career Fair www.laweo.org/career_fair.html from 10am -3pm, Wed., April 12.

     

    U.S. Bank “Financial Genius 2017 Scholarship Sweepstakes” – $20,000, $10,000 and three $5,000 scholarships. Complete the 8 education modules in their online financial education program. For high school seniors or current undergraduate college students enrolled by September 1, 2017 at an eligible two- or four-year college or university. Must be a legal resident of the United States. Winners selected at random. Sweepstakes = from April 1, 2017 to 11:59pm CT October 27, 2017.

    https://financialgenius.usbank.com/index.html & www.usbank.com/scholarship