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Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation
The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation offers about 60 scholarships with varying criteria for students in northeast MN and northwest WI. Eligibility for particular scholarships is determined by academics, geography, religion, financial need, volunteerism and many other personal factors. Applicants can take a 16 question “Eligibility Quiz” to help determine which scholarships they qualify for.
Deadline: January 15 for most scholarships
Grand Itasca Foundation
The Grand Itasca Foundation supports individuals living in their service area who are interested in pursuing field of healthcare. They have two main scholarship funds: one supports graduating high school students and the other provides scholarships for working adults interested in changing their career path to the medical field.
Deadline: March 15
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation administers almost 100 scholarships funds, each with different criteria. Some are available for statewide residents, northern MN region, but most scholarships are for students who live in, or are from, the greater Itasca area. We provide both academic and workforce awards, support of all types of education, are for recent High School graduates, GEDs, or changing careers; and financial need is not taken into consideration. Submit one application for consideration in all scholarships for which you qualify.
Deadline: March 15
Itasca Community College Foundation
The Itasca Community College Foundation supports ICC students by awarding a variety of scholarships to help ease the financial burden of earning a degree. Our scholarships are available to everyone, whether you’re a high school student, new/continuing student at ICC, or full/part-time. Scholarships range from $500 to $3,500; some have specific criteria and others are available to any student. There is only one online application to fill out.
Deadline: March 1
Northland Scholarship Services
Northland Scholarship Services administers multiple scholarships to be awarded to Denfeld High School students.
Deadline: January 15
National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation
Undergraduates (including seniors) writing bylined general interest, editorial or specialized columns (humor, sports, business, arts, culture, etc.) that appear in print or online editions of college publications.
The Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Program is made possible through the generous support of Jeanne Phillips aka Dear Abby.
Deadline: June 29
SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation Workers
For active member of SMART or SMWIA, a covered employee or a dependent, spouse, or child under the age of 25 of a SMART/SMWIA member or covered employee. Provides multiple scholarships that include: full-time undergraduate study at any accredited college or university; undergraduate course in mechanical Engineering and Architecture; and single-year scholarships for undergraduate study.
Award: Various amounts
Deadline: February 15
Alan Page Foundation Scholarship
To be eligible, applicant must be a high school or college student of color living in Minnesota. Awards are based on an essay submission, letters of recommendation, financial need, and a willingness to complete the Service to Children volunteer project.
Award: Renewable annual awards range from $1,000 to $2,500 per student.
Deadline: May 1