Scholarships & Procedures
For general scholarship processing, please follow the steps listed below:
SCHOLARSHIP PROCEDURES FORM (print)
- Complete all scholarship requirements and turn in ALL materials to the Career Center for mailing. (Application, signature pages needed, recommendation letters, essays, additional forms, stamped/addressed envelope)
- If a transcript is needed, complete this TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM, and turn it in with the completed application/envelope to the Career Center. DO NOT request transcripts electronically by using Parchment. You can request an unofficial transcript through your own Infinite Campus, but only if it clearly states it can be an “unofficial” transcript.
- When needing to email a transcript, complete the Transcript Form and turn it in to the Career Center where it will be scanned and an email sent to the designated scholarship email’s address you provided on the form.
- If the scholarship does not need a transcript or any sections completed by a school official, you can simply complete the materials and mail or email your application as directed in the application.
- For confidentiality, if desired, financial information pages may be placed in a sealed envelope, and placed into a larger envelope for scholarship eligibility requirements and then given to the Career Center with any additional materials needed to be mailed while needing a transcript.
- Recommendation letters should always be returned to the student in order to be mailed with the scholarships’ requirements. Letters can be placed in a sealed envelope with a signature across the seal for security.
- Allow 1-2 weeks for any official/Dean signatures or sections to be completed, obtaining transcripts, and mailing by the Career Center, before the scholarship due date. Each scholarship will be reviewed before mailing for accuracy requirements.
All colleges offers their own scholarships, be sure to visit their websites frequently. Also check with newspapers, magazines, parents’ employers, student’s employer, churches, and any organizations/clubs student or parents attend.
LNHS Scholarships The LNHS SCHOLARSHIPS are posted on the “LNHS Scholarships” website tab, (drop-down arrow located on the LNHS homepage “Scholarship” tab), and are due in March of each year, to the Career Center. These specific scholarships are guaranteed to be awarded to only LNHS students. In May, the recipients are notified by mail that they have received a scholarship and are requested to attend the LNHS Senior Awards Program to be recognized and receive their scholarship.
General Scholarships, Awards & Resources
Listed By Due Date and available beginning each fall
Minnesota Career Information Systems, (MCIS) establishes personal students’ portfolios. MCIS create students’ own personal high school career class plans, college search information, free practice college testing and prep assistance, scholarships available, and more! If students have not established their own accounts, come to the LNHS Career Center for their account information.
Oct. 25 -Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association annually awards more than $143 million in college scholarships. Applicants must demonstrate the following: financial need ($55,000 or lower), integrity, perseverance in overcoming personal adversity, high school graduate, pursuing a bachelor’s degree (students may start at a two-yr school), involved in a co-curricular and community service activities, minimum high school GPA of 2.0, and a US citizen. Scholarships awarded range from $6000-$25,000. For more information and to apply online visit: www.horatioalger.org/scholarships
Nov. 30 -Unlimited Cellular US Scholarship Program
Unlimited Cellular is awarding over 1/$1800 scholarship to an applicant who demonstrates a minimum GPA of 3.0, exemplary student and be in need of financial support for college. Applicants will apply for the scholarship with a 400 word essay. For complete details: https://www.unlimitedcellular.com/Scholarship_ep_64-1.html
Feb. 8 -HyVee Foundation Scholarships
The Hy-Vee Foundation is awarding up to 80/$1000 scholarships to students seeking a four year degree. Applicants must be an employee of Hy-Vee, write a personal essay of why Hy-Vee has made a difference in their life, and complete an application. For application, under company information, visit: www.hy-vee.com and search for grocers’ association.
Multiple Scholarships Available Throughout the Year!
Yearly – American Legion Need A Lift Scholarships
The American Legion, an organization of wartime veterans, offers information to assist students in furthering their education with the assistance of scholarships. While scholarships help children of disabled and deceased veterans, all students can benefit from there information. This website will assist students with scholarships, grants, fee waivers, student loans, and the organizations that offer them. For complete information visit: www.legion.org
Yearly – Chipotle Reimbursement Program Chipotle offers 90% reimbursement on college tuition, books and fees up the IRS limit of $5250 per calendar year. Criteria for employees: hourly crew members with 1+ yr of service, hourly managers and salaried employees, all college courses must be taken at an accredited 2 or 4yr public or private college and be a part of a degree program, and a review of college courses. For complete information and jobs visit: www.jobs.chipotle.com
Yearly – CollegeWeek Live Scholarships
CollegeWeek Live awards scholarships throughout the year with various criteria and dates for all types of awards. For a complete list of scholarships available visit: Collegeweeklive.com
Yearly – Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) offer several scholarships each year. DAR offers $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid awards. Scholarships are offered to students pursuing careers in political science, economics, government, history, medical, nursing, and additional specific scholarships. Applicants should apply online and then obtain a DAR Chapter recommendation letter from Vicky Kline at #952-435-7532. Apply at: www.Dar.org
Yearly – Gates Millennium Scholarship
The Gates Millennium Scholarship awards scholarships to graduating seniors that must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American, U.S. citizen/legal permanent resident or U.S. Applicant must have a 3.3 GPA or higher, entering a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, demonstrate leadership abilities through community service, extracurricular or other activities, and meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. Eligibility for Federal Pell Grant is determined through the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid Programs. Scholarship awards vary each year. Apply online at: www.Gmsp.org
Yearly –Lakeville Chamber Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors, college age students & adult students providing scholarship awards of $500 to continue their education, and further strengthen their workforce and leadership skills in Technical/Vocational programs. The Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation will award at least three $500 scholarships at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of their financial need, academic success, as well as personal merits. For complete information visit: http://www.lakevillechamber.org/lakeville-chamber-foundation/workforce-scholarship
Yearly – LendEDU Scholarships
LendEDU is a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance. They award several different types of scholarships throughout the year. Listed on the website you will find categories of scholarships, posted by state, trait, school, race, major, military, skill and miscellaneous. Applicant should check this website frequently to watch for individual due dates. For more information visit: https://lendedu.com/blog/lendedus-scholarship-guide
Yearly – MCIS (Minnesota Career Information System) Scholarship Listing
Students at LNHS may access the MCIS scholarships that are available from around the state. Most students already have an MCIS personal account through LNHS. If not, please come to the LNHS Career Center to set up an account. Visit the LNHS/Career Center/Scholarships or the LNHS/Career Center/College & Resources web pages for general log-in information and links. Once on the MCIS website, hover over “Education” and select the “Scholarships” listed. There you will find many scholarships being awarded throughout the school year in Minnesota. MCIS Scholarship Listings
Yearly – Minnesota Jobs Scholarship
Minnesota Jobs award a $1000 scholarship each Sept., Dec., March, and June. Applicants must be enrolled and accepted into a 2 or 4 year college program at a MN accredited school. Students must be planning on attending the school within 90 days. Additional requirements are listed on their website under the scholarship section. For more information and application visit: www.minnesotajobs.com
Yearly -National Honor Society (NHS) Student Scholarships
Throughout the year, NHS Scholarships are available to NHS members. Students should visit this scholarship during their senior year and watch for applications and due dates available for all National Honor Society students. Visit: www.nhs.us
Yearly – Nursing Scholarships
Visit the Nursing Scholarships website for ongoing medical nursing awards.
Yearly – QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship
The QuestBridge National College Match helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to 26 partner colleges and universities in the country. QuestBridge’s partner colleges offer admission and more than $90 million in financial aid to over 900 students who applied to the National College Match. Apply online: www.Questbridge.org
Yearly -RaiseMe Scholarships
RaiseMe is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first generation students. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to earn scholarships, which is often too late to impact a student’s college ambitions or choices, RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular. For complete information visit: https://www.raise.me/about
Yearly – Scholarship Experts
The Scholarship Experts host a variety of scholarships available throughout the school year. Each scholarship awarded has different criteria and due dates. For complete scholarship information, criteria, and due dates, etc., visit: www.unigoscholarships.org
Yearly – Scholarships for Minorities
200 Free Scholarships List created by Black Excel, update their scholarships availability yearly. Scholarships vary in award amounts, criteria, and due dates. For the entire scholarship listing visit: www.Naacp.org
Yearly -Student Award Search Aid
Student Award Search volunteers helps students find money through scholarships. There are no fees associated and there are literally thousands of scholarships available all year. The money can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. The competition for these dollars is tremendous in numbers but surprisingly small in quality. That’s where we come in. We will give you some tips on how to find these scholarships and then how to apply for them in such a way as to give you a competitive advantage. Visit: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Yearly – Student Scholarships Organization
Throughout the year Student Scholarships awards various an multiple scholarship to students with varying amounts, award, and criteria. Visit: www.Studentscholarships.org
Yearly – UPS Earn & Learn Program/Scholarships
United Parcel Services (UPS) has paid out more the $47 million in college education assistance, including tuition and other qualifying expenses, helping more than 30,000 UPS employees attend college. Through UPS Earn and Learn Program, students are able to work part time and earn as much as $30,000/year in college education assistance. UPS awards up to $5250 per year for student tuition. For more information and application visit: Upsjobs.com or for scholarships visit: Community.ups.com
Yearly/Monthly -Varsity Tutor College Scholarship
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship web page are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
Yearly/Monthly -ZipRecruiter Scholarships
ZipRecruiter awards various scholarships throughout the year. They also provide job search information. Visit their home page, job search and scholarship websites for complete information: www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship
Scholarship Information & Forms
Scholarship Websites & Resources
- Black Excel
- College Scholarships
- College Answer
- College Covered
- College Quest
- Discover Nursing
- Federal Grant Money
- Funds Net Services
- Guide to Paying for College
- Gate Millennium Scholars
- Go College
- Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS)
- Minnesota Jobs
- Minority Student Scholarships
- My College Scholarship
- Nitro Guide
- Princeton Review
- Quest Bridge
- Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
- Scholarship America
- Scholarship Experts
- Scholarship Reviews.com
- School Soup
- Student Award Search Aid
- Student Loan Report & Scholarship Information
- Student Scholarships
- Student Scholarship Search
- Union Plus
- Varsity Tutors