Scholarships & Procedures

For general scholarship processing, please follow the steps listed below:


  1. 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)
  2. 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 needs to be an “unofficial” transcript.
  3. When needing to email a transcript, complete this Transcript Request and turn it in to the Career Center where it will be scanned and an email sent to a designated email address.
  4. 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.
  5. For confidentiality, if desired, financial information pages may be placed in a sealed envelope, and placed into a larger unopened envelope for scholarship eligibility requirements and then given to the Career Center with any additional materials needed to be mailed.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 and the return address will be from LNHS.
  • Each college 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 each year, to the Career Center.  These specific scholarships are guaranteed to be awarded to only LNHS students each year. 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

Scholarship Dean Request Recommendation Form

Scholarship Teacher/Coach Request Recommendation Form



Sept. 21       -Better Business Bureau of MN Student of Integrity Scholarship

BBB Torch Awards for Ethics is offering students entering their senior year, $13,000 in scholarships. There will be 1/$5000, 3/$2500, and 2/$1000 awards to students that demonstrate a clear understanding of the importance of ethics in their personal choices and actions. For complete information regarding this scholarship visit:

Sept 21          -Student of Integrity Scholarship

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is pleased to announce its first endowed scholarship from the Scott Richards North Star Charitable Foundation.  BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is proud to offer an annual scholarship program recognizing Students of Integrity. These scholarships are designed to recognize and promote ethics and integrity among young people. BBB will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors who personify all of the best aspects of high character in their personal choices and actions. Scholarship money is awarded directly toward winners’ post-secondary education expenses (tuition or room/board only) at any accredited institution. Students are asked to read and consider the 20 principles found on the document entitled UncommonSense, select one or more of the principles and write an essay that gives a specific, personal example of how s/he was challenged or struggled through a difficult situation and how s/he overcame the situation by the application of high character and personal ethics. The essay must be 1,000 words or less. The application must be accompanied by the scholarship entry form, one letter of recommendation, a copy of high school transcripts, a list of extracurricular activities and post-secondary plans.

Sept 30          -MAKA Scholarship

The Minnesota Association for Korean Americans (MAKA) cordially invites Korean-American students to apply for the 23rd annual MAKA Scholarships. The MAKA Scholarship Committee will award scholarships of up to $1500 to select individuals. MAKA is a non-profit organization originally founded in 1995 to raise educational support to outstanding Korean-American students who are seniors in high school. These students have demonstrated academic excellence and strong leadership qualities.
In order to apply for these scholarships, applicants must complete an online application form, email a personal essay, and submit copies of their GPA and SAT/ACT test scores. Visit:

Nov. 27        -Dakota County Elks Scholarship Lodge 2832

Dakota County Elks, Elks National Foundation, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, will be awarding 500 awards nationwide ranging from $4,000 to $50,000. Dakota County Lodge 2832 will be offering 2/$750 and 4/$500 awards. Applicants should demonstrate scholastic ability, leadership and financial need. For questions please email:, or visit:

Feb. 10         -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, visit: and search for grocer’s association.

March 31             – Swing of Things Scholarship

The Swing of Things scholarship is geared it towards students transitioning into college. Students can enter by writing a short essay describing what they expect to change going to college and how they will adapt. It is a $500 scholarship awarded to one winner annually. Visit:



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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Yearly         – MCIS (Minnesota Career Information System) Scholarship Listing Students at LNHS may access the MCIS scholarships that they post for other donors and websites that are being offered each year. To gain access applicants can use their own MCIS account log-in or view them through the Career Center website. Visit the LNHS/Career Center/Scholarships or the LNHS/Career Center/College & Resources web pages for log-in information. Once on the MCIS website, roll over “Education” and select the “Scholarships” listed. There you will find several scholarships being awarded throughout the school year.  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: 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: 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: 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: Yearly             -Student Scholarships offer several scholarships throughout the year Yearly       – Student Scholarships Organization Throughout the year Student Scholarships awards various an multiple scholarship to students with varying amounts, award, and criteria.  Visit: 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: or for scholarships visit: 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 webpage 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:


Scholarship Information & Forms

NASSP Approved Contests


Scholarship Websites & Resources


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