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




General Scholarships

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.


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:

Nov. 27        -Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

Elks National Foundation is awarding 500/4 yr scholarships for the Most Valuable Student (MVS).  These scholarships range from $1000-$15,000 per year. The top 20 MVS finalists will attend the Most Valuable Student Leadership Weekend from April 6-9, 2017, in Chicago to interview for the top awards of $50,000, $40,000 and $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive $20,000 each. For complete information visit:

Dec. 1          -31     -Geekermag Scholarship For Deserving Candidates

Geekermag Scholarship is awarding 1/$1000 award towards the deserving candidates in the month of December. The award is valid for students who are pursuing courses in Medical, Technical, Nursing, Law, and Arts. Mail an essay of approximately 500 words which describes your achievements and contribution towards human society, highlighting important information. For complete details visit:  www.

Dec. 15        -AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school. For information and application visit:

Dec 31         -Best of Senior Living Scholarship, Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

Best of Senior Living Scholarship-Future of Assisted Living, is awarding 3/$2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?  This is an annual scholarship and will be offered every year. Deadline is December 31, 2017. Essay topic and scholarship details can be found on:

Dec 31         -Discover Student CollegeCovered Scholarships

Discover is awarding $2500 scholarship award, and over 3 million scholarships, totally more than $18 million and no registration is required. Students and parents can enter by signing up to receive tips and resources on No purchase or loan necessary to enter or win. This is a free resource for planning and paying for college.

Jan. 19         -DECA Incorporated Scholarships

DECA Incorporated sponsors several business scholarships individually or as a package application.  Scholarship awards vary, average $1000, and are available to several recipients per business donor.  Businesses awarding scholarships include several business sponsored scholarships. These scholarships are available to DECA members/students.  For more information, visit:

Jan. 31         -Distinguished Young Women of Minnesota

Applicants should be a JUNIOR in high school, involved in school/community activities, outstanding in academics, leadership, athletics OR the arts. College scholarships are available to all participants, and over $1.5 billion are available. Students are encouraged to reach their goals, continue their education and be confident in their opinions. Sign up at:

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 12      -Burnsville Women of Today Scholarship

The Burnsville Women of Today is a dynamic and diverse women’s organization interested in the betterment of our community. Our mission is to help women improve their lives and the lives of the people in the communities around them through service, personal growth and friendship. BWT is awarding a $500 scholarship award to a student who has demonstrated commitment to community service with an understanding of the benefits of volunteerism. Applicants should complete this application. For more details view this flyer or visit:

March 31      -Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship Program

Applicants will need to write a 500-1000 word essay that answers questions regarding senior citizens volunteer community work, the importance of spending time with the elderly, etc. Scholarships being awarded are 1st place, $3500, 2nd place $2000, 3rd place $1000. For complete information and application visit:

March 31                -iHELP Scholarship, Reunion Student Loan Finance Corporation

Student Loan Finance Corporation is awarding 3/$1000 scholarships and an iPad. Applicants complete an online one page application in order to be eligible for the random drawings. This scholarship is available for any high school senior student, plans to attend a college or tech college next year, and is not on any type of academic probation.  Applicants simply fill the application and submit and random drawings of applications will be selected in April.

2018 MN Scholarship Application

March 31      -MN Women’s Golf Association Foundation Scholarship (MWGA)         

The MN Women’s Golf Association is offering a 4 year renewable $3000 scholarship, total of $12,000. The award will be based on: a female, 3.2 GPA, financial need, school achievements, leadership, and activities.  Recipient must demonstrate an interest or involvement in golf. Financial information obtained from FAFSA after this year’s taxes have been completed.  Application available in the LNHS Career Center.

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 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:

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:

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          -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:

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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