Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards- Scroll down for outside scholarship opportunities

Establish an LSHS Scholarship

Any scholarship donors interested in establishing a scholarship for LSHS students, please contact Heather Allen in Student Services. In order to be an LSHS academic scholarship, the award must be offered to all seniors at LSHS. All scholarships are established by the end of January for each school year, and due in March of each year. Scholarship recipients are chosen and recognized in May at the Senior Awards Program.

LSHS Student Services
Heather Allen


For each scholarship application, complete all requirements as directed.

Tips For A Successful Scholarship Application

  • START EARLY. Don’t wait until the last minute to complete the application.
  • PROOFREAD your application.
  • DON’T PROCRASTINATE. Deadlines are final. Your application will not be considered if it is late.
  • TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for your application. Keep a copy of your application for your records.

For Outside Scholarships:

Bring the ENTIRE, completed application; sealed letters of recommendation, essays, the Dean forms needing signatures/information, and a stamped envelope, addressed to the scholarship donor to Heather Allen in the Student Services office to mail the completed form to the donor as required.

If letters of recommendation are required, inform all individuals of your intentions 2 weeks prior to the due date. Provide each individual an addressed and stamped envelope. Give individuals a completed Student Information for use while completing the Recommendation form. Follow the directions from the application as how to submit the letters.

Letters of Recommendation Forms

How to request a Transcript to go with a scholarship application

Some scholarship organizations use Parchment for sending transcripts; however, most organizations prefer a printed version. When a printed/official version is needed for scholarship applications please follow the instructions below:

  1. Bring in an envelope addressed to the scholarship organization with proper postage on it (do not put a return address on the envelope).
  2. Leave the transcript information on the scholarship application blank. Students Services is required to fill out class ranks, cumulative grade point average & ACT scores.

There is no cost to process the official scholarship transcript. For questions regarding scholarship applications and transcripts, please contact or 952-232-3330

Learn About Scholarship Scams

Local Scholarships- Will be available at the end of January, 2018

This link will take you directly to the Local Scholarship page

DISCLAIMER: The listings below are not endorsed by Lakeville South High School. The information provided in this section is for informational purposes only. It is the responsibility of the student to verify all information related to the scholarship application, including any requirements and related deadlines.

Other Scholarship Opportunities- listed by due date

October 31, 2017- VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship

VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship is an audio-essay competition open to 9th-12th grade students across the country with the opportunity to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

This year’s topic is “American History: Our Hope for the Future” the ENTRY DEADLINE is Tuesday, October 31, 2017 so visit today for complete rules and to download the brochure and entry form.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. THE CONTEST IS OPEN ANY MINNESOTA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR WHO WILL BE ATTENDING A COLLEGE, UNIVERISTY, TECHNICAL OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES IN THE 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR. STUDENTS ON ACADEMIC PROBATION ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Contest Rules. The registration for the $1,000 Scholarship Drawing (“Contest”) begins on April 1, 2017, and ends on March 31, 2018 (“Contest Period”).

Opening November 15, 2017- FFA Scholarship Program

In 2017, the National FFA Organization awarded $2.7 million in scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants.

Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans.

The selection process takes into account the whole student – FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics.

More than 1,800 scholarships were available. Click here for details and a list of 2017 sponsors.

November 27, 2017- Elks National Foundation Awards

The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

Application and Information: Elks National Foundation Awards

December 31, 2017- Medical Assisting Scholarship Award

New for 2017, our normal 500 word essay submission process has been expanded to allow “video essays” as well. This means that you can submit our regular 500 word essay requirement or a 2-3 minute video explaining why you want to become a medical assistant.

Value of scholarships: $2,000
Application and Information: Medical Assisting Scholarship

Coming in early 2018- Taco Bell Foundation’s Live Mas Scholarship

The Live Mas Scholarship Program, open to the innovators, creators, and dreamers is sponsored by The Taco Bell Foundation. That’s right. The Live Mas Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. They are looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers – whose post-high school education we will help fund. Create and submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells us the story of your life’s passion. The Taco Bell Foundation will award $1 million to 100 young adults in 2018.

The Taco Bell Foundation, a non-profit foundation was founded in 1992, with a focus to ignite the potential within teens and help them discover their passions.

Application and Information: Taco Bell Foundation’s Live Mas Scholarship

January 15, 2018- Marathon Petroleum Scholars Program

Scholarship Description:

The Marathon Petroleum Scholars Program was established to assist employees’ children who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. Renewable and non-renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
Application and Information:   Marathon Petroleum Scholars Program 

January 31, 2018- Redfin Scholarship (opens November 1, 2017)

Redfin is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining its own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the customer’s favor.

This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education. We are looking forward to reading each submission! 

For the November 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018 session, answer the following question in 300-500 words: Technology and big data are disrupting nearly every facet of our lives. Amazon disrupted the retail industry, Uber disrupted the taxi industry, and Redfin has disrupted real estate. What industry do you think will be disrupted next, and why?

Application and Information: Redfin Scholarship

February 10, 2018- Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship

To be eligible to apply for a Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship, you may be pursuing any course of study but it must lead to a four-year college degree.

Application and Information: Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship

March 12, 2018- Burnsville Women of Today

Eligibility for the Burnsville Women of Today $500 Service Scholarship is as follows:

  • A high school senior that is on track for graduation by June 2018 with a B or higher academic average
  • Attends one of the following schools: Burnsville High School, Apple Valley High School, Eagan High School, Lakeville North High School or Lakeville South High School OR they or their parent is a member of Burnsville Women of Today
  • Post-secondary educational plans (proof of registration will be required for funds disbursement)
  • A demonstrated commitment to community service (above and beyond any academic/religious requirements) with an understanding of the benefits of volunteerism

Application:  BWT 2017 Scholarship ...

April 30, 2018- EMPOWER Scholarship

EMPOWER stands for Encourage Minority Participation in Occupations with Emphasis on Rehabilitation.   At Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, we recognize the importance of encouraging ethnically diverse students to enter the healthcare field.  Due to the generosity of the David M. Hersey family, recipients of this scholarship will receive $1,500.00 toward their higher education.  Scholarships will be awarded each year.

Application and Information:  2017 EMPOWER Scholarship

May 1, 2018- Page Education Foundation Grants

Page Grants are awarded to Minnesota students of color who attend Minnesota post-secondary schools and agree to complete annual service projects with young children. Students at all levels of academic achievement can qualify for a grant.

Application and Information: Page Education Foundation Grants

May 15, 2018- Senior Care Scholarship is now accepting applications for the 2nd annual $1500 Aging Matters Scholarship.

Application and Information:
All applicants can get more information and apply online at this address:

June 14, 2018- Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

 Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Application Process: To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at:

Topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.



General Scholarships

Adventures in Education

This site contains basic information on a selecting a school, how to get money for school, what parents need to know, and a financial need estimator.

Please log on to to familiarize yourself with this free service. You can register as early as 9th grade. Scholarship application available online.

Aviation Scholarships

Aviation Colleges, Flight Training Schools, Aviation Scholarships –

College Planning 

While this site features information on the entire college preparation process, it is sponsored by a credit union and its financial information features are especially strong.

Cosmetology Scholarships

Discover Colleges – Private College Scholarship Drawing

Simply log onto to request information and automatically be entered in the $2,500.00 scholarship drawing.

Discover Nursing

Amount: Varies. Hundreds of scholarships available. Criteria: Seniors, Interested in Nursing, Other criteria varies by scholarship.

Merit Scholarships

Comprehensive merit aid scholarship database.

Minnesota Scholarship Program

The MINNESOTAJOBS.COM Scholarship is available to all students currently enrolled or have been accepted to and are planning to enroll in an accredited 2 year or 4 year program offered by a Minnesota School. 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. Requirements are listed on their website under the scholarship section. For more information and application visit:

Minnesota’s Private Colleges Scholarships

Each year our donors provide scholarship support for nearly 300 students. At our member institutions, 94% of students qualify for some form of financial aid and these scholarships are an important component of the aid they receive. Most of the scholarships are awarded by campus financial aid offices.

Navy ROTC Scholarships

$150,000 Navy Scholarship is now available for juniors seeking a 4 year degree. Must be in top 10% of their class. Apply to:

Peterson’s Scholarship Finder

Comprehensive site from Peterson’s offers articles on many financial aid topics.

Poetry Contests/Amount: $100-$10,000 Submit original poetry online (free poetry, haiku, or spontaneous “poetry in motion”) for a chance to win daily/monthly cash prizes. Visit for details.

Quest Scholars Program

Outstanding low-income students access to top-tier educational opportunities.

School Soup:

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Chancellor’s Scholarship For Diversity Leadership

Graduating seniors planning to attend UW-Milwaukee in the fall; historically underrepresented students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement and leadership. AMOUNT: Full-ride renewable scholarship includes tuition, residence halls, books and expenses.

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. For more on the scholarships visit:

Scholarship Websites & Resources

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