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:

Open November 15, 2017- FFA Scholarships 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 and link to scholarships.


December 15, 2017 OR when 10,000 applications have been submitted, whichever comes first.– AXA Achievement Scholarship

The program is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace activity.

Application and Information: AXA Foundation website

December 15, 2017- BURGER KING Scholars

Administered by the Foundation, the BURGER KING Scholars program assists employees, employees’ spouses or domestic partners, employees’ children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education.

Application and Information

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

December 31, 2017- Rove Pest Control Scholarship

This scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education.
Application and Information:

Only online applications will be accepted.

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

Opening January 2018- Catch a Break! Scholarship

The program is intended to enable recipients to graduate debt-free following four years of study. Open to Minnesota residents who demonstrate academic potential and financial need who plan on attending a four-year public college or university in Minnesota.

Application and Information:

January 4, 2018- GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program is open to current high school seniors who demonstrate the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship similar to those exhibited by President Ronald Reagan. Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve, and pursue a life of purpose and significance, both individually and for their communities.

Application and Information: the Reagan Foundation website

January 15, 2018- Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors Scholarship

Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a current or prospective college student that submits a winning essay on the topic, “How has your family contributed to who you are today?”

Information and Application: Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors

January 15, 2018- Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarships

Minnesota Mensa, which includes parts of western Wisconsin, will be offering a $500 scholarship to one applicant and there are additional scholarships available at the regional and national level, as well as for those meeting particular criteria (field of study, returning students, etc.).


Find out more: Cash for College

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 

February 2, 2018- Workforce Scholarship Program

This program is designed to help students advance their careers, continue their education, and further strengthen their workforce and leadership skills in Technical/Vocational programs.

Applicant Eligibility:

  • Graduating Lakeville high school student, Lakeville resident, or employee of a Lakeville business.
  • Attending or will attend a non-traditional post-secondary vocational, technical, business or trade school with preference for schools who are members of the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The typical scholarship award is in the amount of $500.

Application and Information: Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce Workforce Scholarship

February 15, 2018 – Minnesota Masonic Charities Scholarships

The application season will begin for the 2018 Program on December 1, 2017. Be sure to visit this page then to start your application. Click here to see all of the available scholarships.

Click here to get on our scholarships mailing list and we’ll contact you when it’s time to apply!  Click here to see the names of the worthy students who received a 2017 Minnesota Masonic Charities Scholarship!

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

 February 15, 2018- Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

Applications and Information

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 ...

2018 April 25, 2017- Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)  (Available early January, 2018)


The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:

  • High school seniors
  • Undergraduate students (all years)
  • Community college students transferring to four year universities
  • Graduate Students


Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.


  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Emphasis on STEM majors

Application and Information:

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

Opening May 2018- NANOG Scholarship Program

The North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG) is the professional association for Internet engineering, architecture and operations. Their core focus is on continuous improvement of the data transmission technologies, practices, and facilities that make the Internet function. In an effort to support the next generation of network operators, NANOG is providing $10,000 scholarships to assist current undergraduate and graduate level students pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Network Engineering or Telecommunications*.

*Telecommunications scholarships are available at the graduate level only.

Application and Information:

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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