Scholarships and Awards

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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 #952-232-3306 The LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION has closed for 2018.

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 Form

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- are no longer being accepted. 

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.

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:

April 6, 2018- Grace Preschool (formerly Grace Nursery School)

This scholarship is intended to help graduates of Grace Preschool finance their college education and was created as a tribute to Neoma Isaak, founder of Grace Preschool. 

Application and Information:  2018 GPS Neoma Isaak ...

April 15, 2018- Alyssa Ettl Memorial Scholarship

The Alyssa Ettl Memorial Scholarship awards several scholarships to Lakeville North and South seniors who live out their faith through their actions at school, in sports, at church or at work.  The scholarship is in memory of Alyssa Ettl, a Lakeville North student who would have graduated in 2015 but was killed in a car accident in 2013. 

Application and Information:​

April 27, 2018- Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS (must contact them for an application)

Information and contact information:  2018 SPAAR

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- Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists and Allina Health are proud to present the 11th annual Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship. Two $2,500.00 scholarships are available and will be awarded to one male and one female graduating high school student athlete who intend to pursue a
professional career in sports medicine.
Qualified candidates should demonstrate leadership, be actively involved in their community and interscholastic sports and achieve academic success.

Application and Information:  2018 Sports And Ortho...

May 1, 2018- Rover Scholarship

Higher education: that magical time when deadlines are tight and budgets are tighter. Whether you’re living off of insta-coffee or insta-noodles, we get it—and we’d like to help fund your brain fuel for the coming school year. Just write a 400-500 word essay for your chance to win $2500!

Application and Information: Rover Scholarship

May 3, 2018- Two-Eagles Detachment (#842)- South Metro [Marines Corps League]

The Two-Eagles Detachment, Marine Corps League, is accepting applications for our LCpl Dale Wayne Means Scholarship  for the 2017-2018 school year. Individuals meeting the following criteria are welcomed and encouraged to apply:

The applicant is currently serving on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, or the United States Navy as a Corpsman or Chaplin attached to a United States Marine Corps (FMF) unit, or, has served in this capacity and has received an honorable discharge, a general discharge under honorable conditions, or retired under honorable conditions. 


Any individual having a member of their immediate family (parent, step-parent, foster-parent, grandparent, spouse or 1st generation aunt or uncle) currently serving in the United States Marine Corps, or the United States Navy as a Corpsman or Chaplin attached to a United States Marine Corps (FMF) unit, has served in this capacity and has received an honorable discharge, a general discharge under honorable conditions, or retired under honorable conditions.


The applicant is a resident of the State of Minnesota.

Five (05) applicants will be selected to each receive a $1,000 scholarship. 

Application and Information:  2018 Two Eagles (Mari...

May 12, 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

May 18, 2018- YMCA Albert C. Laxson Educational Scholarship

The Purpose of the Albert C. Laxson Educational Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarship grants to underprivileged post high school students who are accepted for admission by any accredited undergraduate college, university, technical, or vocational school within the United States. 

Application and Information:  2018 YMCA

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:


June 1, 2018- 

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.    

July 11, 2018- U of MN Balanced Man Scholarship

Scholarships totaling $2,000 being awarded to incoming males who exemplify excellence in academics, extracurricular involvement, and community leadership. Must be accepted to the University of Minnesota. 

Information:  2018 U Of MN Balanced...     Online Application: 

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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