Scholarships & Procedures
GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP PROCEDURES
Before scholarship due dates: Turn in the entire completed application (ready to be mailed/emailed) to the Career Center for school signatures, and reviewing and mailing TRANSCRIPTS If a transcript is needed, complete this TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM, and turn it in with the completed application and envelope to the Career Center. DO NOT request transcripts electronically by using Parchment. “Unofficial” transcripts can be obtained through your own Infinite Campus account.
- Emailing a transcript: Complete the Transcript Form and turn it in to the Career Center to be emailed. The transcript will be scanned and sent to the designated scholarship email’s address you provide on the Transcript Form.
If the scholarship does not need a transcript or any sections completed by a school official (Dean), you can simply complete the materials and mail or email your application as directed on the application. FINANCIAL CONFIDENTIALITY For confidentiality, if desired, financial information pages may be placed in a sealed envelope, and placed into a larger envelope for scholarship eligibility requirements and then given to the Career Center with any additional materials needed to be mailed while needing a transcript. RECOMMENDATION LETTERS
- 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 and authenticity reasons.
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.
- All colleges offers their own scholarships, be sure to visit their websites frequently. Also check with newspapers, magazines, parents’ employers, student’s employer, churches, and any student or parent/relative organizations/clubs.
The LNHS SCHOLARSHIPS are posted on the LNHS Career Center drop down menu, Scholarships, and the LNHS Scholarships tab. These scholarships are due in March of each year. These LNHS specific scholarships are guaranteed to be awarded to only LNHS students. In May, the recipients are notified by mail that they have received a scholarship and are asked to attend the LNHS Senior Awards Program to be recognized and receive their scholarship.
General Scholarships, Awards & Resources
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.
Jan. 18 -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: www.deca.org/scholarships
Feb. 1 -Elks Legacy Awards Scholarship Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Foundation will offer a total of 250 awards in the 2017 contest. Child or grandchild of an Elk member may apply online through the member’s Elk Lodge. For complete information visit: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/legacy.cfm
Feb. 8 -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, under company information, visit: www.hy-vee.com and search for grocers’ association.
Feb 21 -Dakota Electric Association –Rural Electric Youth Tour Dakota Electric Association Youth Tour is offering a scholarship trip for JUNIOR or SENIOR students, and their primary residence is in Dakota Electric’s service territory are eligible to apply for an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC from June 15-20, 2019. Five students will attend the Rural Electric Youth Tour. Students interested in government affairs are excellent candidates. Student interviews will be March 14 or March 19, 2019. For application and information visit: www.dakotaelectric.com
Feb 28 -MN Department of Education Nat’l Youth Science Camp MN Dept. of Ed is sponsoring an all expense trip to West Virginia Mountains. Do you know some good science students that are graduation this year, especially students who have some leadership qualities and are adventurous? Apply for the National Youth Science Camp. This is a great 3 week experience in the mountains of West Virginia with ALL EXPENSES COVERED, including airfare, housing and meals! The camp has two students from each state and several international students. They participate in seminars by top scientists, actively engage in lab explorations and take fieldtrips to national labs, including a trip to Washington DC. Plus they have can choose backpacking, horseback riding and camping experiences. Apply: www.nysc.org
March 1 -Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women (10th & 11th gr) from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some of the country’s top colleges. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need. For complete information visit: http://www.joyceivyfoundation.org/summer-scholars.html
March 1 -MnACC Student of Color Scholarship Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color is sponsoring the Student of Color Scholarship for the amount of $500-$2500. Applicants should be a MN high school student, U.S. Citizen of ethnic minority descent, and planning to attend a MnACC member post-secondary school (list of college members online). For more information and online application visit: www.mnacc.org
March 1 – Print Graphics Scholarship Foundation PGSF is awarding to student who is enrolling into a graphic or printing program at college. Awards vary from $1000 to $5000 per academic year for up to four years. For complete information visit: https://pgsf.org/pgsf-scholarship-application
March 4 -Army ROTC Scholarship Army ROTC awards 2000 scholarships each year to high school seniors. Applicants must be initiated by Feb. 4th and completed with four criteria met by due date to be considered: Online application, email/submit proof of ACT or SAT score with GPA on high school transcript, physical fitness assessment, and “on campus in-person interview with an Army ROTC instructor. For complete information print .
March 23 -Design A Better Future Honors Graduation, LLC, is awarding 5/$10,000 scholarships. High school students can participate in design-thinking community building project. Share your work checkpoint feedback before the final due date and submit your final design thinking project application. Visit the website for complete instructions and information: http://www.honorsgrad.com/scholarship-faqs/. See the application checklist: http://honorsgradu.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2019-Checklist-pdf.pdf. Also visit the website to see past projects: http://honorsgradu.com/scholarship/previous-winners/
March 29 -MN Clean Air Choice Student Scholarship Contest – Biodiesel Sponsored by the MN Soybean farmers and administered by the American Lung Association. Administered by the American Lung Association MN, recognizing biodiesel as a “clear air choice” fuel that reduces emissions, the Mn Soybean Research and Promotion Council is awarding 1/$1000 and 1/$500 scholarship to an essay contest recipient. For complete information and applications visit: www.cleanairchoice.org or apply at: http://www.cleanairchoice.org/fuels/scholarship2019.cfm
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. http://ihelploan.com/blog/2016-mn-scholarship-application/
March 31 -SFM Foundation Scholarship SFM Foundation Scholarship, a MN non-profit foundation, is offering scholarships up to $10,000 per year, for 5 years, to qualifying students. This scholarship is available to applicants whose parent/guardian has been injured or killed in the course of working for a MN or WI employer, and can also demonstrate financial need. For complete information and application visit: www.sfm-foundation.org
April 15 -Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship The Diabetes Scholars Foundation’s college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes and who are US citizens or permanent residents seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need. More information: http://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship
April 16 -LendEDU Scholarship LendEDU Scholarship is awarding 2/$1000 this spring and is due. Applicants will need to answer a 750 word or less essay with the topic, “How do you plan to responsibly utilize scholarships, financial aid, student loans, or other things to pay for college?”. The application will be available for online entry. For complete information visit: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application
April 30 -Western Environmental Liner, STEM Scholarship
Western Environmental Liner is a leading provider of geomembranes for industrial, commercial and government applications. Western is awarding a $1000 scholarship to an applicant pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, or Math. Applicants will submit a 500-1000 word essay on why they choose to pursue a STEM degree. For complete information: https://www.westernliner.com/scholarship.html
May 1 -MN Association of Townships Scholarships (MAT) (JUNIOR students) Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program is awarding up to 6/$1000 scholarships to JUNIOR students. Recipients are chosen based on a written essay, “The Sense of the Census: Rural Representation at Risk”. For more information visit: www.mntownships.org
May 1 -Rover Scholarship Rover connects pet owners with the nation’s largest network of loving and trustworthy pet sitters and dog walkers. Just write a 400-500 word essay for your chance to win $2500 in scholarship funds. For complete information: www.rover.com/college-scholarship
May 15 -SeniorCare Aging Matters Scholarship SeniorCare is awarding 1/$1500 scholarship award to help a senior achieve their college goals. Aging impacts everyone and SeniorCare is bringing awareness to the key issues of aging. This scholarship will go to a student who best describes why “Aging Matters” to them. For complete details visit: https://www.seniorcare.com/scholarship
June 14 -Abbott & Fenner Annual Scholarships A & F Business Consultants are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. They will be awarding up to $1000 each year. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Several different scholarships are available. Visit: www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
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: www.legion.org
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: www.jobs.chipotle.com
Yearly -College Covered College Covered offers several different scholarships throughout the year. It’s also a helpful website for students and parents to obtain answers about grants, scholarships, admissions, campus life, and college searches. For all of their helpful information and assistance visit: https://www.collegecovered.com
Yearly -CollegeBoard BigFuture Scholarships & Information CollegeBoard assists students with grant and scholarship information, and scholarship searches. Visit their website and learn how to start your search for scholarships, apply, get organized, financial aid information, how to spot a scholarship scam, and several other helpful scholarship suggestions. Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. For sign up and information visit: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
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: Collegeweeklive.com
Yearly – Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR) Program & Scholarship 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. Apply at: www.Dar.org
Yearly -Discover Business Scholarships Throughout the year, Discover Business offers several scholarships, each with their own criteria, due dates, and scholarship awards. Search for scholarships under their Resources tab and research all of the scholarships available. The scholarships are vast and amounts will vary in fields such as business accounting and finance. Visit their website for a complete list of scholarships being awarded: https://www.discoverbusiness.us/resources
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: www.Gmsp.org
Yearly -Going Merry Scholarships Going Merry Scholarships will set up students’ personal account and their information related as to match them to potential scholarships. Students simply sign up with their own account, enter their scholarship information and Going Merry will then contact students for their own potential scholarships to apply for this year. For complete information visit: https://www.goingmerry.com
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: http://www.lakevillechamber.org/lakeville-chamber-foundation/workforce-scholarship
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: https://lendedu.com/blog/lendedus-scholarship-guide
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: www.minnesotajobs.com
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: www.nhs.us
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: www.Questbridge.org
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: https://www.raise.me/about
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: www.unigoscholarships.org
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: www.Naacp.org
Yearly -Student Award Search Aid Student Award Search volunteers helps students find money through scholarships. There are no fees associated and there are literally thousands of scholarships available all year. The money can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. The competition for these dollars is tremendous in numbers but surprisingly small in quality. That’s where we come in. We will give you some tips on how to find these scholarships and then how to apply for them in such a way as to give you a competitive advantage. Visit: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Yearly – Student Scholarships Organization Throughout the year Student Scholarships awards various an multiple scholarship to students with varying amounts, award, and criteria. Visit: www.Studentscholarships.org
Yearly -Unigo Scholarships Unigo helps to make students’ path to financial ease a bit less treacherous. Students can explore more than $14B worth of scholarships, awards, and grants, including ones from Unigo, schools, privately-owned companies, and a host of other public, private, and other sources. Unigo divides its list of scholarships into comprehensive categories. This can help you pick a starting point and eliminate pointless browsing through categories you know are not a fit. These scholarships are available throughout the year. A scholarship listing is available easily by types of awards. Included in the listing is scholarship based as athletic, college-specific, merit-based, major, state, high school students, etc.
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: Upsjobs.com or for scholarships visit: Community.ups.com
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 web page 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: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
Yearly/Monthly -ZipRecruiter Scholarships ZipRecruiter awards various scholarships throughout the year. They also provide job search information. Visit their home page, job search and scholarship websites for complete information: www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship
Scholarship Website Resources
- Black Excel
- College Scholarships
- College Answer
- College Covered
- CollegeBoard Scholarships
- College Quest
- Discover Nursing
- Federal Grant Money
- Funds Net Services
- Going Merry
- Guide to Paying for College
- Gate Millennium Scholars
- Go College
- Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS)
- Minnesota Jobs
- Minority Student Scholarships
- My College Scholarship
- Nitro Guide
- Princeton Review
- Quest Bridge
- Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
- Scholarship America
- Scholarship Experts
- Scholarship Reviews.com
- School Soup
- Student Award Search Aid
- Student Loan Report & Scholarship Information
- Student Scholarships
- Student Scholarship Search
- Union Plus
- Varsity Tutors