Scholarships

Scholarships & Procedures


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 , 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.

  • Transcripts for scholarships: 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.


MCIS SCHOLARSHIPS

LNHS partners with Minnesota Careen Information System (MSIC) with all students have their own account portfolio access. Log in with Clever using students’ LNHS Gmail account, or go directly to MCIS using student username/password. There, once signed in, you will find several scholarships listed under the Education tab, “Where to Get Help Paying for School”, Scholarships. MCIS lists several scholarships available to students. If you have any problems linking to MCIS, students should come to the LNHS Career Center.


LNHS SCHOLARSHIPS …available in February 2020

The LNHS SCHOLARSHIPS are posted on the LNHS Career Center drop down menu, Scholarships, and the LNHS Scholarships tab and are due in March.  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

SCHOLARSHIP FORMS

Scholarship Dean Request Recommendation Form

Scholarship Teacher/Coach Request Recommendation Form

SCHOLARSHIP PROCEDURES


GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE  

Jan. 31         -Affinity Plus Foundation Scholarship

The Affinity Plus Foundation awards a total of 5/$5,000 scholarships for freshmen, upperclassmen, and non-traditional students. To be eligible, an application and all requested items must be postmarked by the due date. All applicants must be Affinity Plus member.  For complete information and application visit: https://www.affinityplusfoundation.org/Scholarships/Annual-Scholarship

Jan. 31           -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. 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. 1           -Lakeview Bank Legacy Award & Alyssa Ettl Legacy Award Scholarships

Lakeview Bank is offering their Legacy Award to recognize and promote members of our community who demonstrate core values of honesty, respect, service, attitude, professionalism, and integrity in daily life. For the Legacy Award, all nominations are due online by Jan. 5, 2019. They offer 1/$1500 for the Legacy Award, and another 1/$1500 scholarship for the Alyssa Ettl Legacy Award scholarship. The Ettl Legacy Award is guaranteed to a LNHS or LSHS student.  School administration nominates students for this award. For more information, visit or to nominate Legacy Award: https://www.lakeview-bank.com/legacy-award/nomination-form

Feb. 2          -Lakeville Chamber Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors, college age students & adult students providing scholarship awards of at least $500 to continue their education, and further strengthen their workforce and leadership skills in Technical/Vocational programs.  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

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, under company information, visit: www.hy-vee.com and search for grocers’ association.

Feb 17          -MN Athletes in Sports & Orthopedic Specialist/Allina Health Scholarship

Sports and Orthopedic Specialists, the Women’s Orthopedic Center, and Allina Health l are awarding 2/$2500 scholarships to one male and one female student athlete who intends to pursue a career in sports medicine.  Applicants should demonstrate leadership, involved in community and interscholastic sports, and have achieved academic success.  For complete information and application visit any:  www.sportsandortho.com

Feb 21          -Dakota Electric Association –Youth Tour

Dakota Electric Association Youth Tour is offering a scholarship trip for 10th-12th 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 20-25, 2020. Five students will attend the Rural Electric Youth Tour. Students interested in government affairs are excellent candidates. For application and information visit: www.dakotaelectric.com

Feb 28          – 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 8        -(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 15         -Citizens Bank Minnesota Scholarship (Real Life Skillz Online Class)

Citizens Bank awards 6 scholarships. 1 – $1,000 scholarship that may be renewed for an additional three years, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and maintaining full-time enrollment. 3 – $1,000 non-renewable scholarships. 2 – $500 non-renewable scholarships. Not all applicants will be selected to receive an award. To be eligible for the $1,000 renewable scholarship you must plan on attending a 4-year post secondary institution. All applicants must have an open and active checking account with Citizens, and also complete the Real Life Skillz videos and questionnaires before applications are distributed. All scholarship dollars will be paid directly to the post-secondary institution. Application open beginning Feb. 2020. For complete information:  https://www.citizensmn.bank/personal/scholarship

April 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

April 19        -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

May 1           -MN Association of Townships Scholarships (MAT)  (JUNIOR students)

Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program is awarding up to 5/$2000 scholarships to JUNIOR students.  Recipients are chosen based on a written essay, “Township Day”.  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

May 31         -AED Superstore College Scholarship (Automated External Defibrillators)

AED Superstore is a nationwide distributor of automated external defibrillators and related accessories dedicated to increase awareness and education around CPR and AED’s. AED Superstore is offering its first bi-annual scholarship of $1000 to eligible students. For complete information and application visit:  http://www.aedsuperstore.com/scholarship.html

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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 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 Degree 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/business-degree-scholarships/ 

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             -Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association annually awards more than $143 million in college scholarships. Applicants must demonstrate the following: financial need ($55,000 or lower), integrity, perseverance in overcoming personal adversity, high school graduate, pursuing a bachelor’s degree (students may start at a two-yr school), involved in a co-curricular and community service activities, minimum high school GPA of 2.0, and a US citizen.  Scholarships awarded range from $6000-$25,000.  For more information and to apply online visit: www.horatioalger.org/scholarships

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        -ROTC Scholarships

The Army ROTC offers scholarships through colleges each year.  To find out if your college has an ROTC visit: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/find-schools.al-.results.html
For scholarships available visit:  https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html

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 and 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


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