Scholarships & Procedures

For general scholarship processing, please follow the steps listed below:


  1. Complete all scholarship requirements and turn in ALL materials to the Career Center for mailing.  (Application, signature pages needed, recommendation letters, essays, additional forms, stamped/addressed envelope)
  2. If a transcript is needed, complete this TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM, and turn it in with the completed application/envelope to the Career Center.  DO NOT request transcripts electronically by using Parchment. You can request an unofficial transcript through your own Infinite Campus, but only if it clearly states it can be an “unofficial” transcript.
  3. When needing to email a transcript, complete the Transcript Form and turn it in to the Career Center where it will be scanned and an email sent to the designated scholarship email’s address you provided on the form.
  4. If the scholarship does not need a transcript or any sections completed by a school official, you can simply complete the materials and mail or email your application as directed in the application.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 organizations/clubs student or parents attend.

LNHS Scholarships   The LNHS SCHOLARSHIPS are posted on the “LNHS Scholarships” website tab, (drop-down arrow located on the LNHS homepage “Scholarship” tab), and are due in March of each year, to the Career Center.  These 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 requested to attend the LNHS Senior Awards Program to be recognized and receive their scholarship.


General Scholarships, Awards & Resources

Listed By Due Date and available beginning each fall

Scholarship Dean Request Recommendation Form

Scholarship Teacher/Coach Request Recommendation Form




General Scholarships

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.  

Oct. 25         -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: 

Oct. 31         -ACT Student Champion Scholarship Award

Senior students who have taken the ACT are encouraged to apply for this $500 scholarship award. Applicants should demonstrate that they have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions. Students applying should also have a composite ACT score of 22 or higher OR a Gold CT Workkeys National Career Readiness Certificate. For application and information:

Oct. 31         -VFW, Voice of Democracy Scholarships
The VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship contest provides students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore democratic ideals and principles through audio essays. The first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C.  Print this information, for the entry form and brochure.

Nov. 5          -Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award
Attention Robotic, STEM, and Computer-savvy students! Minnesota State – IT Center of Excellence is hosting their annual awards honoring high school young women for their computer-related interests and early achievements. Female students interested in scholarships, tech devices, cash awards, summer paid internships/job shadow opportunities and more!  Applying for the award (whether selected for special recognition or not) has its privileges, and when students apply they become eligible for Minnesota and National recognition through the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).  Throughout the 2018-19 school year, all applicants receive exclusive notice of FREE or low cost technology skill building activities and opportunities to network with their peers who have technology aspirations, as well as technical women and men who are passionate about supporting young women to pursue their STEM interests. For complete information and application visit the Career Center/Scholarship website or visit:

Nov. 15        -Dakota County Elks Scholarship Lodge 2832
Dakota County Elks, Elks National Foundation, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, will be awarding 500 awards nationwide ranging from $4,000 to $50,000. Dakota County Lodge 2832 will be offering 2/$750 and 4/$500 awards. Applicants should demonstrate scholastic ability, leadership and financial need. For questions please email:, or visit:

 Nov. 30        -Unlimited Cellular US Scholarship Program
Unlimited Cellular is awarding over 1/$1800 scholarship to an applicant who demonstrates a minimum GPA of 3.0, exemplary student and be in need of financial support for college. Applicants will apply for the scholarship with a 400 word essay. For complete details:

Dec. 1          -DAR Good Citizen Program Award
The Josiah Edson DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) is sponsoring the DAR Good Citizen Award with the potential to earn a scholarship. Award applicants should come to the Career Center to express Award interest. Applicants must provide proof of  qualities related to dependability, service and leadership, and patriotism. Then the Award recipient will be eligible to apply for the scholarships being offered through DAR. Scholarship recipients are eligible for scholarships beyond the Chapter. State recipients receive a scholarship of at least $250/certificate and a pin. Each of the 8 National Division winners will receive a scholarship of $500. Two National winners will be invited to Washington, DC to atttend the Continental Congress and awarded $5000 and inscribed bowls/certificates. 

Jan 5            -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:

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: and search for grocers’ association.

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 this application form.

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: See the application checklist: Also visit the website to see past projects:


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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Yearly       – Student Scholarships Organization

Throughout the year Student Scholarships awards various an multiple scholarship to students with varying amounts, award, and criteria.  Visit:

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: or for scholarships visit:

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:

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:



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