Scholarships and Awards

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Debt.org reports that school tuition and fees cost $3,508 to attend a public 4-year university in 2000. The cost jumped to $9,648 in 2016-17, an increase of 275%. The price of college has risen more than double the rate of inflation. If the same thing happened to milk, the gallon that cost $2.79 in 2000 would be on the shelf today for $7.67!

Scholarships are a great way to help cover the rising cost of post secondary education.


Time to Start College Apps

The arrival of August means college application season is officially underway. The Common App opens on Aug. 1 every year, allowing students to submit applications to multiple colleges. Admissions experts say that getting started in early August allows prospective students adequate time to work through their applications to various colleges.

Learn more about applying via The Common App, which is accepted at more than 900 colleges, and how to obtain application fee waivers, what’s new in this year’s update and other general information to help get your student started. Also, be sure to take a look at COVID-19 resources for students compiled by The Common App.


How to Find and Secure Scholarships for College


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 must be established by the end of January for that school year, monies are due in March of each year. Scholarship recipients are chosen and recognized in May at the Senior Awards Program.

LSHS Student Services; Heather Allen heather.allen@isd194.org #952-232-3330.


Tips For Submitting A Successful Scholarship Application

  • START EARLY. Don’t wait until the last minute to complete the application.
  • PROOFREAD your application, type or write in INK (not pencil).
  • 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 Form for use while completing the Recommendation letter. Follow the directions from the application for 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 Heather.Allen@isd194.org or 952-232-3330


How Do I Find Scholarships for College? (U.S. News)

Students should start their search with local scholarships, since these awards are often less competitive, experts say. But it’s still important to sign up with a few national scholarship database websites.

“But don’t do 20 of those because you’ll end up overwhelmed because they send out so many emails,” Matthews says.

Different types of national scholarships are listed on database search websites, including Fastweb.com, Cappex.com and Unigo.com.


Learn About Scholarship Scams (and how to avoid them)

 



Lakeville South Local Scholarship recipients were notified by email April 30, 2020



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.


Scholarship Opportunities- listed by due date:


Ongoing Sources- 

* ACT Scholarship Giveaway!

Eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors who register for the ACT® test between 9.3.2019 and 6.26.2020 are automatically entered for a chance to win. It’s that easy! No purchase or ACT registration necessary.

ACT Scholarship Application and Information

* Multiple Business Degree scholarship Opportunities:   https://www.discoverbusiness.us/education/schools/us/minnesota/

* Multiple Scholarship Opportunities: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/

* Multiple Educator Scholarship Opportunities:   https://teachearlychildhood.org/scholarships/


No Closing Date- Archways to Opportunity

McDonald’s employees may be eligible for Tuition Assistance.

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June 30, 2020- Johnston Law Firm Scholarship

Johnston Law Firm, P.C. is offering a national scholarship opportunity worth $750 for aspiring paralegals. Students who are attending, or who have been accepted to an ABA approved paralegal school, are encouraged to apply.

Click here for Application and information

June 30, 2020- OppU Achievers Scholarship

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for themselves and others.

Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.

Click here for Application information

July 14, 2020- Pierce Butler Scholarship 

The Pierce Butler Scholarship is comprised of 7 different scholarships. Minnesota Beta recognizes excellence in the classroom and the community for incoming freshman men to the University of Minnesota. This scholarship is designed to promote academic excellence among a new generation of Golden Gophers, while stewarding a positive campus atmosphere. By applying for the Pierce Butler Scholarship, you are not required or committed to joining the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

The awards shall be given out as a one-time gift and deposited into the recipient’s student account in the fall of the award recipients first semester at the University of Minnesota.

Click here for information and application

July 15, 2020- Ankin Law Office Offers Academic Scholarship

Ankin Law understands the financial challenges college students face. Every year we offer a scholarship to an undergraduate or law school student.

Qualified applicants will:

A) Submit a fully completed application no later than July 15, 2020.

B) Be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited community college, college or university, or an accredited law school or graduate school starting in the fall of 2020.

C) Submit his or her own original work.

D) Provide proof of full-time enrollment should his/her submission be selected.

Click here for Instructions and Essay Prompt

December 1, 2020 (5pm CST)- Brockman Scholarship (Texas A&M)

Brockman Scholarship applicants are not required to have accepted an offer of admission prior to submitting their scholarship application. However, to be considered for this scholarship, students must have applied to or been accepted to an approved program of study at Texas A&M by the scholarship application deadline. The Texas A&M application process is separate to the scholarship application process and it is entirely the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants must ultimately accept the offer of admission and enroll as an incoming freshman at Texas A&M to take up a Brockman Scholarship.

The Brockman Scholarship covers tuition fees in full for both in-state and out-of-state students. It also provides for room and board, transportation, books and supplies, and one credit-bearing, university-organized overseas study opportunity.

Click here for Information and Application link

 


General Scholarships

Do not pay to search a scholarship database. As a general rule, the free scholarship matching sites are better than the fee-based scholarship search services. The free scholarship matching services update their scholarship databases more frequently and tend to have a tighter, more precise match.


ApplyingToSchool.com

Please log on to www.ApplyingToSchool.com 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 – AvScholars.com

National Business Aviation Association Scholarships- NBAA.org

Cappex- Scholarship Search

https://www.cappex.com/ 

College Board Scholarship Search

Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. Enter as much information as possible to find the most matches. Scholarship information is based on the College Board’s Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search 

College Net

You can earn money by writing on topics in ways that persuade others to vote for you. And by voting, you can exercise control applying your judgment and values towards the collective choice of winners.

Click here for more Information

College Planning 

While this site features information on the entire college p.reparation process, it is sponsored by a credit union and its financial information features are especially strong.

Click here for more resources.

Cosmetology Scholarships

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. FAQ Application

Discover Colleges – Private College Scholarship Drawing

Simply log onto www.discovercolleges.com 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. http://www.discovernursing.com/scholarships#no-filter

EduBirdie

Scholarships and Grants for African American Students. Link for multiple Scholarships and Grants.

Fastweb

Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more. https://www.fastweb.com/

Going Merry

One app for all your scholarships. Link for multiple scholarships

Merit Scholarships

Comprehensive merit aid scholarship database. www.meritaid.com

Minnesota Jobs.com 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: minnesotajobs.com/scholarships

Peterson’s Scholarship Finder

Comprehensive site from Peterson’s offers articles on many financial aid topics.

Quest Scholars Program

Outstanding low-income students access to top-tier educational opportunities. www.questbridge.org

Scholarships.com

Whether you’re a high school student, college student, nontraditional or adult-learner, complete a free profile then get matched to scholarships and grants you’re qualified for from colleges, universities, organizations, foundations, corporations, government & more.  www.scholarships.com

Scholarship Guidance

This website is a great resource for locating scholarships.

Scholarship Monkey- A search engine for just scholarships

Search for scholarships and grants.

Website

Top 33 Minnesota School Scholarships

​Minnesota has almost 200 colleges, universities, and technical schools for students to choose from. Students can find virtually any program or major imaginable at a Minnesota school. However, tuition at most institutions is not cheap, and many students have to take on thousands of dollars in debt to afford their education.

Fortunately, students can apply for the many grants and scholarships that are available in Minnesota. These scholarships are provided by businesses, organizations, and educational institutions, and they can make paying for college much less stressful.

Website

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. Application:www.scholarships.uwm.edu

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: http://www.community.ups.com/Education/Available+Scholarships


Scholarship Websites & Resources



Affordability Center

According to the Institute for College Access & Success, the average student debt for college graduates continues to climb but at a slower pace. Nationally, about two in three (65 percent) college seniors who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges in 2018 had student loan debt. These borrowers owed an average of $29,200, 2 percent higher than the 2017 average.

AffordableColleges.com’s Affordability Center was established to provide students with the information and knowledge they need to finance their education without staggering debt. Here you will find the resources and guides compiled by our expert research team that will show you how you can make your college education affordable. Website

The Top 10 Student Loan Tips for Recent Graduates  by the Institute for College Access & Success

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