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.

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)


******  The 2020 LSHS Local Scholarship will open by February 1, 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- 

* 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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October 25, 2019- Horatio Alger Association

As one of the nation’s largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who’ve faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who’ve exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, in addition to having critical financial need.

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Click here for the Application

October 31, 2019- Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 31st class in 2019, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $69 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply now!

High school seniors may visit Cokeurl.com/Apply2019 to apply to be a Coca-Cola Scholar

October 31, 2019- Unigo Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

This creative and fun scholarship program is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2025) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner with an imaginative and well-written response to the scholarship question about the Zombie Apocalypse will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Click here for information and application

October 31, 2019- Voice of Democracy (VFW)

Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, What Makes
America Great.

The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12

Information, rules and eligibility, and entry form. 

November 13, 2019- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (exclusively through the Common App)

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as access to a thriving network of more than 2,600 fellow Cooke scholars and alumni.

The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program application (exclusively through the Common App) closes November 13, 2019.

December 15, 2019- Burger King Scholars Award

This scholarship is available for high school seniors who are residents of the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and must work part-time an average of 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year.

Click here for information and application

December 31, 2019- Huggable Supermom Scholarship

The mission of this program is to make things a little easier for single mothers and their loved ones. We’re giving high school scholarship winners $1,000 toward the cost of pursuing their degrees.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the requirements below. Please read the requirements carefully to ensure you meet eligibility before applying.

– Must be a graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States.

– Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.

– Must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother.

– All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.

February 10, 2020- HyVee Scholarship

You could be 1 of 80 winners to receive a $1,000 scholarship.

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February 29, 2020- Sweet and Simple Scholarship

One $1,500 award will be earned by one student.

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Click here for information and application

May 31, 2020- Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. college freshmen who are American Indian or Alaska Native with proof of enrollment or descendancy. Students must be the first in their immediate family to attend college, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and plan to attend a tribal college. 27 awards of $5000 will be presented.

Click here for information and application

 


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

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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