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U.S. News reports that school tuition and fees have increased dramatically over the past 20 years, with in-state public university tuition prices rising by a whopping 296%.
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 are established by the end of January for each school year, and due in March of each year. Scholarship recipients are chosen and recognized in May at the Senior Awards Program. LSHS Student Services Heather Allen firstname.lastname@example.org #952-232-3306 The LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION will be available at the end of January 2019.
Tips For A Successful Scholarship Application
- START EARLY. Don’t wait until the last minute to complete the application.
- PROOFREAD your application.
- 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:
- Bring in an envelope addressed to the scholarship organization with proper postage on it (do not put a return address on the envelope).
- 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
Learn About Scholarship Scams
Local Scholarships will be available the end of January 2019
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.
Other Scholarship Opportunities- listed by due date:
October 31, 2018 – Voice of Democracy
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: Why My Vote MattersApplication
November 15, 2018 -Dakota Elks Lodge #2832 Most Valuable Student
The Elks National Foundation Awards $2.44 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student contest. The awards are based on scholastic ability, leadership, and financial need.Information and Timeline
November 15, 1028 -Maryknoll Student Essay Contest
$3,000 of Scholarships available
ESSAY ASSIGNMENT — We invite students (grades 6-12) to tell a true story of when they saw someone sharing God’s love through an act of kindness and how that inspired them to act in a similar way.
January 5, 2019 -Lakeview Bank Legacy Awards
Lakeview Bank created its Legacy Award to recognize and honor members of our community who exhibit the core values embraced by Lakeview Bank. Through their personal and professional lives, these people demonstrate integrity, honesty, respect, service, attitude, and professionalism.
The Award is granted in three categories:
- High School Senior (2 awards/scholarships)
- Business Owner or Manager
Each recipient will be awarded $1,500 that they can use to further their education or contribute to a charitable organization of their choice. The Award recipients are recognized at a special reception in their honor at Lakeview Bank in April.
February 8, 2019 -HyVee Foundation Scholarship
The Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program exists to provide financial assistance to help students achieve their educational goals. Since 1969, more than $2.5 million has been awarded in scholarships to high school and college students from the Hy-Vee Foundation. For the 2018-2019 school year, 80 – $1,000 scholarships are available to qualifying high school and college students.Information
February 15, 2019 – WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program
160 Merit Co-Op Scholarships totaling $4.2 Million.
Note: deadline exceptions for Clarkson, University, Drexel University, Johnson & Whales university, Merrimack College and SUNY Oswego.
Application and Information
May 1, 2019 -PMI Educational Foundation Academic Scholarship
The PMI Educational Foundation Academic Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to qualified individuals who wish to obtain degrees from accredited academic institutions. Qualifying degrees may be in project management and related programs. Information
May 15, 2019 -Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship
The Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship (ECS) is an annual award program administered by the Minnesota Department of Education, Office of Indian Education. This scholarship is intended to aid American Indian students in their pursuit of higher education opportunities. Awards generally range from $1000-$4000 per academic year, but can and do vary. FT students and Graduate students may be awarded at a higher rate.Information and Application
Questions about this scholarship program should be directed to Kristen Aeikens: 651-582-8558
Adventures in Education
This site contains basic information on a selecting a school, how to get money for school, what parents need to know, and a financial need estimator.http://www.aie.org/students/index.cfm
Affinity Plus Foundation
According to the Institute for College Access & Success, over a 10-year period “average student debt at graduation has risen 56%, from $18,550 to $28,950, more than double the rate of inflation (25%).” Even in the facing of these rapidly increasing numbers, students often feel that loans are there only recourse if they want a college education. 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
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 Colleges, Flight Training Schools, Aviation Scholarships – AvScholars.com
Cappex- Scholarship Search
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
Today, CollegeNET begins an experiment to give the next generation more say over who wins the money to advance through our educational system. If you are a student who needs a scholarship or you are a former student trying to pay off a loan, 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. If you are not enrolled in college, not planning to enroll, or have no student loan, you can’t win a scholarship on this site, but you can still post to the forums and have a voice through your votes. Information
While this site features information on the entire college preparation process, it is sponsored by a credit union and its financial information features are especially strong. http://www.collegeplan.org/cpnow/collplan.htm
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.
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.
Amount: Varies. Hundreds of scholarships available. Criteria: Seniors, Interested in Nursing, Other criteria varies by scholarship. http://www.discovernursing.com/scholarships#no-filter
Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more. https://www.fastweb.com/
Firefly Credit Union Member Scholarship
Firefly offers the Great Savings Challenge on an annual basis. This is an academic scholarship opportunity that encourage financial literacy among our members while assisting with higher education expenses. This year, we’re offering up to $1,000 in the form of a scholarship match for up to 4 members.
Firefly members are also eligible to apply for the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC) scholarship each year. The scholarship application is now available entries are due in late November 2018.
For more details on both of these scholarship opportunities, visit our Member Benefits page.
One app for all your scholarships. Link for multiple 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
Minnesota’s Private Colleges Scholarships
Each year our donors provide scholarship support for nearly 300 students. At our member institutions, 94% of students qualify for some form of financial aid and these scholarships are an important component of the aid they receive. Most of the scholarships are awarded by campus financial aid offices. http://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/giving/our-scholarships
Navy ROTC Scholarships
$150,000 Navy Scholarship is now available for juniors seeking a 4 year degree. Must be in top 10% of their class. Apply to: www.nrotc.navy.com
Peterson’s Scholarship Finder
Comprehensive site from Peterson’s offers articles on many financial aid topics.
Poetry Contests/Amount: $100-$10,000 Submit original poetry online (free poetry, haiku, or spontaneous “poetry in motion”) for a chance to win daily/monthly cash prizes. Visit poetry.com for details.
Quest Scholars Program
Outstanding low-income students access to top-tier educational opportunities. www.questbridge.org
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
Tuition Funding Sources
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
Wallin Education Partners
As part of its commitment to higher education, Wings Financial Credit Union awards scholarships to outstanding members each year who plan to attend an accredited college, university or post-secondary technical school. Application
Scholarship Websites & Resources
- Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMSP)
- Imagine America Foundation
- Nationally Coveted College Scholarships