Scholarships and Awards

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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%. Scholarships are a great way to help cover the rising cost of post secondary education. See below for many scholarship opportunities.

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 #952-232-3330. 

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:

  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 or 952-232-3330

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Applications are due by 3:00 pm on Friday, March 15, 2019. 

*Late applications will not be accepted*

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:

February 15, 2019    -AFA Teen Scholarship

Each year, AFA holds a Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest which asks high school seniors to describe how Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted their lives. Whether they’ve had a loved one with the disease, volunteered or worked as a caretaker or are just passionate about the cause, the next generation of leaders in the fight against Alzheimer’s have a story to tell.  We want to hear yours!

Information and Application

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

March 1, 2019     – DevTeam STEM scholarship

In order to apply for the spring 2019 scholarship, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic: “How STEM careers Will Affect The World Over The Next 50 Years?”

Application and Information

March 1, 2019      – Regis L. Mullen Accident Injury Scholarship

Dallas personal injury lawyers Mullen & Mullen offer one $2,500 scholarship annually to a college-bound high school senior, or already enrolled college student (undergraduate or graduate), who lost a family member or whose family member they depended on was seriously injured or disabled due to another’s negligence, and this loss or injury is affecting the student’s ability to pay for or attend college. It is also open to a student who was injured or debilitated in an accident or injury caused by someone else and needs assistance to pay for school.

Application and Information 

March 15, 2019      – Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship

The Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship provides financial support for students pursuing an engineering degree at an ABET-accredited college or university.

Application and Information

March 22, 2019 (5:00 p.m.) Midwest Great Lakes Region: Lee J. Brockway

The Midwest Great Lakes (MWGL) Lee J Brockway Scholarship is a regional competitive, merit based award program designed to provide financial support for high school students accepted into college.  Each academic year, one (1) student will be selected as the recipient of a $1,000.00 scholarship award. The student selected should be intending to enroll in a field related to educational facility planning and design. These would include, but not be limited to, education, architecture, engineering, interior design, facility planning, and construction management.

Application and Information

March 31, 2019     – Lakeville Chamber Foundation Scholarship for STEM

In order to apply for this scholarship, applicant must be planning to attend a trade, technical school, or college in pursuit of a 2-year certification or 4-year degree in STEM.  This application is only open to high-school seniors in the Lakeville Area School District, ISD 194.

Application (Go to the HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS section & click on 2019 Scholarship Application High School Senior)

April 15, 2019        – Dave Oswald Homes Scholarship

Each Spring, one young man and one young woman will receive a $1,500 scholarship to help with the costs of their ongoing education after high school. 

Submit a Leadership resume detailing your experience as a leader and a Leadership essay (500 word maximum) on the topic: What it Takes to be a Great Leader and Why it’s important to You. 

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 or

July 15, 2019       –SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarship

For students who have acted as caregiver to an adult friend or relative in any capacity.

Information and Application

General Scholarships

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.

Affinity Plus Foundation

Affordability Center

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.’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 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 –

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 

College Net

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

College Planning 

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.

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 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.


Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.

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. Application

Going Merry

One app for all your scholarships. Link for multiple scholarships

Merit Scholarships

Comprehensive merit aid scholarship database.

Minnesota 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:

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.

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:

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 for details.

Quest Scholars Program

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

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.

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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.

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:

Wallin Education Partners


Wings Financial

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

2019 Dave Oswald Scholarship
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