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Click on the links below to explore scholarships.

Minority Information and Scholarships

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
UNCF is a fund-raising consortium of 39 private, four-year, historically black colleges and universities. It administers over 400 scholarship programs for African-American students. Check out internship and scholarship information at:

The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
AIGC is a non-profit organization created to assist American Indian college graduates to continue their education at the masters, doctorate, or professional degree level.  See scholarship information at:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
HSF is the largest Hispanic scholarship-granting organization in the nation.  Check out HSF/Toyota Foundation Scholarship Program and other scholarship opportunities at:

Local Scholarships

BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to recognize and promote ethics and integrity among young people.

  • Deadline: September 21

Arts Recognition Talent Search (ARTS) Awards
Open to seniors 17-18 years of age. Scholarships for Dance, Film, Video, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theatre, Visual Arts, Voice and Writing.  Go to:  

  • Application Deadline:  October 1
  • Registration (Audition or portfolio Nov. 1 )

Wendy’s High School Heisman Award
Students who excel in academics, athletics and student leadership can apply at 

  • Deadline:  October 1

AES Engineering Scholarship
Scholarships are intended for our future leaders. You do not have to be an engineering student.

  • Deadline October 5

Horatio Alger Scholarship.
Students who demonstrate integrity, determination, courage and have overcome adversity may apply.  Students must have a 2.0 GPA or greater.

  • Deadline: October 25th

Coca Cola Scholars
$1.8 million is awarded annually to 250 students nationwide. The scholarship is based on Leadership, Commitment to: Community and Academic Achievement. To apply, go to

  • Awards are $4,000 and $20,000 
  • Application Deadline: October 31.  Can apply now!!

November Deadlines

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Students who have performed significant volunteer work over the past year.  To apply go to

  • Award is $1,000 and two from every state
  • Application Deadline: November 1st.

First Freedom Student Competition

December Deadlines

University of St. Thomas. Science, Math & Engineering

2009 American Civil Liberties Union Youth Activist Scholarship
Award is $12,500 and an opportunity to attend two Youth Activist Leadership Institute trainings, one in New York and one in Washington. Student will be selected by JHS Scholarship Committee.

  • Application Deadline: December 5, 20

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
55 Second Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
Fax: 415.808.2302

Application Deadline: December 15th 2011

Burger King Scholars
One student nominated per school.

AXA Achievement Scholarship – for seniors with an OUTSTANDING achievement in their life and/or for others.  $10,000 scholarship to one senior from each state.  Top winners – extra $15,000, internship, computer.  See  Deadline: December 15.

January Deadlines

The Gates Millennium Scholars
by Bill and Melinda Gates for low-income of specific ethnic backgrounds.

Minnesota State University Mankato (MSU)
Scholarship opportunity for students admitted to MSU.

  • Award amounts vary
  • Application deadline: Jan. 15

Sam Walton Community Scholarship
Open to high school students. Students do not need to be an employee of Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club

Discover Card Tribute Award
For Juniors with a GPA of 2.75 or above and planning on post-secondary education.

St. Benedict & St. John’s University
I-L-E-A-D Scholarship for underrepresented students, & students with financial needs who meet GPA and ACT requirements. Materials in CRC

  • 10-15 awards from
  • $7,500 to $17,500
  • Application deadline: Jan. 31

February Deadlines

Southwest Minnesota State University

Access and Opportunity Scholarship

For students from a St. Paul or Minneapolis public school district, a GPA or 3.0+ and an ACT score or 22+

Awards up to $6,000

Application deadline: February 1

Philanthrofund Foundation

For gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBTG) students or students from a GLBTG family

awards of $1,000 to $3,000

application deadline: February 1

Oprah’s National High School Essay Contest

Topic: Why is Elie Wiesel’s book Night relevant today?

Application deadline: Feb. 6

St. Paul Optimist Club

400-500 word essay on: “I’m unique Because. . ..:

Jeri Gorman 651.690.4576

Awards up to $5,000

Application deadline: Feb. 10

Best Buy Scholarships

For seniors who are dedicated to helping their communities.

Awards of $1,000 to $25,000

Application deadline: Feb. 15

Coss Family Scholarship Fund

For students in Ramsey and Dakota Counties and

enrolled FT or PT in college for 2006-07.

Application in CRC

Awards $500 to $3,500

Application deadline: Dec. 31through Feb. 15

Minnesota Women’s Golf Association (MWGA)

For MN female seniors going to college with an

interest in golf.

Applications in the CRC

Reward up to $8,000

Application deadline:  Feb. 15

National Commissions for Cooperative Ed

Open to high school students with a GPA of 3.5+.

Awards up to $5,000

Application deadline: Feb. 15

Normandale Community College Scholarships

For new Normandale CC students

Annual awards $750 to $2,000

Application deadline: Feb.15


For a high school who plans to pursue a career in an agriculture-related field.

awards of $1,500

application deadline: February 15

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

For students who have demonstrated outstanding

achievement in school, community or work.

Awards of $2,000

Application deadline: Feb. 17

MN HS Seniors write an essay on how a licensed

MSCA school counselor has impacted them.

Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship

For Girl Scouts if the St. Croix Valley who have earned the Gold Award and meet the GPA criteria.

Awards of $1,000 to $2,500

Application deadline: Feb. 24

Viterbo Univeristy, LaCrosse, WI

For seniors interested in a career in the health sciences. 

Pre-professional scholarship award worth up to $68,000.

Application deadline: Feb.24

St. Paul Area Council of Churches

Margaret Dreves Scholarship for active in congregations affiliated with the Council.

Nine awards of $750

Application deadline: Feb. 28

US Bank Internet Scholarship Program

Random drawing award open to HS students.

Awards of $1,000

Application deadline: Feb. 28

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

For students who have demonstrated outstanding

achievement in school, community or work.

Awards: $2,000, $10,000 & $25,000 Application deadline: February 17.

March Deadlines

ACACIA Leadership Scholarship

For a male graduating senior who will attend Iowa State University.

Awards op to $2,000

Application available in the CRC

Application deadline: March 1

Amnesty International Human Rights Essay Contest

For all Minnesota students grades 9-12.

Prices of $350 and $150

Deadline: March 1

Dept. of English @ Minnesota State University – Mankato

A creative writing scholarship for students attending

Minnesota State University – Mankato.

Awards of $800

Application available in the CRC

Application deadline: March 1

Minnesota Agricultural Educational Leadership Council (MAELC)

For students wishing to pursue a degree and career in Agricultural Education.

Awards vary

Application deadline: March 1

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

Vernetta Wilson Memorial Scholarship for African-American students.

Application available in the CRC

Awards range between $500 to $1,500

Application deadline: March 3

Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council

For students that are pursuing an education in the agriculture-related field after high school.

10 awards of $1,000

Application deadline: March 3

Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) 2006

“Got Milk” America’s Milk Processors & USA Today

For outstanding scholar athletes in grade 12.

Award of $7,500

Application deadline: March 3

Minnesota Timberwolves Fastbreak Foundation &

American Family Insurance

For high school seniors in MN, SD, and ND.

Five awards of $2,000

Application deadline: March 6

American Association of University Women

For high school women in St. Paul and suburban schools in the upper 1/5 of their class.

Four awards of $3,000

Application deadline: March 15

American Cancer Society

For students Minnesota, WI, SD, IA, who are youth

cancer patents/survivors.

Applications available in the CRC.

Application deadline: March 15

Kohl’s Kids who Care

Scholarships for kids 6-18 years of age for post-secondary education.

Awards of $1,000 to $5,000

Application deadline: March 15

Latino  Leadership Scholarship to

St. Thomas University

For Latino students attending St. Thomas University.

Application deadline: March 15

United Way - Juliet Evans Nelson Scholarship

For a junior in high school who is making a difference in the

greater Twin Cities area through volunteering.

Awards of $2,500

Application deadline: March 17

St. Paul Optimist Club

Public speaking opportunity on “My Future is

Bright Because. . .”

Jeri Groman 651.690.4576

Awards up to $1,500

Application deadline: Mar. 20

St. Paul Optimist Club

For students who are deaf or hard of hearing on

“My Future is Bright Because. . .”

Jeri Groman 651.690.4576

Awards up to $1,500

Application deadline: Mar. 30

April Deadlines

The Conclave

For students interested in the radio/music industry

Three scholarships totaling $65,000

Application deadline: April 1

Minnesota PTA

For high school seniors entering the field of

education at a Minnesota public institution.

Applications available in the CRC

Awards of $500

Application deadline: April 6

Olga B Hart Education Foundation

For students wanting to become an educator.

Applications available in the CRC

Awards of $2,000 to $3,000

Application deadline: April 14

St. Paul Federation of Teachers

For the students of parents or guardians who are members of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers

Applications in the CRC

2 awards of $1,000

Application deadline: 4 pm, April 14

Dakota County Technical College Scholarship Opportunities

For students who have applied for admissions to an eligible program at DCTC

Awards in a variety of scholarships and amounts

Application deadline dependent upon specific scholarship.

UNICO a national Italian American Organization

Twin Cities Chapter

For students of Italian decent.

Applications available in the CRC.

Application deadline: April 21

May Deadlines

Holocaust Remembrance Project

Essay Contest about the Holocaust

Awards up to $10,000 May 1

Page Education Foundation

For MN graduating high school students of color who plan to study at a MN school next year.

500 renewable grants starting at $1,00 to $1,300

Application deadline: May 1

Minnesota Association of Townships

For Minnesota HS Juniors

Applications in CRC

Four awards up to $1,000 each

Application deadline: May 1

June Deadlines

Sigma Phi Epsilon, Curtis J. Carlson Outstanding

Freshman Male Scholarship 

For men attending the U of Minnesota as freshmen

in the fall of 2006. Fraternity participation not required.

Application available in the CRC.

Four awards of $1,000 and text book stipends.

Application deadline: June 9

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