FHS Scholarship News


Seniors: If you are looking at a Technical College or Community College -  SPARK  is offering  5 $1000 scholarships for students attending a 2 year college or less in Manufacturing, Construction Trades, Health Care, Business Services, Auto Body, Culinary, Arts, Hospitality Management, Law Enforcement, and other 2 year programs.  To apply go to: https://www.communitygiving.org/scholarship/detail/St-Cloud-Times-Spark-Scholarship/73

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018

Seniors you  received information on the Local Scholarship packet yesterday during your Advisory Class. This packet contains information on 42 scholarships (totaling $36,200) available to Foley High School seniors ONLY.  Please have them follow directions and have it in by Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 3:30 PM (no exceptions). Please note that many scholarships require an essay and/or financial need information.  Please give this process the time it deserves. We encourage your parents to review the information as well.  Waiting until the last minute may cost students a scholarship!

These scholarships are for graduating seniors who will be attending any post-secondary school during the 2018-2019 school year.  Any graduating senior planning to attend a post-secondary school next year (’18-’19 school year) should complete this packet.  Financial need is not a criterion for many of the scholarships.

We are encouraging you to save the document from our website to a flash drive to eliminate any technical problems (see process below). Please do not start filling out the form directly from our website. If your child has any questions, have them see Sabine in the Guidance Office. Jessica Winkelman in the Computer Lab is available before or after school or during their study hall to assist in saving the packet to your flash drive.


⇨ Plug in your flash drive
⇨ Go to Foley High School website
        ⇨ Click on Guidance Office
                ⇨ Click on Newsletters
                        ⇨ Click on Senior Local Scholarship Packet
                        ⇨ Click download
                        ⇨ Save to your flash drive
**Be sure you are filling out the form saved to your flash drive, NOT the one you opened from the website.
It WILL NOT save otherwise!**
                        ⇨ Save often!


The Scholarship Committee of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Central Minnesota Chapter 290 is offering 2 $750 scholarships for children or grandchildren who are descendents and/or relatives of Veterans of the Vietnam War. Please see Sabine in the Guidance Office or go to www.vvachapter290.org for more information.

Seniors: If your parents or guardian have Benton Communications Telephone  Service,  please see Sabine in the Guidance Office for many scholarship opportunites offered through Benton Communications.

Seniors: “
The Unite for Success” Scholarships are now available. Applications and Scholarship requirements are available in the Guidance Office. 1) SCSU Business student executive council scholarship, must be attending SCSU. 2) St. Cloud Builders Exchange Scholarship - must be attending SCTCC and going into trades, 4)St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce scholarship, 5) Glen J. Imholte Memorial - must be majoring in Business,  and the 6) Bernick's Scholarship.

NAFEPA Scholarship Program - A total of 4 Scholarships. 2 will be offered to students who are pursuing a degree in education and 2 for any other field. Needs based scholarship and must have received title one/assurance of mastery during your education. Please see Sabine in the guidance office to see if you qualify or additional questions.


Another good source of scholarship information is the Central Minnesota Community Foundation. They have an extensive list of scholarships available to students in the Central Minnesota area.  Not all these scholarships are available to Foley students but many are.  You are able to refine your list by high school.  At this time the CMCF lists the following scholarships for Foley High School.  Go to www.communitygiving.org   Click scholarships, then click apply for scholarships and select Foley High School on the school search.     

Andy and Carol Hilger Pro-Life Scholarship - Deadline: March 1, 2018                 

Arthur A. Cater Scholarship – (Students going to SCTCC)  Deadline: March 1, 2018

Bauerly (Agnes and Leo) Scholarship – Deadline: March 1, 2018

Bernick Family Scholarship – Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Coborn (Bill and Joyce Memorial) Memorial Scholarship (Coborn’s Employees only)     Deadline: March 1, 2018

Ernest Morgan Memorial Scholarship – Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Fox (Terry R.) Scholarship (Students related to First Byte Computers Inc., DBA

Computers) – Deadline: March 1, 2018

Klinefelter (Brian) Family Scholarship – Deadline:  March 1, 2018      

Michael & Karel Helgeson Generations Scholarship (Students related to GNP

Employees) – Deadline: March 1, 2018                          

Morgan (Ernest) Scholarship – Deadline: March 1, 2018

SEIVERT (JOHN C.) Memorial Scholarship  - (Students going to SCTCC for water

treatment program) Deadline: March 1,   2018

The following scholarships are listed as available for Foley High School students but you cannot apply for them on the Community Giving website.  These scholarships will be included in Foley High School’s local scholarship packet that our seniors will receive February, 2018.

Bill Rasmussen Memorial Scholarship, Burton Olson Memorial Scholarship,  Foley Area Foundation Scholarship, George and Eilleene Kinney Scholarship, Sev and Irene Youso Scholarship,Svihel/Schaefer Memorial Scholarship and John and Joan Youso WIsniewski Scholarship Lyle Freudenberg Scholarship-Wrestling Club only.

Students planning to study an agricultural-related area after high school - See Sabine in the Guidance Office for 5 - $1000 scholarships available from the Central Minnesota Farm Show Agriculture Scholarship. Deadline no later than February 2, 2018.

Juniors & Seniors: East Central Energy (ECE) will send two students to Washington, D.C. for the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, June 9-14, 2018. This all-expense-paid trip helps students understand our government and its role in the history of rural electric cooperatives. Students visit the Capitol and meet their senators and representatives, tour our nation’s monuments and museums and meet other teens from around the country. You are able to complete the entire process electronically and return the materials by email.  Please call Desiree at 1-800-254-7944, ext. 8031, or by email at desiree.cuda@ecemn.com for an application or questions. Application packets must be completed and returned to ECE by February 12. Finalists will be interviewed by a panel of judges, and the top two students will each receive the trip to Washington, D.C.

GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - Each year, the program selects roughly 20 college-bound students who excel in leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship to receive $10,000 renewable scholarship - up to $40,000 total  per recipient.  For more information, eligibility requirements, and an online application, visit reaganfoundation.org/scholarships. DEADLINE: January 4, 2018.

Central Minnesota Community Foundation Scholarships (CMCF) - Application portal will open December 1st. Go to https://www.communitygiving.org/scholarships for more information.

2018 National High School Essay Contest - The winner receives $2,500, a trip to Washington, D.C., to meet a member of the State Department leadership and a full scholarship for a semester at sea education voyage. The runner-up receives $1,250 and a full scholarship to attend the International Diplomacy Program of the National Student Leadership Conference. Detail at www.afsa.org/essaycontest. Deadline is March 15, 2018.

Seniors: If you are pursuing the field of horticulture and/or landscape construction/design, please see Mr. Stemper or Sabine in the guidance office for a $500  scholarship  opportunity. Deadline: Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation  (PGSF) - If you are pursuing a career in print technology, printing management, publishing or graphic communications go to www.pgsf.org for more information and to apply.


Seniors: George W. Friedrich Scholarship - 2 - $500.00 scholarships to a Lion’s District 5M-8 high school senior. You must submit a ONE PAGE typed essay explaining “How you have and how you will continue to serve your community and the people within it.” You can pick up an application with the criteria for this scholarship in the guidance office.  All applications must be sent directly from Foley High School.  DEADLINE: March 1, 2018.

Seniors: The Tom Bearson Spirit Award - this Scholarship was created to recognize the achievements, dedication, and positive spirit put forth by a Central Minnesota student athlete. The Tom Bearson Foundation will award a $1,500 scholarship and a beautiful crystal trophy to the student athlete (boy or girl) that best represents those attributes. This award will be presented at the Times Media Awards Banquet in June 2018. Please see Sabine in the Guidance Office for an criteria and application.  DEADLINE: Postmarked by May 15, 2018.

Seniors: James W. Tracy Scholarship: Must be enrolled or plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary school in the U.S. Must plan to pursue an academic award (certificate, diploma or degree) in agriculture or animal husbandry. The application is located on the Minnesota FFA Foundation's website under the Scholarship & Opportunities tab. A direct link to scholarship information and the application is http://www.mnffafoundation.org/James-W-Tracy-Scholarship. To date we have awarded 26 - $1,000 scholarships to Minnesota students as a result of James Tracy's generosity through this program. You primary contact person for this scholarship program is LuAnn Schloesser, Program Director, Minnesota FFA Foundation.  

Seniors: The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is the largest undergraduate scholarship to high achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nations best 4-year colleges and universities. This link will take you to an overview page and you can register to get into the application site www.jkcf.org. Deadline: November 14th, 2017.
Seniors Girls: Minnesota Women’s Golf Association Foundation Scholarship (MWGA). Must have a 3.2 GPA or above and a copy of the FAFSA form must be included showing the parents income level for the past year. The MGWA Scholarship  is based on scholastic rating , financial need, and quality of character as demonstrated by academic and civic activities and achievements. Although skill or excellence in the game of golf is not a criterion, candidates shall demonstrated an involvement in the sport. See Sabine in the Guidance Office for a copy of the application. DEADLINE: March 31st, 2018.

Seniors: Hagen Scholarship Foundation - A need based, merit scholarship for high achieving students who will require financial assistance.  Must have a 3.50 G.P.A. and an ACT score of 23 or higher. For more information, including the scholarship application, please visit their website at www.hsfmo.org. DEADLINE: November 15th, 2017.

ACT College & Career Readiness Champions $500 Scholarship.  This award will be given to a student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions, must have a composite ACT score of a 22 or a 3.0 or greater grade average. Preference will be given to underrepresented or first generation college students. Go to www.act.org/readinesschampions to apply or see Sabine in the Guidance Office for more information. DEADLINE:  December 31st, 2017.
Attention Students 9-12th graders:Are you making a difference through volunteer service?  If so, you should apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. You could win $1000.00 and a trip to Washington, D.C., next spring.  For more information and to apply go to http://spirit.prudential.com. Application and the student/parent agreement must be completed and submitted by November 7, 2017. You must also print out instructions for your certifier/principal. Please see Sabine in the Guidance Office if you have questions or more information.  
Seniors: Apply to win $10,000 in scholarships! Application at www.tttuxprom.com/scholarships. Deadline: March 1, 2018.                
Go to  https://www.studentscholarships.org/images/2017_october_scholarship_newsletter.pdf for a list of 10 scholarships available for Minnesota School districts.

 Other Scholarship Links

Central Minnesota Arts Board

Central Minnesota Community Foundation Scholarships