Opening December 1st: ATTN: SENIORS: CENTRAL MINNESOTA COMMUNITY GIVING SCHOLARSHIPS: 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. Go to www.communitygiving.org Click scholarships, then click apply for scholarships and select Foley High School on the school search. DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2021.
Seniors that have been a BIG or a LITTLE, scholarship opportunities: Federated Challenge Scholarship and WWBD Memorial Scholarship. Here is where you can find more information on these scholarships and deadlines.
Seniors: PB&J Scholarship $500 to $1000 is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. Go to https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship for more information. The priority deadline is December 31, 2020.
Juniors: The Coolidge - A scholarship for America: 2021 Coolidge Scholarship application is now live. The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2022 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).
The application requires that applicants read President Coolidge’s Autobiography and complete a few other reading assignments. While the book is not overly long, we encourage applicants to begin the application early so that they have plenty of time. Candidates who begin the application at the last minute are unlikely to be successful. The submission deadline is 5:00 PM EST, Wednesday, January 20, 2021. A complete description of the scholarship’s criteria is available here.
Seniors: Horatio Alger Scholarship - In Minnesota, the Horatio Alger Association will be awarding two (2) National Scholarships of $25,000 and ten (10) $10,000 Minnesota State Scholarships. Additionally, there are other specialized targeted scholarships available (like the Denny Sanford Scholarship). HAA provides scholarships to students who, given the chance financially, could succeed in college. What are the requirements?
- Household earnings of $55,000 or less.
- GPA of 2.0
- See an education as a way to a better future. Commitment to pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution.
- Involvement in co-curricular and community activities
- A United States citizen
- Willing to complete an online application before October 25.
- All the information and the application are on the official website: www.scholar.horatioalger.org.
- If you have questions, please email MaryBethEbert@hotmail.com
Seniors: Pet bloggers would like to give back to the community by offering a scholarship for students. The scholarship is available to students who are in an animal-related field. You must be in college in pursuit of a bachelor's degree or master's degree in an animal-related field. Animal Science, Animal Behavior, Biology, Dairy Science, Poultry Science, Veterinary Technology, Zoology, or related field. GPA must be 3.0 or above. Students will have the opportunity to respond to an essay prompt. More details are at this link https://pawzandpetz.com/scholarship The amount awarded is $500. Application deadline is 12/31/2021. Winners will be announced on 1/7/2022.
Seniors: Scholarship Name: Travis W Watkins Scholarship: Scholarship Description:
The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award for any current or soon-to-be student. The Travis W. Watkins Scholarship has a brief and 100% confidential submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the importance of tax compliance as well as the journey of those challenges. Scholarship Amount: $1000 Scholarship Deadline: Last day in April or the last day in December of every year.Link to Scholarship Webpage: https://www.traviswatkins.com/scholarship/
Seniors: BBBS Scholarships. Go to http://www.bigdefenders.org/scholarships/ for deadlines and application information.
Seniors: Rox Project S.A.V.E. $2,000 Scholarships -- 2020-21 School Year has committed once again to providing Senior Students attending a Central Minnesota High School in this current academic year (2020-21) with an opportunity to Win One of FIVE $2,000 Scholarships!
The Deadline for the students to apply will be April 30, 2021. To apply go to:
Seniors: Check out https://studentscholarships.org/ for many national scholarships. Pay attention to criteria and deadlines.
SENIORS - SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest: The 2021 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at enf.elks.org/MVS. The application deadline is November 15th. The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. The national awards will be announced in April 2021. The Elks of Minnesota also offer District and State scholarships of $1,000 or more. MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university next school year. Some important applicant details include: Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks. Male and female students compete separately. Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please have your students choose St. Cloud Elks Lodge #2843 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at enf.elks.org/MVS.
Legacy Awards – The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st. Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 350 national awards. The application deadline is February 5, 2021 at 11:59 a.m., Central Time. Please visit enf.elks.org/Leg for more details and the application link. For any questions, please contact me at . Please put “MVS” in the subject line. We look forward to helping as many deserving students as possible.
9-12th graders Scholarship Opportunity: John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students. By submitting an original essay describing and analyzing an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917. A leader who demonstrated political courage as described by President Kennedy in his book, “Profiles in Courage”. Students can win one of 15 scholarship awards for college including a $10,000 first-place prize. Go to https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/getting-started for information. Pay close attention to Eligibility and Requirements. Deadline: January 15, 2021.