FHS Scholarship News


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship, a once-in-a-lifetime scholarship opportunity for your high school seniors. High-achieving high school seniors from household incomes at or below $95,000 are eligible for this scholarship. Recipients are awarded up to $40,000 per year to complete their bachelor's degree, in addition to opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.  Scholars receive educational advising and financial support throughout the four years at the university they are accepted at. Students can apply now at  Deadline: November 20, 2018

9–12th grade high school girls: Minnesota State - IT Center of Excellence hosts the 7th annual Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards honoring high school age young women for their computing-related interests and early achievements - Application period: September 1 – November 5, 2018 at  Prizes include scholarships, tech devices, cash rewards, and summer paid internship/job shadowing opportunities and more!

Questions? Contact Minnesota State – IT Center of Excellence
 Girls - 16-19 years old - Scholarship Opportunity: Zonta International Young Woman in Public Affairs (YWPA): The Young Woman in Public Affairs Award honors young women at age 16 to 19 who demonstrate a commitment in public policy, government and volunteer organizations. Women of any nationality who are living or studying in a Zonta district/region at the time of application and demonstrate evidence of the following are eligible to apply:

  Active Commitment to volunteerism

  Experience in local or student government

  Volunteer leadership achievements

  Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs

  Advocating in Zonta Internationals mission of advancing the status of women worldwide

The local winner's entry ($750.00 award) is submitted, prior to April 15, to District Level competition, which has an award of $1000.00. The district level winner is forwarded on to International Level competition, which selects 10 recipients to receive $4,000.00 to each. The District and International recipients are announce on July 1st. The deadline for submitting applications to the St Cloud Zonta Club for 2019 will be March 1, 2019. For application forms,  please go to

Please return your completed, typed applications to:

Zonta Club of St Cloud

c/o Carol Barrymore

P.O. Box 7453

St Cloud, MN  56302-7453

Juniors: A Scholarship Opportunity -  Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that maybe used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service.The competition for the Coolidge Scholarship is indeed significant -- but even students who do not win have reported to us they are glad they went through the application process because it helps prepare them for college application later on. Furthermore, the Coolidge Foundation invites the top 100 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C and a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, receive a one- time finalist scholarship of $5,000.

The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: Please note the deadline is 5:00 PM EST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, the Coolidge Scholars Program can be reached by email at or by phone at (802) 672-3389 ext. 114.
Advanced Air Academy Camp $500 Scholarship for 16, 17 and 18 year olds. July 26-August 3, 2019.  Contact Joey Schimnich at or 320-217-3989 or see Sabine in the Guidance  Office for an application.
Seniors: The George W. Friedrich Foundation Scholarship is offering up to two $500 scholarships to a Lion’s District 5M-8 high school senior. Seniors must be involved in past and current community service/activities. Upper 50% of class or otherwise deserving, must attend either a college/university or technical college.  Involvement in any extracurricular activities.  The deadline for the school to send applications is March 15th, 2019 so applications must be to Sabine in the Guidance Office no later than, March 7, 2019. Please see the scholarship rack in the Guidance Office for an application.
--------- - over 15 scholarship programs available to Minnesota students. Go to or see the scholarship rack in the Guidance Office.

Scholarship Opportunity - Minnesota Association of Townships scholarship program - $1,000 - Write an Essay on “Sense of the Census Rural Representation at Risk”.  Applications can be found online at or see Sabine in the Guidance Office for more information.

The St. Cloud Area Chamber Unite for Success Scholarship Program would like to offer the Central Minnesota Farm Show Agricultural Scholarship. There will be at least five $1,000 scholarships available to area students. More funds may become available. Students must plan to enroll in an agricultural related program. Please see Sabine in the Guidance Office for the application. Deadline: February 1, 2019.
East Central Energy (ECE) offers a wonderful opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. ECE will send two students to Washington, D.C. for the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, June 15-20, 2019.This all-expense-paid trip is fun and exciting it allows student to build great relationships and meet students from across the country.  It also 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, and tour our nation’s amazing monuments and museums.  See Sabine in the guidance office for more information or call 1-800-254-7944, ext. 8031, or by email at 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. Parents or guardians must be a member of ECE.

Seniors:  If you are attending SCTCC for CNC, advanced machining, computer-aided design, computer programming, health information technology, network administration, medical coding, or welding, go to to apply for a $2500 scholarship. See Sabine in the Guidance Office if questions.

 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship  - Scholarship program for high school seniors who demonstrate: Leadership, Drive, Integrity, Citizenship - Up to $40,000 per scholar. Apply online at  - Deadline: January 4, 2018.

Seniors: Sauk Rapids Sportsman Club Scholarship - $500 - Must be pursuing a degree in Natural Resources, Environment Biology, Conservation, Fishery, Forestry etc. Please see Sabine in the Guidance Office for an application. DEADLINE: April 1, 2019.


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