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Students attending St. Cloud State University next fall in the field of  Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science & Information Technology. Check out a scholarship opportunity in your Class of 2021 Google Classroom.

The Minnesota Chapter of Women in Public Finance (MnWPF) is offering scholarships to women who will be entering their undergraduate freshman or sophomore year in the fall of 2021. MnWPF typically awards at least $5,000 annually. The amount to be awarded and the amount of individual awards may vary.  Applications via email to are due by 11:59 pm Central Time on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The scholarship application form can be found at


Seniors: SCHOLARSHIP of approximately $1,000 is awarded yearly to a Minnesota resident based on achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, leadership, service, and legacy. SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a student majoring in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Natural Resources shall include, but not limited to, course studies in natural resources management, natural resources law enforcement, and natural resources aviation. Applicants must be high school graduates, scheduled to graduate, or enrolled full time in an accredited College/University. Submitted applications must be received by March 19, 2021. Please mail to Viking Sportsmen, Inc. PO Box 301 Alexandria, MN 56308.  Recipients are announced at our annual banquet SCHOLARSHIP monies are paid directly to the College /University. Go to to apply.


Seniors: $1000 Taylor Brugh Scholarship: The Beautiful Mind Project. Every year they award a student with a $1,000.00 scholarship. For application and more information all you need to do is go to their website: and click on the scholarship link. 

Seniors: BigSun Scholarship...2021 - $500. The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. Go to Please visit our website at to learn how to apply. Deadline: June 19, 2021.


American Heritage Bank is pleased to announce that they are again honoring 10 seniors with $1,000 scholarships this year!  You or your parent must have an account with American Heritage Bank.  Application is also available at

Juniors & Senior Females: $2.1 Million in Cash Scholarship and $1 Billion in college granted scholarships made yearly! The Distinguished Young Women of Minnesota organization would like to offer a partnership for the benefit of providing scholarship opportunities for eligible and qualified high school female junior and senior students. The Distinguished Young Women is in its 64th year and is the largest and oldest scholarship program for high school women. It is a National scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. Our goal strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future. Distinguished Young Women offers the opportunity to earn cash and college-granted scholarships in a noncompetitive atmosphere. The competition is FREE to participants and no fees nor expenses are expected of any participant. Each Distinguished Young Women program evaluates participants in the following categories: Scholastics (25%), Interview (25%), Talent (20%), Fitness (15%), and Self-Expression (15%).  Go to where students can apply and view available scholarships.  

Frandsen Bank & Trust is proud to announce the Frandsen Community Excellence Scholarship! We will be awarding 25 $1,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors across Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Contest open to high school seniors in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin, set to graduate in the spring of 2021, and who will attend any post-secondary institution in the fall of 2021 and: Able to provide proof of admittance to a post-secondary institution as a full-time student by the fall of 2021
  • Student or Parent/Guardian must be a customer of Frandsen Bank & Trust

9th - 12th graders:  We the Student’s Essay Contest. To enter this year's We the Students essay contest in which we challenge students to tell us what they think the relationship is between  Equality and Justice. To truly explore the question in an essay that is between 500 -800 words, students will need to go beyond "dictionary definitions," and express their understanding and reasoning about the connection between these two principles.  This reasoning involves a combination of observation, experience, and some pretty "big ideas." What does it take to understand them?  To build toward and maintain them? To see them with regard to each other? Why is this relationship important? The sixteen student winners will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship prizes. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2021. More details including rules and regulations can be found on their website here. 

Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity: Rice Area Sportsmen Club will be giving out 4 $250 scholarships for students seeking an Environmental Education.  If you are entering a field of Environmental study or similar field, please email Sabine at a application. 

Seniors: 2021 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for this program, which annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. Students may also listen to our virtual series with tips and tricks for applying for scholarships. Hear directly from successful scholarship recipients. GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar candidates must:

  • demonstrate at school, the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, integrity, drive, and citizenship;

  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);

  • be citizens of the United States of America;

  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths, and graduating in winter 2020 or spring 2021. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible; and

  • plan to enroll in a full‑time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four‑year college or university in the United States for the entire 2021-2022 academic year.

Applications for the 2021 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program are accepted until Jan. 5, 2021. Additional information 

$5,000 Scholarship – There are only two more chances to win the 2020 Discover® Student Loans scholarship to help pay for college. Students and parents can visit through January 31, 2021 to enter. No purchase or loan necessary. See Official Rules for details.


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. 



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:
  • If you have questions, please email
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

Seniors: BBBS Scholarships. Go to 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  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 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

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 for information. Pay close attention to Eligibility and Requirements. Deadline: January 15, 2021.



















 Other Scholarship Links

Central Minnesota Arts Board

Central Minnesota Community Foundation Scholarships