Scholarships in Minnesota

Veterans Scholarship

Award: $750, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a veteran who has exhausted, through use, all federal education benefits, is enrolled at an accredited institution of higher learning in the state of Minnesota, except the U of Minnesota system. Cite Minn. stat. 197.75, subds. 1, 2.

Scholarship for New Nebraskans

Award: $500, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must not be a resident of Nebraska.

National Scholars Program

Award: $13,900, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must not be a resident of Michigan or Ohio.

Mark Twain Nonresident Scholarship

Award: $5,500, Deadline: August 15

Applicant must rank in top 50% of graduating high school class, have a minimum composite ACT score of 27 (combined SAT I score of 1210), and be a resident of any state except Missouri.

Out-of-State Collegiate Scholar

Award: $3,500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be an out-of-state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum composite ACT score between 28 and 29 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1250-1320).

Out-of-State Presidential Scholar

Award: -, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be an out-of-state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and minimum composite ACT score between 32 and 36 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1400 and 1600).

Out-of-State Capstone Scholar

Award: $1,500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be an out-of-state first-time freshman student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum composite ACT score of 27 (combined SAT Reasoning score between 1210 and 1240).

Out-of-State Grant

Award: $3,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be a resident of any state except Kansas. FAFSA is required.

Out-of-State Tuition Assistance Scholarship

Award: $6,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must show academic ability and not be a resident of Idaho.

Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Heart Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a resident of Minnesota, attending an institution in Minnesota, and working in a medically related curriculum with potential application to patients with disease of the heart and blood vessel system.

Minnesota Legionnaire Insurance Trust Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and legal resident of Minnesota who is also a veteran, a child of a veteran, or a grandchild of a veteran. Selection is based upon applicant's personal need, desire to continue education, and good record of school and community citizenship.

McNair Scholars Award

Award: $12,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be from outside South Carolina. Selection is based upon academic achievement, leadership, and character.

Mt. Garfield Non-Resident Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of any state other than Colorado, and have a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Hugh J. Andersen Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 21

Applicants must be an underrepresented minority student enrolled as a second or third year student in a Minnesota medical school. Students must demonstrate leadership and community service.

High School Oratorical Contest

Award: $1,500, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be U.S. citizen and high school student who is under the age of 20. Applicants are required to prepare an oration lasting between three to five minutes on an aspect of the Constitution of the United States.

American Legion Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a child, grandchild, adopted child, or stepchild of an American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary member. Applicant must demonstrate financial need, be loyal to his/her country, and show qualities of initiative and desire. Approval of application by a post of the American Legion is required.

Out-of-State Fee Stipend

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA or rank in the top quarter of class, have a minimum composite ACT score of 24, and may not be a resident of Missouri.

Midwest Student Exchange Program

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a resident of Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, or Nebraska. Secondary school applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA or rank in the top quarter of class and have a minimum composite ACT score of 24. Transfer applicant must have completed at least 24 credit hours and have a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Continue the Tradition

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of an alumni and may not be a resident of Missouri. Entering freshman applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA or rank in the top quarter of class and have a minimum composite ACT score of 24. Transfer applicants must have completed at least 24 credit hours and have a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Out-of-State Fee Waiver for the Performing Arts

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must have outstanding performance ability in art, forensics, music, theatre, or dance.

Student Educational Loan Fund (SELF)

Award: $10,000, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be attending school in Minnesota or be a resident of Minnesota attending college in the United States. Institution must sign a SELF participation agreement. A credit worthy cosigner is required.

Out-of-State Grant

Award: $4,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must reside in a state other than Georgia and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Fred Schleiter Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an out-of-state minority student with financial need.

Midwest Student Exchange

Award: -, Deadline: March 15 (priority)

Applicant must be a resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Wisconsin.

McNair Scholars Finalist Award

Award: $8,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be from a state besides South Carolina.

Dance Non-Resident Tuition Waiver

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a full-time, non-resident student with a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Northwest Airlines Pilots' Wives Club Heart Research Scholarship

Award: $1,800, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a resident of Minnesota and be attending an institution in Minnesota. Award is for a summer internship to work in lab of a heart researcher.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Award: $1,365, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a resident of Minnesota and currently attending a Minnesota institution. Award is for an internship in the lab of a heart researcher.

Paul Dirksen Smith Scholarship

Award: $1,750, Deadline: March 1

Awarded to (in order of preference) a member of the Virginia Tech Cycling Club or a resident of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, or Maryland. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen and be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours per semester). Entering freshman and transfer applicants should have a minimum combined SAT I score of 1100. Returning student applicant should have a minimum 3.0 Quality Credit Average (QCA). Applicant must submit FAFSA. Selection is based upon demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service.

Howard B. Burchell, M.D., Ph.D., Heart Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a resident of Minnesota and be a full-time student at an institution in Minnesota. Award is for a period of full-time research (usually three months) with the sponsor.