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Scholarships are gift awards generally based on scholastic ability, community or school involvement, ethnic background or other related factors.  Most scholarships have deadlines between November and March for the coming school year. We DO NOT recommend that you use any scholarship search service that charges a fee!

ICC Foundation Scholarships
Each year the ICC Foundation awards approximately $150,000 in scholarships to ICC students thanks to generous donors. Both current and future students can apply for scholarships that will be awarded the following academic year. Students can apply at the beginning of February, and the application is due the first week in March. 

AEOA - Blandin Scholarship program

Adult students who are 25 years of age or older may apply.  Applicants must live in Itasca County and meet income guidelines.  Contact Tawnya Maras at (218) 322-6504 or by email at tawnya.maras@aeoa.org for more information and an application.

Bass Lake Association Scholarship
$500 for the 2016-17 school year
Students whose parents are property owners on Bass Lake / Little Bass Lake in Cohasset, and intend to further their post-secondary education at a public or private technical college, community college, or four-year university are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications can be picked up in the financial aid office at ICC or downloaded by clicking the link above. Deadline: April 29, 2016.


ICC Engineering Scholarships

Minnesota Builders Exchange Scholarship

the Minnesota Builders Exchange Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to college and technical school students in construction-related fields of up to $5000. Scholarship applications can be downloaded online or picked-up in the ICC Financial Aid Office in 107 Backes Hall. Deadline: May 31

Minnesota Indian Scholarship
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students who are of one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award.  The award amount is based on need.  Award maximum is $4,000 per year for undergraduate students. 

Minnesota State College Student Association
The Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) scholarship program rewards emerging student leaders for their community service and their academic achievement. The MSCSA Leadership Scholarship winners serve their community in many ways–everything from mentoring Head Start students to organizing youth groups to volunteering as a translator. 

Minnesota Veteran Education Assistance

One-time payment of up to $750 for tuition expenses.
Honorable discharged veterans who entered active service from MN and have used all education benefits available from the federal government. Must be a current MN resident and attend a MN school.

Minnesota Power New Generation Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded based on the applicants' demonstrated and articulated commitment to completing degrees at qualifying institutions in fields of study that match regional workforce needs. $1,000 for students pursing an Associate's degree and $2,500 for students pursuing a Bachelor's degree. Deadline: February 1st

SFM Foundation Scholarship
SFM Foundation is a non-profit organization created to administer a post-secondary education scholarship program to benefit children of workers disabled or fatally injured in work-related accidents.  Each scholarship recipient is eligible for up to $5,000 per year and can receive scholarships annually through graduation from a two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA Scholarship
This scholarship program is intended to help early childhood and school-age care professionals increase their levels of education, compensation and commitment to the field. Benefits vary depending on scholarship type, but for most scholarship recipients, T.E.A.C.H. covers the majority of tuition and textbook purchases while also providing a travel stipend and paid release time.

Twin Ports Walleye Association (TPWA) Scholarship

The Twin Ports Walleye Association is offering a $1,000.00 scholarship to a graduating high school senior or returning post secondary student from qualifying counties surrounding the Twin Ports. (St. Louis and Carlton in Minnesota and Douglas in Wisconsin).  The students must be referred by or be a current TPWA member to be eligible. Applicants must be going into a field of Biology, DNR, Environmental Sciences, etc. Deadline: March 31, 2015.



College of St. Scholastica Transfer Scholarships
$5,000+ Available for transfer students with GPA of 3.0 or higher

Southwest Minnesota State University Transfer Scholarship
$800-$1200 per year for two years
Must have an AA degree and GPA of 2.5 or higher

Blandin Foundation Educational Grant


Special Attention High School Seniors

Alworth Memorial Fund Scholarships
High school seniors in northeastern Minnesota who are majoring in basic sciences.  $5,000/year, renewable.

Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation

GRACF administers more than 80 different educational funds, each with unique criteria. Apply with one application.


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