Grants

COVID-19- CARES Act Emergency Grant

CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grant funds were given to colleges to disburse to current students to be used for costs related to food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. See the CARES Act page for more information:

CARES Act Grant Information

  • Apply using FAFSA
  • Awarded to high need students.
  • Up to $9,294 over three semesters during the 2019-20 aid year for full time students. Summer semester Pell Grant requires at least six (6) credits of enrollment to qualify.
  • 12 full-time semester limit over undergraduate career.
  • Must be enrolled in at least one class and working toward an aid eligible degree, certificate, or diploma at ICC
  • Credits for determining Pell Grant are "locked in" at the end of the add/drop period each semester. This is called the Pell "census date". Adding classes after the census date will not increase your credit load for Pell Grant purposes. Dropping classes at any point in the term WILL result in a downward adjustment of the Pell Grant IF your semester enrollment changes from full-time to less than full-time. You may substitute (swap) courses after the census date (simultaneously dropping and adding a course) as long as the course load your Pell grant was originally paid at does not change. The substitute (swap) of courses MUST take place and be documented in ICC's computer system on the same day in order to be considered as a substitution (swap) of courses for Pell Grant purposes.
  • Apply using FAFSA.
  • Awarded to high need students who are also eligible for a Pell Grant.
  • Up to $600 per year.
  • Must be working toward an aid eligible degree, certificate, or diploma at ICC
  • Limited funding available.
  • Apply using FAFSA - must be completed prior to the 30th calendar day after the semester start date.
  • Awarded to Minnesota residents with need.
  • Full-time awards are made to students with 15+ credits; adjusted by credit below that level.
  • Award amount varies depending on what college the student attends (private vs. public, 2 yr. or 4 yr, etc.).
  • Must not have attended the equivalent of more than eight full-time semesters or 12 full-time quarters of post-secondary education.
  • Must be working toward an aid eligible degree, certificate, or diploma at ICC
  • Awarded to Minnesota residents who need help with child care expenses.
  • Based on income, family size and credit level.
  • Must be enrolled for 6 or more credits and have FAFSA results on file.
  • LIMITED funding, up to $1500 per child, each semester.
  • The Blandin Foundation provides additional funding for this grant once State funds have been exhausted.
  • Application is available on ICC's Student Forms page.
  • Must not have attended the equivalent of more than eight full-time semesters or 12 full-time quarters of post-secondary education.
  • Must be working toward an aid eligible degree, certificate, or diploma at ICC

Blandin Foundation Educational Grant

  • Application is REQUIRED and available on ICC's Student Forms page.
  • Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, under age 25, who are recent graduates of one of the following area high schools and remain a MN resident.
    • Grand Rapids
    • Greenway
    • Deer River
    • Hill City
    • Northland-Remer
    • Bigfork
    • Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig
    • Northern Lights
    • Blackduck
    • Nashwauk-Keewatin
    • Northome
    • Home School/Online but residing in one of the above school districts
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits).
  • Award amount based on Adjusted Gross Income from tax return and unmet financial need. Award amount may change upon receipt of outside/institutional scholarship funding.
  • FAFSA required.
  • Must be working toward an aid eligible degree, certificate, or diploma at ICC
  • LIMITED FUNDING AVAILABLE. Typically 100-125 students are awarded annually from these limited funds.

*Eligible students may have an ESTIMATED Blandin Education Grant award listed on their financial aid offer letter. This means you were determined to be eligible for the amount listed at the time your award package was completed, however a grant application was not on file. Please complete an application so that we may review your continued eligibility and issue your award.

Blandin Foundation Assistance Grant

  • Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need in the Nursing Assistant and Coaching certificate programs or to degree seeking students taking non aid-eligible coursework (repeats, pre-requisite) or Pell Grant eligible students who missed the census date when adding classes during the semester.
  • Must already have earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Application is available on ICC's Student Forms page.

Blandin Foundation Summer Grant

  • Awarded to Pell Grant eligible students who have exhausted 100% of their fall and spring semester Pell Grant awards.
  • Student must enroll and attend between one and five credits during summer to qualify.
  • Limited funding available.
  • Application is available on ICC's Student Forms page.

Alliss Grant

  • Paper application available in the Student Support Services Office.
  • Available to student enrolled in Student Support Services (TRIO) program at ICC.
  • FAFSA required.
  • Essay required.
  • A grant between $350-$1100 per year and awarded to students who qualify for Federal Pell Grant funding with remaining financial need.
  • Must be a degree/diploma/certificate seeking student enrolling in courses that will transfer to a baccalaureate program at a four year college.
  • Must not have earned a Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Must not be on maximum timeframe suspension for the degree/diploma/certificate in which the recipient is seeking.
  • Recipients must intend to pursue a Bachelor's degree once leaving Itasca Community College. Recipients will need to meet with their SSS counselor/advisor to create a Bachelor's degree completion plan (academic plan).
  • Must be working toward an aid eligible degree, certificate, or diploma at ICC
  • Limited funding available.