Grant/scholarship funding in excess of your tuition/fee costs IS TAXABLE and must be reported on your tax return. A 1098-T form will be accessible in eServices for you to print out in late January that details your calendar year costs for tuition/fees as well as your calendar year grant/scholarship funds. The difference should be claimed on your tax return as taxable income. You then can report this taxable grant/scholarship amount as an exclusion from income on your FAFSA application.

The Financial Aid Office may need to reduce other forms of financial aid as incoming scholarships are received. To avoid being over-awarded and potentially owing grant/loan money back to the source, it is important to notify the office of any anticipated scholarships you may be receiving. These can be reported through the financial aid award acceptance process in eServices, or by completing the Outside Scholarship Notification form.


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!

Outside scholarships exceeding $999 will be split between two semesters of attendance if applicable.

  • 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. The application is open February 1 - March 1 each year.
  • Workforce Development Scholarships
    Itasca Community College will be awarding ten $2500 scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year through the State of Minnesota's Workforce Development Scholarship Program. These scholarships are targeted for Minnesota residents who are majoring in high-demand occupations. Students enrolled in Itasca Community College's Early Childhood Education A.S. and Practical Nursing Diploma programs, as well as students completing prerequisite courses for the Practical Nursing Diploma program are eligible to apply for one of these scholarships.
  • 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 for more information and an application.
  • Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation Scholarships
    The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation administers almost 100 scholarships funds, each with different criteria. While some scholarships are available for statewide and the northern MN region, most scholarships are for students who live in (or are from) the Greater Itasca Area. Financial need is not taken into consideration.
  • Lead MN
    Current students attending any of the 32 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are eligible to apply. Application deadline for each fall term is the prior April 1st. For each spring term, applications are due the prior November 1st.
  • 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 Power Positively Powerful 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. Deadline: January 15
  • 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.
  • 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.


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