Regional Scholarships
    The following scholarships are available to students in the region. Many can be completed online. Turn in your completed application to Mrs. Schroeder in the Guidance office, unless otherwise stated.   

    NoteDeadline dates may differ from one scholarship to the other. Deadline dates will be updated for the 2019-20 school year as soon as the information is verified.

    AgCountry Scholarships in Agriculture

    AgCountry Farm Credit Services is offering scholarships for high school seniors entering college in the fall of 2019. Scholarship awards are $1,000 each. Applicants must be from an actively farming or ranching family OR must be planning to pursue a career in farming or some other aspect of agriculture such as agricultural extension, agricultural education, soil conservation, farm and ranch management, agricultural finance, veterinary medicine or agri-business.


    Deadline: March 1

    American Legion Memorial Scholarship

    Six $500 will be made for the 2018-19 school year in memory of past Department Commander Lyle C. Mikelson and others so memorialized.


    The applicant must:

    • Be a child, grandchild, adopted child, or stepchild of an American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary member
    • Be a high school graduate
    • Be a student that shows qualities or initiative and desire
    • Be a student that is loyal to his/her country
    • Establish financial need.


    • High School or college transcript must be included
    • Applicant should include a personal letter
    • Applicant should include at least 2 letters of recommendation
    • An American Legion Post Official must sign application
    • Each American Legion scholarship application must be completed and submitted separately.


    Deadline:  April 1

    American Legion Foundation Scholarship

    $500 Minnesota Legion Foundation Scholarship


    • shall be a veteran, a child of a veteran or a grandchild of a veteran
    • must meet the academic standards of the school he/she wishes to attend
    • must have a good record of school and community citizenship
    • must have the desire to pursue an education beyond high school
    • Each American Legion scholarship application must be completed and submitted separately.


    Deadline:  April 1

    Bernick Family Scholarship

    CommunityGiving/Central MN Community Foundation is excited to share that we are hosting the Bernick Family Scholarship.  The Bernick Family Scholarship was created to recognize the values of the Bernick family and their corporation, Bernick's.  The purpose of the fund is to recognize, assist and encourage high school seniors who are well-rounded individuals in their pursuit of advanced education.  Bernick's is awarding 10 scholarships for $2,000 each.  


    • High School Senior
    • Must live within Bernick service area
    • GPA of 3.0 or better
    • Planning to attend a two-year or four-year college 

    Deadline: March 1


    (Select "High School Students" & then scroll down to "Bernick Family Scholarship")

    Buick Achievers Scholarship Program  - Scholarships up to $100,000 available - awarded at up to $25,000/year

    We encourage the following to apply.

    • High School Seniors and current undergraduates
    • Those who plan to enroll full time at a four year college or university in 2019-20
    • Those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, or design, with an interest in the automotive industry.

    Deadline:  February 28


    Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

    The Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship, established by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is a one time award given to students who are in financial need and have been accepted into an accredited school of nursing.  The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000.  

    Deadline: February 10


    Financial Need Form

    Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Scholarship

    The scholarship is open to any Minnesota high school senior and offers a $1000 1st place and $500 2nd place award to the winners of an essay contest about biodiesel, a cleaner-burning alternative fuel produced and used in Minnesota.  Rules and an online entry form can be found at http://www.cleanairchoice.org/fuels/scholarship2019.cfm

    All entries must be submitted by 4:30 pm on March 30 to the American Lung Association in Minnesota.




    Farm Credit Services - Scholarship in Agriculture

    The Farm Credit Services associations in North Dakota area offering scholarships for high school seniors entering college in the fall of 2019.  Scholarship awards are $1,000 each.


    • Applicants must be from an actively farming or ranching family or planning to pursue a career in farming or some aspect of agriculture extension, ag education, soil conservation, farm and ranch management, ag finance, veterinary medicine or agri-business.
    • must be a resident of MN counties listed on the application --- including but not limited to Becker, Hubbard, OtterTail, Wadena

    Deadline:  March 1



    Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship

     One $2000 scholarship will be awarded per geographic region of the NTCA membership, with an additional $500 match from Arvig Communications. To be eligible students must:

    • Be accepted into a 2 or 4 year college, university or vocational-technical school
    • Be sponsored by a current NTCA member (Arvig)
    • Have at least a C grade point average (2.0 GPA)
    • Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.
    • Applicant's family must subscribe to at least one service from Arvig.
    • Be Graduating High School Senior

    Scholarship applications must be received by the Arvig Corporate Office, Attention:  Josie Winkels, 150 2nd Street SW, Perham MN, 56573.   Accepted applications will then be forwarded by Arvig to FRS for final selection process on February 21.  

    Applications are available in two formats: PDF and Writable PDF.

    Visit: https://www.frs.org/programs/youth-programs/scholarships

    Deadline: March 1

    Friends of Sanford Health Scholarship

    Ten $1500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the SHNM service region and to present employees of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.  To be considered for one of the these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health related field, and not have been a previous recipient.

    A complete application MUST include the following information:

    • A completed application form
    • An official transcript (s) from the school's scheduling office, including ACT and or SAT scores(ACT/SAT scores needed for undergrads only)
    • A complete REFERENCE form by a counselor/principal or supervisor.
    • Two separate letters of recommendation (at least one from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form enclosed in the application packet.  


    Deadline:  March 15

    GROW Ag Leaders Scholarship 

    America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is giving students pursuing ag-related degrees the change to earn a $1,500 scholarship.  Grow Ag Leaders scholarships are administered by the National FFA Organization as part of the National FFA Scholarship Program.  ALL interested students must have a FFA.org account to access the application.  

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Must be a high school senior
    • Plan to pursue a degree or certification in specific areas of agriculture or chemical/electrical/mechanical engineering.  
    • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
    • Obtain two farmer endorsements - visit GrowAgLeaders.com for complete guidelines.   
    • Student does NOT need to be an FFA member
    • Student does NOT have to live in same county as farmer(s) who endorses them.  

    Deadline: February 8

    Directions & Application

    Hubbard County Minnesota Farmers Union Scholarship (Warmbold)

    $500 Scholarship 


    • Applicants must be completing their final term or have completed their final term of their senior year in high school or be a nontraditional student currently enrolled in a college program of study.
    • Applicants must have plans to attend or be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution (technical or trade schools, community colleges, state universities or private institutions).
    • Applicant must be planning on, or already enrolled in an agriculture related field of study.
    • Applicant and/or applicant’s family must be a Minnesota Farmers Union member residing in Hubbard, Beltrami or Wadena County.

           Application and Guidelines    

    Deadline: April 13


    JCI (MN) Senate Foundation Scholarship 

    Each April, $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools.  The number of grants awarded by each state will be two. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study.  Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the eduational instititution of their choice.

    • Must be a graduating senior 
    • Must be a U.S. citizen 
    • Must be attending a post-secondary college, university, or vocational year in 2017-2018.  

    Deadline: January 20


    Jody Daman Memorial Scholarship

    The Jody Daman Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001, following the death of our staff member, Jody Kininger Daman, who passed away March 7, 2001.  This $500 award is available to high school seniors who are patients or former patients of Dr. Bret Cooper, and who have plans of furthering their education following high school graduation.  Students who fit this criteria are encouraged to apply.

    • The students will have graduated from high school in the year of the award application, with intent to continue their education.
    • The student may apply by writing a short essay containing information about their interests, educational goals, and why they should be considered for this award.
    • This award is for students who are or were orthodontic patients of Dr. Bret E. Cooper of Bemidji Orthodontics.

    The essay should be sent to:

    Dr. Bret E. Cooper, 2205 23rd Street NW Bemidji, MN 56601.

    Deadline:  April 15


    MBA Scholarship Program

    The Board of Directors of the Minnesota Benefit Association is please to announce it 57th Annual Scholarship Awards Program.  The Program offers financial assistance for post-secondary education and is open to high school graduate or any currently enrolled post-secondary student. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Must be a public or school district employee or elected official in Minnesota, or the child of a public or school district employee or elected official in Minnesota. SCHOLARSHIP:  up to $1000 per award - Instructions and applications are available for download directly from the MBA websit (www.MinnesotaBenefitAssociation.org) or email MBA at Scholarship@MinnesotaBenefitAssociation.org and request an application.  Questions?  call toll free at 1-800-360-6117.


    Deadline:  April 15



    Minnesota Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships-Alpha Theta Chapter

    Alpha Delta Kappa, an organization for women educators, is seeking recipients for two $500 college scholarships. To be eligible each student must meet the following criteria:

    • A high school senior graduating in 2019 and in the upper one third of his or her graduating class.
    • Student is pursuing an education major.
    • A graduate from one of the following high schools: Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Hawley, Lake Park-Audubon, Park Rapids, Pelican Rapids, Perham-Dent, Ulen-Hitterdal, Waubun.  

    All eligible candidates may obtain applications forms from the guidance office or by contacting Carol Lewis at ck197@msn.com or 218/483-1042, or by writing to:

    Carol Lewis - PO Box 331 -- Hawley, MN 56549

    Deadline: The completed application and recommendations must be postmarked no later than April 2


    Minnesota Association of Student Councils Scholarship

    This annual MASC scholarship of $500 will be awarded to two outstanding MN seniors who have demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership and character, and who have contributed significantly to the success of their local schools and communities.  


    • Applicant must demonstrate leadership in student council, school and community.
    • Applicant must contribute significantly to the success of the applicant's local school and community.  

    Deadline: January 26


    Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship - GRADE 11 only

    Our association is proud to announce the 2019 Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program awarding up to six $1,000 scholarships. 


    • All students currently enrolled in the 11th grade and attending a Minnesota public, private, or parochial high school or home study program are eligible for this program. 
    • Winners will be chosen based on a written essay. 
    • For more information go to www.mntownships.org 

    Deadline: May 1

    Minnesota Football Coaches Association Scholarship

    The Minnesota High School Football Coaches Association will be awarding sixteen $500 scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in a Minnesota High School and are members of their high school football team.  


    • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in college for the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.  Student transcript must accompany the application.
    • Student must write a 250 word essay that describes how the sport of football has impacted their life.
    • Essay must be typed.
    • Application must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from high school faculty members familiar with the student's academic and extra-curriculuar achievements. 
    • Head Football Coach must be a member or MHSFCA.  

    Deadline: March 15


    Minnesota Power's Community Involvement Scholarship

    Going to College?  Involved in your community?  Minnesota Power's Community Involvement Scholarship is awarded to twenty area students in recognition of their volunteer efforts in their communities.  Applicants residing in Minnesota Power's service territory will be considered and can apply online at www.mnpower.com/scholarships 

    Deadline:  January 15

    MN State Coaches Association Scholarship

    The Minnesota State High School Coaches Association will again be awarding $1000 scholarships to deserving student-athletes from Minnesota High Schools. The number of scholarships to be granted will be determined at a later date with consideration given to the state of the budget for the upcoming year.

    Announcement of the winners will appear in the May issue of the Minnesota Prep Coach and in time for announcements at spring graduation ceremonies.

    The limited selection crieteria includes the following:

    • Must have a GPA that would equate with an honor student.
    • Applicant must have participated in High School Athletics through their 12th grade year.
    • Submit a one page letter outlining the role sports has played in your life.
    • Submit a letter of recognition from one of your coaches.
    • Submit the application form no later than March 28, 2019.
    • Submit a letter of thanks to the MSHSCA upon notification of the scholarship award.

    Deadline: March 28


    Mail applications to:

    Gregg Martig
    3118 Partridge Circle
    St Cloud, MN 56301

    Minnesota Territorial Pioneers Scholarship 

    Each year the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers awards a scholarship for use at an accredited college within the boundaries of the original Minnesota Territory.


    • Must be a high school senior. 
    • Show proof of acceptance by an accredited junior or academic college or university located within the original boundaries of the Minnesota Territory.
    • Membership in MTP is NOT required. 
    • The applicant must complete a 750-2000 word essay on the following topic:  Choose a Minnesota territorial settler you admire and why?

    Deadline: April 21


    Minnesota Women's Golf Association (MWGA) Foundation Scholarship

    The Minnesota Women's Golf Association is awarding a scholarship in the amount of $12,000 ($3,000 per year) to senior girls residing in Minnesota and planning to enroll in a four year college program the year this application is submitted.  The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic rating, financial need, and school acheivements, leadership, and activities. Although skill or excellence in the game of golf is not a criterion, candidates must be participants of the school's golf team.  

    The applicant must have the following credentials to apply:

    • Grade point average of 3.2 or above
    • Have a copy of the submitted FAFSA form included with application (showing parents income level for the past year)

    See application instructions for where to send completed application and materials.  

    Application & Guidelines

    Deadline:  March 31 (4:30 PM)


    MRCA (Minnesota Resort & Campground Association)

    The MRCA will again award six scholarships totaling $4,000 this year.  The maximum individual scholarship will be $1,000.  The scholarship program is open to the children of MRCA members as well as other students employed or otherwise connected with the member's resort and/or campground business. 

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Applicant may be a child of an owner/operator of a Minnesota resort and/or campground business
    • Applicant may be recommended as a scholarship candidate by an owner/operator of a Minnesota resort and/or campground business
    • Said resort and/or campground business must be a member in good standing of the MRCA 
    • Applicant must be pursuing a degree full time (defined as a minimum of nine credit hours per term) at an accredited post-secondary institution. 

    Selection Criteria

    • Applicant must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. The student’s most recent secondary or post-secondary class transcript is required to be submitted with the application. 
    • Applicant is required to submit a 250–500 word essay on the topic “My Experience with a Minnesota Resort and/or Campground.” Please address the following:
    1. Your connection with the business.
    2. How this relationship has shaped your values and work ethic.
    3. How this experience has influenced your future plans.
    4. Additional relevant information you would like to share with the committee.  
    • Applicant must submit one letter of recommendation.  Copies are acceptible.
    • Consideration will be given to the applicants extra-curricular activities and interests.  
    • Preference may be given to applicants who aspire to careers in the resort and campground business.  
    Applications due April 30! The selection committee will meet at the end of May to select the top applicants and the students will be notified in early June. Scholarship checks will be mailed directly to school finance offices in August. If you have any questions, contact Tracey Kruse at tracey@hospitalitymn.com.

    NIAAA Student Athlete Scholarship 

    The NIAAA Scholarship program fosters and recognizes the partnership between the NIAAA and secondary education.  The scholarships will recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership, and sportsmanship attributes of high school student-athletes and the importance of high school athletics in each student's life.  

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Applicant must be a high school senior.
    • Applicant must have achieved at least two of the following: (a) Minimum GPA of 3.3 (b) Ranked in top 25% of class (c) Minimum ACT score of 24.
    • Applicant must have participated in at least two sports for two years each.  
    • Applicant must have lettered in two different sports.  
    • Applicant must complete attached scholar/essay application.
    • Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school's athletic director (Mr. Nordick).  
    • Athletic Director must be a member of NIAAA and their own state association

    Deadline: February 28


    Northwest MN Women's Scholarship Fund

    4 $500 Scholarships 

    This scholarship supports women who reside within the 12 counties of the region, who are pursing a degree at one of the region's public higher learning institutions (BSU, Northwest Technical College, Northland Community and Technical College, University of MN Crookston, & White Earth Community College).

    Eligiblity requirements:

    • The female student must reside in Hubbard County
    • The female student must intend to pursue postsecondary eduaction at one of the institutions listed above
    • Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition and books or direct educational material.


    Deadline:  April 13


     PTA Scholarship for Education Majors


    The Minnesota PTA will award two $1000 scholarships to high school seniors from PTA/PTSA schools, who are pursuing a degree in education at a Minnesota college or university (either 2-year or 4-year) in the fall. Upon receiving proof of acceptance to college, Minnesota PTA will issue a check to the school the recipient will be attending.

     Park Rapids is a PTA School


    Completed 4 page application

    250 word typed essay discussing an education related topic that is of concern or interest to you

    Sealed copy of school transcript/statement from school

    Two letters of recommendation (1-school faculty of your choice and 1-other adult)

    Photo (optional – for Minnesota PTA website/newsletter/press release)

    Eligibility -Applicant must:

    Have at least a 2.5 grade point average.

    Be a graduating senior attending a Minnesota Public High School where there is an active PTA in good standing with the MN PTA, or become a MN PTA individual member ($15).

    Be enrolling in a Minnesota public or private college or university.

    Be pursuing a degree program in Education.

    Complete the 4-page application and include two letters of recommendation and the sealed statement of eligibility and current transcripts.

    Give permission to use a photo and/or personal information from the application forms for publicity purposes if selected as a winner.

    Please mail completed applications and necessary documents to:

    Deadline: March 1


    Minnesota PTA

    Attn: Scholarship Chair

    7800 Metro Parkway, Suite 300

    Bloomington, MN. 55425




    SFM Foundation

    SFM Foundation is a nonprofit foundation offering college scholarship to children of parents who have been killed or injured on the job. 

    A qualifying student will be eligible to receive up to $10,000 per year and can receive scholarships annually through graduation from a two or four year technical school, college or university.

    All information regarding scholarship requirements as well as the application can be found at www.sfm-foundation.org

    Deadline:  March 31


     Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarships

    Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists is proud to continue its effort to advance sports medicine and orthopaedic care throughout Minnesota with the 9th Annual Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine scholarship for student athletes. We are excited to continue offering this award as exemplification of our commitment to provide unsurpassed patient care and community education.

    Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists and Allina Health Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship

    This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded annually to one male student athlete who intends to attend college to pursue a career in sports medicine.

    1. Graduating high school senior male from the state of Minnesota.

    2. Planning on attending a four-year college or university within the United States.

    3. Involved in an interscholastic sport each of their 4 years in high school.

    4. Intending to major in a field related to sports medicine.

    5. Application Deadline: Must be post marked by May 1


    Women’s Orthopaedic Center and Allina Health

    This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded annually to one female student athlete who intends to pursue a career in sports medicine. 
    Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship criteria:

    1. Graduating high school senior female from the state of Minnesota.

    2. Planning on attending a four-year college or university within the United States.

    3. Involved in an interscholastic sport each of their 4 years in high school.

    4. Intending to major in a field related to sports medicine.

    5. Application Deadline: Must be post marked by May 1




    Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship

    $1000-$2000 scholarship 

    The Triple Impact competitor makes positive contributions on three levels:

    1. Makes oneself better
    2. Makes teamates better
    3. Makes the sport better


    • Must be a high school JR (Class of 2020) residing anywhere in the United States
    • Must participate on a high school sports team or club

    Students may apply online:


    Deadline:  May 31