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    Top 52 Minnesota Scholarships in May 2024

    Written by Kayla Korzekwinski

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    Updated: May 3rd, 2024

    Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” In fact, the state has 11,842 lakes. Minnesota scholarships are just as abundant as its lakes! Students in Minnesota have access to an array of scholarships to help fund their education. Whether you’re interested in a university or technical school, there are scholarships for you. Keep reading to learn more!

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    North Star Promise Scholarship Program

    Offered by Minnesota Office of Higher Education

    Multiple awards worth Unmet Tuition + Fees Costs
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Minnesota Office of Higher Education

    Are you a Minnesota resident attending a public, higher education institution or Tribal College in Minnesota? Further, do you have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)…Show More

    Are you a Minnesota resident attending a public, higher education institution or Tribal College in Minnesota? Further, do you have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)…Show More

    Are you a Minnesota resident attending a public, higher education institution or Tribal College in Minnesota? Further, do you have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) below $80,000? If both apply, you may be eligible for the North Star Promise Scholarship Program! The program works as a "last-dollar" scholarship which allows Minnesota residents to receive up to 100% of the amount charged in tuition and required fees per term, minus all other sources of gift aid they receive. To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must complete either the Minnesota Dream Act Application or the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Unmet Tuition + Fees Costs
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    UNCF 3M Science. Applied to Life. Scholarship

    Offered by United Negro College Fund

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline May 27, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Offered by United Negro College Fund

    Are you a high school senior or current college freshman attending either (a) a St. Paul (MN) Public School, (b) a charter school serving St.…Show More

    Are you a high school senior or current college freshman attending either (a) a St. Paul (MN) Public School, (b) a charter school serving St.…Show More

    Are you a high school senior or current college freshman attending either (a) a St. Paul (MN) Public School, (b) a charter school serving St. Paul, MN students, or (c) a school in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District? Further, are you pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) degree? If so, the UNCF 3M Science. Applied to Life. Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards scholarships of varying amounts to St. Paul (MN) Public School students, St. Paul, MN charter school students, and North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District students who will be pursuing a STEM degree in college. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline May 27, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
    Get Started

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program

    Offered by Minnesota Association of Townships

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by Minnesota Association of Townships

    Are you a college-bound high school junior in Minnesota? If so, you may be eligible for the Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program! Each year,…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school junior in Minnesota? If so, you may be eligible for the Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program! Each year,…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school junior in Minnesota? If so, you may be eligible for the Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,000 to up to five Minnesota high school juniors who submit the best 450-500-word essays on townships. If you're a Minnesota high school junior with plans for higher education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Get Started

    Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Benton/Sherburne Corn Growers Student Scholarship Award Program

    Offered by Minnesota Corn Growers Association

    2 awards worth $2,500
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Minnesota Corn Growers Association

    Are you a current or incoming post-secondary student pursuing a career in an agricultural related field? Further, do you and your family reside in a…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming post-secondary student pursuing a career in an agricultural related field? Further, do you and your family reside in a…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming post-secondary student pursuing a career in an agricultural related field? Further, do you and your family reside in a school district being served by the Benton/Sherburne Corn Growers service area in Minnesota? If so, you may be eligible for the Benton/Sherburne Corn Growers Student Scholarship Award Program! Each year, the program awards $2,500 to help two eligible agricultural students afford their college education. If you fit the criteria, and you want to pursue your passion for agriculture, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    2 awards worth $2,500
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    Act Six

    Offered by Act Six

    7 awards worth up to Full Ride
    Deadline Nov 28, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

    Offered by Act Six

    Are you a college-bound high school senior, high school graduate, or current two-year college student with a passion for making your community and the world…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior, high school graduate, or current two-year college student with a passion for making your community and the world…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior, high school graduate, or current two-year college student with a passion for making your community and the world around you a better and more accepting place? Further, do you reside in and are willing to attend an Act Six Program College in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Tacoma-Seatlle, Yakima Valley, Portland-Salem, Spokane (WA), Chicago, or Indianapolis? If so, you may be eligible for Act Six! Act Six is a leadership and scholarship program that brings together diverse, multicultural cadres of young people who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home. Each year, they award multiple full-ride scholarships to help the top applicants thrive in college and beyond. To apply, interested students must complete the Act Six Interest Form, then add "Act Six" to their "My Colleges" List on the Common Application, and submit the Common Application. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    7 awards worth up to Full Ride
    Deadline Nov 28, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    SFM Foundation Scholarship

    Offered by SFM Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $15,000
    Deadline Mar 31, 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by SFM Foundation

    Are you a college student whose parent(s) were left disabled or killed while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers? If so, consider applying for the…Show More

    Are you a college student whose parent(s) were left disabled or killed while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers? If so, consider applying for the…Show More

    Are you a college student whose parent(s) were left disabled or killed while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers? If so, consider applying for the SFM Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship is open to the dependents of workers left injured or killed in work-related accidents in Iowa and Minnesota. Applicants should also be high school graduates (or GED holders) and be pursuing a postsecondary degree or certificate. Every year, the scholarship awards between $1,000 and $15,000 to multiple applicants for use toward tuition, books, and fees. If you're a post-secondary student whose parent was left disabled or fatally injured while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers, and you're looking for help funding your education, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $15,000
    Deadline Mar 31, 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Minnesota State Workforce Development Scholarships

    Offered by Minnesota State

    Multiple awards worth $2,500
    Deadline Varies
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Minnesota State

    Are you a Minnesota resident attending one of the 26 community and technical colleges of Minnesota State? If so, you may be eligible for the…Show More

    Are you a Minnesota resident attending one of the 26 community and technical colleges of Minnesota State? If so, you may be eligible for the…Show More

    Are you a Minnesota resident attending one of the 26 community and technical colleges of Minnesota State? If so, you may be eligible for the Minnesota State Workforce Development Scholarships! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,500 (per academic term) to multiple eligible students pursuing the fields of Education, Public Safety, Construction, Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, Health Care Services, Information Technology, Early Childhood Education, or Transportation. Those who have previously received the Workforce Development Scholarship and have since transferred to one of the seven state universities of Minnesota State are also eligible. Bear in mind that preference will be shown to those with financial need. If you're a Minnesota resident attending an in-state community or technical college, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,500
    Deadline Varies
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Minnesota Office of Higher Education Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

    Offered by Minnesota Office of Higher Education

    Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
    Deadline Varies
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Minnesota Office of Higher Education

    Are you an undergraduate or vocational student from Minnesota, and are enrolled at least half-time? If so, you may be eligible for the Minnesota Office…Show More

    Are you an undergraduate or vocational student from Minnesota, and are enrolled at least half-time? If so, you may be eligible for the Minnesota Office…Show More

    Are you an undergraduate or vocational student from Minnesota, and are enrolled at least half-time? If so, you may be eligible for the Minnesota Office of Higher Education Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant! Each year, the scholarship grant awards up to $4,000 to multiple eligible Minnesota undergraduates who demonstrate financial need. Bear in mind that the award is administered by each individual's college or vocational school, and can be part of the student's overall aid package. The specific amount awarded is set by the institution's financial aid office depending on the student's financial need, the school's available funds, and the amount of aid the student is already receiving. If you're a Minnesota undergraduate demosntrating financial need, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
    Deadline Varies
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Minnesota AFL-CIO Scholarships

    Offered by Minnesota AFL-CIO

    5 awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Minnesota AFL-CIO

    The Minnesota AFL-CIO Scholarships are for high school seniors graduating this school year. Applicants must be union members or dependents of union members whose local…Show More

    The Minnesota AFL-CIO Scholarships are for high school seniors graduating this school year. Applicants must be union members or dependents of union members whose local…Show More

    The Minnesota AFL-CIO Scholarships are for high school seniors graduating this school year. Applicants must be union members or dependents of union members whose local union is affiliated with the Minnesota AFL-CIO. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    5 awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
    Apply

    Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    2 awards worth up to $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Seniors & Graduate Students

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    The Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship will be granted to two United States citizens of Italian descent (must have at least one parent of Italian…Show More

    The Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship will be granted to two United States citizens of Italian descent (must have at least one parent of Italian…Show More

    The Sergeant John Basilone Graduate Scholarship will be granted to two United States citizens of Italian descent (must have at least one parent of Italian heritage). Applicants must be beginning a full-time accredited graduate studies program at a campus-based college or university in the United States. Documented and notarized proof may be requested by the selection committee if necessary. If you're a college student in the U.S. of Italian descent, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    2 awards worth up to $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Seniors & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Senior

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    The Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship will be granted to a senior at a campus-based public or private college/university, an individual who holds a baccalaureate…Show More

    The Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship will be granted to a senior at a campus-based public or private college/university, an individual who holds a baccalaureate…Show More

    The Dr. Benjamin Cottone Memorial Scholarship will be granted to a senior at a campus-based public or private college/university, an individual who holds a baccalaureate degree and will be pursuing a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy degree, or an individual who is currently enrolled in an accredited medical school within the United States. The candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian descent and pursue their study within the upcoming academic year. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Senior
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Bernard and Carolyn Torraco Memorial Nursing Scholarships

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    10 awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by UNICO Foundation Inc.

    Are you attending an accredited pre-licensure or graduate nursing program in the United States and are residing in or have a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from…Show More

    Are you attending an accredited pre-licensure or graduate nursing program in the United States and are residing in or have a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from…Show More

    Are you attending an accredited pre-licensure or graduate nursing program in the United States and are residing in or have a UNICO Chapter/District sponsor from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, or Wisconsin? If so, the Bernard and Carolyn Torraco Memorial Nursing Scholarships may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,500 to ten (10) pre-licensure and graduate nursing students who are residing in or have a UNICO Chapter/District from an eligible state. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    10 awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started
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    How to win Minnesota scholarships

    Minnesota is home to a vast number of lakes and scholarships! If you want to study in this beautiful state, then keep reading and learn how to win Minnesota scholarships!

    In order to win Minnesota scholarships, you will need to respond to specific scholarship essays about your passions. While responding to these essay prompts, you should be connecting back to Minnesota as a state and how it has helped you to reach your goals. Whatever your passion is, be sure to connect it back to Minnesota! Doing so will reveal how much Minnesota means to you and demonstrate that you are a great candidate for winning a Minnesota scholarship!

    Writing resources for acing Minnesota scholarship essays

    Minnesota scholarships may require you to write a 250 word essay or a 500 word essay about yourself. Be sure to review common scholarship essay prompts to ensure you have the best success in winning Minnesota scholarships. Don’t forget to review our Scholarships360 ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships

    Minnesota student debt snapshot

    According to the Department of Education, Minnesota residents owe $26.5 billion in federal student loan debt with student borrowers owing $33,604 each on average (those numbers do not include private loans). 57.8% of these loan borrowers are under the age of 35. When looking for ways to fund your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow you to take fewer loans. Be sure to apply for as many as you’re eligible.

    Keep on reading to learn more about merit scholarships from colleges in Minnesota!

    Merit scholarship at Minnesota colleges and universities

    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    • Eligibility: Admitted freshmen based on academic preparation and performance as well as additional information provided in the admission application
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Admission to University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    University of Minnesota, Morris

    • Eligibility: First year students based on GPA and other academic factors
    • Amount: $1,000 up to full tuition
    • Deadline: Admission to University of Minnesota, Morris

    Minnesota State University Mankato

    • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen who have a strong high school GPA
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: March 1

    Minnesota State University Moorhead

    • Eligibility: First year students who apply to MSUM based on talent, academic program, diversity and other award criteria 
    • Amount: $2,000 up to $14,000
    • Deadline: February 1

    University of St. Thomas Minnesota

    • Eligibility: Incoming students who demonstrate high academic achievement
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Admission to the University of St. Thomas Minnesota 

    Winona State University

    • Eligibility: Freshmen based on many factors such as demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, minority status, talent in performing arts, athletic ability and more
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Admission to Winona State University

    Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

    In-state tuition allows residents of a state to receive cheaper tuition for a college or university in their state. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

    Here are a few well-known Minnesota universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    • In-state tuition: $16,654
    • Out-of-state tuition: $36,568

    Minnesota State University Mankato

    • In-state tuition: $8,234
    • Out-of-state tuition: $17,724

    How do you get in-state tuition? 

    In order to become a Minnesota resident for tuition purposes you will need to reside in Minnesota for at least one calendar year immediately prior to applying for in-state tuition. Additionally, you will need to establish a domicile in Minnesota by getting a Minnesota driver’s license, registering your vehicle in Minnesota and/or obtaining a lease or mortgage for a home in Minnesota. However, it is important to recognize that residence in Minnesota must not be merely for the purpose of attending a college or university. 

    Does Minnesota offer tuition reciprocity?

    Minnesota does offer tuition reciprocity. This means that neighboring states will provide lower tuition for Minnesota residents to attend public colleges and universities in those stats. Minnesota has reciprocity agreements with Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. 

    Additional Minnesota resources

    Minnesota Office of Higher Education scholarship list

    The Minnesota Office of Higher Education provides a list of scholarships by specific institutions.

    Additional LeadMN scholarships

    More scholarships from LeadMN that are leadership-oriented and specific to certain areas of study. Also includes a scholarship to help technical students purchase tools. Many scholarships open in the fall with a Nov. 1 deadline.

    Additional Minnesota Corn Growers Association scholarships

    These scholarships have varying deadlines and serve different parts of Minnesota. Check it out if you’re studying an agriculture-related field!

    Community Giving Scholarships

    Covers students in the organization’s service area: Alexandria, Brainerd, Carver County, Wilmar, the greater St. Cloud area.

    FAFSA guide

    On October 1st of every year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens nationwide. Minnesota students should complete the FAFSA to be eligible for federal student aid as well as some scholarships.

    Frequently asked questions about Minnesota scholarships

    Are there Minnesota scholarships for certain fields of study?

    Yes! Many Minnesota scholarships are tailored to specific fields of study such as STEM, healthcare, education and more! If you are looking for a specific scholarship for your major, try our Scholarships360 free matching tool which updates every day with new scholarship opportunities that are matched specifically to you!

    Can I apply for multiple scholarships?

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