Minnesota Scholarships

Scholarships are the holy grail of college funding.

The greatest source of scholarship money is from the colleges themselves. Research them on the financial aid page of the college website.

The next best sources are local opportunities. The first places to look locally are: chambers of commerce, fraternal organizations (Lions, Elks, VFW, American Legion, etc.), your church, your financial institution, etc. The counseling/guidance office at your high school will be able to provide you with a list of local scholarships in your region.

Below are Minnesota based scholarship opportunities you should be aware of. Click on the name for details on scholarship programs for students residing in Minnesota (check back often for updates):

Affinity Plus Foundation
AFL-CIO Minnesota
Alliss Opportunity Grant Program for Adults Retuning to College
Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship
American Indian College Fund
American Swedish Institute
Amos S. Deinard Scholarship
Accacia Lodge #51
Biodiesel Essay Scholarship
Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship (Schubert Club Music Competition)
Catch A Break Scholarship
Central Minnesota Arts Board
Central Minnesota Community Foundation
Come 2 Iowa (C2IA) Senior Scholarship
Courage Center – Scholarships for People with Disabilities
Dakota Electric Association
Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
Eagan Education Foundation
Empower Scholarships
Enterprise Education Foundation Scholarship Program
Flint Hills Resources Discovery Scholarships 
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valley
Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation Scholarships
Greg Orth Memorial Scholarship (Woodbury Rotary)
Hanson Scholarship Fund
Health Information Management Systems Society (MN Chapter)
Hmong American Education Fund
Horatio Alger Minnesota Scholarships
Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation
Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarships
Inver Grove Heights BEST Foundation
Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation
Kiwanis Educational Foundation
Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Linden Scholarship
MASMS Tom Robinson Memorial Scholarship
Matt and Joanne Butler Youth Development Scholarship Program
MGMA Midwest Section Scholarship
Minnesota Academic Excellence Scholarship
Minnesota Assoc of Administrators of of State and Federal Education Programs
Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color (MnACC)
Minnesota Association of Public Accountants (MAPA)
Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program
Minnesota Benefit Association 
Minnesota Better Business Bureau
Minnesota Broadcasters Association
Minnesota Family Involvement Council
Minnesota Farmers Union
Minnesota Federation of Music Clubs (MFMC)
Minnesota 4-H Scholarships
Minnesota Grocers Association
Minnesota Indian Scholarship
Minnesota Health Information Management Association
Minnesota Heart Research Scholarships
Minnesota High Tech Association STEM Scholarships
Minnesota Legionnaire Insurance Trust Scholarship
Minnesota Masonic Charities Scholarship Program
Minnesota Power Foundation
Minnesota School Board Association
Minnesota School Counselors Association
Minnesota Sheriffs Association
Minnesota Skating Scholarship Fund
Minnesota Space Grant Consortium 
Minnesota State College Student Association
Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society Essay Contest
Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship
Nippoldt Family Scholarship
NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
NSHSS Foundation Tesoro Youth Leadership Awards
Olson-Anderson Scholarship Program
Oral Surgery Center (Superhero Scholarship)
Page Education Foundation Grants
PDK Minnesota
Pierce Butler Scholarship
Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 34
Pohlad Scholars Program
PFund Foundation
Robert E. Applebaum Scholarship Fund
Scholars of Minnesota
Scholarship America (manages many MN foundation and corporate scholarships)
SFM Foundation
Skandia Marine Lions Club
South East Metro Amateur Radio Club 
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Minnesota Scholarship Programs
The Krebsbach Charitable Foundation
Timothy L Correll Foundation Scholarship
Tozer Foundation
United Educators Foundation
Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter/Foundation Scholarship
Vernetta Wilson Memorial Scholarship
Vincent Hawkinson Foundation Scholarships
Wallin Education Partners
William C. and Corrine J. Dietrich Scholarship Program
Wings Financial Scholarships Program
Woodbury Lions Club
Young Artist Music Scholarship Competition
916 Education Foundation

Help build the list. Is there a Minnesota based scholarship that should be included on this list?