EAST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN #2

From the Career Center

October 2022

PLEASE GIVE THOSE WHO WILL BE WRITING A RECOMMENDATION FOR YOU AT LEAST 14 DAYS NOTICE!

Raise Me - visit www.raise.me for micro-scholarships. As a senior, you can retroactively put ALL grades and accomplishments in your account up until the deadline (varies per college). It all adds up to tuition dollars -see what you have already earned! 

Going Merry - visit www.goingmerry.com for a one-stop shop for many national scholarships. Fill out your profile to see what you can qualify for, then complete the application process for many scholarships on one site. 

State of MN Scholarships - https://www.bestcollegereviews.org/scholarships/state/minnesota/

MCIS - visit mcis.intocareers.org  Enter your username and password (check in with the career center if you need it reset).  Under the red “Education” tab click on: 

- “financial aid sort” - this will help you find grants and scholarships that you may be eligible for

-”paying for school” learn about the different types of financial aid and where to get money to pay for education

 

FOR ALL SPECIFIC DUE DATES CLICK ON LINK TO EACH SCHOLARSHIP

Alworth Scholarship-High school seniors awarded the scholarship will be eligible to receive $20,000. The award will be distributed over eight semesters ($2,500 per semester) providing recipients meet the following requirements: cumulative GPA of 2.85 as a freshman and a 3.0 for subsequent years, continue to major in an approved mathematics or science field of study, and 35-50% of total credits taken each semester must be in math and science. To find out if you are eligible for this scholarship and to apply to the Alworth Scholarship: https://www.alworthscholarship.org/index.html  Due: January 15, 2023

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation - This foundation has over 60 scholarships for students in our region! Learn more about all the options and apply by filling out a profile at www.dsacommunityfoundation.comScholarship applications open December 1, 2022 and the deadline for the scholarships is January 15, 2023.

Oscar Mitchell and Mary W. Mitchell Scholarship: This scholarship is for one year only; however, current recipients may reapply and be considered for additional funding along with other new applicants. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time. Scholarships are limited to a maximum of four years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever is earlier. To be eligible: a senior must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate financial need and be planning to attend full-time at the University of Minnesota (Duluth or Minneapolis campus only) or any accredited, PRIVATE FOUR-YEAR college or university in the United States. Eligible applicants can apply at www.csascholars.org/mitchell  The application will be open from November 16, 2022 until January 17, 2023

Gilmore Family Scholarship Foundation: This scholarship is for one year only; however, current recipients may reapply and be considered for additional funding along with other new applicants. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time. To be eligible, applicants must: Be current high school seniors or graduates of high schools in the Minnesota counties of Cook, Lake, Carlton, Pine, and the south part of South St. Louis County lying south of and including the area in Township 54 North. In addition:

  • Be of good character and serious purpose.
  • Current college applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • High school applicants must be in the upper 8th percentile of their graduating class.
  • Be enrolled in, or planning to attend a full-time an accredited college or university located in the United States in pursuit of an undergraduate degree. 

To apply: www.csascholars.org/gilmore The application will be open from November 16, 2022 until January 17, 2023

MN Association of Counselors of Color Scholarships - This scholarship is awarded to students of color a one-time scholarship ranging between $500 to $2,500 to be used towards their education at one of 67 member colleges and universities.  Open:  December 1, 2023  Due:  Will update on deadline. For More Information & To Apply: https://www.mnacc.org/Scholarships

Burger King - Burger King offers a scholarship opportunity to any high school senior who has a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Must be senior, plan to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college or university or vocational-technical school in 2022-223 school year. Award is $1,000 - $50,000 Deadline is December 15, 2022 - or when 50,000 applications have been received. https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program:  In honor of the legacy and character of Ronald Reagan, this program awards up to 20 college-bound students (attending an accredited 4-year. college or university in the Fall of 2021  who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships.  Other eligibility requirements are a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.  To apply online, go to www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships.  Connect via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GEReaganScholarships/ Application period: October 17, 2022-January 5, 2023, 3 p.m. CST

MSHSL AAA Award:  All Seniors!  Do you play MSHSL sports?  Are you involved in a fine arts program?  Do you excel in the classroom? Then the MSHSL Triple A Award is for you!  To be eligible for the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award a student:  must be a high school senior, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, participate in League-sponsored athletics and fine arts activities, and comply with the MSHSL’s code of conduct. East will nominate one Male and one Female! This is one of the most prestigious awards given out at Duluth East.  Contact the East Activities Office for information on the application process.  Don't miss the deadline of November 29, 2022.

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship:  Each year (April), $1,000 grants are awarded to graduating high school seniors in the U.S., who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities, or vocational schools.   The number of grants awarded each year is at the discretion of the foundation.  The grant must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study.  A copy of the application can be found at  https://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/scholarship-program   Your application must be postmarked no later than January 13, 2023.

Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarships:  U.S residents who will be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of postsecondary education for the fall term of 2022 are eligible to apply for scholarships from $500 - $2,500 at the regional and national level.  Minnesota Mensa will award a $500 scholarship.  Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.  For essay rules, and how to apply, visit http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships Applications must be submitted online on or before 11:59 p.m. Central (4:59 GMT), on Jan. 15, 2023.

JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest is open to United States high school students in grades 9-12th attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Essays must be the original work of the student. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Registration and Submission. The contest deadline is January 13, 2023.

Rove Pest Control in Minneapolis is open to high school students nationwide who have been accepted to a college or university. Amount of $500.00 Special consideration will be given to anyone pursuing a degree in entomology or a related field. GPA of 3.0  The scholarship application must be submitted, in full, by Dec 31, 2022.   Apply online at: http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship

Euclid Masonic Lodge-Chester D. Schwar Memorial Scholarship: Euclid Lodge will be awarding four scholarships in the amount of $1000 each. These scholarships are awarded based on several factors, including but not limited to, academic history, community involvement, financial need are determined at their sole discretion. To be eligible, you must be a high school senior, currently be a resident of the state of Minnesota, enrolled by the fall term in a college, university or technical scholl and be actively seeing a degree or diploma. Completed applications and all supporting documents, including recommendation letters, must be received via USPS mail no later than March 15, 2023. A paper copy of this scholarship is in the Career Center. It is not online.

Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund: This scholarship is for high school seniors who have abeen admitted to the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and they will be attending in the Fall 2023. Some information regarding this scholarship are: the awards are from $5000-$25,000 to incoming freshmen, they are looking for strong academic performance, demonstrated leadership, and involvement. Most (but not all) scholarships are considered financial need. All applications must be submitted between November 18th, 2022 and February 20, 2023. To find out more information about this scholarship and to apply: www.akpsischolarships.org.

 

2022-2023 EAST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN #1

From the Career Center

September, 2022

PLEASE GIVE THOSE WHO WILL BE WRITING A RECOMMENDATION FOR YOU AT LEAST 14 DAYS NOTICE!

Raise Me - visit www.raise.me for micro-scholarships. If the school to which you are applying is a partner with Raise Me, add your accomplishments prior to their deadline to see what you have already earned.  Raise.me deadlines vary per school; for example, Gustavus is November 1st, University of Minnesota Twin Cities - College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is November 1st and UMD is December 15th.  

Going Merry - visit www.goingmerry.com for a one-stop shop for many national scholarships. Fill out your profile to see what you can qualify for, then complete the application process for many scholarships on one site. 

State of MN Scholarships - https://www.bestcollegereviews.org/scholarships/state/minnesota/

 

FOR ALL SPECIFIC DUE DATES CLICK ON LINK TO EACH SCHOLARSHIP

MAKA (Minnesota Association for Korean Americans) Scholarship: The Minnesota Association of Korean Students is offering $1500 scholarships to students of Korean heritage who are pursuing post secondary education.  Students must a citizen or permanent resident of the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  The student must also be at least 25% biologically Korean. Online application:  https://www.makaweb.org/  The deadline is: September 30, 2022.  

Ann Bancroft Foundation: The Ann Bancroft Foundation Grant application is open to any K–12th grade Minnesota resident who identifies as a girl. Grants are available to fund art, cultural, leadership, educational, outdoors/wilderness experiences, sport, athletic, dance equipment, or participation fees. Given the increased requirements for technology due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for this fall 2020 granting cycle, we are also funding technology equipment and technology access Apply at Grant Programs :: Ann Bancroft Foundation Due October 1, 2022.

 

MSCA ScholarshipMinnesota School Counselor Association (MSCA) is providing Ten $500 scholarships awarded to individuals pursuing post-secondary education at an institution of their choice. For more information about MSCA visit: www.mnschoolcounselors.org

ELIGIBILITY:

* Applicants must be a Minnesota public or private high school senior

* Applicants must be able to articulate how a licensed school counselor impacted their life

* The licensed school counselor written about MUST be a member of MSCACounselors  (Note: All East counselors are members) 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WWuce8344AqbB4cag4Lygq6yhzA-kA4D/view?usp=sharing  Submit by October 19, 2022.

Heisman High School Scholarship: The Heisman Memorial Trophy is renowned for symbolizing the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, extends the Heisman prestige to our nation’s most esteemed male and female high school seniors by recognizing and rewarding outstanding scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities. These remarkable young leaders set the example and make a game-changing difference every day, paving the way to greatness for everyone around them. To apply:https://heismanscholarship.com/  Students must submit their application by October 18, 2022 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.  The application must be reviewed and submitted by the school official listed in the application by October 20, 2022 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.

U.S. Senate Youth Program: A great opportunity for Minnesota students – a week in Washington D.C. and a $10,000 scholarship. Two high school junior or senior students are selected as delegates from each state. Delegates will visit Washington D.C with all expenses paid.  Applicants should be serving in an elected or selected capacity in a student, civic or educational organization for an entire school year. Visit the program website at us senate youth for an application.  You must contact the Minnesota representative,  Ms. Leigh Nida to be considered.  Email: mde.USSYP@state.mn.us  or phone: (651) 582-8615.  Due on October 28, 2022

Coca –Cola Scholars Program: Each year, they award 150 scholarships of $20,000 each.  Eligibility requirements are:  residency qualifications, minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of junior year, and planning to attend an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Award is based on leadership, academics and service. For more information, go to  https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/ Students must apply online. Applications due October 31, 2022.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: Students in grades 9-12 that have made a difference through volunteering over the past year are eligible for this scholarship. You could be honored at the local, state, or national level for your volunteer work. State winners will receive $1000 and a trip to Washington D.C. this spring.  National honorees are chosen from the state winners, and will receive an additional $5,000 scholarship. Visit Changemakers Challenges | Prudential Emerging Visionaries to apply. The application must be completed and given to your guidance counselor by Due on November 3, 2022

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest: 500 four year scholarships will be awarded ranging from $1,000 to $50,000.  Open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Applications for the 2020 contest are available online at www.enf.elks.org/mvs Due on November 14, 2022

Cooke College Scholarship:  Undergraduate scholarships up to $55,000 per year for four years; available to seniors who plan to attend an accredited four year university/college.Have a GPA of 3.5 or above and demonstrate significant financial need. ACT/SAT has been waived. Consideration for applicants with family income up to $95,000. (Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.)

Criteria for selection also includes persistence, service to others, and leadership. To apply, go to:  The application is through the Common App and closes on November 17, 2022.

MN Credit Union Foundation  - Offering 8 -  $1,000 scholarships to a high school senior who is a member of a MN Credit Union Network. 500 word essay required. Financial need is NOT a consideration. For essay topic and application go to Foundation Scholarship Committee - Minnesota Credit Union Network Due on November 30, 2022

Harbor Pointe Credit Union: The Harbor Point Credit Union is awarding four $1500 scholarships to high school seniors in our area.  Students must be a Harbor Point Credit Union member to qualify.  A $5.00 deposit is all that is required to become a member.  https://hpcu.us/about-hpcu/apply-for-a-scholarship/   The deadline for application is: February 15, 2023.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EAST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN #9

May 23, 2022

Please give those who are writing your recommendation letters at least 10 days notice.

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship:  Seniors who plan to enroll in a community/technical college for fall of 2016 are eligible for this scholarship, which when awarded is up to $2,500.  Other eligibility criteria are: exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program in the U.S., demonstrate critical financial need, demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity, be involved in community activities, and be a U.S citizen.  Apply online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/, or stop by the Career Center for more information. The deadline is June 15, 2022

Abbot and Fenner Scholarship Program:  A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school junior or senior based on an essay of the following topic: “Describe your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.” The essay should be between 500-1000 words. Go to www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm The deadline is June 12, 2022.

Big Sun Scholarship:  The Big Sun organization is proud to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  This is an annual scholarship award of $500.  All senior student athletes who will be attending a post-secondary institution are eligible, regardless of which sport they participate in.  Please go to www.bigsunathletics.com for more information, and to learn how to apply.  The deadline for applying is June 19, 2022.

MN Indian Scholarship - Up to $4000 scholarship varies. Must be a senior with at least ¼ Native American and member of a federally recognized Indian tribe. Must be accepted to a MN college, university or vocational school. Applications at  http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=149. Due July 1, 2022.

Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship: is a college scholarship of $1,500 awarded to a high school senior, accepted to a two or four year college/university pursuing a career in Athletic Training, Psychology, Biology, Kinesiology, Nursing, General Medicine, Dentistry, Behavioral Sciences, Personal Training, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Health and Physical Fitness, Exercise Science, Sports and Recreation Management, Health Sciences, Physical Therapist, or another health- related major. The scholarship is sponsored by Michael Moody Fitness. Apply online at http://www.michaelmoodyfitness.com/scholarship-application. Due by  August 1, 2022.

The Mesothelioma Center Scholarship Essay Contest:  Each fall and spring, they award one $3,000 scholarship and one $2,000 scholarship based on an essay that brings to light the issues surrounding mesothelioma.  Seniors who are enrolled full-time in a U.S. institution for fall of 2016 are eligible to apply.  The essay must be between 750 and 1,500 words.  Two letters of recommendation are also required.  For more details and the online only application, go to https://www.asbestos.com/scholarship/ The deadline to apply for the fall scholarship is August 31, 2022.       

EAST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN #8

May 10, 2022

MN Women in Public Finance Scholarship -  Award varies up to $5,000. High school girls interested in public finance (how governments raise and spend money) and related fields of law, finance, banking and non-profits. 3.0 GPA. Must exhibit leadership in extracurricular, volunteer or work positions. Short essay required. https://mnwpf.com/scholarship  Deadline to apply is June 1, 2022

Duluth Preservation Alliance Scholarship One scholarship up to $1,500 for a student pursuing an associate or technical degree to the building trades at a school in St Louis County. Provide a letter of recommendation and answer three brief essay questions. Applications are online at: Application https://duluthpreservation.org/scholarship-program/     Due by  June 1, 2022

Joe Francis Scholarship for Haircare - $1,200 for seniors applied to Cosmetology School.  Must provide answers to 4 questions regarding your background, financial need, and what makes you want to pursue a career in cosmetology. Must provide two letters of recommendation. More information in the Career Center. Apply online www.joefrancis.com/apply   Due June 1, 2022

Nellie Stone Johnson - Over 30 scholarships ranging from up to $1200 for part time and up to $2500 for full time were awarded.  Racial/Ethnic diverse students whose parent or grandparent is/was a union member and who will be accepted or enrolled in a MN state community, technical college or university. Must have 2.0 GPA min.  Renewable for up to two years for a community or technical college program, up to four years of undergraduate work at a university. Application online http://www.nelliestone.org/scholarship-program  Due June 1, 2022

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program:  A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school junior or senior based on an essay on the following topic:  “Describe your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.”  The essay should be between 500-1000 words.  Go to www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm to submit your essay.  The deadline is June 12, 2022

Big Sun Scholarship:  The Big Sun organization is proud to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  This is an annual scholarship award of $500.  All senior student athletes who will be attending a post-secondary institution are eligible, regardless of which sport they participate in.  Please go to www.bigsunathletics.com for more information, and to learn how to apply.  The deadline for applying is June 19,2022

 

EAST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN #7 

Also posted on https://www.isd709.org/duluth-east/counseling/career-center/scholarship-bulletin

April 11, 2022

Twin Ports Walleye Association Scholarship: Amount varies from $500-$1000. This scholarship is for a senior planning on attending a 2 or 4 year school in the surrounding counties of St. Louis, Carlton, Lake or Douglas.  Must be going into a field of Biology, DRN, Environmental Studies or similar field. Brief essay is required.  https://www.twinportswalleye.com/scholarship-app Due Date: May 1, 2022

STOP THE BLEED ® National Scholarship: Up to $3000 and for High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students are eligible to apply. Use this link to apply: https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/stop-the-bleed-national-scholarships. Due May 5, 2022.

STOP THE BLEED® Frontline Families Scholarships: These scholarships, sponsored by Z-Medica, Stop the Bleed Coalition, and Amp Your Good, are open to high school students who have a parent or guardian who has been on the frontline this past year.  Applicants will need to write an essay or make a short video telling their family’s story – what their parent(s) or guardian(s) have been doing on the frontline and what they have learned from that. Use this link to apply: https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/stop-the-bleed-front-line-families-scholarships Due May 31, 2022.

Joseph W. Mrkonich Scholarship: It is named after Joe Mrkonich, who was a teacher and coach of the boys and girls sports at East from 1963-1987, and a member of the Halls of Fame of the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Coach Mrkonich passed away in 2011 and in 2012, he was inducted into the inaugural class of the Duluth East Hall of Fame. Up to 2 scholarships are awarded to seniors that exemplify the work ethic, sportsmanship, and strong character that Coach Mrkonich role modeled over the years. Candidate criteria: Must have lettered at least once during East High School career in MSHSL varsity athletic sport, must have a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A or greater, must demonstrate other interests in school clubs and community involvement, and must exhibit good citizenship in the condut of his or her daily activities.  Applications are available at the East Activities Department or in the Career Center.  Application must be returned to the East Activities office by Friday, May 6, 2022.

Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth Andrew E. Reardon Scholarship:  This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to students attending UMD, or an East High School senior planning on attending UMD or St. Scholastica, and studying medicine.  Applicants must have min 3.0 and need to send a letter stating why they would like to be considered for the scholarship, along with civic/volunteer activities, academic achievement, what school you will attend, and any other information that will help the committee to decide.  Preference is given to a high school Key Club member.  For more information on this scholarship and where to send the letter, please visit https://www.kiwanisduluth.com/scholarships   Due Date:  May 10, 2022.

Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth Armistead Scholarship:  Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors pursuing post-secondary education in the fall of 2020 at UMD, Lake Superior College. Preference given to an East High Key Club member.  Applicants must demonstrate a history of civic/voluntary service, and have a GPA preferably of 3.0 or higher.  For more information on this scholarship and where to send the letter, please visit https://www.kiwanisduluth.com/scholarshipsThe deadline to apply is May 10, 2022.

Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation Scholarships:  Up to three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  High school seniors who are a verifiable relative (child, grandchild, sibling, niece/nephew) of a Vietnam era veteran (including step family) are eligible.  Must have a GPA of 3.0, and be accepted to an accredited university or technical college for the fall of 2022.  Applicants must interview a Vietnam Veteran and write a brief essay (500 words or less) on the following:  “In your research and study, what was the cause of the Vietnam War? Then interview a Vietnam Veteran, if possible, and ask him/her to explain his/her feelings about how the war started.” Find applications here http://www.nvva.us/scholarship  Due Date: May 14, 2022.

Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation Frank Budd MD Scholarship:  One $750 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who is a verifiable relative (child, grandchild, sibling, niece/nephew) of a Vietnam era veteran (including step family), and going into a medical field.  Must have a GPA of 3.0, and be accepted to an accredited university or technical college for the fall of 2022.  Applicants must interview a Vietnam Veteran and write a brief essay (500 words or less) on the following:  “After doing research, Explain The Mobile Army SUrgical Hospital: Vietnam War MUST vs MASH”. Find applications here: http://www.nvva.us/scholarship.Due Date: May 14, 2022.

Rev. Arthur Foy III Scholarship: Sponsored by Peace United Church of Christ, Duluth. One $1,000 award to a graduating senior of color, pursuing a college of his/her choice.  Preference will be given to first generation to attend college in the family, financial need. Community involvement and leadership will be considered.  Finalists will be interviewed  by the award committee. Stop by the Career Center for more information. Due May 15, 2022.

Frances and Theodore Perrault Scholarship:Two - $1000 scholarship awarded to a senior going to a 2 or 4 year or vocational school. Must be a member of St Michael’s Catholic Church (or have parents/guardians who are registered members. Apply online at perraultscholarship.com. Application deadline is May 15, 2022.

POE-Jean Hustad Scholarship Award-A $500 award to any senior girl who is an ISD709 resident. Must be accepted into a 2 or 4 year college or university. Application is in the Career Center. Due Date: May 1, 2022.

Triple Impact Scholarship -Any high school Junior (class of 2023), residing in the United States, plays a high school or club sport,  and maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The Triple-Impact Competitor makes oneself better, makes teammates better and makes the sport better. Must write an essay to three questions and provide two references. Applications and references can only be submitted through the application online: https://positivecoach.org/awards-programs/triple-impact-competitor-scholarships/ Due Date: April 30, 2022.

ConnectHer Film Festival - presented by Connecther, is a film festival and scholarship program in which 9th - 12th grade high school students submit 3-6 minute short films that focus on a variety of global women's issues, including maternal health, microfinance initiatives, child-marriage, sex-trafficking, poverty alleviation, etc. Go to https://connectherfilmfest.org/  for more details. Winners will receive a monetary prize $1,000 - $5,000 and film distribution channels via Connecther. Due Date: June 1, 2022.

Trinity Chapter #242 Order of the Eastern Star Scholarships:  A total of two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who plan to pursue post-secondary education at any Minnesota university, college, vocational school or other accredited institution of higher learning, or the same in states with which Minnesota has a reciprocity agreement.  Applicants must have a good record of school and community citizenship, and must demonstrate financial need.  Please pick up the scholarship  in the Career Center.  Due June 1, 2022.

Pierce Butler Scholarship: This scholarship is available to all incoming male freshmen for the Fall of 2022 at the University of MN-Twin Cities. The Pierce Butler Scholarship is awarded annually and was created in hopes of lowering the costs of freshman year. The Minnesota Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi recognizes excellence in the classroom, in leadership, and in the community for incoming freshman men to the University of Minnesota. This scholarship is designed to promote academic excellence among a new generation of Golden Gophers while stewarding a positive campus atmosphere. By applying for the Pierce Butler Scholarship, applicants are under no obligation to join or otherwise become affiliated with the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Recipients of the scholarship historically have been chosen based on merit in academics and/or in the community. The application deadline is August 1st, 2022. Applications can be found at http://www.mnphipsi.com/scholarship/. For more information about the Pierce Butler Scholarship please refer to our website at www.mnphipsi.com.

Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, Inc.: ACG has two scholarship catagories: AGC Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in a construction field.  The Charles S. McCrossan Scholarship will be awarded to Minnesota resident majoring  in a construction career with an emplasis on civil engineering and/orroad/bridge construction management. To apply, please stop by the Career Center. The application is due  to the AGC office (in St. Paul) no later than Friday, May 20th

 

 

EAST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN #6

March 14, 2022

Please give those who are writing your recommendation letters at least 10 days notice.
 

AAUW of Minnesota: Nominations must be made by a branch member. *Please see the Career Center for more details. Criteria for this award is: the student must have completed a project or activity that specifically addresses women’s and girl's equity issues, the nominee must exhibit leadership that reflects the AAUW Mission, there must be evidence of the impact of the action or event, measurable outcomes should be identified. This could include such things as-number of girls or women served, results of the event that impacted women or girls, statistical measures of success, or “before or after” stories of women or girls benefitting from the action.  The award if $500 to a young woman in high school. Nomination, criteria required, and completed application is due by March 31, 2022.

The VIP Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS): is sponsored by Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP), a leading provider of technology solutions that drive enterprise performance. The WITS program is made available annually to women across the United States. • Eligibility: At the time of award, students must be enrolled at, or accepted into, either a two or four-year college or university within the United States. These women must be planning a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, or another related field. • Awards are valued up to $2,500.00 per recipient. • Evaluation Criteria: The scholarship is based on the following criteria:  * A cumulative 3.0 grade point average or higher  * Thoughtful answer to the essay question  * Level of participation in community service and/or extracurricular  activities .  Download our application from our website at  https://trustvip.com/?s=scholarship, or request it via email at WITS@trustvip.com. Applications can be submitted via email to WITS@trustvip.com Deadline is March 31, 2022

Minnesota Benefit Association (MBA) Scholarship: Scholarships up to $1,000 are awarded to public employees or elected officials or their family members in the state of Minnesota, based on financial need, academic achievement, vocational goals, employment history, community involvement and an original essay. Applications are available at https://www.minnesotabenefitassociation.org/benefit-programs-services/scholarship-program/ Click on Scholarships to find the application. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2022

Memorial Blood Center Scholarship:  Awarded to a senior at East who is in good academic standing, plans to pursue post-secondary education in the fall after senior graduation, and has participated in the support of successful blood drives at East High School.  Students must include on the application total hours involved in blood drives, as well as an essay explaining why they are deserving of the scholarship. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hQHO_cBZA8_bFYNC_IPTJN11bWlD9xkepiNTpRjcHXQ/edit?usp=sharing Applications can be emailed directly to laura.lafontaine@isd709.org or dropped off at the Career Center by April 25, 2022

Joseph W. Mrkonich Scholarship - Check back!  Still waiting to hear when it will be available through the Activities Department.

Altrusa International Club of Duluth, MN-Two scholarships in the amount of $1000 each will be awarded. Criteria for this scholarship are: applicant is a current community volunteer, is a high school senior from Duluth Denfeld, Duluth East, Hermantown, or Proctor High School, and must be in good academic standing and have at least a 3.5 G.P.A.  Stop in the Career Center for a paper copy of this scholarship. Due Date is Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship: Random drawing! Ten - $1,000 awards given. For high school seniors from  Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Simple application. See details and application: https://www.iowastudentloan.org/scholarships/isl-midwest-senior-scholarship.aspx  Deadline April 29, 2022

Euclid Masonic Lodge Chester D Schwar Memorial Scholarship:  Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors, residents of Minnesota, seeking to further their education by attending college, university or technical school.  Masonic affiliation is not a requirement.  Applicants should identify their academic history, community involvement, and financial need. Applications are available in the Career Center and are due to the Euclid Masonic Lodge No. 198 by May 15, 2022.

MN Association of Townships:Up to five $2000 scholarships will be awarded to JUNIORS. Submit an essay on the theme described on the application.  Must have one letter of recommendation and high school transcript. Application can be found at https://mntownships.org.  Due Date May 1, 2022.

Rev. Arthur Foy III Scholarship: Sponsored by Peace United Church of Christ, Duluth. One $1,000 award to a graduating senior of color, pursuing a college of his/her choice.  Preference will be given to first generation to attend college in the family, financial need. Community involvement and leadership will be considered.  Finalists will be interviewed  by the award committee. Stop by the Career Center for more information. Due May 15, 2022.

Frances and Theodore Perrault Scholarship:Two - $1000 scholarship awarded to a senior going to a 2 or 4 year or vocational school. Must be a member of St Michael’s Catholic Church (or have parents/guardians who are registered members. Apply online at perraultscholarship.com. Application deadline is May 15, 2022.

Emberg Scholarship: The amount of this scholarship varies from year to year and it is for one year only. Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in academic programs leading to a career in prominent regional industries, like forestry or aircraft maintenance. Applicants must: be high school seniors or graduates of high schools throughout Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate good character, academic ability, and readiness, demonstrate financial need, and plan to attend a full-time accredited vocational, technical or trade school located within the Northeastern Minnesota or Northwestern Wisconsin area.  Eligible applicants can apply at www.csascholars.org/emberg.   All supporting documentation must be submitted by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on May 17, 2022.

PEO Jean Hustad Scholarship: This is a $500, non-renewable scholarship open to a girl in her senior year who is an ISD 709 Duluth resident and attending any DUluth high school or home school.  She must be accepted to a 2 year or 4 year accredited college or university. Please pick up the scholarship application in the Career Center. The deadline for the scholarship application is May, 1, 2022.

Duluth Girls Hockey Association Scholarship: This scholarship is the culmination of the association’s vision to give back to the amazing female hockey players that have helped to develop a love and passion for hockey in the Twin Ports. Proceeds from the annual St. Luke’s Icebreaker Invitational have made funding of this scholarship possible.  For information about the scholarship, the application process, and the eligibility requirements, click on:https://www.duluthgirlshockey.org/scholarship . Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2022.

Attitcus Family Law, S.C. awards the Missy L. Olson Scholarship: Scholarship award to each winner is $1000.  Two scholarships will be given each year. Each year, Attitcus Family Law, S.C. award the Missy L. Olson Scholarship to students entering fields that assist people going through family law transitions my encounter. These include, but are not limited to, mental health services, financial planning, real estate, and social work. Our firm relies on these professionals to help our clients thrive, and we want to recognize and award students with a desire to contribute to these fields. Click here for more information: https://atticusfamilylaw.com/about-atticus-family-law/scholarship/. Application deadline is May 20, 2022.

Superior Choice Credit Union: SCCU is offering five $1000 scholarships for high school seniors. To be eligible, recipients must be a member of Superior Choice Credit Union.  The recipient must be a high school senior about to enter a postsecondary education program as a full-time student as determined by their respective schools. The link to the scholarship page is: https://superiorchoice.com/about/community/college-scholarships/ Your completed scholarship application needs to be received by Friday, April 29, 2022.

Stop The Bleed Scholarship-These scholarships, sponsored by Z-Medica, Stop the Bleed Coalition, and Amp Your Good, are open to high school students (Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors) who have a parent or guardian who has been on the frontline this past year. Applicants will need to write an essay or make a short video telling their family’s story – what their parent(s) or guardian(s) have been doing on the frontline and what they have learned from that. There are two sets of National Scholarships: One set of scholarships is based on a video submission and a second set of scholarships is based on an essay submission. First Place-$3000 Scholarship and 30 STOP THE BLEED® Kits to the student’s high school, Second Place-$1500 Scholarship and 15 STOP THE BLEED® Kits to the student’s high school, and Third Place-$500 Scholarship and 5 STOP THE BLEED® Kits to the student’s high school. To apply: https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/stop-the-bleed-front-line-families-scholarships.  Deadline is May 5, 2022.

 

EAST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN #5

From the Career Center   

January 31, 2022

Bernicks Family Scholarship- Ten - $2000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors with 3.0 or better, planning on attending a 2 or 4 yr college.  https://www.communitygiving.org/scholarship/detail/Bernick-Family-Scholarship/2 Must apply online. Not based on financial need. Includes a two page essay.  Two letters of recommendation. Deadline March 1

Members Cooperative Credit Union Future Leaders Scholarship:  Eleven scholarships ranging from $500-$2,500 will be awarded to seniors attending an accredited post- secondary school in the fall.   Decision based upon community involvement, leadership and essay questions answered in a short video submission. Applications can be downloaded at www.membersccu.org  The application opens Jan 31. Due March 31 

MN Golf Association Foundation: Each scholarship is for the amount of $3,000 per year, renewable for four consecutive years (a $12,000 maximum) and is made available to high school senior girls who intend to enroll in college the year they submit this application. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and reside in the state of Minnesota. Min GPA - 3.2, financial need, and consideration to civic and academic activities plus an interest in the sport of golf. Scholarship funds may be applied toward tuition, books, room and board. A scholarship recipient must be enrolled and continue as a full-time student at an accredited college or university. Find info and application at  https://www.mngolf.org Deadline is March 31, 2022 @ 4:30 pm.

Lakewood American Legion Post 571 Scholarship:  One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior who attended Lakewood Elementary School, and plans to enroll in an accredited college or university in the fall.  Scholarship is also based on dedication to community service, participation in school activities, and academic performance.  For more information and an application, please stop by the Career Center. Deadline is April 1

Ann Bancroft Grants: - Two types of grants, each $500. Let Me Play and Dare to Dream grants help explore anything from sports, dance,  music or art camps to exploring the world on a mission trip! Any high school girl is eligible to apply: https://www.annbancroftfoundation.org/programs/grants  Deadline April 1, 2022

Bill of Rights Essay Contest :amount varies $500 - $7500. Essay contest. Must be 14 - 19 years old. In a 500 - 800 word essay, answer:  “What is the relationship between Equality and Justice?”  Answering this question requires considering each of these principles and analyzing the relationship between them.  Apply online www.billofrightsinstitute.org   Deadline is April 15, 2022

East PTSA Scholarship - $500 Award Senior who has overcome  hardship, made positive academic and personal growth. Must provide two letters of recommendation. Students may be interviewed by PTSA (confidential). Pick up an application in the Career Center.  Deadline is April 13, 2022.

Russell EGE Memorial Scholarship: North Shore Credit Union will award scholarships in the amount of $500 to graduating high school seniors who will be continuing their education. A total of four scholarships will be awarded to one qualifying student enrolled in each of the following schools: Wm. Kelley High School-Silver Bay, Two Harbors High School-Two Harbors, Coor County High School-Grand Marais, and one Duluth area high school. The applicant must be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in the Spring of the current school year and be a member of North Shore Federal Credit Union.  Completed applications must be submitted to North Shore Federal Credit Union by April 1st. The scholarship is in the Career Center or online at https://www.northshorefcu.org/about/scholarships.

MN Masonic Charities Scholarship: Minnesota Masonic Charities offers a portfolio of scholarship opportunities to high school students throughout Minnesota.  All of the scholarships are renewable, if specific requirements are met. To be considered for this scholarship, a student must have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must be enrolled as a full-time student in a four-year college or university. Visit www.mnmasoniccharities.org for the online application and Frequently Asked Questions. Due Date: February 15

Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc Scholarship: Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc. awards an annual $1500 scholarship to a graduating senior in the Duluth/Superior area.  (Doughlas, Carlton or southern St. Louis counties) who will attend an accredited, non-profit technical school, community college or four-year university (public or private) in the fall following their senior year. Students of color are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must return this application and creative piece by February 18, 2022. Stop by the Career Center for the paper copy of the scholarship.

Robert Hermans Harbortown Rotary Scholarship: The Hermans Harbortown Rotary Scholarship awards $2000 each year to area students who are candidates for admission to any fully accredited degree granting college or university. Last year a total of six scholarships were awarded on the basis of character, demonstrated community involvement, leadership and academic ability. Financial need is not a requirement.  Students must submit the application form, (available in the Career Center) or online:https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000001308/en-us/files/homepage/robert-hermans-scholarship-application/Scholarship-Application-FormWeb14.pdf, two references and a copy of their transcript through their first semester of their senior year. You must include your standardized test scores as well. Due Date: March 1, 2022.

Barry Epling Scholarship for Young Entrepreneurs: This scholarship is available for students in the United States who are currently enrolled in a University or High School, and have plans to attend a University. The scholarship is meant to help a deserving student with scholarship funding who wishes to start their own business in the future. The amount for this scholarship is $1000 for a single student. The due date is April 15, 2022 and the winner will be announced by May 15, 2022 https://barryeplingscholarship.com/barry-epling-scholarship/

2022 Allina Health Orthopedics Sports Medicine Scholarship: Two $2500 scholarships are available and will be awarded to one male and one female graduating high school student athlete who intend to pursue a career in sports medicine. Criteria for this scholarship: graduating high school senior from the state of Minnesota, planning on attending a four-year college or university within the United States, involved in an interscholastic sport each of their 4 years in high school, and intending to major in a field related to sports medicine. https://www.allinahealth.org/careers/orthopedics-scholarships Application deadline: Must be postmarked by March 1, 2022.

Hibbing Community College Foundation Scholarships: Scholarship applications will be used for students to apply for available scholarships through the Hibbing Community College Foundation. Priority deadline date is April 1, 2022. CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Marines Scholarship Programs and Educational Opportunities:  Scholarships pay full tuition, academic fees, uniforms, subsistence allowance and annual book stipend. For more information: https://www.marines.com/life-as-a-marine/benefits/education.html  or contact Sgt. Logan Denhoff @ 218-727-2159 or Logan.Dehnhoff@marines.usmc.mil.

Horatio Alger Scholarship: (FOR JUNIORS) seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance, in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. An online application can be found at scholars.horatioalger.org.  To find out more about the eligibility requirements and application procedures, please stop by the Career Center and pick up the Horatio Alger Scholarship Information. Due Date: March 15, 2022.

SFM Foundation Scholarship: Provides scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers.  At up to $10,000 per year, for up to five years, these scholarships are substantial enough to make a real difference for these students. To apply, go to: sfmfoundation.com. Due Date: March 31, 2022.

LWT Scholarship (Lynnes Welding Training): Scholarship opens up for applications along with American Welding Society Scholarships. Seniors can apply at aws.org for the LWT Scholarship and other scholarships AWS has to offer. Students can visit the scholarships and find directions on how to apply: https://learntoweld.com/financial /scholarships/  Any questions, email becky@learntoweld.com or 701-893-2295.

Better Business Bureau of MN & ND: Promotes integrity and ethics in the marketplace through voluntary business self-regulation. BBB recognizes that ethics and integrity are founded on principles we learn young- at home, at school and in dealings with our peers. For that reason, they are proud to offer an annual scholarship program recognizing Students of Integrity. To apply: https://www.bbb.org/local/0704/bbb-foundation/student-of-integrity-scholarship. Due February 16, 2022. 

Page Grants: are offered to students of color and American Indians attending a post-secondary educational institution in Minnesota. We say post-secondary educational institutions because the Page Grant can apply towards their certificate, 2-year, 4-year, master’s, and even Ph.D. programs. The Page Grants are renewable and range from $1,500-$2,500 per year.

Page Grant Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Page Grant, the student must be:

·       A student of color and/or American Indian

·       A Minnesota high school graduate

·       Be enrolled full-time at a Minnesota post-secondary educational institution

·       Willing to complete a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service with K—8th grade

What makes us stand out from other scholarship providers is that we do not have a minimum GPA requirement and non-U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: The Page Grant application is open from Saturday, January 1, 2022, to Friday, April 1, 2022. To apply, please go on our website at www.page-ed.org

PB&J Scholarship: This annual scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.  With no GPA requirement, students are encouraged to apply as this scholarship is meant to be inclusive. Eligilblity requirements: be a current high school senior and plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college next school year. This award is up to $1000 and the deadline is May 31, 2022. To apply: bit.ly/pbjscholarship2022

Seed Scholars Program in Partnership with Yale Women in Economics: is a 10-month program that provides High School young women of color in their 11th grade year with the capacity to build scholarship/college skills, and financial literacy through an intensive preparatory process. To be eligible: be a current High School Junior/High School Graduation Class of 2023, be attending a public or Catholic school, identify as a female student of color, have a cumulative gpa of at least 3.0.  Apply at: bit.ly/seedscholar

Altrusa International Club of Duluth, MN: Two Scholarships in the amount of $1000 each will be awarded to a high school senior at Denfeld, East Hermantown or Proctor High School. Applicant must have at least a 3.5 GPA and be a current community volunteer. Application deadline is Monday, April 25,2022. Please stop by the Career Center for a paper copy of the application.

 

EAST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN #4 

From the Career Center    

December 20,2021

Please give those who will be writing your recommendation letters at least 14 days notice!

Jack Moon Scholarship Fund:  Scholarship amount varies up to $5000.  It is a one year scholarship but can be re-applied for each year.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, must demonstrate financial need, and must plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or vocational-technical school in 2020-21,  in Minnesota, Wisconsin or Michigan.  All applicants must apply online at www.csascholars.org.  After completing the online portion of the application, additional items requested must be sent in one envelope by mail.  Scholarship opens up on January 13, 2022. All is due by March 15, 2022

Minnesota Masonic Charities Scholarships:  MMC offers four types of scholarships (Signature, Legacy, Heritage and Vocational), in addition to matching funds awarded by local community lodges or charities that offer their own scholarship programs.  The scholarships are merit-based (not financial need) and are made available on an equal opportunity basis, with no discrimination for age, gender, religion, national origin or Masonic affiliation.  The scholarship categories are determined by an applicant’s GPA, ranging from 3.9 and above for Signature, 3.6 and above for Legacy, and 3.0 to 3.59 for Heritage.  These are renewable scholarships based on continuing excellence in college and can be as high as $5,000, renewable for up to four years.  Seniors interested in entering a vocational/technical school to acquire an associate’s degree may be considered for the Vocational scholarships, having a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  This award is $1,000, renewable for two years.  Applications are online at https://www.mnmasoniccharities.org/what-we-do/scholarships/. The scholarship opens up on January 1,2022 and the deadline to apply is February 15, 2022.

Simon Youth Community Scholarship Foundation Awards high school seniors $1500 planning to enroll in a  2 yr, 4 yr or vocational school. Applications will be evaluated based on academic promise, financial need and essay, letters of recommendation, work experience and extracurricular involvement.  For online application visit www.syf.org/scholarships Deadline February 16, 2022.

Clayton Jackson McGhie - Awards $1500 scholarship to a senior from Duluth/Superior area that will attend a technical, community college or a 4yr public or private university. Students of color are encouraged to apply. 500 word essay, video, original poem or videotaped speech regarding the impact of racism on you. Applications in the Career Center or at www.claytonjacksonmcghie.org Deadline February 18, 2022.

Youth Foundation Inc. Hadden Scholarship:  Scholarships of $2,500-$4,000 (renewable at the discretion of the foundation) will be awarded to seniors who will attend any four-year college or university in the fall of 2021.  Requirements to apply are a minimum GPA of 3.5, financial need, community service and extracurricular activities.   The application will be available to download or or after February 1 at http://fdnweb.org/youthfdn/application-procedure/Due February 28,2022.

Harbor Pointe Credit Union:  Will be awarding four $1,500 non-renewable scholarships to area high school seniors in the spring of 2021.  Applications and complete guidelines are available in the Career Center.  High school senior must be a member of Harbor Pointe Credit Union by scholarship application deadline ($5 fee), have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be involved in community service or employment outside of school, and must have applied to an accredited college, university or technical school. Application can be found at https://hpcu.us/about-hpcu/apply-for-a-scholarship/The deadline to apply is February 15, 2022.

Robert Hermans Harbortown Rotary Scholarship:  Several $2,000 scholarships are awarded each year to seniors planning to attend any fully-accredited degree-granting college or university.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of character, community involvement, leadership and academic ability.  Financial need is not a requirement.  Applications are available in the Career Center or online at www.harbortownrotary.comThe deadline to apply is March 1, 2022.

MnACC Scholarship:The Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color (MnACC)  offers scholarships to underrepresented Minnesota high school seniors.  A one-time award ranging between $500 to $2,500.  Students applying for this scholarship must attend a MnACC member institution. Full list of member institutions can be found here: https://www.mnacc.org/directory.  Full scholarship details and requirements can be found on our website: https://www.mnacc.org/Scholarships The application deadline is March 21, 2022.

Greeting Card Scholarship - 13th Annual Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is for high school students age 14-18. ONLINE ENTRY ONLY. Contest participants should register on the https://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm?location=static-lower website. The online application must include an original work of art or photograph, the applicant’s first and last name, date of birth, phone number, mailing address, e-mail address, grade level, name of school currently attending and school’s website address. The contest is limited to one entry per person. Submission deadline is March 2, 2022.

Puckett Scholars Program: $4000 renewable for students attending the U of MN. Preference given to students of color, who demonstrate strong academics, leadership and/or community involvement, and with financial need. Online application at https://oed.dl.umn.edu/student-financial-aid/puckett-scholarshipDeadline: Will post the due date here soon.

Catch a Break Scholarship Program:  Four-year scholarships up to $10,000/year will be awarded to U.S. Citizens/Minnesota residents who have been admitted to a 4-year public college or university in Minnesota, and have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher.  Applicants must have faced challenges in life and learned from them, must be highly motivated and know why you want a college education, and your family’s household income must show significant financial stress/challenge in paying for your college education.  The award amount will be determined after consideration of all sources of financial aid. Visit:  https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/catchabreak The online application deadline is March 15, 2022.

SFM Foundation Scholarship Open to sophomores, juniors or seniors. Applicants must be a child of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident in MN or WI. Must be of financial need, pursuing a degree or certificate at a 4-year, 2-year or vocational institution. Awards varies between $1,000 and $10,000. Applications in the Career Center or online at https://www.sfmfoundation.com/apply/ Deadline is March 31, 2022.

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation:  $1,000 to $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors who will be pursuing a degree in printing technology, printing management, or graphic communications in the Fall of 2020.  Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and attend school full time in the fall at a 4-year college/university, or technical school.  Two letters of recommendation are required.  Applications are online at: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/print-and-graphics-scholarship-foundation/ The deadline to apply is May 1, 2022

 

EAST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN #3

From The Career Center

December 2021

PLEASE GIVE THOSE WHO WILL BE WRITING A RECOMMENDATION FOR YOU AT LEAST 14 DAYS NOTICE!!!

 

Check out the NUMEROUS Duluth Superior Community Foundation Scholarships for Duluth East Students at www.dsacommunityfoundation.com.   The deadline to apply for these scholarships is January 15


 

Rotary 4-Way Essay Contest - Open to Juniors or Seniors. Six winners will receive $150, one District winner will receive $1500. Submit a 500-1000 word essay that incorporates 1) Is it the truth? 2) Is it fair to all concerned? 3) Will it build goodwill and better relationships? 4) Will it be beneficial to all concerned? DISTRICT 5580 FOUR WAY TEST ESSAY CONTEST | Rotary District 5580 Due date: December 31

The Ardith Beveridge Floral Arts Scholarship and ​The Koehler & Dramm Floral Arts Scholarship -Two - $1000 scholarships towards tuition and fees of five courses at Koehler and Dramm Floral Institute. Must be at least 18 and demonstrate a passion for flowers and design, a strong desire to expand knowledge, and has aspirations of a career in the floral industry. Essay question regarding your passion and pursuit of career in floral industry. Download application https://www.kdfloralinstitute.com/scholarship-information  Deadline December 31st  

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. $10,000 renewable scholarship! Seniors planning on pursuing a bachelors degree at a four year college. Can demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Additional informationand eligibility requirements can be found here:https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/  .  Due January 5

Student of Integrity Scholarship: Scott Richards North Star Charitable Foundation provides scholarships (amounts vary $1000-$2500) to seniors, who personify all of the best aspects of high character in their personal choices and actions. Provide written 1000 word essay of a personal challenge or struggle and how you have overcome that situation. One letter of recommendation and list of extracurricular activities. Deadline is January 7Click here for more information. https://www.bbb.org/minnesota/torch-awards-for-ethics/student-of-integrity-scholarship/

Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Scholarship:  for science and math majors; a $20,000 scholarship distributed over 8 semesters to a senior who is pursuing a 4-year degree, starting fall 2020.  This includes those who begin at a community college. Must be a U.S. citizen, from St. Louis County, have a 3.5 GPA, commit to major in one of the designated fields of study, have demonstrated qualities of character, perseverance and ambition, and be from a family whose income is less than $125,000 per year.  For more information and to apply, go to www.alworthscholarship.org.  Deadline to apply is January 15

 

Marquerite Gilmore Family Scholarship:  Scholarship amount varies - up to $8000.. It is a one year scholarship but can be re-applied for each year.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, in the upper 8th percentile of graduating class, have a 2.8 GPA, must demonstrate traits of high personal character and leadership, and must plan to enroll in an undergraduate study of teaching, business or engineering at an accredited four-year college or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the entire upcoming academic year (2020-21).  All applicants must apply online at www.csascholars.org.  After completing the online portion of the application, additional items requested must be sent in one envelope by mail.  All is due by January 13

James Wright Hunt Scholarship Fund:  Scholarship amount varies, up to $5000 per year for four years. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, in the upper 25th percentile of graduating class, must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, must demonstrate excellence in academic accomplishment and character, and must plan to enroll in any campus of the U of M system: Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris, Crookston, Rochester; Carleton College or the University of Michigan for the 2021-22 academic year.   All applicants must apply online at www.csascholars.org.  After completing the online portion of the application, additional items requested must be sent in one envelope by mail.  All is due by January 13

Oscar and Mary W. Mitchell Scholarship Fund:  Scholarship amount varies up to $10,000. It is a one year scholarship but can be re-applied for each year.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, must have at least a 2.5 GPA, must demonstrate traits of high personal character and leadership, must demonstrate financial need, and must plan to enroll at of the U of M system: Twin Cities or Duluth, or any PRIVATE FOUR-YEAR college in the U.S.  All applicants must apply online at www.csascholars.org.  After completing the online portion of the application, additional items requested must be sent in one envelope by mail.  All is due by January 13

Jack Moon Scholarship Fund:  Scholarship amount varies up to $5000.  It is a one year scholarship but can be re-applied for each year.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, must demonstrate financial need, and must plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or vocational-technical school in 2020-21,  in Minnesota, Wisconsin or Michigan.  All applicants must apply online at www.csascholars.org.  After completing the online portion of the application, additional items requested must be sent in one envelope by mail.  All is due by January 13

Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society Mondale-Quie Essay Contest:  an essay contest for juniors and seniors.  Essay topic: The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first time a national emergency has caused the country to weigh public health and safety against individual liberty. Examples include the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus during the Civil War; the Espionage and Sedition Acts during World War I; the Spanish Flu of 1918; the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II; the War on Terror; and, very recently, curfews in response to racial unrest. Based on the U.S. and Minnesota Constitutions, can and, under what circumstances, should, the government limit personal rights during an emergency? Go to https://mncourthistory.wildapricot.org/Essay-Contest  Deadline to submit essay is January 19

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship:  This foundation awards minority high school senior students $30,000 in scholarship money over four years to attend an accredited 4-year institution of their choice within the U.S.  To be eligible, you must be a minority, show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service, have financial need, and past applicants have had a composite ACT score of at least 21 (this years’ applicants will not need to submit an ACT score) To apply, go to www.jackierobinson.org.   The application deadline is January 12

 

EAST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN #2

From the Career Center

November 2021

 

PLEASE GIVE THOSE WHO WILL BE WRITING A RECOMMENDATION FOR YOU AT LEAST 14 DAYS NOTICE!!!!

Raise Me - visit www.raise.me for micro-scholarships. As a senior, you can retroactively put ALL grades and accomplishements in your account up until the deadline (varies per college). It all adds up to tuition dollars -see what you have already earned! 

 

Going Merry - visit www.goingmerry.com for a one-stop shop for many national scholarships. Fill out your profile to see what you can qualify for, then complete the application process for many scholarships on one site. 

 

State of MN Scholarshipshttps://www.bestcollegereviews.org/scholarships/state/minnesota/

 

FOR ALL SPECIFIC DUE DATES CLICK ON LINK TO EACH SCHOLARSHIP

 

Alworth Scholarship-High school seniors awarded the scholarship will be eligible to receive $20,000. The award will be distributed over eight semesters ($2,500 per semester) providing recipients meet the following requirements: cumulative GPA of 2.85 as a freshman and a 3.0 for subsequent years, continue to major in an approved mathematics or science field of study, and 35-50% of total credits taken each semester must be in math and science. To find out if you are eligible for this scholarship and to apply to the Alworth Scholarship: https://www.alworthscholarship.org/about.html Due: January 15

 

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation - This foundation has over 60 scholarships! Apply by filling out a profile at www.dsacommunityfoundation.com, Scholarship applications will open up on November 15th, 2021 and the deadline for the scholarships is January 15, 2022

 

Oscar Mitchell and Mary W. Mitchell Scholarship: This scholarship is for one year only; however, current recipients may reapply and
be considered for additional funding along with other new applicants. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time. Scholarships are limited to a maximum of four years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever is earlier. To be eligible: a senior must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate financial need and Be planning to attend full-time at the University of Minnesota (Duluth or
Minneapolis campus only) or any accredited, PRIVATE FOUR-YEAR college or
university in the United States. Eligible applicants can apply at www.csascholars.org/mitchell Deadline: January 13, 2022 5pm Eastern Time

 

Gilmore Family Scholarship Foundation: This scholarship is for one year only; however, current recipients may reapply and be considered for additional funding along with other new applicants. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time. To be eligible, applicants must: Be current high school seniors or graduates of high schools in the Minnesota counties of Cook, Lake, Carlton, Pine, and the south part of South St. Louis County lying south of and including the area in Township 54 North. In addition:
 Be of good character and serious purpose.
 Current college applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
 High school applicants must be in the upper 8th percentile of their graduating class.
 Be enrolled in, or planning to attend, full-time an accredited college or university located in the United States in pursuit of an undergraduate degree. To apply: www.csascholars.org/gilmore Deadline is January 13, 2022 5 pm Eastern Time

James Wright Hunt Scholarship: This scholarship is a four-year scholarship subject to the following terms and conditions: recipients must attend the University of Michigan, Carleton College, or any campus of the University of Minnesota and must be working toward an undergraduate degree; recipients must remain in good academic standing and remain enrolled
full-time, continuously throughout the four-year scholarship. Eligibility requirements: be a high school senior enrolled at any public high school located in Duluth, MN, demonstrate character and leadership, plan to attend full-time at any branch of the University of Minnesota, Carleton College, or the University of Michigan. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and rank in the top 25% of their graduating class. Eligible applicants can apply at www.csascholars.org/hunt  Deadline is January 13, 2022 5 pm Eastern Time.

Jack Moon Scholarship: This scholarship is for one year only; however, current recipients may reapply and be considered for additional funding along with other new applicants. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time. Eligibility requirements: Be graduates of one of the following schools in Duluth, Minnesota: Denfeld High School, Duluth East High School, Harbor City International School, or Duluth Area Learning
Center.
 Demonstrate good character and academic ability and readiness.
 Demonstrate financial need.
 Be enrolled full-time in an accredited vocational or trade school in Minnesota, Wisconsin,
or Michigan in a qualified vocational or trade program leading to a certificate or diploma.
Applicants enrolled in a program leading to a degree are not eligible for this scholarship. To learn more about this scholarship, go to www.csascholars.org/moon Deadline is March 15, 2022 5 pm Eastern Time.

 

Masonic Charities Scholarship: Minnesota Masonic Charities offers a portfolio of scholarship opportunities to high school students throughout Minnesota. All of our Scholarships are renewable, if specific requirements are met. Check our website www.mnmasoniccharities.org for eligibility details for the online application process and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Online applications accepted January 1-February 15

 

Kids Deserve a Shot! $100,000 Minnesota College Scholarship Drawing All Minnesotans 12-17 who have completed their two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series are eligible (Eligible if age 12-17 at time of at least one shot in the series). The State of Minnesota will hold five drawings (11/19/21-12/17/21) of $100,000 for five students to attend any public or private non-profit educational institution in the state of Minnesota.  Once a kid is entered, they will be included in all drawings. https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-rewards/kids-deserve-a-shot/   Entry Deadline Range: 11/15/21-12/13/21

 

MN Association of Counselors of Color Scholarships - This scholarship is awarded to students of color a one-time scholarship ranging between $500 to $2,500 to be used towards their education at one of 67 member colleges and universitiesDue:  March 11.  Click Here for More Information & To Apply

 

Burger King - Burger King offers a scholarship opportunity to any high school senior who has a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Must be senior, plan to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college or university or vocational-technical school in 2021-22 school year. Award is $1,000 - $50,000 Deadline is December 15, 2022 - or when 50,000 applications have been received.

www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars

 

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program:  In honor of the legacy and character of Ronald Reagan, this program awards up to 20 college-bound students (attending an accredited 4-yr. college or university in the Fall of 2021  who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships.  Other eligibility requirements are a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.  To apply online, go to www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships.  Connect via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GEReaganScholarships/ The deadline to apply is January 6, 2022

 

MSHSL AAA Award:  All Seniors!  Do you play MSHSL sports?  Are you involved in a fine arts program?  Do you excel in the classroom? Then the MSHSL Triple A Award is for you!  To be eligible for the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award a student:  must be a high school senior, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, participate in League-sponsored athletics and fine arts activities, and comply with the MSHSL’s code of conduct. East will nominate one Male and one Female! This is one of the most prestigious awards given out at Duluth East.  Contact the East Activities Office for information on the application process.  Don't miss the deadline of December 1, 2021 

 

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship:  Each year (April), $1,000 grants are awarded to graduating high school seniors in the U.S., who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities, or vocational schools.   The number of grants awarded each year is at the discretion of the foundation.  The grant must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study.  A copy of the application, can be found at  https://www.usjcisenate.org/scholarship-program The deadline to apply is January 14, 2022

 

Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarships:  U.S residents who will be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of postsecondary education for the fall term of 2020 are eligible to apply for scholarships from $500 - $2,500 at the regional and national level.  Minnesota Mensa will award a $500 scholarship.  Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.  For essay rules, and how to apply, visit http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarshipsApplications must be submitted by 11:59 pm Central Time January 15, 2022.  

 

JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest is open to United States high school students in grades 9-12th attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest

Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Essays must be the original work of the student. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Registration and Submission.The contest deadline is January 15, 2022.

 

Rove Pest Control in Minneapolis is open to high school students nationwide who have been accepted to a college or university. Amount of $500.00 Special consideration will be given to anyone pursuing a degree in entomology or a related field. GPA of 3.0  Application due January 31, 2022.. Apply online at: http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship

 

EAST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN #1

From the Career Center

September 2021

 

PLEASE GIVE THOSE WHO WILL BE WRITING A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FOR YOU AT LEAST 14 DAYS NOTICE!

 

Raise Me - visit www.raise.me for micro-scholarships. If the school to which you are applying is a partner with Raise Me, add your accomplishments prior to their deadline (varies per school), to see what you have already earned. 

 

Going Merry - visit www.goingmerry.com for a one-stop shop for many national scholarships. Fill out your profile to see what you can qualify for, then complete the application process for many scholarships on one site. 

 

State of MN Scholarships - https://www.bestcollegereviews.org/scholarships/state/minnesota/

 

FOR ALL SPECIFIC DUE DATES CLICK ON LINK TO EACH SCHOLARSHIP

Ann Bancroft Foundation -The Ann Bancroft Foundation Grant application is open to any K–12th grade Minnesota resident who identifies as a girl. Grants are available to fund art, cultural, leadership, educational, outdoors/wilderness experiences, sport, athletic, dance equipment, or participation fees. Given the increased requirements for technology due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for this fall 2020 granting cycle, we are also funding technology equipment and technology access Apply at https://annbancroft.smapply.io/prog/abf_fall_2020_grant_application/ Due October 1


MSCA Scholarship  Minnesota School Counselor Association (MSCA) is providingTen $500 scholarships awarded to individuals pursuing post-secondary education at an institution of their choice. For more information about MSCA visit: www.mnschoolcounselors.org
ELIGIBILITY:
* Applicants must be a Minnesota public or private high school senior
* Applicants must be able to articulate how a licensed school counselor impacted their life
* The licensed school counselor written about MUST be a member of MSCACounselors  (Note: All East counselors are members) 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WWuce8344AqbB4cag4Lygq6yhzA-kA4D/view?usp=sharing  Submit by Sept 17,2021

 

Coca –Cola Scholars Program: Each year, they award 150 scholarships of $20,000 each.  Eligibility requirements are:  residency qualifications, minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of junior year, and planning to attend an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Award is based on leadership, academics and service. For more information, go to www.coca-colascholars.org.  Students must apply online. Applications due in October
 

Cooke College Scholarship:  Undergraduate scholarships up to $40,000 per year for four years; available to seniors who plan to attend an accredited four year university/college.Have a GPA of 3.5 or above and demonstrate significant financial need. ACT/SAT has been waived. Consideration for applicants with family income up to $95,000. (Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.)

Criteria for selection also includes persistence, service to others, and leadership. To apply, go to: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/ The application is through the Common App and closes on November 18,2021

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: Students in grades 9-12 that have made a difference through volunteering over the past year are eligible for this scholarship. You could be honored at the local, state, or national level for your volunteer work. State winners will receive $1000 and a trip to Washington D.C. this spring.  National honorees are chosen from the state winners, and will receive an additional $5,000 scholarship.   Visit http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit to apply. The application must be completed and given to your guidance counselor by Due in November

 

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest: 500 four year scholarships will be awarded ranging from $1,000 to $50,000.  Open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Applications for the 2020 contest are available online at www.enf.elks.org/mvs Due in November 15,2021

 

MN Credit Union Foundation  - Offering 8 -  $1,000 scholarships to a high school senior who is a member of a MN Credit Union Network. 500 word essay required. Financial need is NOT a consideration. For essay topic and application go to https://www.mncun.org/scholarship-council.html Due on November 30, 3021

 

U.S. Senate Youth Program: A great opportunity for Minnesota students – a week in Washington D.C. and a $10,000 scholarship. Two high school junior or senior students are selected as delegates from each state. Delegates will visit Washington D.C with all expenses paid.  Applicants should be serving in an elected or selected capacity in a student, civic or educational organization for an entire school year. Visit the program website at us senate youth for an application.  You must contact the Minnesota representative, Mr. Doug Paulson to be considered. Email: doug.paulson@state.mn.us  or phone: (651) 582-8734 to be considered. Due October 29,2021

 

Heisman High School Scholarship: The Heisman Memorial Trophy is renowned for symbolizing the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, extends the Heisman prestige to our nation's most esteemed male and female high school seniors by recognizing and rewarding outstanding scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities. These remarkable young leaders set the example and make a game-changing difference every day, paving the way to greatness for everyone around them. http://heismanscholarship.com/application/are-you-eligible/  Students must submit their application by October 19, 2021 at 3 pm PT/6 pm ET.  The application must be reviewed and submitted by the school official listed in the application by October 21, 2021 at 3 pm PT/ 6 pm ET.