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Scholarships and Aid

2023-24 ScHOlarship SpReadsheet

Please give those who are writing your recommendation letters at least 14 days notice.


The presentation was originally shared at the Future Planning Night held on March 6, 2024. 


  • Minnesota Department Office of Higher Education North Star Promise Program:                                              Beginning in fall 2024, the North Star Promise (NSP) Scholarship program will make college accessible and affordable for any eligible Minnesotan who has the desire to earn a credential. The program will cover the full cost of tuition and fees for eligible Minnesotans at public institutions and tribal colleges in the state.

    • Eligibility:
      • You must be a Minnesota resident 

      • Have a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) as reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Minnesota Dream Act Application below $80,000.

      • Attend a Minnesota public higher education institution or tribal college

      • Not be in default on a state or federal student loan 

      • Be enrolled taking at least one credit 

      • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards 

      • Have not already earned a baccalaureate degree 

      • Be enrolled in a program or course of study that applies to a degree, diploma, or certificate 

    • How to apply: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at or Minnesota Dream Act application at

    • For more information:


  • Going Features a $20 billion dollar database of scholarships and aid. There are many local scholarships offered as well.  One application allows you to apply to multiple opportunities.  

  • Fast Web: $3 billion in scholarships.  Also features internship and part-time job opportunities.  
  • $19 billion in scholarships.  The sign up process is quick and easy.  
  • Chegg Scholarships billion in scholarships.  Additional features include tools to research colleges, buy/sell textbooks, and find tutors.  
  • College Board BigFuture: 6 Billion in scholarships.  Many sweepstakes-style scholarships.  Features college search and planning tools.
  • Your College Website: Once you are admitted and/or decided on college, check out their financial aid page which often has information on scholarships available to their students. This cannot be stressed enough.  Your college is a great resource for scholarships!
  • Minnesota Department of Higher Education: A complete listing of scholarships offered by each Minnesota college/university is available here:
  • 10 Sites to Kick Off Your Scholarship Search | Best Colleges | U.S. News (
  • Raise Me - visit 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. 


Scholarship Night was held on November 13, 2023
2023-24 Scholarship Slideshow Presentation

There are links to the scholarship applications, foundation websites, and information throughout the slide show.  The same useful scholarship links and information can be found in the scholarship link at the top of the page. The Local Scholarship Requirements will give you detailed information on each scholarship on a grid which is a quick way to see if you qualify to apply for the scholarship.  After opening the link, you'll be able to go directly to each scholarship website, for more information, by clicking on the scholarship name.



When applying to colleges or universities, it is recommended that ALL students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This site will help determine eligibility for grants, loans, and other financial aid opportunities. Visit FAFSA - for more information and to complete the forms. Remember, you should never have to pay to complete your FAFSA!  

Get Ready...This is what you need to have with you when you sit down to complete the FAFSA:

  •      Your Social Security Number
  •      Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  •      Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  •      Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  •      An FSA ID to sign electronically (you can create one if you don't have one already)
  •      Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned.