We’ve put together a special list of scholarships just for our Genesys Works Twin Cities students! These scholarships include both nationwide opportunities with large awards and great scholarships just for Minnesotans. You can find links to these scholarships on College Greenlight below.
Deadline: January 9
Award: $2,500 – $15,000
These scholarships are for students of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the US Census. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolling in a US accredited college or university in the Fall of 2015 and have a minimum cumulative 2.7 GPA.
Deadline: October 31
Award: $10,000 – $20,000
This scholarship is for current high school or homeschooled seniors who are attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools). To qualify, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school and plan to pursue a degree at an accredited US college.
Deadline: January 15
This scholarship is for high school seniors who have participated in an approved college readiness program for a minimum of two years (see website for a list of approved programs). To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be planning to enter a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after high school graduation. Applicants must have earned a minimum 2.4 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and be US citizens or permanent residents.
Deadline: January 14
This scholarship is for students who will enroll for the first time at a US accredited college or university in the fall of 2015 as full-time, degree-seeking, first-year students. To qualify, applicants must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American; have a 3.3 GPA; and be US citizens.
Deadline: October 25
These scholarships are for high school seniors of the class of 2015, who have plans to enter college no later than the Fall following graduation. To qualify, applicants must live in and attend high school in Minnesota, have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives, and demonstrate the following: a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited US college/institution; critical financial need; involvement in co-curricular and community activities; and integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be US citizens.
Deadline: October 10
This scholarship is for high school seniors who are currently enrolled in a public/alternative school system in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have overcome significant obstacles such as, but not limited to, poverty, disability, homelessness, or family hardships.
Deadline: March 30
Award: $500 – $1,000
This scholarship is for students of color graduating from a Minnesota high school. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must enroll as full-time, first-year students for the 2014-2015 school at a MnACC member institution. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must write an essay of 500 words or less about one of the following five given topics: leadership, community engagement, diversity, overcoming adversity, or future educators.
Deadline: May 1
Award: $1,000 – $2,500
This scholarship is for students of color who are graduates of Minnesota high schools and are enrolled full-time in a Minnesota college/university. Scholarship recipients are required to complete a minimum of 50 hours for a Service-to-Children project, where they are serve as mentors/tutors younger children of color (K-8th grade).
Deadline: March 1
The Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist students from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice in the United States.
Deadline: May 1
Award: 2 years of free education at Minneapolis Community and Technical College
- Meet the criteria to apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA).
- Meet the family adjusted gross income cap of $75,000.
- Take the assessment tests and score above ABE in two or more placements.
- Complete the application process by May 1, 2015.
- If accepted to the Power of YOU program, you must submit your final high school transcript or a copy of your high school diploma.
Deadline: Jan 12
To qualify for these scholarships, applicants must be applying to at least one eligible college or university; these are accredited four-year public or private (not-for-profit) colleges in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Deadline: Feb 20
Who: Youth under the age of 19 as of 12/31/14 who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent.
An Optimist International program for students to have the opportunity to earn scholarships to pursue opportunities in higher education. Club winners advance to District, where District winners receive a $2,500 scholarship. For 2015 essays are due February 20th, 2015