Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2018-2019

Dear Parents and Students:

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  Seniors and senior parents make sure you check the scholarship page periodically.  New scholarships will be posted in sequential order based upon the scholarship's due date.  Please read the scholarship qualifications and pay close attention to the deadlines. If you have any questions regarding scholarships, qualifications, or the application process please don't hesitate to contact me at sturner@isd116.org.  

A quick reminder, as you search for scholarship opportunities online, please make sure you don't pay money to an organization/institution for the privilege of applying for their scholarship. All legitimate scholarships and scholarship applications will not charge a fee for you to apply. Please be careful and read the scholarship details carefully before you give out any personal information.  As always, if you have questions about a particular scholarship please contact me. Local scholarships will become available later this spring.  

Best,

Mrs. Turner

Very Important Person Scholarship - 5,000 - 1 award (deadline: December 31st, 2018)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 
1. Be a High School, College or Graduate School Student
2. Write a reflective essay based on one of Dr. Parker's quotes or messages
Applications can be found by going to 
https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14805/vip_voice_5,000_scholarship_scholarship.php

Harris Poll Scholarship
Qualifications - be a legal resident of the United States and be at least 13 years of age
Applications can be found by going to
https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14804/harris_poll_scholarship_scholarship.php

Scholar Points Schlarship - 10,000 dollars 10 awards deadline: December 31st, 2018
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
Be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the U.S.
Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico
Applications can be found by going to 
https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/14870/sp_high_school_scholarship_scholarship.php 

ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Award:
Varies

Qualifications:
the scholarship will take into account student service, leadership, and financial need.
You must be a high school senior and a US citizen.

Deadline:
The application deadline is November 15, 2018.  Students can apply online at http://enf.elks.org/mvs

AHLEF Scholarship- 
Scholarship for Freshman majoring in Hospitality/Management 
500-7,500 dollar scholarship amount

For a second consecutive year, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) is offering more than $1.3 million in academic scholarships for hospitality management students. We areasking our HTMP schools to promote these opportunities to any student who is interested in majoring in a hospitality-related degree granting program.  
AHLEF has moved up its deadline date and revamped its application process to make it as easy as possible. The 2019 online application portal is open and the deadline date to submit is February 15th,which is earlier than previous years, so they need your help in getting the word out and encouraging your students to start an application now!  

Of AHLEF's nine scholarship programs, one is exclusively for Incoming Freshmen with more than $100,000 available for disbursement.Applicants who have taken the Hospitality & Tourism Management Program (HTMP) in high school will get bonus points in the review process, which is a huge advantage!  Incoming Freshmen are also eligible for other AHLEF scholarship awards, which range from $500 to $7,500, depending upon the program. Details regarding each program as well as the online application can be found on AHLEF's website,www.ahlef.org


Math or Science STEM Career Alworth Scholarship
GPA of a 3.5 or higher - ACT of 25 or Higher 
This scholarship is available to a student with both a 25 composite score for their ACT 
Alworth Scholarship Opportunity For Math and Science Majors - Award: Up to 20,000 Dollars 

The scholarship application website will be open for accepting applications starting 
November 1st through January 15th 2019. Below is a summary of the scholarship requirements.

1.       ACT Test Scores: A minimum composite score of 25 is requiredStudents with less than a 25 and who plans to retake the test in February should submit an application by the January 15 deadline.   New test scores must be forwarded to our office by no later than March 1st.

2.       GPA: A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required at the end of the 2018 fall semester.  After January 15, we will send the names of applicants from your school. As soon as the fall semester grades have been posted you may send the transcripts to our office (scan and email or mail).

3.       Tax Information:  Maximum Taxable Income remains at $120,000. The tax information deadline for the 2017 IRS 1040 pages 1 & 2 is January 15. In the event that there has been a dramatic change in income, we will accept 2018 tax information. However, a parent should contact me to discuss.

4.       Essay Questions: There are four questions that require short answers (350 words or less).  The questions are designed so we may learn how students handle challenging situations, thus demonstrating perseverance or “grit.” It’s not about being the perfect student or having perfect outcomes; it’s about sharing with us what they learned that will help them be successful in college and in life. Please emphasize the importance of being authentic and heartfelt in their answers. 

5.       Letters of Recommendation: Only one letter is required and it MUST be from a math or science teacher.  Students are required to ask their teacher prior to entering their contact information on the application. Once the contact information has been entered, an email will be sent to the teacher with instructions for submitting their letter.

6.       Major Field of Study: Math and science-based major fields not listed on our website may be eligible for funding.  Please encourage students to contact me at patty@alworthscholarship.org and include the link to the list of courses and credits required for the major.

7.       Gap Year: Students who plan to take a gap year before attending college should apply during their senior year.  If awarded, they have the opportunity to request a one-year deferral.

8.       Rack Cards and Posters: Rack cards and posters will be delivered in person during school visits (scholarship presentations) or sent in the mail for delivery by November 1st.  Please reply to this email with the number of rack cards and posters that you need.  No changes have been made to the copy from last year allowing you to replenish your existing stock.

9.       The Survey:  In a separate email you will receive a survey that should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.  The questions are focused on courses offered, grading system, and getting feedback on how we can better support you and parents in your school in the application process.

Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarships 2018
Award: Two scholarships for $2,500 and one for $1,500

Qualifications:
The scholarship is designed to recognize and promote ethics and integrity among young people and will be awarded to Senior students who demonstrate high character in their personal choices and actions.  Students will be asked to write an essay that gives a personal example of how they were challenged or struggled through a difficult situation and how they overcame the situation by the application of integrity and personal ethics.  The essay must be accompanied by the scholarship entry form, one letter of recommendation, a copy of your high school transcript, a list of extracurricular activities and any post-secondary education plans.

Deadline:
The application and supporting materials must be received by Thursday, September 20th, 2018 by 4:30 p.m. The entry packet and further details are available at http://thefirstbbb.org/minnesota/scholarship.

Wendy Heisman Scholarship
Award:  
Varies

Qualifications:
3.0 GPA and current High School Athlete. Wendy's High School Heisman is awarding a total of $150,000 in scholarships to the nation's most accomplished scholar-athletes.  

Deadline:
Students can go to http://wendysheisman.com/ to apply.  Deadline to apply is October 17, 2018.

Horatio Alger Association
Award:
Scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $6,000 to $25,000.

Qualifications:
Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States with plans to enter college no later than the fall semester following graduation, exhibit strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States, demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, hold a minimum GPA of 2.0, be a United States citizen

Deadline:
Deadline to apply is October 25, 2018.  Students can apply online at http://scholars.horatioalger.org/

2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Award:
State Honorees will win $1,000 scholarship, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington D.C. in late April.  National Honorees will receive $5,000 scholarship, engraved gold medallions, crystal trophies for their school organizations, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice.

Qualifications: Any student in grades 5-12 as of November 6, 2018, and is a legal resident of one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia, has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2017, completes an application and submits it to a school principal by November 6, 2018.

Deadline:
Young volunteers in grades 5-12 complete applications online, and then submit them to their school principals.  Applicants and their parents or guardians also must complete the application form's signature page.  Each participating school reviews the applications of its students and selects on high school Local Honoree for every 1,000 students in grades 9-12. The principal will certify applications of their selected Local Honoree online by November 16, 2018.  The top middle level and high school youth volunteer in each state and the District of Columbia are named State Honorees in February, and two to 10 runners-up in each state are named Distinguished Finalists.  Ten of the State Honorees are named America's top 10 youth volunteers of the year by a distinguished national selection committee at a special ceremony in Washington D.C.

CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
BRAINERD ELKS LODGE #615
AWARD:
The scholarship amount is $1400.  Brainerd Elks will pay funds directly to CLC in the name of the winner.  

Qualifications:
The winner of this scholarship must enroll at Central Lakes College.  Any presently enrolled senior of a high school in the Brainerd area who plans to pursue a general course of study designed for a Central Lakes College Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree for transfer to a four-year college is eligible.  Acceptance of any other scholarship assistance more than $1000 from any other source will cancel the Elks award.

Deadline:
Applications can be found under "Scholarship Forms" on the right hand side.  Applications are due on Feb. 29, 2019 and can be emailed to jamesvanduyn@gmail.com

CENTRAL LAKES COLLEGE CAREER AND TECHNICAL PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP
BRAINERD ELKS LODGE #616
AWARD:
$1400

Qualifications:
The recipient of this scholarship must enroll at Central Lakes College.  funds up to $1400 are to be used for books, tuition and similar fees during a 1-year term.  The entire amount is to be used in the next academic year after the date of application.  Any presently enrolled senior in the Brainerd area who plans to pursue a general course of study in a career and technical program.  Acceptance of any other scholarship assistance more than $1000 from any other source will cancel the Elks award.

Deadline:
Application forms can be found under "Scholarship Forms" on the right hand side under scholarships.  Applications must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2019 and can be emailed to jamesvanduyn@gmail.com

CROW WING POWER 
RANDOM DRAWING

AWARD:
$1,000

Qualifications:
The only qualification is that you have to be a member of Crow Wing Power (your immediate family has to receive electricity from Crow Wing Power).  The money will be sent directly to your college of choice in your name.  Children of Crow Wing Power employees are not eligible.

Deadline:
Contest ends March 31, 2019.  Students go to http://www.cwpower.com/.  Look under News/Events on the home page.  Click on the Scholarship Contest.  Only one entry per person.  The drawing for the $1,000 will be held in April.

CROW WING POWER SCHOLARSHIP

AWARD:
Funding from Crow Wing Power is derived from unclaimed capital credits.  The amount is limited by the funds available and is not the same each year.

Qualifications:
Students are required to fill out the essay and return to Ms. Turner no later than March 31, 2019.  In order to be eligible your family must be a member of Crow Wing Power (your immediate family has to receive electricity from Crow Wing Power).  You can access the scholarship form on the right hand side of the website under "Scholarship Forms."


Schulze Innovation Scholarships


Join a small cohort of up to 10 entrepreneurship majors and receive a full tuition, four year scholarshipto the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas, as well as specialized programming to accelerate your development as an entrepreneurial leader. 

Qualifications

1. Acceptance to University of St. Thomas - GPA minimum 3.0 and ACT minimum of 27, and required Entrepreneurship major (can be taken as part of a double major in another business or non-business discipline) 
2. Demonstrated entrepreneurial creativity and inventiveness, as described in application with concrete example of the student applying entrepreneurial spirit to problem solving and to the development of new ideas, initiatives or ventures. 

If you or someone with a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship, and demonstrated track record of entrepreneurial activity and initiative, contact Laura Dunham, Associate Dean of the Shulze School, for more information lcdunham@stthomas.edu

Luther TechTrac Student Sponsorship program 
Luther Automotive Group was Founded in 1952, Luther has grown to become one of the largest dealership groups in the U.S. We serve Guests throughout the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Cambridge, Mankato, Rochester, Fargo, ND and Hudson, WI, as well as in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Our Dealerships represent leading automotive brands and feature fully-equipped, state-of-the-art Service Centers. We also operate several full-service Collision & Glass Centers, Interior Repair Services, Towing and Transport Services, and a full-service Used Vehicle Reconditioning Center.

About

Luther Tech Trac is a new program dedicated to supporting a select group of the best and brightest Technical College Students who have shown passion and ambition for a career in the Automotive Technician fields.

  • Tuition Sponsorship of up to $2,000 per year for completion of an accredited, 2-year certificate or degree; a total of up to $4,000 in sponsorship
  • Paid, part-time work at one of our Luther Group Dealerships while in school
  • A fast-track transition to full-time employment at a Luther Group Dealership Service Center upon graduation
  • Personalized, on-the-job career mentorship and skills development coaching from a Luther Master Technician
  • Hands-on experience with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and repair equipment
  • Eligibility for a Tool Grant of up to $2,000 at time of hire into full-time employment after graduation
  • And a Stay-On Bonus of $1,000 after one year of full-time employment with an additional $2,000 after three years

Luther is home to the best Automotive Technicians in the industry. Nearly 70% of our Technicians earn more than $50,000 per year. Our top 10% earn $80,000-$130,000 per year. And our Technicians like to stay put; many have chosen to spend their entire career with Luther.
For more information visit - https://careers.hireology.com/studentsponsorshipprogram/214100/description