Scholarships For Seniors

 

 

(Please take note: Scholarships here are organized by either "educational," "local," and "national."

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Education Foundation Scholarships

 

Name

Amount

Number

Criteria

Due Date

Contact

Format of Entry

Orielle and Eleanor Norland Memorial Scholarship

$1000

1

See Application

April 1st

Mrs. Nereson

Application; Reference; Resume

West Central Ag - Beltrami Scholarship

$500

1

Ag-Related Career Interest

April 1st

Mrs. Nereson

Application; Resume; Goal Statement

Fertile Fire Fighter's Association

$500

2

Career in Law Enforcement, Fire, or Medical

April 1st

Mrs. Nereson

Application; Resume; Reference

Otto & Swanhild Kaste Endowed Memorial

$1,000

2

4-yr College/University

April 1st

Mrs. Nereson

Application; Resume; Reference

S.A. Aas (automatically awarded)

$750

2

Top two Academic Seniors

Not Applicable

Mrs. Nereson

Not Applicable

Emil & LaVanche Petersen

$1,000

1

Rural background; three letters of recomendation; essay; 2.5 GPA

April 1st

Mrs. Nereson

Application; Resume; Essay

Edith Bolstad Memorial (automatically awarded)

$500

1

Highest Academic Senior attending Concordia College

Not Applicable

Mrs. Nereson

Not Applicable

Fertile-Beltrami Sandhill Snowcruiser's Scholarship

$500

1

Member of Sandhill Snowcruisers

April 1st

Mrs. Nereson

Application; Reference; Essay

Fertile-Beltrami Education Foundation Endowed Scholarship

$1,500

2

2.5 GPA; high character, leadership skills, motivation, initiative and respect for others

April 1st

Mrs. Nereson

Application; Reference;

JT’s Station Scholarship

$500

1

2.5 GPA; high character, leadership skills, motivation, initiative and respect for others

April 1st

Mrs. Nereson

Application; Transcript; Resume; Reference

Norris and Karen Johnson Endowed Scholarship

$500

1

Senior or former graduate of Fertile-Beltrami; entering a health-related field at a 2-or 4-year college or university.

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April 1st

Mrs. Nereson

Application; Transcript; Resume; Statement of Educational and Career Goals; Three Letters of Reference

Lorraine and Paul Gredvig Medical Scholarship

$500

2

See Application

April 1st

Mrs. Nereson

Application; Transcript; Two letters of References; Essay; List of activities

Clarence and Ethel Shawstad Memorial Scholarship

$1,000

1

Senior from Fertile-Beltrami attending any post-secondary institution; high character and lofty goals

April 1st

Mrs. Nereson

Application; Transcript; Resume; Two Letters of Recommendation; Statement of Educational and Career Goals; Essay

David Jerome Norrs Memorial Scholarship

$1,000

1

Senior from Fertile-Beltrami attending any post-secondary institution; high character and lofty goals

April 1st

Mrs. Nereson

Application; Transcript; Resume; Two Letters of Recommendation; Statement of Educational and Career Goals; Essay

Mary E. Swenson Memorial Scholarship

$500

1

Senior majoring in education attending a post-secondary institution; 3.0 GPA

April 1st

Mrs. Nereson

Essay; Application

Renee Rongen & Associates, LLC Entrepreneur Scholarship

$500

1

Demonstration of real-life business experience, entrepreneurial mindset, or promise of future entrepreneurial endeavors

April 1st

Mrs. Nereson

Application; Resume; Three letters of reference; Essay

Arthur & Norma Sannes Memorial Scholarship $500 1 Demonstrate leadership skills, service to community, motivation, high character, initiative, and respect for others; 3.0 cumulative GPA April 1st Mrs. Nereson Application; Two letters of recommendation; Essay

Wilmer J. Waksvik Memorial Scholarship (cover sheet)

$1000 2 (one for each GPA criteria) Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (or 3.75 for higher GPA scholarship), plan to attend a college, vocational school, or other institution of higher education April 1st Mrs. Nereson Application; Transcript; Resume; Two letters of recommendation (only one can be from FB faculty); statement of educational and career goals
Cody Christianson Memorial Scholarship $500 1 Demonstrate leadership skills, service to commounity, motivation, high character, initiative, and respect for others; 3.0 cumulative GPA and plan to attend college April 1st Mrs. Nereson Application; References; Resume; Transcript
The Carole Engelstad Memorial Scholarship $500 1 Demonstrate high character, leadership skills, motivation, initiative and respect for others; GPA of 2.0 and plan to attend a university, college, technical college or other accredited institute of higher education April 1st Mrs. Nereson Application; Transcript; Resume; 2 Letters of Recommendation; Essay
Marv Nelson Memorial Scholarship $500 1 Graduating senior of FBHS pursuing in the science field. Must be accepted into 4-year college, university or 2-year technical institue. High character, leadership, motivation initiative, and respect others. GPA atleast 2.5 during last 2 years of his/her education. April 1st Mrs. Nereson Application, High school transcript, Resume of high school or college and religious activities, statement indicating your educational pursuits (Where you plan on attending), 2 letters of recommendation, who is not a relative.
Ray and Nancy Christian Scholarship $1,000 2 Demonstrate high character, leadership skills, motivation, initiative and respect for others, Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Plan to attend a university or college, Technical college or other accredited institute of higher education April 1st Mrs. Nerson Application
Red River State Bank F-B Scholarship $500 2 Student who is planning on attending a junior college, four-year college or university with a planned major in Business, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Finance, Finance, or Accounting. April 1st Mrs. Nereson Application
Arnold & Arlene Edlund Memorial Scholarship $500 1 Pursue a career in elementary education. Demonstrate high character, leadership skills, motivation, initiative, and respect for others. GPA of at least 2.0. Plan to attend a technical cololege, 4-year college or university, or other accredited institution of higher education April 1 Mrs. Nereson Application
Frances Raff Flaig Scholarship $1000 2 Demonstrate high character, leadership skills, motivation, initiative, and respect for others. GPA of at least 2.0. Plan to attend a technical cololege, 4-year college or university, or other accredited institution of higher education April 1 Mrs. Nereson Application

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Local Scholarships

Name

Amount

Number

Criteria

Due Date

Contact

Format of Entry

Christian Student Athletes Various Various minimum "C" grade, currently in a varsity level sport, and commited christian February 1 Visit Website Visit Website for more details
Advanced Com $500 2 ANY senior planning to major in a business or technology field May 1 Mrs. Clark; FB Business Department Application
Fosston Tri-Coop Scholarship $5,000 2 Seniors pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agribusiness, production agriculture, or any other related degree April 20

Visit Website **Click Here

Application form; one letter of recommendation; essay on special topic; transcript; recent photo

Wes Micheals Memorial Scholarship $250 1 Seniors attending a technical college, trade school, four yearcollege or university, or other accredited university. April 18 See Mrs. Nereson if you have questions Complete coversheet, Answer one of two questions and write an essay under 750 words.
Lindfors Agency Scholarship $500 1 Senior attending a post secondary school, technical school, or entering the military AND seniors whose parent(s) have insurance with Lindfors Agency. April 25

Fax, mail, or hand deliver your application

to any of the Linffors Agency offices menioned in the file. Or email

at contactus@lindforsagency.com

 

Complete application
Fertile Lions Club Scholarship $500 3 Senior attending a post secondary school, technical school, and etc. April 1 See Mrs. Nereson if you have any questions Completed application, two letters of reference (one must be from a former or current teacher), a brief resume of your high school and community activties, copy of your high school transcript signed by a school official.
Alex Bauer Memorial Scholarship $1,000 1 Senior attending a Christian college April 1 See Mrs. Nereson if you have any questions Completed Application, Essay explaining your decision to enroll in a Christian college and what goals this education will help you achieve
Gate City Bank $1,200 47 High School Senior within 100 miles of a Gate City Bank April 1 See Mrs. Nereson if you have any questions Application, signed photo release, essay
MSHSL Athletes in Sports Medicine $2,500 2 High school student looking to pursue a career in sports medicine May 1 See Mrs. Nereson if you have any questions Resume, Transcript, Essay, & Application
Ultima Bank $1,000 3 Seniors that Ultima Bank Serves April 14 See Mrs. Nereson if you have any questions Letter of reference, essay, cover page, interview for selected top 5
American Crystal Sugar $500 1 See Application April 1 See Mrs. Nerewson if you have any questions Application Form
American Crystal Sugar $1000 1 High school student looking to pursue a career in one of the following: science, agriculture,engineering, mathematics, or technology April 1 See Mrs. Nereson if you have any questions Application Form, Essay, Listings
Highway 2 Cruisers $500 2 Students pursuing 2-4 years of college in an automotive related field such as: auto mechanics, auto body, diesel mechanic, etc. April 10 See Mrs. Nereson if you have any questions

Application Form, Letter of Recommendation, 2 narratives, NO GPA required, Recent Photo

First Community Credit Union $1000 2 Graduating high school senior, attending a two - four year institution, must be a current member of a credit union in good standing for 6 months March 20 Visit Website Visit Website
Julie Buxa Health Science Scholarship $250 1 Must be a graduating high school senior who has taken a Health Science/Careers class March 31 Visit Website Visit Website
JoAnn Link Hetzel $1000 1 High school student planning to attend a vocational of technical/trade school, cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, preference given to students pursuing: mechanics, electrical, welding or surveying April 1 Visit Website Complete application online
Dr. Fradkin Community Service/Volunteer $500 1 High school senior planning to attend a post-secondary instituion, excels in community service April 1 Visit Website Apply online
Farmers Union Industries $1500 Several Farmers union members, high school senior looking to attend a two - four year college April 21 Visit Website Application information found online
Abbott and Fenner $1000 1

Juniors and Seniors in high school.

June 15 See Mrs. Nereson

Apply online

Submit a 500-1000 word essay on: your career
and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving them

Big Sun Scholarship $500 1 Students Athlete, must be a high school senior June 19 See Mrs. Nereson

Apply online

Short essay answering a 3 part essay on website

College Sports $1000 1 Any current of former student athlete, do not need to be a college athlete, For seniors attending college July 1 Email: leadership@collegesportsscholarships.com

Information found online: Click Here

Email a 1000 word or less essay about a time you were the
leader in an important moment on the field
or in your community

AgCountry Farm Credit Services $1000 24 High school seniors from eastern North Dakota and northwest and west central Minnesota who plan to enroll in college next fall. March 1st Mrs. Nereson See application
Golden Link Senior Scholarship $500 1 Polk County Resident, pursuing studies in health care/medicine, enrolling into an institution in northerwestern Minnesota. April 1st Mrs. Nereson See Application
Alerus Financial Leo Parent Charitable Scholarship: Male Students $1200/yr

Dependable upon

number of applications

Polk County Resident, any Minnesota institute April 1st Mrs. Nereson See Application
Highway 2 Cruisers $500 2 Any highschool senior pursuing an automotive related program April 10 Mrs. Nereson

Mail to: Highway 2 Cruisers
PO Box 221
Fosston MN 56542

Application; letter of recommendation; (2) narratives; recent photo

Valley Bone and Joint Clinic Scholar-Athlete $500 Undecided Senior athlete who has earned a varsity letter in a sport. Achieved at least a 3.5 GPA. Must be from North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota. Undecided (701) 746-7521 Visit Website
Northwest Minnesota Youth Leadership Scholarship $500 3 Open to young adults between the ages of 17-21 on or before Jan. 1, 2017. living in certian counties in MN (including polk). March 3 Mrs. Nerson-Foldoe See Application
Garden Valley Education Foundation $2500 Varies Applicant's family must suscribe to at least one service from Garden Valley February Mrs. Nereson Application
MN Telecom Alliance Foundation Scholarship $2000 5 2017 Minnesota graduating senior. Applicants must be attending post-secondary education. Must be a MN resident, and the applicants family must suscribe to at least one service from Garden Valley Telephone Co. Feb 24 Mrs. Nereson-Foldoe See Application
Norma Bigger Scholarship $250 2 Resident of West Polk County and be pursuing a career in the following fields: Nutrition and Health, Financial Management, Energy and Environment, Clothing and Textiles, Youth and Families and Housing and Home Evironment Education. April 3 Mrs. Nereson-Foldoe Application
Lil Snyder Scholarship $500   Must be a redisent of Polk county, pursuing a career in the field of ehalth care, and be enrolling in one of the following institutes of high education: Northland, UMC, or UND. April 15 Mrs. Nereson-Foldoe Application
David and Helen M. Hanson Scholarship     Minimum of a 3.0 Cumulative GPA and plan to enroll full-time in a 2 or 4 year school. April 1 Mrs. Nereson Application
R&J Broadcasting Scholarship $500 4 Applicant must be Minnesota or North Dakota resident within the R&J Broadcasting, Inc. Broadcast area. Must be accepted by, or enrolled at an accredited post-secondary educational institution. March 31 jimradio@lortel.net
218-784-2844
Application
The Stanford Health Network Chairman's Challenge Scholarship

$2500

3; 1 of each Current high school students who submit a plan to attract more students to health careers in rural settings February 1 chairmanschallenge@sanfordhealth.org Application

 

$3500 Udergraduate and vocational students
$4000 Graduate students

 

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National Scholarships

Name

Amount

Number

Criteria

Due Date

Contact

Format of Entry

AES Engineers Scholarship

$500

Varies

Not based on GPA, basis of character determined by essay submitted

October 5

Visit Website

Essay of 500 to 1,000 words

James J. Wychor Scholarship (Sponsored by the Minnesota Braodcasters Association) $1,500 10 2.5 GPA, major in broadcast electronic media technology, or interest in broadcasting careers June 30 Visit Website Unknown at Moment
BigSun Organization Scholarship $500 2 Senior attendng a post secondary institute who is involved in a sport June 21 Visit Website Essay
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship $1,000 Varies Senior attending a post secondary education June 14 Visit Website Essay between 500 and 1000 words
B. Davis Scholarship $1,000 Varies Senior attending a post secondary education May 26 Visit Website Essay of 1,000 words or less on provided topic
Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

$1,000-$7,000 and renewable

Varies Female; enrolled in enginnering or computer science program; 3.5 GPA May 15 Visit Website List of sports activies; description of volunteer activies; leadership roles; special honors or recognitions; description of any relevant work experience; transcript; essay
ACSC Scholarship $500 48 Well-rounded senior pursuing a post-secondar education in one of the following fields: Science, agriculture, engineering, mathematics, technology. April 21 See Mrs. Nereson Essay, State your intended area of study, State your overall GPA (must be 2.5 or higher), List of extra-curricular activies, list of community service/volunteerism activies
Fire Service Foundation Scholarship $1,000 Minimum 2 Senior attending college or post secondary education. ONE awarded to a senior of a living firefighter and the SECOND will be to a senior of a deceased firefighter. April 15 See Mrs. Nereson Unknown at Moment
The Mission of the Timothy L. Correll Foundation Inc. Up to $1,000 Varies Awarded to students who demonstrate initative, leadership, and service to their community. The appluicant must be a Minnesota resident enrolled in an accredoted degree program training for a career in fire service, paramedics, or nursing.

Accepted on an on-going basis

Karen Correll,

Executive Director

612-770-8050

Scholarship Link

AgCountry Scholarship $1,000 24

The recipient may be from an actively farming or ranching family or planning to pursue an agricultural career. This means that seniors from a farming or ranching family are eligible, regardless of their career intentions. Also, seniors intending to pursue ag careers are eligible, regardless of whether they have a farm background. In either case, scholarships are not awarded until the students show proof of enrollment in college.

March 1

Mary Rudolf,

800-450-8933

or

701-499-2558

 

Scholarship Link
Honors Granutation Media Scholarship $1,000 5

Graduating high school senior who is applying to an accredited college or univeristy.

Click here for more information.

April 16 Visit Website Art, photography, music, creative writing, or video
Nitro College Scholarship $5,000 3 Visit Website Multiple Visit Website Complete the scholarship survey questions. Answer all three short-answer questions.
Rocket Lawyer Entreprenuer Contest $1,000 Varies For students who display creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. If you have an idea that can change the world, tell us how you'd make it happen and we can help you get there. Decemeber 11 Visit Website Create a business plan for an organization desgined to make an impact or solve a problem that's important to you - be it a new app or dacilitating social change.
Oz Moving and Storage Scholarship $1,000 1 100% completion of the application, quality of open-ended answers of our questions, creativity, uniquness, grammar and spelling, and addressing and answering the question. June 15 Visit Website Scholarship Link
Waterlogic's Clean Water Scholarship $1,500 Varies For students in or entering college. April 30 Visit Webiste

Essay Topic:

The water scarcity crisis, what we can do about it?

Raise.me

(University of Minnesota)

  Varies Students in grades 9-1 have strong grades, rigorous coursework, or leadership positions.  

612-626-8378

1-800-752-1000

Visit Website
America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders: Monsanto Fund $1,500 Varies Ag-related field of study. Students must seek two farmer endorsements of their application. Applicants are not required to be FFA members. Feb. 1 Brian.D.Leake@monsanto.com Apply here
Digi-Key Corporation Technical Scholarship   Vaires See Overview April 14 becky.ballard@digikey.com Application
Digi-Key/NTCT Sales Scholarship   Varies See Overview April 14 becky.ballard@digikey.com Application
CHS Scholars Program $2000 30

Students must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior in an agriculture-related degree program. OR students pursuing a career in a STEM field of study with an interest in agriculture, cooperatives or rural America will be considered.

March 31 See Application Application
Louie Family Foundation Scholarships $4000 25 Be a freshman in the 2017-2018 academic year and anticipate enrolling at a U.S. accredited college/university in the 2017-2018 academic year. Students have a cumulative, un-weighted grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0 on a 4.0 scale. March 31 See Application Application
Intel ISEF $3000 600 Students in grades 9-12 must compete in an Intel ISEF affiliated science fairs around the world AND win the right attend the Intel ISEF. April 1 See Application Application
National Dairy Shrine Scholarships $3000 42 All National Dairy Shrine Scholarships and student awards are only for U.S. students attending schools, colleges, or universities in the United States and majoring in dairy industry or other agricultural related fields. April 15 See Application Application
Gloria Barron Prize $5000 25 Between the ages of 8 and 18. Permanent residents of and currently resding in the U.S.A. or Canada. Currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months. April 15 See Application Application
SP Scholarship $10000 10 Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States. April 30 See Application Application
VIP $5000 Scholarship $5000 `1 Must be at least 13 years of age or older. April 30 See Application Application
Paradigm Challenge Scholarship $100000 10 Will be aged 4-18 years old on May 1, 2017. Have their parents/ leagl guardians' permison to participate. are NOT residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, the Crimea Region, or any other US sanctioned country. May 1 See Application Application
Chopin Foundation Scholarship Program $4000 10 Open to all qualified American pianists not younger than 14 and not older than 17 of age on May 15 of their first year of application. May 15 See Application Application
Review It Scholarship $1000 1 Be attending college or university no later than September of 2017. Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year. June 30 See Application Application

Aging Matters Scholarship

$1500 Undecided All incoming freshman or existing undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing are eligble to apply. May 15th Visit Website Application

 

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