Looking for and receiving scholarships can be the most exciting part of getting ready for college.  We have several wonderful resources for students to use when searching for scholarships. The first and easiest to access is the monthly scholarship list (starting in October) in the guidance office.  Mrs. Johnson (Amie) keeps a detailed listing of scholarships (local & national) that are available for students to apply for.  Stop by and pick one up!  We will also post the most current list on this website page and the bulletin board outside the high school office. Here are some helpful tidbits on searching for scholarships: 

Scholarship List Updated: 1/2/18

Redwood Electric Cooperative - Basin Electric

Redwood Electric is honored to partner with Basin Electric to award a $1,000 scholarship to a dependent  of a Redwood Electric Cooperative member. This Scholarship is available to high school seniors and college students enrolled full-time in an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school working on an undergraduate or master degree.

Information and application can be found in the high school office.
Deadline Feb. 9, 2018

Chevy Truck Scholarship Program
For over a century, Chevrolet has been a passionate believer in the power of ingenuity and innovation in their quest to find new roads.  Chevrolet and its dealers are proud to announce participation in the FFA collegiate scholarship program in support of their long-standing relation with the National FFA.  Awarded are 200 scholarships at $1,000 each to seniors pursuing a two or four year degree or special training certification in any major.

John Deere
Deere & Company is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of the customer whose work is linked to the land. As the face of John Deere, their dealers deliver innovation products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. Awarded are up to 150 scholarships available at $2,000 each to seniors pursuing a two or four year degree in select agricultural majors, public service and administration in agriculture, engineering, welding or diesel mechanics.

You can apply for both  the Chevy and the John Deere  scholarships at

Applications are due February 8, 2018


Redwood Electric Cooperative

Redwood Electric Cooperative has the Operation Round Up Scholarship.                                                          

1. Applicants must be a student whose parent or guardian is a Redwood County Cooperative member.

2. Applicants must be a high school senior at the time of application.

3. Student can only receive the scholarship once.

4. The application deadline will be March 2, 2018. All required documentation must be in our office NO LATER than 3:30 pm.

More information and  applications can be found in the high school office.


The U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence

This program seeks to highlight the Nation’s top sophomore, junior and senior high school athletes who share key attributes of U.S. Army Soldiers and Pro Football Hall of Fame values; and who not only excel athletically, but also excel academically and are active in their communities.

The pro Football Hall of Fame and U.S. Army stand for Excellence.

Students must write an essay defining the habits of Excellence that they have experience in 500 words or less.

All nomination information will need to be submitted via email to by midnight EDT January 12, 2018.

You will receive an email confirmation when your email is delivered successfully.
More information in the high school office.


SFM Foundation

SFM Foundation provides scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin employers. The amount awarded can range from $1,000 — $10,000.

Applications are in the high school office.

Deadline is March 1, 2018. (More information in the high school office)


Minnesota Association of Townships

MAT is announcing its 2018 Scholarship Program, which awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to high school juniors. Eligible to all students currently enrolled in 11th grade and attending a MN public, private, or parochial high school or home study program.  Participants will submit a written essay on the theme of MAT’s 2018 Educational Conference “Powering our Future: Energy to Build on in Your Township.” Winners will be chosen and notified by October 1 and invited to attend our Awards Banquet in Duluth, MN on November 16, 2018. 

Application are in the high school office. 


Minnesota West

Minnesota West has $2,500 scholarships available for students entering High Growth—High Demand Career Fields in the areas of: Advanced manufacturing, Information Technology, Health Care Services, Agriculture.  For a complete list of eligible programs offered at the Minnesota West Community & Technical College, and scholarship requirements visit or call 1-800-658-2330.

Scholarship applications are due March 1, 2018


America's Farmers Grow AG Leaders

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to students in rural communities who are looking to continue their education in an ag-related field of study and become the next generation of ag leaders.

How to apply:

1. Go to for more information and official rules
2. Apply at                                                      ;
       Applications accepted from November 15, 2017 - February 1, 2018

3. Obtain two farmer endorsements of your application by February 8, 2018


MWGA  Foundation

The Minnesota Women’s Golf Association Foundation Scholarship is based on scholastic rating, financial need , and quality of character as demonstrated by academic civic activities and achievements.  Although skill and excellence in the game of golf is not a criterion, candidates shall demonstrate an involvement in the sport.

Each scholarship is renewable for four consecutive years and it made available to high school senior girls who plan to enroll in four year college program the year they submit this application.  Applications must be U.S. citizens and domiciled in the state of Minnesota.  Scholarship funds may be applied toward tuition, books room and board.  A scholarship recipient must be enrolled and continue as full-time student at an accredited college or university.

The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.2 or above , and a copy of the submitted FAFSA form must be included showing the parents income level for the past year.  This must be included when the application is sent or the application will be considered incomplete.

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2018

Please stop in the high school for application.


West Central Smiles

Two $500.00 Scholarships Awarded

1) Must be a high school senior graduating in the spring of 2018 from Cedar Mountain, Echo Charter, Lakeview, Redwood Valley, Sleepy Eye, Springfield, St. Mary’s or Wabasso (South Region).

2) Strong leadership roles, not necessarily high GPA.

3) Cannot be an immediate family member of an employee of West Central Smiles

Deadline for applications: March 19th, 2018

*You can get applications for this scholarship in the high school office

Please remember to check your emails for scholarship opportunities.

College/University Scholarships
The next place you can look for scholarships is at the college you will be attending.  The bulk of your scholarship and grant money will come directly from your college, so pay close attention to deadlines and requirements.  We have listed the most common college scholarship links below.  If your college is not listed here, simply visit their website and search for scholarships or financial aid.


National Scholarships
The last place to search is the internet.  We have listed several reputable sites below.  Simply input some basic information on these sites and you will receive a listing of scholarships that are available to you.  These listings contain national scholarships which are very competitive, so start early!
Tip: DO NOT apply for any scholarship that is asking for money - there are a lot of scams out there so be aware.