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: 11/13/17


Discover has a $2,500 Scholarship Award available for eligible students and parents through December 31, 2017. Students and parents can enter by signing up to receive tips and resources on No purchase or loan necessary to enter or win.              


                                                  Rove Pest Control 

Rove is  pleased to offer  the Rove Pest Control Scholarship  application for 2017.  This opportunity is open  to high school students nation wide  who have been accepted to a college or university.  This award will be presented to a United States student for the following academic year in the amount of $500 and will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2018).
Deadline: December 31, 2017

This is a online application only.

You can apply at:

Minnesota Concrete Council

The Minnesota Concrete Council  will be awarding a $3,500 scholarship on an annual basis to construction management , construction engineering, estimating and construction administration students. Applications must be completed and received by December 1st and can be emailed to  or mailed to

Minnesota Concrete Council
PO Box 116

Rosemount, MN 55068

Applications along with more information are available in the high school office.

GE- Reagan Foundation           

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up ti an additional three years—up to $40,000 total per recipient.  Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in special awards programs and receive ongoing leadership-development support.
Deadline: January 4, 2018

Apply online at

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.



MACPO (Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers) is offering a $750 scholarship to be used toward a correction related degree and/or internship. MACPO is honored to award this scholarship and will do so in the spirit of honoring decreased MACPO members who have made contributions to MACPO and the field of corrections.

To be eligible for this scholarship students must be majoring in Criminal Justice or a related field, currently enrolled in a
Criminal Justice Program or related field at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university, and preparing for an internship in the corrections field or are currently participating in one.
Please visit and select the "Education" tab for more information on the scholarship and the MACPO application.

Deadline for applications:  November 15, 2017

Bird Island-Hawk Creek


Bird Island-Hawk Creek is offering five scholarships of $1,000 to five graduating seniors.  One scholarship will be presented to a student that will be furthering his/her education in the agricultural field and the other four will be presented to four students entering a non-agricultural field.

Deadline for applications: December 1st, 2017

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

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


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.

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Southwest Minnesota State University

University of MN, Twin Cities

St. Cloud State University

Ridgewater College

MN West

South Dakota State University

Click to Compare Colleges 

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.