Looking for a way to pay for college that won't add to your debt? Not sure if you qualify for the millions of dollars that are currently available? Well, the first step is to discover what's out there!
Scholarships are usually awarded on various criteria reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award, and requirements to win scholarships vary as widely as the purposes of the award -- whether it honors your ancestry or your desired career path.
Aside from state-provided grants and merit scholarships from the schools themselves, millions of dollars worth of private scholarships in Minneapolis can be found on Fastweb.com. Simply register for Fastweb, complete your profile, and be matched instantly with scholarships unique to your situation. It's that simple!
Here's just a sample of the awards pertinent to students in Minneapolis and accessible from Fastweb:
Warren C. Locke Scholarship – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The Warren C. Locke Scholarship is available to students at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. You must be a graduate of South High School, Minneapolis, MN with at least a 3.0 high school GPA and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
Mare, Malcom and Harvey Bren Scholarship – Central Minnesota Community Foundation
The Marie, Malcom and Harvey Bren Scholarship is available to students at the University of Minnesota - St. Paul campus. You must be majoring in agriculture to qualify for this award.
Frederick L. McGhee Memorial Scholarship – Briggs and Morgan
The Frederick L. McGhee Memorial Scholarship is open to minority law students who plan to attend the Minnesota Minority Recruiting Conference.
3M/Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The 3M/Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship is available to freshmen at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. You must be a resident of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota or other 3M operating locations. You must also be enrolled in the College of Biological Sciences, the Institute of Technology or the Carlson School of Management and demonstrate academic performance, scholastic aptitude and evidence of outstanding leadership to be eligible for this award. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
Wood-Based composites Center U. of MN Undergraduate Scholarship – Wood-Based Composites Center
The Wood-Based Composites Center University of Minnesota Undergraduate Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students who are attending the University of Minnesota. To be considered for the award, you must be enrolled in the Department of Bio-based Products and be interested in a career in the wood-based composites industry.
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