October 14, 2022
October is College Knowledge month in Minnesota! Counselors and college admissions representatives will be working with seniors this month to complete applications and set up their parchment.com accounts. Parchment.com is how GRHS students send official transcripts to college. Remember your username and password for this website. You will need it in the future any time you need an official transcript.
Many Minnesota colleges and universities offer FREE applications during the month of OCTOBER. Check out the list HERE!
Announcing: Concordia College Moorhead - Alumni Referral Scholarship
Announcing: Augsburg University Early Auggie Scholarship - Deadline Dec 1
Announcing: University of Minnesota Duluth Scholarships
Priority Deadline for admission & scholarship is December 15
Click here to view all UMD Scholarships and deadlines
UMD also participates in Raise.me which offers micro scholarships to many participating colleges and universities around the country. Make sure to have your portfolio completed by December 15 of your senior year
Fill out the FAFSA
What is Early Decision or Early Action Deadline?
Contact the Financial Aid office of those colleges for specific details on your situation.
Article: The Major Differences between Early Action and Early Decision
NEW VOTER INFORMATION: Register for the Nov 8 Election by Oct 18th
- Students who turn 18 on or by Election day, Tuesday November 8th can register for the next election by October 18th. Register to Vote Here!
- You may also be able to register on site: What to bring to register on Election day
- Click here to find out where you vote.
- Polls are open 7am-8m. If you are in line by 8pm you have the right to stay in line and vote.
Repeat: Hagen Scholarship Foundation - Due Dec 1
Deadline is Dec 1Over 300 new scholarships up to $40,000 each are awarded each year. These are need-based merit scholarships and are only available to rural students nationwide. See Website for more details
Additional new scholarships added to the website:
Army ROTC Scholarships - Deadlines are Jan 13 & March 6
IvyPanda Video Contest Scholarship- Deadline: OCT 31
John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest Deadline: Jan 13
Union Plus Scholarships Deadline: Jan 31
October Scholarship Deadlines:
Voice of Democracy Patriotic Audio Essay Contest Deadline: Oct 31
Ivy Panda $1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship Deadline: Oct 31
November Scholarship Deadlines:
Elks Most Valuable Student Competition Deadline: Nov 15
- Driver Education Initiative Award Deadline: Nov 30
WHY USE GOING MERRY?
Scholarships and grants are helpful ways to fund your college education. They provide you with free money that can go towards tuition or other educational expenses.
To find and apply for scholarships, sign up for Going Merry (https://www.goingmerry.com) -- it’s free! Going Merry has thousands of national, regional, and local scholarships. There are also opportunities for every grade level, from freshmen to seniors.
To sign up, go to: SIGN UP HERE
You can also download the Going Merry mobile app (and sign up that way) on iOS or Android.
Here are some reasons why I recommend Going Merry above other scholarship sites:
Scholarship bundles: You can apply to multiple scholarships using one application and the same essay prompt.
Vetted scholarships: The Going Merry team periodically reviews every scholarship listing, to ensure the scholarship program is still active and the information is correct.
Personal matching: Once signed up, you’ll answer a few questions to fill out a basic profile, and then get matched to scholarships that fit your background, academics, interests, etc.
Clear organization: You can shortlist favorites and get deadline reminders about them. All drafts and applications are saved, and you’ll get updates on the scholarships you’ve applied to.
Direct, auto-filled applications: You can apply to many scholarships directly on the site (with forms helpfully pre-filled).
Upcoming College & Military Visits
Northern Michigan University - Mon Oct 17 @ 9am
US Marine Corp & Scholarship Opportunities - Mon Oct 17 @ 11am
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Tues Oct 18 @ 2:30pm
St Cloud State University - Mon Oct 24 @ 2pm
Concordia College - Nov 8 @ 9am