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 accounts. 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

Concordia College in Moorhead has an alumni scholarship of $500 renewable for 4 years for a total of $2000 that I can refer any student to. This referral needs to be done by Dec 1st of a student's senior year. Email to request a referral for all grades 9-12

Announcing: Augsburg University Early Auggie Scholarship - Deadline Dec 1

Augsburg University has a $2000 annually renewable for 4 year to students who submit an application and fill out their FAFSA before December 1st

Early Auggie Scholarship

Announcing: University of Minnesota Duluth Scholarships

UMD is offering a $500 early applicant scholarship for students who apply for admission by October 31

Priority Deadline for admission & scholarship is December 15

Click here to view all UMD Scholarships and deadlines

UMD also participates in 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

Get more information about completing your FREE Application for Federal Student Aid:

Article: How to Read your Financial Aid Award Letter

What is Early Decision or Early Action Deadline?

Complete your FAFSA now so you can apply to schools that have early decision/early action deadlines. Many scholarships at these schools are attached to these early application dates.

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!


New scholarships are added to this page regularly.

Repeat: Hagen Scholarship Foundation - Due Dec 1

Deadline is Dec 1

Over 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:

October Scholarship Deadlines:

November Scholarship Deadlines:


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 ( -- 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