Senior Scholarship Update

November 29, 2021

Grand Rapids Centennial Rotary Club “4-Way Test Essay” - DEC 15

Grand Rapids Centennial Rotary Club “4-Way Test Essay” For JUNIORS & SENIORS

Deadline: Dec 15, 2021

As a side note, the local Rotary has had local winners in the past who have claimed our local prize and have gone on to win a $1,250 District Scholarship prize.

If you have questions, contact Heidi Clairmont at or David Marty with the Rotary at

4 Way Essay Contest Application

Win a Trip to Washington DC

Win a trip June 14-19 to Washington DC through Lake Country Power

2022 Electric Coop Youth Tour

Junior & Senior Students whose parents are members of Lake Country Power Electric Coop are eligible to apply for the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.

Alworth is offering General Scholarship Information Sessions

Learn more about the scholarship application process. You do NOT need to be applying for the Alworth to learn more about these scholarship opportunities.

December 13, 2021 - 12 p.m. General Scholarship Information Session #2

Meeting ID: 831 1631 3090 Passcode: 123456 +1 312 626 6799 US

January 3, 2022 - 7 p.m. General Scholarship Information Session #3

Meeting ID: 831 1631 3090 Passcode: 123456 +1 312 626 6799 US

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Mediacom World Class Scholars Scholarship Program

Deadline: Feb 15, 2022

  • ALL HS Seniors graduating in 2022 and live in a Mediacom service area are eligible. (Grand Rapids is in the service area and you do NOT have to be a Mediacom customer to apply)
  • Awards are $1000; 60 students awarded last year total all states and 4 were from Minnesota.

Wabana Township Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of Wabana Township and be pursuing their first or second year of post-secondary education in the fall of 2022.

Deadline April 22, 2022

Fill out paper application:

Wabana Township Application

Upcoming Nov & Dec Deadlines:



Short descriptions are also shown on the Senior Online Scholarship Opportunities Page

REPEAT: Start working on your FAFSA

Before each year of college, apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. Your college uses your FAFSA data to determine your federal aid eligibility. Many states and colleges use FAFSA data to award their own aid. After submission, you’ll receive your Student Aid Report.

Going Merry's FAFSA Tool

Going Merry has a free FAFSA tool to help you walk through the application:

Apply for scholarships with the same essays at the same time. LINK HERE FOR GOING MERRY Scholarships

REPEAT: Win a $5000 scholarship from Discover Student Loans Sweepstakes

Parents and students age 16 and over can enter to win one of 12 scholarships in the amount of $5000. Winners are randomly selected and no essay is required.

Scholarship College Covered

REPEAT LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP: Kiwanis Educational Foundation Scholarship

Grand Rapids Noon Kiwanis announces (1) $700 Scholarship from the MN-Dakotas District of Kiwanis Educational Foundation

CRITERIA: Planning to attend a school in MN, ND, SD or Superior WI after high school
  1. Student Information Section: **get a copy of the application in the counseling office or click here to go to the website for a printable copy**
  2. Student Letter should include: Introduction of yourself, a list of your academic awards, extracurricular activities, community service personally performed, organizations you belong to in your school/community and your future plans for post-secondary education. You may also include any information regarding financial need or unique family situations that increase your need for financial aid. **IMPORTANT: Your letter should focus on Community Service, not academics. They place a heavy emphasis on your PERSONAL community service out in your community.
  3. Letter of Recommendation: Must be from a GRHS Staff Member and addresses your character, attitude and level of responsibility.

Return the above requirements no later than Jan 21, 2022 to Heidi Clairmont in the GRHS Counseling Office to be considered for the scholarship.


The Alworth Scholarship is for seniors in NE MN counties who are going into STEM majors after high school. Qualify for up to $20,000 distributed over eight semesters ($2,500 per semester) Deadline is Jan 15, 2022

REPEAT: ICC Full Tuition Presidential Scholarship

Itasca Community College Full Tuition Presidential Scholarship

  • First Priority: Dec 17 Second Priority: March 1
    • Renewable scholarship for full tuition (around $5700/year). ACT 28+ (unless you didn't take the ACT) and GPA 3.8+ OR in top 10% of class. Must maintain a 3.2 first year to be eligible for scholarship 2nd year.

Free Tickets for Concordia College's Christmas Concerts

My alma mater, Concordia College in Moorhead MN, is offering free tickets to potential students and their families for their Christmas concerts in December. Contact Rachael Michaud at to request tickets. The Christmas concert is WORLD FAMOUS and is absolutely amazing!
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