Senior Scholarship Update

November 11, 2021

Announcing 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.

Recently added to above page

Seniors can apply for (2) $500 scholarships. Write a 500 word essay about safe driving.

Full tuition Scholarship for a FEMALE going into a STEM field. Film a 3 minute educational video of yourself teaching a STEM topic you are passionate about.

20 senior student athletes will receive $20,000 scholarships.

GPA 3.0 & Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports.

Write a 500 or less word essay describing your DREAM JOB and you could win a $1000 scholarshipWrite a 500-1000 word essay about young driver accidents and education to earn a $1000 scholarship

(1) $1,500 scholarship to a student that cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community or is pursuing a career that will have an impact on the elder population.

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

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


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

Alworth is offering General Scholarship Information Sessions

Learn more about the scholarship application process. Choose 1 of 3 information sessions:

November 18, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. General Scholarship Information Session #1

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

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

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 Theatre Production & Christmas Concerts

My alma mater, Concordia College in Moorhead MN, is offering free tickets to potential students and their families for both their Theatre production of "Into the Woods" this week & next week, as well as their Christmas concerts in December. If you are interested in the tickets to the Theatre, you can use the QR code in the picture below. For the Christmas concert, email Rachael Michaud at to request tickets. The Christmas concert is WORLD FAMOUS and is absolutely amazing!
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