October 6, 2021

Itasca Summit Scholarship Contest - DEADLINE: OCT 13TH

  • Itasca Economic Development Corporation will be awarding three, $1,000 scholarships to the winners of this contest.
  • Due Date for submission of essay is October 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm.
  • Winners will be notified by October 15, 2021.
  • Winners will be asked to create a 3 – 5 minute video presentation of themselves, discussing the topic of their essay, sharing their thoughts on Itasca County’s future, and the students experiences in Itasca County.
  • Due Date for submission of video is October 18th, 2021.
  • Winners will be invited to attend and participate in the 2021 Itasca Summit, at Sugar Lake Lodge on October 19th and 20th, 2021.
  • Winner’s videos will be played for the audience, and the winners will have the opportunity to discuss Itasca County’s future with other leaders form the region

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!

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Fill out the FAFSA

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

Scholarships are often tied to Early Decision or Early Action deadlines at the school you want to attend

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.


New scholarships are added to this page regularly.

Repeat: Hagen Scholarship Foundation

Deadline is Dec 1, 2021

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 Newsletter


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).

Virtual Rep Visits SIGN UP FORM

Sign up online or in the counseling office to talk with college/university reps and military recruiters who visit GRHS during the school year.


What are Virtual Rep Visits?

Representatives from Colleges, Universities and Military Recruiters are available to talk to you about their school or program. Get an idea if a school has classes you want and what campus life is like before you go on an actual visit.

WHO? Available to 11th&12th grade students interested in furthering their education after high school

WHERE? for the 2020-2021 year, they are VIRTUAL Visits. Sign up below to get a link to the visit AND a pass out of class.

WHEN? Visits are scheduled through out the year; see current list below.

WHY? Get an idea if a school has classes you want and what campus life is like before you go on an actual visit

Heidi Clairmont- GRHS Scholarship Coordinator, 218-327-5760 x41544

Upcoming Virtual Visits

U OF MN Twin Cities - Fri Oct 8 @ 10:00am **date & time change**
Hamline University - Weds Oct 13 @11am
College of St Scholastica - Tues Oct 19 @ 11am
US Naval Academy - Weds Oct 20 @ 11:30am
U of WI-River Falls - Tues Nov 2 @ 1pm