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Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

Amount: $1,100;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: March 1.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: All High School Students
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Minnesota
Other Comments: Please visit the website listed for more information on this scholarship.
Contact: Sarah K. Smith Tel: (651) 582-8629 E-mail: [email protected], Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Highway 36 West Roseville, MN 55113 Web: education.state.mn.us
Website:
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iduesbyrd/state-contacts.html


Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Dependents of Former Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Scholarship

Amount: Full tuition;
Awards per Year: Varies.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: Vocational Students
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Student Attends School In: Minnesota
Military Service:
Person serving: Parent.
Other Descriptors: POW, MIA.
Other Comments: Applicant must be the dependent of a POW or MIA who was a resident of Minnesota at the time of entry into the armed forces. Applicants must enroll in a state-supported Vo-Tech institute.
Contact: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Service Building St. Paul, MN 55155-2079
Phone: (651) 297-4141
Website:
http://www.mdva.state.mn.us/saa.htm

Dependents of Veterans Who Died of a Service-Connected Disability Scholarship

Amount: At least $350;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Military Service:
Person serving: Parent.
Military Branch: U.S. Armed Forces.
Other Descriptors: Deceased.
Other Comments: Applicants must be the child of a veteran who died of a service-connected disability.
Contact: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Service Building St. Paul, MN 55155-2079
Phone: (651) 297-4141
Website:
http://www.mdva.state.mn.us/saa.htm

Minnesota Higher Education Services Office

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Amount: State tuition and fees;
Awards per Year: Varies.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Minnesota
Student Attends School In: Minnesota
Other Comments: Applicants must be enrolled in a Minnesota public or private college or university.
Contact: Educational Assistance Department 400 Capitol Square Building 550 Cedar Street St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: (612) 296-3974;
Fax: (612) 297-8880

Minnesota Indian Scholarship

Amount: Up to $3,300 for undergrads and $6,600 for grad students;
Awards per Year: Varies.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Ethnicity/Heritage: Native American
Residency: Minnesota
Student Attends School In: Minnesota
Other Comments: Scholarships are available to eligible American Indian students who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full or three-fourths time. Please visit the website listed for more information.
Contact: To apply fill out the Federal FAFSA form. You may obtain a copy of the application from your HS guidance counselor’s office, local library or via the online FAFSA website. Or you may also receive an application from: Grants Specialist Minnesota Department of Education 1500 Highway 36 West Roseville, MN 55113 Tel: (651) 582-8846 or (800) 657-3927 E-mail: [email protected] Web: education.state.mn.us
Website:
http://www.getreadyforcollege.org/gPg.cfm?pageID=149

Public Safety Officers’ Survivor Grant Administration

Amount: Tuition and fees;
Awards per Year: Varies.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Minnesota
Student Attends School In: Minnesota
Parent Employment: Law Enforcement
Other Comments: Scholarships are available to children and spouses of deceased Minnesota safety officers. Children must be under the age of 23. Please visit the website listed for more information.
Contact: To apply you may download an application from the website below.
Website:
http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=350

Student Educational Loan (SELF) Program

Amount: Varies for Undergraduates and Grad Students
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, Undergrads, Graduate Students,
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Minnesota
Other Comments: Residents of Minnesota attending an eligible SELF school within the United States, or non-residents attending an eligible Minnesota school may apply. Before applying for a SELF loan, students are required to seek other sources of federal, state, institutional, and private aid for which they may be eligible. Please visit the website listed for more information.
Contact: Visit the website below to download an application.
Website:
http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=353

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program

Amount: Up to $4,000;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on financial need.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Minnesota
Other Comments: This grant adds money to a financial aid package that has already been received by a student.
Other Comments: Undergraduates or vocational students who are enrolled at least half time are eligible. Priority is given to students already receiving a Pell Grant. Please visit the website listed for more information.
Contact: The student should contact the financial aid office at the college or vocational school he or she is attending. Deadlines will vary by school so the student should apply as early as possible.
Website:
http://www.getreadyforcollege.org/gPg.cfm?pageID=141

Minnesota State Grants

Amount: Approximately $1,300;
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Based on financial need and renewable;
Deadline: June 30.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Minnesota
Student Attends School In: Minnesota
Other Comments: Recipients can be attending full or part time. The State Grant program is Minnesota’s largest financial aid program. The program coordinates the federal Pell Grant Program with the State Grant program in assisting Minnesota families. Federal Pell Grant funds are counted before state taxpayer contributions are made through the State Grant program. Please visit the website listed for more information.
Contact: Visit the website below for application procedures as well as access to an application that can be downloaded.
Website:
http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=346

Post Secondary Child Care Grant Program Administration

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Varies.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Minnesota
Other Comments: Students who have a child that is no older than 12 or a handicapped child that is no older than 14 are eligible. Please visit the website listed for more information.
Contact: Visit the website below for application procedures as well as access to an application that can be downloaded.
Website:
http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=348

Veterans’ Dependents Education Assistance Program

Amount: Tuition;
Awards per Year: Varies.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Minnesota
Military Service:
Person serving: Parent.
Other Descriptors: POW, MIA.
Other Comments: Scholarships are available to children of individuals declared to be prisoners of war or missing in action prior to August 1, 1958.
Contact: The financial aid office of the school you plan to attend.
Website:
http://www.getreadyforcollege.org/gPg.cfm?pageID=159


Veterans Education Assistance Program

Amount: Up to $2,700;
Awards per Year: Varies.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Minnesota
Military Service:
Person serving: Student.
Other Descriptors: Veteran.
Other Comments: Funds are available to Minnesota state resident veterans who entered the Armed Forces from January 1, 1977 to June 30, 1985. Please visit the website listed for more information.
Contact: Please call a call a Veterans Affairs counselor at (888) 442-4551. Application forms are available from state Veterans Affairs regional offices.
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