Welcome to the Minto scholarship page! Below is a comprehensive list of scholarships available for Minto Seniors to apply to. Every scholarship earned means greater financial relief for the student and their family. The average federal student loan debt per borrower was $33,460 in 2018, and equates to roughly a $382 monthly payment. As a school counselor, I do not want any of my students denied a college education or mired in costly student loan debt! APPLY, APPLY, APPLY! I will post links of online scholarships. Some applications though are available in paper format only. As more scholarships come in and deadlines pass, I will regularly update this information. If you ever have any questions, please set up a meeting with me-Mrs. Murphy.
In addition to the local/state scholarships, there are lots of scholarships out there, and I want to encourage you to check out these scholarship websites: https://www.scholarships.com/
Bob Campbell Scholarship:
Minto seniors who achieve academically and who plan on pursuing a career in the field of education and exhibit financial need are welcome to apply for this local scholarship. Deadline is April 1st.
Minto JCS Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 15 2022
The Minto JCS scholarship is awarding up to $5,000 in scholarships to the graduating class of 2022. Any senior within the Minto Public School system is eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Fred and Henrietta Kerian Memorial Scholarship:
This scholarship will assist a student from Minto in post-secondary education either in a trade school or college setting. Factors to be considered include high personal character, musical achievement, strong interest in post-secondary education, financial need, and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. Deadline is April 1st.
NDSU Farmhouse Scholarship
FarmHouse Fraternity alumni have established an endowment that provides six
$3300 scholarships to incoming male freshmen students at North Dakota State University for the 2022-2023 academic year.
AgCountry Farm Credit Services:
AgCountry headquartered in Fargo, ND, is awarding 36 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in college in the fall of 2021.
The recipient must be either from an actively farming/ranching family or planning to pursue an agricultural career. This means that seniors from a farming or ranching family are eligible, regardless of their career intentions. Likewise, seniors intending to pursue ag careers are eligible, regardless of whether they have a farm background.
Valley Cruisers Car Club Scholarship:
A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who has chosen to pursue a post-secondary education in the field related to the automotive industry. If this is something that applies to you, please see Mrs. Murphy for the one-page application. Deadline is April 1st.
General Contractors of ND Scholarship
The Associated General Contractors of North Dakota has scholarships available for High School Seniors pursuing a career in the exciting and rewarding field of Construction. These scholarships are for the 2022-2023 school year.
The 2019 Dushinske and Jamison Water Resources Scholarship
There will be four $1500 scholarships; two female and two male applicants whose families have taken active roles in the state's water resource management. If this fits your family, or you yourself are planning to study water-related fields, please see Mrs. Murphy for the application. Deadline is April 1st.
Minto Rocket Boosters Scholarship:
The booster club will be awarding scholarships to seniors. This is a one page, front and back application. Deadline is May 1st.
Inspire our Future Scholarship
This scholarships is being provided by the Minto Teachers with their Friday Jean Money each year. Any Minto Senior is eligible to apply. Due May 1st.
Minto Action League Scholarship:
Please come see Mrs. Murphy if you would like to apply for this local scholarship. The application is just front and back, so you can quickly complete it. Deadline is April 28th.
Allan Sitzer Memorial Scholarship
The Allan Sitzer memorial scholarship is awarding two scholarships in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the 2021-2022 college academic year. Any senior in good academic standing within the Minto public school system is eligible to apply for these scholarships.
Stephanie Prepiora Scholarship
Stephanie Prepiora, a Walsh County Resident, died in May of 1993. As part of her Last Will and Testament, Stephanie left an Endowment fund which is to be used for tuition and books only for a Minto, North Dakota, High School girl graduate preferable of Polish ancestry.
American Crystal Sugar 4 Year College Scholarship
American Crystal Sugar Company is a world-class agricultural cooperative that specializes in sugar and sugar-based products, and by-products. Rooted in the Red River Valley of the North, American Crystal’s success is largely due to the people and communities within its core operating geography. For this reason, and many others, American Crystal is delighted to annually fund 49 scholarships for graduating seniors of area high schools attending institutes of higher education.
American Crystal Sugar Vocational/Technical School Scholarship
American Crystal Sugar Company is a world-class agricultural cooperative that specializes in sugar and sugar-based products, and by-products. Rooted in the Red River Valley of the North, American Crystal’s success is largely due to the people and communities within its core operating geography. For this reason, and many others, American Crystal is delighted to annually fund 49 scholarships for graduating seniors of area high schools attending technical or vocational schools.
Coca Cola Scholarship
Richard Bronson Scholarship
The North Dakota Grocers Association will award several scholarships for the academic year beginning this fall. Each $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the children of full-time employees as well as part-time employees who are full- time students.
The North Dakota Association of Counties (NDACo) is offering a scholarship opportunity for students who have a parent or grandparent employed by a county in North Dakota. This includes elected county officials, appointed officials, full-time employees, and permanent part-time employees. Six scholarships of $2000 each will be awarded. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is June 7, 2021. Use this link to access the scholarship information and application: https://www.ndaco.org/programs_and_services/institute-of-local-government-ilg/scholarships/
ND Academic and CTE Scholarships:
The applications for the North Dakota Academic and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships will open on Monday, January 7, and will remain open until Friday, June 7. Current seniors can apply for the scholarship online at https://apps.nd.gov/DPI/scholarship/login.aspx. I will be reviewing student transcripts prior to the start of second semester to help students determine scholarship eligibility.
North Dakota Dollars for Scholars (NDDFS) 2021 scholarship
Please see the attachment for more information about the NDDFS scholarship program. The second attachment is a detailed list of scholarships available in 2019. To apply, head to www.northdakota.dollarsforscholars.org and click on “Students & Parents”. There are detailed application instructions on this page. If you would like additional information, Staci Holzheimer from BND will be doing a Facebook Live next Tuesday, January 8 about setting up a student profile and another Live the following week, January 15 about searching and applying for scholarships.
P.E.O. Scholarship Application Grafton Chapter:
High school senior girl planning to attend post-secondary school in any field.
Amount: Three $500 scholarships are being awarded. These will be paid after successful completion of the first semester earning a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Scholarship Criteria: Academics, Character, School and Extracurricular Activities, Community and Workforce Experience.
You will need to complete the attached application and submit it by no later than April 1.
Graduating CTE high school seniors can apply for the Reuben T. Guenthner CTE Scholarship.
We are offering one $500 scholarship this year. Along with the eligibility requirements, the application description/instructions are located here:
Everything will now be submitted electronically only and by April 1, 2021.
The District #2 American Legion Riders
This year we will be awarding up to 15- $1000.00 dollar scholarships. This number will depend on the number of applications we receive prior to April 15, 2019. The scholarship committee will review each application and if they're fewer than 15 correctly completed, qualified and legible applications the number will be adjusted accordingly. Please stress to the students that you distribute this application to that the essay is a huge deciding factor on being awarded this scholarship.
The eligibility for these scholarships is to be a Son or Daughter or Grandson or Granddaughter of a Veteran and a North Dakota resident that is continuing their education beyond High School.
Children of Warriors National Presidents Scholarship-$5000.
Fifteen Scholarships are awarded nationwide, three in each of the five divisions. Application is available online only. Visit www.alaforveterans.org
Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Application deadline is April 19, 2021!
This scholarship program provides two $1000 scholarships per year to individuals who are interested in and committed to the field of oncology and are pursuing a degree though a Bismarck college.
Scholarship is available at: https://www.bismarckcancercenterfoundation.com/about-us/scholarship-program
US Clay Target League
The League is pleased to offer the Jim Sable Environment & Conservation Education Scholarship, in honor of its founder.
Thirty (30) $1,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors who participate in the League and plan to further their education with an eye towards an environment, natural resources, and/or conservation-related career.
Examples of career paths related to conservation or the environment include (but are not limited to): Game Warden/Conservation Officer, Environmental Sciences, Conservation & Environmental Law, Conservation & Environmental Research, etc.
Minto Area Joyriders
This scholarship fund was established in memory of Joanie Slominski, for all her years of dedication to the Minto community. This scholarship is to help a Senior from high school fund their secondary education.
Mensa Foundation Scholarship:
Theo Torgerson Memorial Scholarship
The Theo Torgerson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 through the Will of Mr. Torgerson who was a resident of Park River. Of Norwegian descent, he was interested in young people and was deeply respected by residents of Park River. When he was honored by the Walsh County Press with the Special Person Award, the Press said of him, "He is a friend-in-deed to everyone he chances to meet and many people have been favored by his helpful attitudes and friendly personality." Mr. Torgerson was killed in a three-car collision in Park River in September, 1984.
The Victor and Verna Johnson Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established with a gift from the Verna Johnson Estate in the year 2008. Victor and Verna Johnson farmed near Hoople and later resided in Park River during their retirement. They were both active in the Zion Lutheran Church of rural Hoople. Verna served as the Organist for the Church for 50 years. Victor and Verna both served on numerous local boards and volunteer positions. In addition, they were donors to a number of local projects and programs including the Park River First Care Health Center and the Park River Community Endowment Fund. The Fund will financially assist students from Walsh County North Dakota to continue their education.
2019 NOPHNRCSE Scholarship Announcement
The National Organization of Professional Hispanic NRCS Employees (NOPHNRCSE) has the mission to motivate and mentor members for leadership roles to assist NRCS and partners in delivering natural resources conservation. Following our mission, NOPHNRCSE is proud to present the 2019 NOPHNRCSE scholarship program.
This year NOPHNRCSE will award a total of three $1,000.00 academic scholarships to qualified students that are pursuing a degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources, or Natural Resources Conservation related field of study at an accredited school of higher education. Additionally, there will be one specific $1,000 scholarships Martha Guerra-Arteaga that will be awarded to one female student majoring in public affairs, communications or a natural resources conservation-related field of study.
Student Eligibility Requirements:
Be US Citizen and show proof of U.S. citizenship - copy of Birth Certificate or Naturalization Certificate. This will only be required if the application is selected as a winner.
Graduating High School students accepted to an accredited college or university and registered students with at least one full academic year remaining before completing undergraduate education. Demonstrate integrity, ability, and competence in work. Graduate students are not eligible for this scholarship.
Show interest in pursuing a career in Natural Resources Conservation
Have a grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Submit a complete application package which includes: application form and requested documentation
The following is the scholarship application form and guidelines for completing and submitting the application.
The application must be postmarked by May 4, 2021.
The Hagan Scholarship
This scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship designed to help high-achieving students from small towns and rural areas graduate college debt-free. Recipients must: a) graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents, or b) graduate from a remote rural school located in a county having more than 50,000 residents.
To determine eligibility, please visit https://haganscholarships.org/eligibility/
The North Dakota Corn Growers Association
This organization is giving away up to ten $1,000 scholarships again for 2021 to high school seniors or college students with an agriculture background.
I've attached the scholarship form, or it can be downloaded from our website:
The PB&J Foundation is offering scholarships for students who have experienced personal challenges that may have not allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. Examples include medical issues, peer issues (bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.), and family issues (divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, etc.)
Scholarships range from $500-$1000.
Apply online at bit.ly/pbjscholarship2021
Deadline is May 31, 2021
America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders
sponsored by Bayer Fund is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing an ag-related field of study. Students (including non-FFA members) can apply now for a $1,500 scholarship, and they need your endorsement to qualify. Apply Here
The application process is combined of three easy steps:
Farmers spread the word to students in your area
Students apply for the scholarship by January 14, 2021
Two farmers endorse the application by January 21, 2021
ND Crop Improvement & Seed Assoc.
The North Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association provides three (3) scholarships to the NDSU College of Agriculture for incoming freshmen. The amount of the scholarships is $1000 each. Note the application deadline is February 15. The above information is available on the NDCISA Web Page at www.ndcropimprovement.com.
First Credit Union Scholarship
First Credit Union is offering a number of scholarships to students attending a college or university where they have a branch. Please go to www.myfccu.com/scholarships. Deadline is March 21, 2021.
The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States.
Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2023 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Winners may use the scholarship to pursue any academic major.
Academic excellence is the primary criterion considered by the Coolidge Scholarship. Secondary criteria include an interest in public policy and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed. Successful candidates will also demonstrate humility and have a record of genuine service to their communities. A complete description of the scholarship’s criteria is available here: https://coolidgescholars.org/selection-criteria/.
Alert: the application requires that candidates read President Coolidge’s Autobiography and complete a few other reading assignments. While the book is not overly long, we encourage students to begin the application early. Candidates who begin the application at the last minute are unlikely to be successful. The submission deadline is 5:00 PM eastern time, Wednesday, January 19, 2022.