Minnesota North College Scholarships and Campus Foundation Scholarships

Open February 1

Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships awarded through their home campus (where they are degree-seeking and/or receiving financial aid). There are a wide variety of scholarships available with different requirements.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Only students that are financial aid ineligible and from MN rural counties will be considered. Applications MUST be completed in full to be considered for the scholarship. Students will need to reapply each semester and must be registered in the Addiction Studies Program at Minnesota North College.

Disclaimer: Minnesota North College Addiction Studies Department reserves the right to accept or deny any application for the grant or scholarship. Grant/Scholarship funded by Minnesota Blue Cross Blue Shield. YOU MUST ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS TO QUALIFY FOR GRANT/SCHOLARSHIP YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE REVIEWED SHOULD IT BE INCOMPLETE

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Scholarships available for the 2024-2025 Academic Year
Eligibility Criteria: Recipients must have graduated (within the last 2 years) from a high school
offering ALI programming and plan on attending one of the following Minnesota North College
Campuses (Hibbing, Mesabi Range Eveleth or Virginia, or Itasca). Preference will be given to
students enrolled in an ALI post secondary program (Engineering, Health Care, Industrial
Technology, Construction, Automotive Technology).
Application Due by April 15, 2024

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Blandin Foundation Scholarships – $1,000 to $5,000 per student each year – are for every student of high schools in the Itasca County area and Blackduck, Bug O Nay Ge Shig, Hill City, Northome, and Remer schools, even if you’re not in the top of your class. Homeschooled and online students who would have graduated from one these schools are also eligible.

You can apply if you are under age 25, your household adjusted gross income (AGI) is less than $125,000, and you plan to pursue certificate programs, community technical or tribal college, and colleges or universities anywhere in the United States.

A Blandin Foundation scholarship funds up to a bachelor’s degree. It is not available for master’s/graduate degrees or doctoral/post-doctorates.

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Each year, we award more than $800,000 in scholarships to students living in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Through the generosity of our donors—individuals, businesses and organizations—we encourage students of all ages to pursue further education, enabling them to achieve goals and contribute to their communities through work inspired by knowledge and lifelong learning.

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The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation is honored to work with donors who make a direct impact on the lives of students in our area. Currently, we have over 150 scholarship opportunities valued at approximately $200,000.

The application process is simple. Students are invited to complete one application that will automatically match them to the scholarships for which they qualify.  They then can complete any supplemental information required for each scholarship.  Click on Apply For A Scholarship to begin.

Applications are accepted from January 1 – March 1 each year. If you are planning to pursue education or training, please be sure to apply!

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LeadMN awards more than 80 scholarships totaling more than $225,000 each year

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Career and Technical Education Scholarships

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Supporting Construction’s Future Workforce

The Minnesota Builders Exchange has a strong history of supporting the future of the construction industry and the students seeking a career within it!

Together with our partner, The Builders Group Education Foundation, we are again awarding multiple scholarships to qualifying students pursuing a degree in a construction-related field at an accredited post-secondary institution in Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Scholarship awards may range from $500 to $5,000.

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The Minnesota Paramedic Scholarship is a temporary scholarship program for Minnesota residents completing a paramedic diploma or degree. It was passed during the 2023 Minnesota Legislative session to increase the number of licensed paramedics in Minnesota. A one-time appropriation for $3 million will provide up to 600 scholarships of $5000 each starting Fall 2024 to be awarded by June 30, 2026.

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The Minnesota Power Foundation “Positively Powerful” Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships to deserving students in Minnesota Power’s service area who demonstrate integrity, academic achievement, grit and perseverance. This scholarship provides an opportunity to minimize the financial barriers of higher education while creating an economically thriving and culturally vibrant talent community in northeastern and central Minnesota.

Since 1997, Minnesota Power and the Minnesota Power Foundation have provided over 900 scholarships with a total of over $2.2 million. The Minnesota Power Foundation has been noted for two generous scholarship funds – Community Involvement and New Generation. In 2019, the Minnesota Power Foundation strategically changed its direction to address the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation’s Opportunity Gap initiative.

Applications are being accepted. Click here to apply.

Making a difference for families in need

The SFM Foundation is a nonprofit that helps families affected by workplace injuries by providing scholarships to children of workers disabled or killed in work-related accidents. The financial burden of putting a student through college is real. Add a catastrophic injury into the mix and affording college is an even bigger challenge. We help education be more affordable for these students and their families by offering multi-year post-secondary scholarships.

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Your Pathway to Higher Education

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Minnesota is a scholarship program that helps early childhood and school-age educators increase their levels of education, compensation, and commitment to the field by earning college credits and degrees. It is a national program licensed by T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood® National Center located in North Carolina.

Interested in learning more about how much a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship will cover? Use our T.E.A.C.H. Cost Calculator to estimate your expenses and the amount of assistance you could receive.

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North Star Promise Scholarship

Beginning in fall 2024, the North Star Promise (NSP) Scholarship program will create a tuition and fee-free pathway to higher education for eligible Minnesota residents at eligible institutions as a “last-dollar” program by covering the balance of tuition and fees remaining after other scholarships, grants, stipends and tuition waivers have been applied.

Click here to download the North Star Promise Program Fact Sheet.

The North Star Promise Fact Sheet is also available in Spanish. Click here to download.

By making college accessible and affordable, NSP is intended to have a positive impact on multiple fronts:

  • Help stabilize enrollment at Minnesota public institutions of higher education;
  • Serve as an economic driver for Minnesota by educating qualified workers who are much needed to fill vacancies in the state’s labor force;
  • Create a viable higher education path for Minnesota residents who may have previously thought education was not a possibility for them.


  • Be a Minnesota resident
  • Have a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) as reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Minnesota Dream Act Application below $80,000.
  • Attend a Minnesota public higher education institution or Tribal College
  • Not be in default on a state or federal student loan
  • Be enrolled taking at least one credit
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards
  • Have not already earned a baccalaureate degree
  • Be enrolled in a program or course of study that applies to a degree, diploma, or certificate
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Minnesota Dream Act Application
  • There is no additional application beyond the FAFSA or Minnesota Dream Act Application. The eligible college or university you are attending will assess your eligibility on a term-by-term basis and award North Star Promise Scholarships to all eligible students.

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