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Laural Capistran Murphy Scholarship Fund (Ada)

Supports scholarships to students from Norman County who have participated in Norman County 4-H, or similiar organizations.

The Laural Capistran Murphy Scholarship has been established by the family and friends of Laural to recognize her commitment to Minnesota's 4-H program and her belief in self-education, co-operative voluntering, and helping others through community involvement. Through Laural's scholarship, people from Norman County are encouraged to pursue post-secondary education through a college, university, trade school, tech school, or other accredited technical or vocational education/training institution or program in fields of study supported by the Minnesota 4-H programs.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be a resident 16 yrs of age or older and live within the Norman County area.

  • You must have been a participant in the Minnesota 4-H program or other similar worthwhile organizations. (For example: Scouts, Friends of the Library, Art Clubs, FFA)

  • You must present evidence of having been officially accepted by a college, university, trade school, tech school, or other accredited technical or vocational education/training institution or program.

  • Preference will be given to students pursuing education or training in programs or activities that have been suppored by 4-H.

  • You should demonstrate fitness and readiness for college and a likelihood of succeeding.

  • You must use/accept the award in the year it is presented and may not delay its distribution to a following year. It is forfeited if not used when stipulated.

  • If you have a change of plans before starting the fall quarter, you must notify the Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) immediately so other candidates may be considered for the award.

  • If the first choice of the selection committee fails to attend college as scheduled, the award may be transferred to a second candidate.

  • Previous recipients of the scholarship may reapply for a second year scholarship by providing proof of successful completion of the first year and enrollment for the second year. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, however, as priority will be given to new applicants.

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by April 15th. Two, $500 scholarships are available in 2017. Application can be found here:

http://www.nwmf.org/fund/laural-capistran-murphy-scholarship-fund-ada/

 

American Crystal Sugar Company Scholarship- Undergraduate Degree Colleges & Universities

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.

General Scholarship Requirements:

The $1,000 scholarship funded by American Crystal is intended to be awarded to a well-rounded graduating high school senior pursuing a Bachelor's degree in one or more of the following fields of study:

  1. Science

  2. Agriculture

  3. Engineering

  4. Mathematics

  5. Technology

Additional Requirements: Please list on a separate sheet of paper

  1. Essay (see below)

  2. State your intended area of study

  3. State your overall GPA (Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or greater to be considered)

  4. List your extra-curricular activites

  5. List your community service/volunteerism activities

Essay Information:

  1. Why are you deserving of American Crystal's scholarship?

  2. Briefly outline your technical school and career aspirations.

  3. Add additional information you feel may be relevant.

Recipient Selection:

Each area high school will form a scholarship selection committee to review the applicants and select the recipient. There will be one scholarship recipient per high school. American Crystal will issue scholarship award checks directly to the student. The checks will be made out to the student and the school they will be attending mid-summer.

 

Scholarship applications must be turned in to your High School Counselor's office! Do not turn them into American Crystal. Applications are due on April 14, 2017. Applications are available in counselors office or on Schoology.

 

American Crystal Sugar Company Scholarship- Technical/Vocational Schools

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.

General Scholarship Requirements:

The $500 scholarship funded by American Crystal is intended to be awarded to a well-rounded graduating high school senior pursuing a technical school education in one or more of the following fields of study:

  1. Science

  2. Agriculture

  3. Engineering

  4. Mathematics

  5. Technology

Additional Requirements: Please list on a separate sheet of paper

  1. Essay (see below)

  2. State your intended area of study

  3. State your overall GPA (Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or greater to be considered)

  4. List your extra-curricular activites

  5. List your community service/volunteerism activities

Essay Information:

  1. Why are you deserving of American Crystal's scholarship?

  2. Briefly outline your technical school and career aspirations.

  3. Add additional information you feel may be relevant.

Recipient Selection:

Each area high school will form a scholarship selection committee to review the applicants and select the recipient. There will be one scholarship recipient per high school. American Crystal will issue scholarship award checks directly to the student. The checks will be made out to the student and the school they will be attending mid-summer.

 

Scholarship applications must be turned in to your High School Counselor's office! Do not turn them into American Crystal. Applications are due on April 14, 2017. Applications are available in counselors office or on Schoology.

 

Heartland Chevy Scholarship Program

Earn a $5,000 Scholarship from your Heartland Chevy Dealers

Your Heartland Chevy Dealers want to help a deserving student accomplish his or her goals for higher education. Are you a student looking to achieve great things after high school? Know a student who deserves a scholarship? Nominate yourself or a student today! $500 will be awarded to 9 other finalists.

Here's how you do it: Find us on Facebook, then submit a photo of the nominee, as well as an Essay (250-500 words) nomination describing eligiblity and career, vocation or academic goals. Be sure to include why the nominee deserves this scholarship and discuss any community, volunteer, and extracurricular activities as well as academic achievement.

Make sure to be creative! For more information and to register your nominee, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HeartlandChevyDealers

 

SFM Foundation Scholarship Opportunity

The SFM Foundation provides scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin employers. Application is available at: www.sfmfoundation.com deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.

 

Ada Future Leaders Scholarship

The Ada Future Leaders organization will be awarding a $500 scholarship this spring to a deserving applicant. You will need to fill out the application completely, request a high school transcript from Mrs. Brown and write an essay on the importance of community involvement. Applications are available on Schoology or in Mrs. Brown's office. Applications are due back to Mrs. Brown on March 31st!

R & J Broadcasting, Inc. Scholarship

R & J Broadcasting, Inc. awards the R&J Broadcasting, Inc. Scholarship to Minnesota and North Dakota residents who meet the criteria below. The Inc. will award four $500 scholarships to qualified candidates for the 2016-2017 school year.

General Information

-The scholarship committee will make every reasonable effort to ensure that scholarships will be distributed to qualified candidates from throughout the R&J Broadcasting, Inc. broadcast area. While geographical diversity within this area will be considered, the Committee reserves the right to award scholarships to the most highly qualified candidates regardless of where they reside in the R&J Broadcasting, Inc. broadcast area.

-Four scholarships will be awarded to students demonstrating an interest in broadcasting careers including advertising sales, web/social media development, entertainment programming, marketing and promotions, news reporting and administrative support.

-Recipients are eligible for one scholarship during their 2 to 4 year program.

-Women and persons with protected characteristics historically underrepresented in the broadcasting/communications field are encouraged to apply.

-Scholarship winners may be eligible for employment/education reimbursement if they apply for future job vacancies with R&J Broadcasting, Inc.

Application:

Failure to meet or submit all requirements results in disqualification. Incomplete applications are not considered. Applicants must provide the following:

  • A writing sample of no less than 3 pages in length

  • 2 letters of recommendation: 1 from a teacher or professor discussing academic achievements, and 1 from an employer (if the applicant is not employed, a substitute letter from a teacher, coach, volunteer coordinator, or other adult supervisor is acceptable.)

  • An OFFICIAL high school or college transcript

  • A copy of the letter of acceptance or other documentation certifying enrollment and an accredited post-secondary education institution

  • A 500-word essay on why the applicant wishes to pursue a career in broadcasting/communications media

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

  • Any additional information or supporting materials that may aid the scholarship committee (audio/video material, graphics/web design examples, published written articles, etc.)

Applications and more information are available on Schoology. All applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2017. Please return the application and accompanying materials to:

R&J Broadcasting, Inc.

Attn: Communication Scholarship

312 West Main Street

Ada, MN 56510

 

Questions should be directed to: Jim Birkemeyer- Email: jimradio@loretel.net Phone: 218-784-2844

 

FarmHouse Fraternity- University of Minnesota Scholarship

The men of the Minnesota chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity would like to inform you of the availability of a scholarship for a male high school senior or transfer student who is planning to attend the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. This scholarship is open  to all majors. There will be $3,000 worth of scholarships ranging from $250-$1,000. The scholarships are awarded based on the individual's quality of Academic Achievement, Leadership Experience, Athletic Involvement and Career Motivation, not their likelihood to join a fraternity.

 

The applicaiton process is a smilple two-step process. The applicant must first fill out the enclosed application (available of Schoology). However, it can also be found online at www.minnesotafh.org. When finished, mail or email the application to:

 

FarmHouse Fraternity

Attn: Trent Dado

1505 N. Cleveland Ave.

St. Paul, MN 55108

dadox009@umn.edu

 

If chosen as a finalist, the applicant will be notified by mid-April. The second step, if chosen as a finalist, is to participate in a personal interview with our scholarship committee at FarmHouse. We have designated April 22nd as the primary date to conduct the interviews. Due to the construction of our Chapter's house, we will be holding interviews on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota. The details such as time, location, and parking will be shared once contacted as a finalist. If you are unable to make it to the interview date, we also provide an opportunity to interview during the Minnesota FFA State Convention or for the finalist to set up an alternate time for a personal interview by April 26th. Recipients will be contacted no later than June 1st.

 

Application is available on Schoology. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2017.

 

Hank Lindsey Memorial Scholarship

For students who are enrolled (or who are enrolling for the first time) in a course of small engine repair, DNR, GPS at a vocational school.

  • $500

  • Family must live in region one

  • April 1st deadline

  • Students must submit an informal letter of application to:

    • Jim Folz, 29005 110th St NW, Angus, MN 56762

  • For more information, phone Jim at 218-745-5849

  • Each application is evaluated as it is received

  • Several students can receive funds, provided that they qualify

  • Funds have been donated by individuals and by snowmobile clubs

  • Several schools offer this instruction-

    • Northwest Technical College- Detroit Lakes 800-492-4836

    • Cemtral Lakes College- Brainerd, MN

    • Hennepin Technical College- Eden Prairie, MN

    • Sound Central Technical College- Faribault, MN

    • Private vocational schools are ok, if licensed by the state

Moorhead Masonic Lodge Scholarship

This year Moorhead's Masonic Lodge is honored to be able to provide one area student with a $1,000 scholarship. Applications will be accepted from Moorhead, Ada-Borup and D-G-F high schools. To be eligible students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher and not already have a full ride scholarship to a school. Since Moorhead Masonic Lodge is a community service based organization, they would also prefer a student who has been active in their community. The student does not need to have any masonic ties to receive the scholarship. Applications should be completed and returned by April 30, 2017. Application is available on Schoology and in the counselor's office. Completed applications can be mailed to:

 

Moorhead Masonic Lodge #126

PO Box 253

Moorhead, MN 56561