October 2017

October 17, 2017

Salt Scholarship Search

Description: The University of St. Thomas has recently partnered with Salt to help students plan their finances.

Salt is a free nonprofit-backed program dedicated to helping students plan for, pay for, and repay the cost of their degree, while preparing for a successful financial future. 

The Salt scholarship search engine includes over 3.6 million awards worth more than $14 billion. Let us identify the ones that work for you! Just answer a few questions, and our service provider (Unigo Group) will find your best scholarship matches.

Account registration is free for St. Thomas students and required to use the scholarship search engine

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Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant

Description: The Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in Minnesota teacher preparation programs during one term in which the student is completing a required 12-week or more student teaching experience. On a funds available basis, selected undergraduate and graduate students may receive awards of up to $7,500 for one term.

Eligibility: Be enrolled in an eligible Minnesota college or university in an eligible teacher preparation program that requires at least 12 weeks of student teaching in order for the teacher candidate to be recommended for a full professional teaching license; intend to teach in an identified license field or geographical shortage area or belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce; complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Minnesota Dream Act application for the aid year; and demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: Until funds are depleted for 2017-2018

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The Dream Award

Description: The Dream Award is Scholarship America’s renewable scholarship program for financially needy students who have overcome barriers and have successfully started their college education. Awards were made to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school; the scholarships are both renewable and increase in amount each year. Scholarship America provides Dream Awards ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 based on the individual student’s financial need. Each student’s award will increase by $1,000 each year to help them successfully finish school and earn their degrees.

Eligibility: At least 17 years old, US Citizen (or permanent resident and DACA), High School diploma, completed one full year of postsecondary education and plan to continue to sophomore year, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Deadline: October 15, 2017

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Feels Like Home Scholarship

Description: Homes.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship to help cover college expenses to students who compete in their Feels Like Home scholarship contest.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled students in college

Deadline: October 18, 2017

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Risk Management Association Foundation Scholarship

Description: The Risk Management Association Foundation (RMA Foundation) has established a scholarship program to assist students who have completed at least two years of college education who plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. Awards may be renewed for up to two additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.

Eligibility: US or Canadian Citizen or permanent resident; Completed minimum of two years of college education, have intent to work in the banking industry, minimum 3.0 GPA

Deadline: October 22, 2017

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Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

Description: one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.

Eligibility: Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation

Deadline: October 25, 2017

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MAFAA Logo Design Scholarship Contest

Description: The Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators (MAFAA) is in search of a new logo. We are celebrating our 50th Anniversary and are looking for a fresh new look to be unveiled in May of 2018.


    1. Incorporate MAFAA’s official color of Blue (Pantone 2935 C) and the MAFAA name in the logo (acronym along with the full name).
    2. Submit your design via email (anniversarytaskforce@gmail.com) along with your contact information and the name/address of the college you will be attending in Fall2017/Spring 2018 by Monday October 30, 2017

Deadline: October 30, 2017


Veterans of Foreign Wars Youth Scholarships

Description: Various scholarships up to $30,000 for Voice of Democracy audio-essay program

Eligibility: Available to high school students

Deadline: October 31, 2017

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Surety Foundation Scholarship

Description: Established in 2003, the Surety and Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program for Minority Students provides awards of up to $5,000 to outstanding minority students to support their studies in the areas of insurance/risk management, accounting, economics, or business/finance and to encourage their consideration of the surety industry and surety/fidelity underwriting as a career choice. This program is administered by The Surety Foundation, the educational arm of The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA).

Eligibility: Minority students majoring in one of the fields listed above

Deadline: November 15, 2017

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James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists

Description: $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) college or technical school students, payable to their school. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography. Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story”. This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, always “told a story” through his work, whether it was in video or still photography.

Eligibility: US Citizen attending a US school.

Deadline: November 15, 2017

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Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities

Description: In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company has committed $1 million over the next four years to Scholarship America to implement a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice.  If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award for full-time study or a $1,250 award for half-time study

Eligibility: Applicants to the Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities must have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activity), have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent and be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll or who is already enrolled in full-time or half-time (at least 6 credits per term) undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year.

Deadline: November 28, 2017

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Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics:

Description: The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest, now in its 27th year, challenges college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues, and are rational arguments for ethical action.  Awards up to $5,000.

Eligibility: Registered undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States during the Fall 2016 semester.

Deadline:: December 11, 2017

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