External Scholarships


BIEA NICA Bicycle Technician Scholarship

Charles & Ellora Alliss Educational Grant

Courage Kenny Empower Scholarship
(Encourage Minority Participation in Occupations with Emphasis on Rehabilitation)

  • Culturally diverse students in a patient-focused healthcare field
  • $2,000
  • Apply here

EMPOWER Scholarships

  • EMPOWER Scholarships are open to ethnically diverse students for attendance at an institution of higher learning.
  • Deadline: Applications accepted Jan 1 – April 15
  • How to apply: Visit the Allina Health website for details
  • Contact: Call 612-775-2728

J & J Trujillo Memorial Scholarship Program

  • Awarded up to $12,500
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Trade programs
  • Deadline to apply is 2/20/2024
  • Click here for more details

LeadMN Scholarships

  • Scholarships are awarded to a various number of individuals and are based on a number of criteria.
  • Deadlines: November 1 and April 1
  • How to apply: Visit the LeadMN.org website for details.
  • Contact: Joyce Petsch

LGBTQ+ PFund Foundation Scholarship

  • Live in the midwest
  • Be a part of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Enrolled at Minneapolis College
  • Click here to apply!

Microsoft Cybersecurity Scholarship Program

Minnesota Aspiring Teachers of Color

National Science Foundation S-Stem Scholarship Program

  • Minneapolis College will be awarding up to 12 students pursuing a degree in of the STEM disciplines (biology, chemistry, computer science, information technology, mathematics, or pre-engineering)
  • How to apply: visit the S-STEM Scholarship Program webpage
  • Must be enrolled in 12+ credits, click here for more information and to apply
  • Contact:  Renu Kumar, Ph.D., Director, NSF STEM Grant Biology faculty or Carmen Buhler, Mathematics faculty

Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship

  • Enrolled in a Minnesota State institution
  • A union member or a child, grandchild or spouse of a union member
  • The applicant must be a racial/ethnic group member. "Racial/ethnic group member" is defined by the Minnesota State office of Equity and Inclusion (and for this scholarship) to include Black/African American, Chicano/a or Latino/a, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Native American/Alaskan Native.
  • Visit the Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship webpage to learn more

Nobel Week Dialogue Scholarship

  • An international scholarship for students who want to change the world
  • Travel to Sweden for an international field study
  • An immersive experience at the Nobel Week Dialogue: a collaborative event that brings some of the world's leading scientists, policy-makers, and thinkers together to explore scientific topics through a global lens
  • The opportunity to have your final project displayed at the Nobel Prize Museum at the completion of the course

NSORO Foundation Scholarship 

  • Eligible to all youth currently in foster care, aged-out, and/or emancipated youth
  • Direct academic scholarships, coaching and mentorship
  • Visit here for more information and to apply

Oliveira Scholarship Foundation

Powder Coating Institute Scholarship

Recovery and Behavioral Health Scholarships

Scholarship Resources for Aviation Students

Scholarships for People with Disabilities

  • If you have physical, learning or emotional disabilities, the Vocational Rehabilitation Program may help with tuition, books, supplies, and even room and board
  • How to apply: Contact the Minnesota Workforce Center in your area. Students with visual impairments, contact State Services for the Blind
  • Contact: Visit the Vocational Rehabilitation Program for details
  • How to apply: Visit the Wells Fargo website for details

Society of Hispanic Professionals

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

  • Open to high school seniors and college students
  • Multiple scholarships available starting at \$1,000
  • Visit the SHPE website for more information

The Center for Scholarship Administration

Tribal Scholarships

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship for Teachers and Child Care Providers

  • A scholarship program intended to help early childhood and school-age care professionals increase their levels of education, compensation and commitment to the field.
  • Visit the Child Care Aware of Minnesota website for details
  • Email teachmail@childcareawaremn.org or call their hotline number at 888-291-9811

Wallin Education Partners Opportunity Pathways Scholarship