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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2021-2022

Dear Parents and Students:

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!  Seniors and senior parents make sure you check the scholarship page periodically.  New scholarships will be posted in sequential order based upon the scholarship's due date.  Please read the scholarship qualifications and pay close attention to the deadlines. All of the scholarships are listed in the order that they are due, with the first deadlines appearing at the top. If you have any questions regarding scholarships, qualifications, or the application process please don't hesitate to contact me at [email protected]  

A quick reminder, as you search for scholarship opportunities online, please make sure you don't pay money to an organization/institution for the privilege of applying for their scholarship. All legitimate scholarships and scholarship applications will not charge a fee for you to apply. Please be careful and read the scholarship details carefully before you give out any personal information.  As always, if you have questions about a particular scholarship please contact me. Local scholarships will become available later this spring.  

Best,

Mrs. Turner

SIDE NOTE
There are millions of dollars of scholarship monies that go unclaimed each year.  There are thousands of scholarships for everything you can imagine.  It may take time to fill out and complete scholarship applications but if you end up receiving a scholarship it may well be worth the time and energy spent searching and applying.  Below are some great scholarship links to national scholarships that are available.  

https://www.goingmerry.com/

https://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships/articles/college-scholarships-you-should-apply-for-in-2021

https://www.scholarships.com/

http://www.chegg.com/

https://www.cappex.com/

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/

https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/

PILLAGER BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP UPDATED QUALIFICATIONS
There has been a change to the requirements for the Booster Club Scholarships that are awarded in the spring of every year.  Please click on the link below to view the new scholarship requirements.  The Pillager Booster Club scholarship will be made available in the spring of 2022. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Turner.

Updated Pillager Booster Club Scholarship Requirements

MID MN FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Award:
Sixteen, $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for both traditional and non-traditional students.  

Qualifications:
Exclusive to members of Minnesota Credit Unions

Deadline:
The application deadline is November 30, 2021.  Please click on the link to apply MMFCU Scholarship Application 

MARSHALL H. AND NELLIE ALWORTH MEMORIAL FUND
Award:
High school seniors awarded the scholarship will be eligible to receive $20,000. The award will be distributed over eight semesters ($2,500 per semester) providing recipients meet the following requirements: cumulative GPA of 2.85 as a freshman and a 3.0 for subsequent years, continue to major in an approved mathematics or science field of study, and 35-50% of total credits taken each semester must be in math and science.
Qualifications: Please click on the link to read all of the qualifications Eligibility & Criteria
Deadline: The application will be open starting on November 1. Please click on the link to apply. Alworth Scholarship Application

CLC & BRAINERD ELKS LODGE SCHOLARSHIP Award: Two $1400 scholarships.
Qualifications: Must be a senior graduating this year and planning on attending Central Lakes College, either for a technical program or the liberal arts program.
Deadline: The application deadline is February 1, 2022. Applications can be found under the "Scholarship Forms" page on the website.
CROW WING POWER WASHINGTON YOUTH TOUR Award: Win a trip to Washington D.C. this summer from June 14-19.
Qualifications: Must be a junior in high school and complete the application/interview.
Deadline: Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 11th. Please click on the link below to access the application.
https://www.cwpower.com/form/washington-youth-tour
MINNESOTA MASONIC CHARITIES Award: Varies
Qualifications: MN Masonic Charities offers a portfolio of scholarship opportunities to high school students throughout Minnesota. All of our scholarships are renewable, if specific requirements are met. Check out our website http://www.masoniccharities.org/ for eligibility details for the online application process and answers to FAQ.
Deadline: Online applications are accepted from January 1-February 15
CTC SCHOLARSHIP Award: One $500 scholarship will be awarded.
Qualifications: Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the CTC scholarship:
-The student's family or legal guardian must be a year-round and good standing member in CTC's service area. -The student plans to attend a two-year or four-year college, university or vocational technical school. -The student is a graduating high school senior. -The student needs to enclose a picture with the application. The scholarship winner's picture will be published in CTC member communications.
Deadline: All applications must be turned in to Mrs. Turner by Friday, March 4th. No late applications will be accepted. The scholarship application can be found under the "Scholarship Forms" page.
HOSPITALITY MN SCHOLARSHIP Award: Scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000.
Qualifications: The HMEF, through the generosity of its donors, provides merit-based scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing degrees related to the hospitality industry.
Deadline: The deadline to apply is March 18, 2022. Students can apply at https://hospitalityminnesota.wufoo.com/forms/qo0vryk0phcn5o/
THE LEGACY CHORALE OF GREATER MN VOCAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP Award: One or two scholarships in the amount of $500 each may be given.
Qualifications: -The applicant must be between the ages of 17 and 21. -The applicant can only receive The Legacy Chorale Vocal Music Scholarship one time. -The recipient of The Legacy Chorale Vocal Music Scholarship must participate in collegiate choral/vocal performance group. -You do not need to major or minor in music in college to receive The Legacy Chorale Vocal Music Scholarship. -The applicant must be participating currently in music classes, performance groups, or musical theatre. -Your community/school district must be represented by a member of The Legacy Chorale of Greater MN; or, if your music teacher sings in The Legacy Chorale Vocal Music Scholarship, but does not reside in your community, you are still eligible to apply. For the academic year 2021-2022, these communities/school districts include: Aitkin, Backus, Baxter, Brainerd, Breezy Point, Crosby, Crosslake, Deerwood, East Gull Lake, Emily, Garrison, Hackensack, Ironton, Isle, Little Falls, Longville, Merrifield, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Pillager, Pine River and Staples.
Deadline: All applications must be postmarked by Monday, March 28, 2022. The application can be found under "Scholarship Forms."
GABRIEL RAPATZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TRUST FUND Award:
$1200
Qualifications:
The award will be given to a graduating senior from a number of the Freshwater Education District Member Schools who plans a career in the field of science. The most important consideration shall be seriousness of purpose in attaining an education in the science field. Financial need is not a consideration.
Deadline:
The application deadline is Monday, April 15th. Applications can be found under the "Scholarship Forms" page.
JENNIFER RAPATZ-HARR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Award:
$1200
Qualifications:
The award shall be given to a graduating female senior from a number of the Freshwater Education District Member Schools who plans a career in the medical field or medical science field. The most important consideration shall be the seriousness of purpose of a female in attaining an education in the medical or medical science field. Financial need is given a preference.
Deadline:
The application deadline is Monday, April 15th. The application can be found under the "Scholarship Forms" page.
LYNN ENBERG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Award:
$1500
Qualifications:
The award will be given to a graduating senior from Pillager Public High School who plans a career in the Education or Medical field. The most important consideration shall be seriousness of purpose of a student in attaining a degree in Education or Medical field. Extra consideration will be given to children of Military retirees or children of Purple Heart recipients.
Deadline:
Application deadline is Monday, April 15th. Applications can be found under the "Scholarship Forms' page.
LAKES AREA MANUFACTURERS ALLIANCE SCHOLARSHIP Award: $1,000
Qualifications: The Lakes Area Manufacturers Alliance is offering scholarships to graduating high school students who wish to enroll in post secondary education to earn a certificate or degree to pursue a career in a manufacturing related field. Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Must be or soon to be a high school graduate (or have a GED) who will be enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited Minnesota college or university -Must be a U.S. Citizen -Must reside in the counties of Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd or Wadena -Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 (C grade) on a 4.0 scale -Must be pursuing a certificate or degree in a qualifying manufacturing related major
Deadline: Current high school students applying for the 2022-2023 academic year, deadline is April 20, 2022. Students can complete the online application found at http://surveymonekey.com/r/LAMAScholarship2022Application
PILLAGER EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP Award: There are several different scholarships that students can apply for using the Pillager Education Foundation application. The scholarship amounts vary.
Qualifications: -Must be graduating from Pillager High School in May of 2022 -Must be planning on attending a postsecondary school as a full time student for the subsequent school year -Must complete and submit all parts of the scholarship application
Deadline: The scholarship application must be completed and postmarked by Wednesday, March 16th or it will not be considered. The scholarship application must be mailed to:
Pillager Education Foundation PO Box 345 Pillager, MN 56473
The application can be found under the "Scholarship Forms" page.
CROW WING POWER RANDOM DRAWING SCHOLARSHIP Award: $1,000
Qualifications: The only qualification for this scholarship is that you have to be a member of Crow Wing Power (your immediate family has to receive electricity from Crow Wing Power). Money will be sent directly to your college of choice in your name. Children of Crow Wing Power employees are not eligible.
Deadline: You must submit your entry by March 31, 2022. Students can go to http://www.cwpower.com/ and look under News/Events on the home page. Students can click on the Scholarship Contest link. One entry per person.
PILLAGER LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP Award: The scholarship amount may vary from year to year.
Qualifications: Must be a Pillager High School student graduating in the spring of 2022 and planning on attending a post secondary institution, either a four-year college or a two-year community or technical college.
Deadline: The application deadline is Friday, April 8, 2022. Applications can be found under the "Scholarship Forms" page.
EDUCATION MINNESOTA-PILLAGER SCHOLARSHIP Award: One $500 scholarship will be awarded.
Qualifications: The applicant must be a current year graduate of Pillager High School. All scholarships are awarded to applicants attending an accredited post-secondary school full-time for the subsequent school year. Applicants must be planning on pursuing a degree in education.
Deadline: The application must be turned in to Ms. Hutchison on or before Friday, April 22, 2022. Applications can be found under the "Application Forms" page.
KIMBERLY RHETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Award: May vary
Qualifications: An applicant must be a current year graduate of Pillager High School. Scholarships are awarded to individuals attending an accredited postsecondary school, with an emphasis in the culinary arts, during the 2022-2023 school year.
Deadline: Completed applications can be submitted to Mrs. Turner at or before the deadline. No late applications will be accepted. Applications must by postmarked by Friday, April 29, 2022.
RON HOULE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Award: May vary
Qualifications: An applicant must be a current year graduate of Pillager High School. Scholarships are awarded to individuals intending to attend Central Lakes College with an emphasis in Information Technology during the 2022-2023 school year. If you do not plan on attending CLC, however are continuing your education elsewhere in the Information Technology field, we encourage you to still apply.
Deadline: Completed applications can be submitted to Mrs. Turner at or before the deadline. No late applications will be accepted. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 29, 2022. HORN'S ACRES SCHOLARSHIP Award: One $1000 scholarship will be awarded.
Qualifications: Must be a student graduating from Pillager High School and planning on pursuing a degree in agriculture or medicine.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2022. Applications can be found under the "Scholarship Forms" page.


This year, the Rapatz Family will be offering two (2) - $1,000 scholarships:
  • Gabe Rapatz Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 for graduating seniors entering in a career filed of science.
  • Jennifer Rapatz-Harr Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 for a (preferably female) graduating senior entering in a medical field or medical science field with financial need given a preference. 
Scholarship applications can be mailed or dropped off at:
Freshwater Education District
"Rapatz Scholarship Fund"
1830 Airport Road, Suite 2
Staples, MN 56479
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