Financial Aid

Minnesota Scholarships & Grants

The following scholarships, grants or loan opportunities are provided to assist you in preparing for your college costs.  This site is updated as new information is available so check back often for new options!


Cass County Area Retired Teachers Scholarship


The Cass County Area Retired Teacher’s Association has announced its scholarship opportunities for the 2014-15 school year.  An applicant must have graduated from a Cass County, North Dakota high school, have a “B” average or better in their current academic program and be a sophomore or junior in college during 2014-15 and majoring in education.


Four $1000 scholarships will be awarded in April 2014 as follows:


  • Two Ethel R. Hanson Scholarships in the amount of $1000 each shall be awarded to elementary or special education majors.
  • One $1000 Don Papke Scholarship will be awarded to any area of education, elementary or secondary.
  • One $1000 Roger and Mary Hoffmann Scholarship will be awarded in any area of education, elementary or secondary.


Applications must be postmarked by March 20, 2014.  Recipients will be notified by April 15, 2014 and invited to a spring luncheon held on May 8, 2014.


Click on this pdf for informaton and application: Cass_County_Retired_Teachers_Scholarship_2014.pdf


Minnesota State Grant


The Minnesota State Grant helps students from low and moderate income families pay for college.  To be considered for this grant, you must be a Minnesota resident pursuing your first undergraduate certificate or degree.  Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be received by the federal processor to be considered for Minnesota State Grant funding (Deadlines for each semester are updated in the website below.)  Minnesota State Grant funding offers are made on the basis of your FAFSA Award Notice provided by your chosen institution upon completion of your financial aid application. 

For more information about the Minnesota State Grant and other financial aid options for Minnesota residents, go to:


Dollars for Scholars


At the heart of Scholarship America is the Dollars for Scholars Program with nearly 1,100 locally based, volunteer-driven chapters  throughout the United States.  Scholarship America is the nation's leading non-profit, private-sector scholarship and educational support organization.  It has provided nearly $2 billion in scholarships to more than 1.5 million deserving students since 1958. 

Dollars for Scholars financial assistance is provided through local chapters located in nearly 3,500 communities across the country.  Information about the availability of a Dollars for Schools Chapter in your community is available from your high school counselor.  

To learn more about Scholarship America, the Dollars for Scholars Program, to locate a chapter in your area or to start a chapter, please visit the Scholarship America website at:


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