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Community Partner & Outside Organizations Scholarships

A scholarship is financial support awarded to a student based on criteria established by the organization. Criteria examples include academic achievement, departmental and community involvement, employment experience, areas of study, or financial need.

It's smart to look for financial resources within your community or network. Community organizations like a Chamber of Commerce or professional organizations in your field of study may offer scholarships to help students in their community or profession.

Listed below are organizations that provide scholarships to college students. Should you apply for one of these scholarships or have any questions, please contact the organization directly.

LeadMN Scholarship

LeadMN represents the 180,000 two-year college students in Minnesota to help them transform their lives and their communities. Our students LeadMN by developing leadership skills to realize their potential, see beyond what they thought was possible for personal success, and to drive community-wide change.

LeadMN has two scholarship deadlines: November 1 and April 1. Visit the LeadMN website for more information and to apply.

TechForce Network

The TechForce Network offers a number of scholarships throughout the year. Students studying general automotive, collision repair, truck technology, or marine and motorsport all qualify. In order to apply for scholarships, register for the TechForce Network here.

The Justice Pays scholarship has a grand prize of $1,000 for the student that best showcases their interest in pursuing a degree. You can find more information about the scholarship on the Justice Pays website.

Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship

Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadlines: January 1st and June 30th

For more information, please visit the webpage.

Other Resources

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There are plenty of free ways to find out about financial resources; you should not need to pay for the information. Be careful of scholarship scams, read the "Scholarship Scams" article from for tips on avoiding scholarship scams.