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Community Partner and 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.

We are offering a scholarship to a student who is dedicated to helping seniors in their future career. 
The winning student will not only receive $500 for tuition and/or books, but they will also win an award of $500 for their school!

Eligibility and application details:

Student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a high school or college student attending an accredited U.S. college or university in 2022
  • Provide answers to 3 essay questions (each answer to be under 300 words)


  • All entries must be submitted by January 10th, 2022 11:59PM PST.

For the application and all of the details, please visit:

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 here:


Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Council

The Foundation Scholarship Council (FSC) strives to build credit union brand awareness and strengthen member relationships through its scholarship program. Applications are now being accepted for the 2022/2023 FSC program. This year the council will be awarding $16,000 which includes eight $1,000 scholarships to traditional applicants and eight $1,000 scholarships to non-traditional applicants. Any member of a Minnesota Credit Union Network affiliated credit union pursuing post-secondary education in the fall 2022/spring 2023 or is a high school senior graduating in 2022 is eligible to apply.


Applications are being accepted online with a submission deadline of November 30, 2021. Applicants are asked to answer the following essay question: How did the way you interact and communicate with businesses change during the pandemic and what would you like to see continue in the future? From these experiences what suggestions do you have for your credit union? 


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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 this article for tips on avoiding scholarship scams.