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  Ms. Karnitz's Top Scholarships

Hagan Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: December 1, 2022

Burger King McLamore Foundation
Deadline:  December 31, 2022

MN Corn Growers Association Scholarship
Student must be a member of MCGA (Join for $20) and planning to study an agriculture field in college. 
Deadline:  January 6, 2023

MN Independent Crop Consultants
Open to students that will be enrolling in an ag related program at a 2-year or 4-year college.
Deadline: January 10, 2023

Grow Ag Leaders
Must be going into an ag-related program. Application is through FFA website, but you do not have to be an FFA member to apply.
Deadline:  January 12, 2023

National FFA Scholarships
One application for over 150 scholarships. Most require FFA membership.
Deadline: January 12, 2023

National Corn Growers Association Scholarship
Student or parent must be a member of NCGA.
Must be attending a 2-year community or technical college.
Deadline: January 31, 2023

James W. Tracy Scholarship
Must be a Minnesota high school senior planning to study agriculture in college.
Deadline: February 1, 2023

Elks Legacy Award
Must be a child/grandchild of an Elks member.
Deadline: February 6, 2023

Vallely Will Fund Scholarship
Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need. Application opens on December 2nd.
Deadline:  February 8, 2023

DeWalt Trades Scholarship
Must be planning to attend a 2-year college to study either
an automotive or construction related trade.
Deadline: February 8, 2023 (or earlier if 1,000 applications are rec'd)

Minnesota Masonic Charities Scholarship
Open to all Minnesota students - various scholarships available depending on your college plans and GPA. Application available on January 1st.
Deadline:  February 15, 2023

MN Soybean Processors
Open to MN students that are enrolling in a 2-year or 4-year program in college.
Deadline:  March 1, 2023

MN American Legion Auxiliary
Link to several scholarships that must be submitted to local unit by the deadline.
Deadline: March 5, 2023

Horation Alger / Denny Sanford Scholarship
Open to students that will be attending a 4-year college in South Dakota or the University of MN. GPA of 2.5+
Deadline: March 15, 2023

Catch a Break! Scholarship
Open to Minnesota students who will be attending a public 4-year college in Minnesota. Must have ACT score of 24 or higher.
Deadline:  March 15, 2023

West Central Smiles
Deadline: March 19, 2023

Lamberton Friends of the Library
Open to RRC Seniors
Deadline: March 31, 2023

MN American Legion Scholarships
Parent or grandparent must be a member of the American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary.
Deadline:  April 1, 2023

TC Energy
Scholarship opens in January. Multiple scholarships available in STEM and trades.
Deadline: May 2023

  College Scholarships

Minnesota Scholarship Listing by College
List of scholarships given directly by Minnesota colleges.  Each college has different applications and deadlines, so read guidelines carefully.


Activity List
What is an activity list and why do I need one?

An activity list is simply a listing of things in which you have been involved during high school. If you plan to apply for any scholarships, you will need this, as almost every application asks for this. Some might have a checklist for you to complete or you might be asked to write a paragraph or attach a list. 

What should be included on an activity list?

The main sections on an activity list include  academics, athletics, fine arts, volunteer work, and work experience. Think back to things you have done through school, in the community, or through your church.  You should have a resume that you created in LifeSmarts - use this as your starting point and add to it. Think of awards you have received or things that make you stand out from other students.

What if I don't have something in every category?
Ask your parents. They might remember something you don't. Or, consider joining an activity or getting involved in some community service. It is never too late to join!

How should this be formatted?
You can type a list, use an excel sheet, or any way that makes sense to you. Each application will ask for something different, but many just ask you to attach a list. Even if you are asked to write it in paragraph form, having this list handy will keep you from having to re-think it each time. I have included some examples below, but please use whatever format you would like.

Sample Activity List #1

Sample Activity List #2