Scholarships and Employment Opportunities

Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color Scholarship:


Hispanic Scholarship Fund:



1. "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

2. "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.
3. "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare 

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017

Interested students may visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form. 

We welcome you to include information about our scholarship competition on your school's website. Please feel free to spread the word via social media as well. 

Your students may also find our website a helpful starting point for their college search. We provide the Web's most comprehensive and analytical resource for selecting a nursing school. I've included below a link to our research on your state. Feel free to post this among your online college counseling resources if it's helpful: 



2017 SD & MN Scholarship Drawing

How does a $1,000 scholarship sound?

How about a $1,000 scholarship that doesn’t require an essay?


Earnest F Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship


VFW Auxilary Art Scholarship


Society of Women Engineers



Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation



Horatio Alger Scholarship Opportunities


Act 6 scholarship: Due Nov. 8th


Scholarship for Undocumented Students




         Brooklyn Center High School

Service Organizations

  1. Altrusa:

  2. American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary: and

  3. The America Red Cross:

  4. The Association of Junior Leagues International:

  5. Boys and Girls Clubs:

  6. Campus Outreach community League (COOL):

  7. Circle K:

  8. Civitan:

  9. The Elks Club:

  10. Fraternal Order of Eagles:

  11. Friends of the Library:

  12. Kiwanis International:

  13. Knights of Columbus: www.

  14. Lions Club International:

  15. The National Exchange Club:

  16. The National Grange:

17. Neighbor Works:
18. Optimist International:
19. Performing Arts Center:
20. Rotaract and Interact:
21. Rotary Club:
22. Ruritan:
23.Salvation Army:
24. Sertoma(SERvice TO Mankind) International: 25. Soroptimist International of Americas (SIA): 26.US Jaycees:
27.USA Freedom Corps:
28.Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW):
30.Zonta International:



Religious Organizations and scholarships

If you are associated with a particular religion visit their national website and look for scholarships.

  1. Assemblies of God:

  2. Baptist Church:

  3. Catholic Church:

  4. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints:

  5. Evangelical Lutheran Church:

  6. Judaism:

  7. Methodist Church:

  8. Presbyterian Church:

  9. Seventh-Day Adventist:

  10. Society of Friends (Quakers):

  11. United Church of Christ:


Worker’s Unions

If your parents or grandparents are part of their worker’s union this could also be a great place to search for scholarships. To figure out what scholarships might be available to you at your parents/grandparents union go to: .



Hometown Professional Sports Teams:

1. Major League Baseball:
2. National Basketball Association:
3. National Football League:
4. National Hockey League:
5. Professional Golf Association Foundation:

6. Women’s basketball association:



Extra Curricular Programs

1. National Honor Society:
2. America Mensa Society:

3. Amnesty International:

4. BETA Club:
5. Boy Scouts:

6. DECA:
7. Educational Theatre Association:
8. Family, Career and community Leaders of America:

9. 4-H Clubs:
10. Fraternity or Sorority
11. Future Business Leaders:
12. Future Farmers of America:
13. Girl Scouts:
14. Interact Club:
15. Junior Achievement:
16. Key Club:
17. Leo Club:
18. Model United Nations:
19. Mu Alpha Theta:
20.National foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship:

21. Quill and Scroll:
23.Skills USA:
24.Students in Free Enterprise:



Internet Scholarship Sites

The internet has a vast wealth of knowledge and websites. Below are free websites:

  1. Super college:

  2. Collegeanswer:

  3. StudentLoanNet:

  4. Free Scholarship Information:

  5. The College Board:

  6. The Wall Street Journal:

  7. The Princeton Review:


  9. Adventures in Education:

  10. FastWeb:


  12. Petersons:

13. CollegeNet:


Big Business Equals Big $$$

  1. Calgon Take Me Away Scholarship:

  2. Cargill Community Scholarship Program:

  3. Coca-Cola Scholars Program:

  4. DuPont Challenge:

  5. Glamour’s To Ten college Women Competition:

  6. Kohl’s Kids Who Care Program: click

    community relations

7. Microsoft General Scholarships:

  1. Papa Johns Scholars:

  2. Prudential Spirit of community Awards:

10. Sam Walton Community Scholarships:

11. Sears Craftsman and the National Hot Rod Association Scholarship:

12. Siemens Westing house Competition in Math, Science and Technology:
13. Toshiba Exploravision Awards:

14. Toyota Community Scholars Program:
15. Tylenol Scholarship:
16. USA funds Access to Education Scholarship:

17. USA today all-USA Academic Teams:



Professional Associations

Every known profession has a professional association attached to it. Ask your parents, extended family and/or friends if they belong to a professional organization.

1. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners:
2. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:

3. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation:

4. Actors’ Fund of America:
5. Air Traffic Control Association:
6. Aircraft Electronics Association:

7. American Angus Association:
8. American Association of airport Executives:
9. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses:
10. American Bar Association:
11. America Concrete Institute:
12. American Criminal Justice Association:
13. American Culinary Federation:
14. American Dental Association:
15. American Institute of Chemical Engineers:
16. American Meteorological Society:
17. American Nuclear Society:
18. American Nursery and Landscape Association:
19. American Society of Agricultural Engineers:

20.American Welding Society Foundation:
21. American Society of Travel Agents Foundation: 22.Associated General Contractors of America:

23.Association of Women in mathematics:

24.Association for women in science:
25.Association of food and drug officials:

26.Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting:

27. Emergency Nurses Association:
28. Entomological Society of America:
29.Executive Women International:
30.Herb Society of America:
31. Industrial Designers Society of America:

32.International Association of Fire Fighters:

33.International Food Service Executives Association:

34.Karla Scherere Foundation Scholarship; 35.National Association of Chiefs of Police:
36.National Association of Women in Construction:

37.national community Pharmacists Association:

38.national Press Photographers Foundation:
39.National Restaurant association educational foundation:

40. national Scholastic Press Association:

41. National Society of Accountants:

42.National society of Professional Engineers:

43.National speakers Association:

44.National Student Nurses’ Association:

45.Outdoor Writers Association of America:

46. Physician Assistant Foundation:
47.Plumbing, Heating , Cooling Contractors:
48. Public relations student society of America:
49.Radio and Television News Directors Association: 50.Society of American Registered Architects:
51. Society of Automotive Engineers:
52.Society of exploration Geophysicist:

53.Society of Nuclear Medicine:
54.Society of Plastics Engineers:
55.Society of Professional Journalist:

56.SWE Society of Women Engineers:

57. University Aviation Association:
58.Wilson Ornithological Society:



Awards based on your ethnicity

Ethnicity-based scholarships are not only for minorities they are available for many ethnicities. Start looking with an organization that is dedicated to supporting members of your ethnicity.

  1. Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students:

  2. American Society of Criminology Fellowships for Ethnic Minorities:

  3. Armenian Students Association of America Scholarship:

  4. Asian American Journalists Association Scholarships:

  5. Bureau of Indian Affairs High Education Grant:

  6. Cherokee Nation Undergraduate Scholarship programs:

  7. Council for Exceptional Children Ethnic Diversity Scholarship:

  8. Gates Millennium Scholars Program:

9. Hellenic Times Scholarship
10. Hispanic college Fund:
11. Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation:
12. Hispanic Outlook Magazine Scholarship Fund:

13. Hispanic Scholarship Fund:
14. Japanese American Citizens League:
15. Kosciuszko Tuition Scholarship Program:

16. League of United Latin American Citizens Scholarship Fund:

17. League of United Latin American Citizens GM Fund:
18. National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering:

19. National Association for the advancement of colored people:

20.National Association of Black Accountants Scholarship Program:

21. National Association of Black Journalist Scholarship program:

22.National Association of Hispanic Journalist Scholarships:

23.National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators:

24.National Black Police Association:
25.National society of Black Engineers:

26.native American Journalist Association Scholarship: 27.Order Sons of Italy in America:
28.Organization of Chinese Americans:

29.Multicultural Affairs in public relations:
30.Ron Brown Scholars Program:
31. The Sallie Mae Fund First in My Family Scholarship:
32. The Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship: 33.Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students in health Professions:
34.Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers:
35.The American Chemical Society Scholars Program: 36.National Urban League Scholarship and Intern Program:

37.The national Italian American Foundation:

38.Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund:

39.US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce:

40.United Negro college Fund Scholarships:



Scholarships for a Disability

  1. Alexander Graham Bell Association:

  2. Children of Deaf Adults, International:

  3. EAR Foundation:

  4. National Association of the Deaf:

  5. National Fraternal Society of the

  6. Travelers protective Association:

  7. American Foundation for the Blind:

  8. Association for education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually


  9. Christian Record Services:

10. National Federation of Music Clubs:

  1. national Federation of the Blind:

  2. Bank of America:

  3. Chair Scholars:

  4. Easter Seal Society:

  5. Ethel Louise Armstrong Founcdation:

  6. Pfizer:

  7. Spina Bifida Association of America:

  8. Tourette Syndrome Online:

19. International Dyslexia Association:

20.National Center for learning Disabilities:

21. The P. Buckley Moss Society:

22.VSA Arts:



Sports and Scholarships

You do not need to be an athletic superstar to win a scholarship. If you want to continue playing your chosen sport at a university you have to be proactive about contacting coaches by email, letters, setting up an in person appointment.

1. Eddie Robinson Foundation:

2. Harness Horse Youth Foundation:
3. Ice Skating Institute of America:

4. National Amateur Baseball federation:

5. national Archery association:

6. National Athletic Trainer’s Association:
7. National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board:
8. National Rifle Association:
9. Our World-underwater Scholarship Society:

10. Stonehouse Publishing Company: www.stone
11. Wendy’s Restaurants:
12. Women’s Sports Foundation:



Strange and Unusual Scholarships

  1. Duct Tape Stuck At Prom Scholarship:

  2. Ghostbusters Scholarship:

  3. Million-Dollars Name:

  4. Sense of Smell Fellowship:

  5. Tall Student Scholarship:

  6. The Magic Scholarship:


Other Options

  1. Your parents work place could offer a scholarships. Have your parents inquire about the process.

  2. Win a scholarship from your parents’ or grandparents’ military service.

  3. If you work, ask your employer about scholarships.

  4. The financial aid office of the college you are planning on


  5. Taking money from your local politicians!

  6. Find a local scholarship by searching your community newspaper to

    find past winners and the scholarship.

  7. Dollars for Scholars(DfS): Find a dollars for scholars Foundation in

    your community. Contact them to see what scholarships are available and apply through them. If you receive a scholarship from the DfS they will double the money of it.

8. Turn your hobbies into Gold!
9. Awards based on personal hardship and challenges.



More Useful information to help you and your student

prepare for post secondary education:

1. Grand Canyon University has set up a website free to all high school students and their parents to help you navigate through the stressful college admissions process as well as tips on getting prepared for freshman year. They will be hosting webinar series, which are similar to seminars but on the internet. Please visit the following website: for more details.

2. Most scholarships require students to fill out the FASFA form. Go to: to complete the online application.

3. College Board is a great and useful website for parents and students. It holds information on testing, scholarships, financial aid, and applying to schools. For more detail go to





For students in search for employment opportunities, below you will find helpful links to search for part-time employment year round. 


Tree Trust:


Genesys Works:


North Hennepin Chamber of Commerce:


Step Up Summer program:


Brooklynk program:


City of Brooklyn Center:


Pathways. For students and recent graduates to federal careers:


Minnesota Reading Corps: