Scholarships

A number of scholarship opportunities are currently available. 

Compeer Financial Offering High School Senior Scholarships
105 students to receive $1,500 to offset post-secondary expenses  Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, is now accepting applications for its high school senior scholarship program.  A total of 105 scholarships, worth $1,500 each, will be awarded. Applications must be received by March 16, 2018.  The Compeer Financial High School Senior Scholarship Program is designed for students who will major in agriculture or an agriculture-related field. Students who plan on attending a college, university or technical school are eligible.  “Compeer Financial’s high school scholarship program is intended to encourage those interested in agriculture to explore what’s possible for their future,” said John Monson, Chair of the Fund’s board of trustees. “The high school seniors who will be awarded this scholarship have already made an impact on their local, rural communities, and will go on to do great things to impact agriculture.”  He added that the scholarship program also demonstrates Compeer’s focus of championing the hopes and dreams of rural America.  To qualify, graduating seniors must live in Compeer Financial’s 144-county territory and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Scholarship recipients are selected based on a combination of academic achievement, agricultural and community youth organization involvement and essays.  To apply, students should visit Compeer.com to download the application form or complete the electronic application. Applications must be received by March 16, 2018.

Bruce P. Larson was a long-time employee of Easy Automation Inc.  In his over twenty years of service to EAI, Bruce was instrumental in developing the electrical/controls department at EAI.  Bruce lost his battle with cancer on May 3, 2015.  In honor of his commitment to excellence, EAI is providing a $1000 scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in a program from his career area.  Students who meet the following criteria are eligible for the scholarship.  The candidate: is a citizen of the United States of America, has a minimum grade point average of 2.8, plans to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at a two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire 2018-2019 academic year in a career field related to the areas of electrical controls or electrical engineering.   Applications and all required materials by deadline date must be received by April 1, 2018.


The "Sons of Norway" have several scholarships available to graduating seniors.  There are two with a January 15, 2018 deadline and  two with a March 1, 2018 deadline, one with an April 1, 2018.  Information is available in the office.

Kiwanis Educational Foundation Inc. is offering a $950 one year scholarship to a high school graduation in Minnesota and will be attending a college or university in Minnesota.  Information is available in the office.  Deadline is January 19, 2018.  The first three applications returned are sent on to the pool of applicants to be considered.

Federated & Basin Electric Power Cooperative - MEmber Cooperative Scholarship program is offering two $1,000 scholarships to local Federated members' sons and daughters.  Applications are due January 30, 2018.   Information is available in the office.

HyVee is offering 80 $1000 scholarships to 2018 high school seniors.  Information is available by visiting www.hy-vee.com or emailing Emily Streit at estreit@hy-vee.com or calling 1-515-267-2873.  Applications must me postmarked on or before February 10, 2018.

Minnesota Association of Townships is offering six $1,000 scholarships to high school juniors.  Information is available in the office.  Deadline is May 1, 2018.

Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. 

ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition.  Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply:  A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions.  Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale.  Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.  Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application.  All questions may be directed to ccrc@act.org

AED Superstore is awarding scholarships for college bound high school seniors. Scholarships of $1,000 are being awarded biannually. Information is available by visiting http://www.aedsuperstore.com/scholarship.html .


2015 Minnesota Sheriff's Scholarship Program is offering up to 15 scholarships of $600 for this year. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 Sheriff's of the State of Minnesota. The members of MSA give special recognition to the financial needs of students attending the peace officer skills course, or one of the two or four year law enforcement degree colleges. Scholarship awards will be announced by December 31st of the same year. Application forms and a statement of procedures along with information is available at the Martin County Sheriff's Office and by visiting mnsheriffs.org .


Performing and visual Arts Scholarships are available to Augustana College. Scholarships awarded from $1,000 to $5,000 per year. Information is available by visiting www.augie.edu/arts .


Minnesota JCI Senate Scholarship Program is linked to the U.S. JCI Senate Scholarship Program. Each state will pick two winners statewide and award them with a $250.00 Scholarship Grant. Then, the two will go on to the U.S. JCI Senate Scholarship Program and be judged with the other states. There are 15 winners from national, receiving $1,000.00 Scholarship Grants. The MN JCI Senate Scholarship Program has been giving out two - $250.00 scholarships each year. They have been doing this since I became a JCI Senator May 1976. Information is available in the office.

SMSU is offering scholarships for next fall students who have a 22 or above on the ACT, are eligible for their online Scholarship Application as soon as possible. The first round of offers has already been sent, you are encouraged to complete the application soon to ensure the best offer that we can make. In order to be eligible for our scholarships, a student just needs to have the following: 1.) Be admitted to SMSU – can apply online at SMSU Application 2.) A completed Scholarship Application - Scholarship Application 3.) Received a 22 or above on the ACT test

MWGA scholarship foundation is offering 43 scholarships from the Minnesota Women's Golf Association Foundation Scholarship fund to graduating senior girls. $3,000 per year -renewable for four consecutive years of scholarships which totals $12,000. It is made available to high school senior girls residing in Minnesota and planning to enroll in a four year college program the year the application is submitted. Information is available in the high school office.

SFM Foundation is a nonprofit organization offering college scholarships to children of working parents who have been killed or injured on the job. Information can be found by visiting www.sfm-foundation.org .

The Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Opportunities for students and educators are offering A United Educators Foundation Awards, A Student Awards, An Educator Award, and Education Major Award Scholarships for both students and fellow school staff members. Information is available in the high school office or online at www.uecu.coop , email address molnau@uecu.cooop , or by calling Andrea Molnau at 1-763-706-3950.

For information on preparation for college visit: www.getreadyforcollege.org . This is a helpful site for students headed off to college in the fall.

The United States Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps is offering scholarships to any 2008/2009 graduates. Information is available in the high school office, calling 1-715-234-7318, Michael.a.skinnerl@navy.mil, , 1-515-285-6201, or Stacie.alleger@navy.mil .

FastWeb has information and is a free resource for scholarship information for students. Visit the www.fastweb.com/presentations for information.

For help college scholarship information check out the web site www.scholarship.com/educators .This link will show you links you'll need in order to point students and parents in the right direction looking for money for college.

For information on preparation for college visit: www.getreadyforcollege.org . This is a helpful site for students headed off to college in the fall.

“Need A Lift?” The Need A Lift book is available to check out from the high school office. It contains information on 1,400 colleges and universities around the nation. It also contains a section on information provided by Scholarship Resource Network about scholarships. Individual copies are available for your purchase or you may check out the book through the school. For further information check at the office or call 1-888-453-4466. A CD to help students is available in the high school office.

Career Information: A note to all students and parents wanting to research career information. Truman High School now has access to the MN Career Information System. Please feel free to use it as a resource as you think ahead to choose a career. The address is: http://mncis.intocareers.org/ Username: trumanhs Password: bluejays






Student Loan Finance Corporation (SLFC) and iHELP Student Loans are proud to announce we are once again offering random draw scholarships to Minnesota high

school seniors. We will be awarding five $1,000 scholarships to Minnesota high school seniors that are attending a college, university or technical institute in the 2016-2017 academic year. These scholarships are good for any school in any state!



The applicants are responsible for submitting scholarships to SLFC. The scholarship winners will be chosen at random. The criterion to qualify for the $1,000 scholarship is that the applicant must be: 1) a high school senior for the 2015/2016 academic year, 2) scholarship will be applied to 2016/2017 academic year cost of education and 3) not on academic probation. Below is a link for the scholarship application form that the student must complete to be eligible and return to SLFC. They can email the completed form to loans@slfc.comor email the form to iHELP Scholarship, Student Loan Finance Corporation, 124 South First Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401-4107. Postmark deadline is March 31, 2016. We also offer college planning services on our web site,http://www.ihelploan.com/cps/ which helps students in planning for college. This information on this site is design for students from grades 8-12. If you have questions or would like to learn more feel free to contact me by phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you! Minnesota Scholarship Form 2015-2016 Craig Green Marketing Managercraigg@slfc.com P: 605-622-4507