Scholarships

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Please continue to frequently check your school email for scholarship opportunities, as well as educational opportunists and information!  We will continue to reach out to you this way. As always please feel free to come see Ms. Sherman with any questions or concerns. 

ACT Testing
Fairmont High School on April 4th, 2020 - Junior can take the test this April, and then again in the fall and spring next year. In 2015 the State mandated all Juniors take the ACT. Test fee with writing is $67.50, and is expected to take a minimum of 3 hours. You are responsible for the cost of this test.


A number of scholarship opportunities are currently available. 

Click on the link for Scholarships with deadlines

Click on the link for Scholarships and Grants

Click on the link to view Local Scholarships




Scholarship Guidelines and Application Link


Current Scholarship, and Educational Opportunities include:


EAI Bruce Larson Memorial Scholarship - EAI providing a $1,000.00 scholarship to the student pursuing a degree in the field of electrical controls or electrical engineering. Application deadline is April 1, 2020. Open to Seniors


Federal Rural Electric - Sons and daughters of Federated members are eligible for a $700 scholarship. Application deadline is April 3, 2020. Open to Seniors


Mankato Clinic Foundation J. Scott Sanders, M.D., Memorial Scholarship - Mankato Clinic  is providing a $2,000.00 scholarship to any High School Senior who plans to attend college, community college, university or vocational school following graduation. Scholarship deadline is March 9, 2020


South Central Electric Association - each contestant must submit an application, submit an essay, and interview. 1st place is all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. June 20-25, 2020. Application and essay deadline is March 13, 2020. Open to Sophomores and Juniors


American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program - Week long experience of learning about Minnesota government at the local, county, and state levels at Bethel University, Mankato June 20-25, 2020. To be eligible for a scholarship the student must be a direct descendant of a veteran. The cutoff date for enrollment is March 31, 2020. Open to Juniors


FarmHouse Fraternity at the University of Minnesota. We are looking to provide $6,000 in scholarships to high school seniors that are coming to the University of Minnesota that represent our core values: academic excellence, social wellbeing, spiritual balance and physical wellness. As a chapter, we are among the top fraternities in GPA and every member completes 20 hours of service each semester at a minimum, on top of being active all over campus in activities ranging from bible studies to intramural sports

BestMattressReviews.com. is offering a $1,000 scholarship in an effort to give back to the community while also promoting sleep awareness. This scholarship is available to eligible HS seniors, current college students, and graduate students.  You can check out all of the details here: https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/

 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 .

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


www.mncis.intocareers.org  (use YOUR personalized account in MCIS to do a scholarship search and find awards that match you.  This is a great tool to use with your account.  Under the EDUCATION Tab, click on "Financial Aid Sort".  Answer the questions/criteria to sort out the awards that match you.  
http://www.collegescholarships.org/financial-aid/
tuitionfundingsources.com
http://www.college-scholarships.com  (a website filled with information about college admission, college life, career schools, scholarships, and financial aid)
http://www.college-scholarships.com/minnesota.php (lists Minnesota colleges, community colleges, and career schools)
http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm (a list of more than 60 no-cost scholarship search sites)
http://www.college-scholarships.com/learning_disabilities.htm (a list of colleges with comprehensive programs for students with learning disabilities)
http://www.college-scholarships.com/online_college_gpa_calculator.htm (offers an instant online GPA calculator)
 
Some of the links that provide access to information about scholarships for “non-traditional” students are:
http://www.fastweb.com/
http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/employertuitionassistance.phtml
http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-scholarship-coach/2010/12/23/3-steps-adults-returning-to-college-must-take


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rohmans@truman.k12.mn.us,
Feb 8, 2018, 9:29 AM