Welcome to the NKHS scholarship page!

While this is not a comprehensive list of all scholarships, this is the best place to find local and regional scholarships. Please see the Post-Secondary Planning page for additional scholarship search resources.


This page is continuously updated throughout the school year. If you find a link to last year's application/information, please be patient. It will be updated with current year information as soon as the scholarship providers update us.

School Specific Scholarships (various deadlines):

List of scholarship opportunities by school (Minnesota colleges/universities only):  http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/sPages/scholarshipsAll.cfm

Scholarships from Minnesota North College (includes the campuses formerly known as HCC, ICC, Mesabi Range, Rainy River and Vermillion): https://minnesotanorth.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/scholarships/

January Deadlines

Union Plus Scholarship: $500-$4000 scholarships for students from union families.

Deadline: January 31st, 2023

How to apply: https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/education/union-plus-scholarships

Hagan Scholarship: Scholarship for high achieving students from rural areas (NK is a qualifying school) who plan to attend a 4 year college or university. Up to $6000 per semester! Must have a 3.75 or better GPA, work at least 240 hours during your senior year before you start college (summer job OK too) and have financial need (you will need to submit your SAR from the FAFSA).

Deadline: Portal opens September 1 and closes January 15th, 2023

How to apply: https://haganscholarships.org/

Polymet STEM scholarship: $5000 scholarship for a Minnesota senior interested in STEM fields. Students involved in robotics and related activities especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline: January 15, 2023

How to apply: https://polymetmining.com/miningforexcellence/?utm_source=engage&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mining_for_excellence_2021&utm_term=to_supporters

Lake Country Power: The Les Beach Memorial Scholarship is a renewable scholarship (up to $4000 over 4 years) for graduating seniors with a 2.5 GPA or better whose parent/guardian are Lake Country Power customers. Can be used for 2 or 4 year colleges or vocational programs.

Deadline: Portal window is January 1-January 31, 2023

How to apply: https://lakecountrypower.coop/high-school-scholarships

Alworth Scholarship: For students with a 3.5 or better GPA and a 25 or better ACT who are pursuing a 4 year degree in a STEM field (starting at a community college OK). $20,000 scholarship!

Deadline: January 15th, 2023 (application portal opens November 1)

How to apply: https://www.alworthscholarship.org/index.html

February Deadlines

Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation Scholarship: Apply for a variety of scholarships available to students in NE Minnesota in one place!

Deadline: February 15th, 2023 (Portal opens Dec 1st)

How to apply: https://www.dsacommunityfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarship/

Paul Bunyan/Minnesota Telecom Alliance scholarship: $2000 scholarship for students whose parents/guardians are Paul Bunyan customers.

Deadline: Must return application to Paul Bunyan Communications by February 17th, 2023. Drop off or mail to Grand Rapids office.

How to apply: https://www.mnta.org/page/Scholarship

Paul Bunyan/Foundation for Rural Service scholarship: $2500 scholarship for students whose parents/guardians are Paul Bunyan customers.

Deadline: February 8th, 2023

How to apply: https://www.frs.org/programs/youth-programs/scholarships (click "apply through kaleidoscope" button)

AKPsi Scholarship: For students going to the Carlson School of Management at the U of M. Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed (open to men and women) professional business fraternity at the U fo Minnesota. Awards range from $5000-$25,000

Deadline: Opens November 18; Closes February 20th, 2023

How to apply: https://www.akpsischolarships.org/

Mediacom World Class Scholarship: $1000 scholarships for students who live in an area served by mediacom.

Deadline: February 28th

How to apply: https://mediacomworldclass.com/

March Deadlines

Folds of Honor Scholarship: For dependents of fallen or disabled US service members or fallen or disabled first responders.

Deadline: March 31 (window opened Feb 1st)

How to apply: https://foldsofhonor.org/scholarships/

Community Giving Scholarships: 60 different scholarships available on one website! Open to students going into 2 year programs, 4 year programs or trades. (Note: NK is not listed in their dropdown menu. I have an email out to them about this. Click on Greenway or Hibbing to see a list of scholarships for our area. 1/19/23)

Deadline: Opens Dec. 1, closes March 1, 2023 (some deadlines vary)

How to apply: https://www.communitygiving.org/index.php/applyforscholarships

Blandin Scholarship: Up to $5,000 per year for low-middle income families in our area. NK seniors are strongly encouraged to apply for this one!

Deadline: Window opens January 2nd and closes March 1st, 2023

How to apply: https://blandinfoundation.org/programs/itasca-area/scholarships/

SFM Foundation: Scholarships available to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers. Up to $10,000/year.

Deadline: March 31, 2023

How to apply: https://www.sfmfoundation.com/apply/

Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation: One application, multiple scholarship opportunities! Two scholarships specifically for NK students, many others open to all area students.

Deadline: Portal opens Feb 1st, closes March 1st, 2023

How to apply: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=gracfscholarship&

North Star Credit Union: $500 scholarship for an NK senior!

Deadline: March 23rd, 2023

How to apply:https://docs.google.com/document/d/131n2_C5Tsh25sX_fvWyDdC-YLNoClnuK/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=110764074223547012722&rtpof=true&sd=true

Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce Scholarships: Two $500 scholarships. One for an area student planning to attend a 4 year college or university and one planning to pursue a 2 year degree or vocational certification.

Deadline: March 28th, 2023

How to apply: Email or mail completed application to the contact info on the cover page. 2023 application

MnACC Scholarships: Open to Minnesota students of color, awards range from $500-$2000. Must be planning to attend a member institution (list of schools available in link.)

Deadline: March 24, 2023

How to apply: https://www.mnacc.org/Scholarships

Park State Bank:

Two $2500 scholarships available to high school seniors in the Park State Bank service area (Duluth & Iron Range). Must have a 3.0 or better GPA.

Deadline: March 13, 2023

How to apply: https://www.parkstatebank.com/about/park-state-bank-scholarship-program

8th District MSHS Scholarship: Minnesota State Horticultural Society scholarships are open to high school seniors in Minnesota's 8th district (includes Itasca and St. Louis Counties) who have a demonstrated interest in horticulture/gardening/landscaping.

Deadline: March 15, 2022 (waiting on updated application)

How to apply: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XjZSfU-Fu3cXeAZg-4oz75RiOQtpuUpz/view?usp=sharing

Keewatin VFW: Open to NKHS seniors

Deadline: First Friday in March (every year)

How to apply: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lf3_HoplU_nsYTABZCPetDEySAHrabC2-uEWxEdxCps/edit?usp=sharing

Horatio Alger Scholarship: This is a rare opportunity for Juniors. 800 state level scholarships of $10,000 and 105 national scholarships of $25,000. Application opens on 12/1 and closes 3/15.

How to apply: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/

EAA Chapter 412 Aviation Scholarship: Open to students going into any aviation related training (i.e., pilot training, aircraft mechanic, air traffic controller, etc.).

Deadline: March 31st

How to apply: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iQ-pH1XWY7KLqgQ40V1ngPsfalSS2t8J/view?usp=sharing

Return application to: Suomihillskennel@yahoo.com or

Joel Kersting

60587 Osprey Ave 

Swatara, MN 55785

April Deadlines

Pengilly Booster Club: Two $1000 scholarships for NK seniors.

Deadline: April 28th

How to apply: pick up an application in Mrs. Tucci's office

Emberg Scholarship: For students planning to attend a technical or trade school in NE MN or NW Wisconsin (all Minnesota North campuses qualify, Itasca, Hibbing, etc.).

Deadline: April 27th

How to apply: https://www.csascholars.org/emberg/

Itasca Vintage Car Club: Scholarship for students going into any auto related field (mechanics, auto body, diesel, marketing/advertising, etc.)

Deadline: April 1. Return application to Mrs. Tucci.

How to apply: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f2x7mnNCcwfP1OAHj9wbW6VfGLDzrAIu/view?usp=share_link

Nashwauk American Legion Auxiliary: Open to NK senior girls.

Deadline: April 15th (every year)

How to apply: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wLQs8Q-rJ9E0P3ku64NWa3HQhlR6vwPtmmvRVhuV8CM/edit?usp=sharing.

Nashwauk American Legion: Open to NK senior boys.

Deadline: April 17th (every year)

How to apply:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1msQVe65l51Y8Q-WgcvAKwus26F24xjwO/view?usp=sharing

Knights of Columbus: For students who attend either St. Cecilia's or Mary Immaculate churches.

Deadline: April 15th (every year)

How to apply: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19ZHnWJF8UEYIBY6rpSWavHUmJRiHTC4i/view?usp=sharing

Nashwauk Fireplugs: Up to two $1000 scholarships. Open to students living in the Nashwauk Fire protection area (Nashwauk, Nashwauk township, Buck Lake area).

Deadline: Last Friday in April (every year)

How to apply: Send completed application to address on cover letter.

Grand Rapids Centennial Rotary:

Three $1000 scholarships for Itasca area students attending any post-secondary program. Essay required. To learn more about Rotary: https://www.rotary.org/en

 If you have questions on how to proceed with the essay, you may call Lois Lang at 327-0600.

Deadline: April 7, 2023

How to apply: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OlrzFEHjeNE_jeXV5kaRqY67xFf6fvXUICALdT9peHM/edit?usp=sharing

ALI Scholarship: Open to current seniors or recent graduates who are attending or plan to attend HCC, ICC or Mesabi Range. Preference given to students studying engineering, healthcare, industrial technology, construction or automotive. $2000 scholarship!

Deadline: April 15, 2023

How to apply: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=xscRULQKq0ae9PrnSpIaf-gMdGKsbahMihtjSRgfhQBUMjJSR0tLOEE0VkVESjAySVFDU1lQUzNBSC4u

Hibbing Rotary: The Donald O. Hilligoss II Memorial Scholarship is open to students in Hibbing area high schools (including NK) who demonstrate an outstanding effort in the area of community service. $1000.

More info/criteria: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HZMJ6U0rrToymWXg7YRY_mU8BqysR-vd/view?usp=sharing

How to apply: https://drive.google.com/file/d/142y6asEg3IThuxWJFEM4JXy-RZSjWKkv/view?usp=share_link

Deadline: April 21, 2023

Nashwauk Area Community Foundation: Two $1000 scholarships, one for a student planning to attend a traditional college and one for a student planning to attend a trade or vocational program.

Deadline: April 15 (2023 )

How to apply: https://www.nashwaukfund.org/2023-Scholarship-Application. There are three parts to this application: the application itself, your transcript (you will need to ask me to submit it) and an appraisal form (you will need to ask a teacher, coach, etc to fill this out for you).

Paul Bunyan Local Scholarship: $500 each will go to one NKHS senior girl and one senior boy. No minimum GPA required to apply. Paul Bunyan customer preferred, but not required.

Deadline: April 1 (every year)

How to apply: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ljtgHQA0mCRiwklquIbEWhR_lgAeolPl6100clsoRm0/edit?usp=sharing

Michigan Tech Iron Range Alumni Scholarship: $500 scholarship for graduates of any Iron Range high school who plan to attend Michigan Tech.

Deadline: April 1, 2022

How to apply: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1q0g1MKMScREkAoS0hcglPlPpn7gtLL5r/view?usp=sharing

"Swede" Virgil Rostvold Memorial: Open to NK seniors who plan to attend either ICC or HCC.

Deadline: April 15th (every year)

How to apply: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u7YHk7ticV27_aTDY60yFTyWSTRGSkIG/view?usp=sharing

Louis DeNucci Memorial: Open to NK seniors planning to attend a vocational/technical college.

Deadline: April 15th (every year)

How to apply: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SJ_Tps9JQySJtAJXjOum9R0InhmTvFrhT8Qs-JwvSC0/edit?usp=sharing

Hibbing Elks Lodge 1022: Open to graduating seniors who plan to attend college in the fall.

Deadline: 2nd Friday in April (every year)

How to apply: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13mqNafToY6BNCQCMZCoTV-qUbej6-_HKm0XFkYagSNc/edit?usp=sharing

Keewatin American Legion: Open to NK seniors

Deadline: April 1st (every year)

How to apply: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MrEU1HMVxWSPKaN2wvrY6IDp0J8O7wrq/view?usp=sharing

Bob Brown Memorial Scholarship: This is a one time (2023 only) $500 scholarship in memory of Bob Brown in conjunction with the Keewatin American Legion.

Deadline: April 1st, 2023

How to apply: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N1jjg2Yavd2ttvjbNwuyNSKlVRQjCWGrhWdBaEchcyM/edit?usp=sharing

Disabled American Veterans of Itasca County, Chapter 13: Open to NKHS seniors pursuing higher education at a vocational/technical school

Deadline: last Friday in April (every year)

How to apply: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s9z6JSZ8N0Th2bDYXjLDw26EI2KjQkqIdidAkVzwLl8/edit?usp=sharing

Amvets Post 12 Keewatin: Open to NKHS seniors

Deadline: April 15th (every year)

How to apply: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B33HB3_Gz7z6NA2Z3XZuGeDzSHLsmysZ/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=110764074223547012722&rtpof=true&sd=true

East Side Neighbors: Open to graduating seniors from the Pengiilly/Swan Lake area.

Deadline: April 15 (will be April 1st in 2024)

How to apply: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XC2duSLwldI2Uv-KfevgDA_S5DevLdvq/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=110764074223547012722&rtpof=true&sd=true

May Deadlines

NK Teachers Local 1444: Open to all graduating NK seniors.

Deadline: First Friday in May (every year)

How to apply: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VpWRWHb2jSuzVEa6ZDzCEifVq87mI0Pf0nyQqY993z8/edit?usp=sharing

Friends of Brad Memorial Scholarship: Open to students who plan to attend a college with an established music department. Music majors strongly preferred.

Deadline: May 15th, 2022

How to apply: directions (must create YouTube video): http://friendsofbrad.org/initiatives/scholarships/

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeytphNyyBFwoOM6LXdrvYY0hCxLIyAln1cprzim_PoHMrwlQ/viewform

TC Energy: $2500-$5000 Scholarships available to students in TC Energy's project areas (northern MN included). Three scholarship programs: STEM, trades and Indigenous legacy.

Deadline: May 5th, 2023

How to apply: https://www.tcenergy.com/community-giving/scholarships/US/

Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Open to students in the NE Minnesota with a 3.0 or better GPA who are the grandchild, niece, nephew, etc. of a Vietnam era veteran.

Deadline: May 14th, 2022

How to apply: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c0wla5Yo9Qk8wFQXmtXEj90FugSUdPr_/view?usp=sharing

Hibbing Lodge of Perfection: Open to area students who plan to go to any post-secondary program (college, tech school, etc.)

Deadline: May 15th (every year)

How to apply: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10yenYGO_uKwJRmxGPUHymRm5M31gZmvL/view?usp=sharing

Summer Deadlines

JET scholarship opportunities: Up to $6500/year for qualified students going into trades and technical fields (i.e, welding, electrical, nursing, lab tech, etc.)

Deadline: June 30th

More info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DThhS6WXtn2j7h27kbklwQadW-EnpWDz/view?usp=sharing

Application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sHNOWNlCwX-TRy8NagTC8XoJH09W31cS/view?usp=sharing

StudentScholarshps.org: Various scholarship opportunities

Deadline: Various (May-August)

How to apply: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1youZlFt6jvQGPcynAT-liWCGHRC2x-u7f4ELKUoZ8Mk/edit?usp=sharing