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For more information about our online scholarship application process, please see our Applicant Tutorial.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Susan Lorenz during normal business hours at (877) 253-4380.

Apply for a Scholarship

CommunityGiving and our partner foundations believe the community members who will have the most impact on our community in the future are our young people like you. We believe that each and every one of you must have a fair chance to take advantage of the education available to you. That’s why we encourage you to apply for scholarships at every opportunity.

Last year we awarded more than $186,000 to students who apply for scholarships through our easy online application portal. These students – just like you – live or go to school all over Minnesota and are planning to attend a 4-year college or a trade or technical school after completing high school.

Find out how to apply for scholarships below. More than 60 different scholarships are waiting for you on our website, so don’t miss out on your chance to receive assistance in paying for your education.

“Upon the subject of education . . . I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in."
– Abraham Lincoln


How To Apply For Scholarships At CommunityGiving

We have two different categories of scholarships:

COLLEGE STUDENT SCholarShipS

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ScholarshipS

All applications open on December 1, but deadlines vary so check back early and often.


Helpful Hints

  • Use the correct method to apply for scholarships – some are online and some are "see school office", so read carefully.
  • Make sure you’re eligible for the scholarship by reading the requirements carefully.
  • Deadlines and submittal requirements vary – check them carefully.
  • Once you’re ready to apply for an online scholarship, look over our tutorial for using the application system.
  • Staff is available to assist with questions from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at: (320) 257-9715, (877) 253-4380 or by emailing programs@communitygiving.org.