How do I pay for my education after high school? 

This is a great question!  There are many options.  One of the options that does not require you to pay money back is through scholarships.  Below you will find links to scholarship opportunities (both local and national) and search engines.  In addition, please check out the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pamphlet on Grants & Scholarships as it is an amazing resource for navigating what it all means.  



LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
  

ATTENTION SOPHOMORES:  Have you ever considered joining the American Legion Auxiliary?  There is an American Auxiliary Juniors division - for daughters, granddaughters, and or sisters of anyone who has served or is serving in the military.  Membership for those under the age of 18 is $8 year for Unit 43 in Faribault.  Those students who are members for two or three consecutive years are eligible for even more scholarship opportunities!



STATE / NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Attention JuniorsMSCA Scholarship (Due: Sept. 16, 2022)
Applicants must be a Minnesota public or private high school senior - Juniors should apply now as the award is given in the Fall of 22023.  Applicants must be able to articulate how a licensed school counselor impacted their life. The licensed school counselor written about MUST be a member of MSCA (Mrs. Roessler is a member of MSCA - Minnesota School Counselors Association - and can provide you with a list of who is if you have a past counselor who you feel impacted your life - can be elementary, middle school or high school.). We are in the Southeast division and how to upload to the portal can be found here:  Portal User Guide.

Nitro Scholarship: (monthly deadline - available each month)
Complete the application - just name, grad year, college and university you are looking at and you are eligible for a monthly drawing of $2,000.  You don't have to sign up for alerts to enter.  Nothing else required.
 

POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL RELATED SCHOLARSHIPS:

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's
Did you know that 95% of students who attend receive a scholarship?  Check out the alum scholarship as we have many staff here at BA who are alumni and who could help you qualify for the alum scholarship.  Check it out!

St. Thomas University Scholarship
Did you know that 96% of the students who attend St. Thomas receive a scholarship?  Check out their scholarship page!

South Central College Scholarship
Many scholarships are available.  Check the entire list!  In addition, the South Central College Foundation annually awards over $500,000 in scholarships and the application for that money can be found here.

* Many private colleges offer scholarships that students are eligible for through an alum.  Please check and do not hesitate to reach out and ask if there is an alum here at BA or one that we can reach out to for the purpose of such scholarships.  


SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES:
Choose a search engine (a few are listed below) and create an account.  You can make it as specific as you want.  You will be inundated with options!  Be sure to spend some time looking through them and keep track of your scholarship applications (and awards) in Naviance.  

CareerOnestop Scholarship Finder
Chegg Scholarship Engine
CollegeBaord Search
FastWeb 
Going Merry Scholarships
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Scholarships.com
Scholarship America
Scholarships & Financial Aid for Minority Students
Student Scholarships (link of examples of scholarships found here often provided in Schoology)
UNCF Scholarships

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