Scholarships

Scholarships are funded by various donors, businesses, individuals, social groups and organizations.  Scholarships are gifts and do not need to be repaid.  The amount you receive might cover the entire cost of your tuition, or it might be a one-time financial award. We encourage students to apply because it can help reduce the cost of your education.

Each scholarship has its own requirements. Some are based on merit and others on financial need.  The website for the scholarship should provide additional information on qualifications and how to apply.  Make sure you read the application,  fill it out completely, and meet the application deadline.

Unsure of how to pay for college?  There are many options to help pay for college including scholarships.

FARIBAULT AREA LEARNING CENTER (FALC) SCHOLARSHIP
The FALC scholarship is open to any student who is graduating and planning on completing some type of education after graduation. (See "Scholarship Packet" )

FARIBAULT HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
Faribault High School Scholarships are open to all students who are planning on attending a postsecondary institution. (See "Scholarship Packet" )

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Scholarship
Open to all students who had a big brother or big sister growing up.  Please see the link for more information.  

Dakota County Technical College Scholarship Info
Over 51 different scholarship links available.  Workforce Development Scholarship of $25,000.

Minnesota State Grant
Minnesota State Grant is eligible for both US Citizens and students who are not eligible for citizenship.  Please see the link for information about how to apply and additional funding opportunities.

NAECHY
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children's annual scholarship.  This scholarship is for students who have experienced homelessness at any point in their education.  ​

SFM Foundation Scholarship
Students who are the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course of their employment with a Minnesota, Wisconsin or Iowa-based employer is eligible for this scholarship.  Please check the link for further information.   

South Central College Scholarship Info
Over $50,000 in scholarships are available.  Complete the application found on the website.  Scholarships are available each year.  


SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH

Check out these search engines for scholarship opportunities.  Don't be afraid!  

Some scholarships are as easy as submitting a three sentence thought on a subject to be entered into a drawing. Others may involve more work but also may be more money.

Chegg
Formerly known as Zinch, Chegg connects you to over $25,000 worth of scholarships.  

College Board
Find scholarships, internships and other opportunities.  Create an account and enter as much information as possible to have the best matches for you!

FastWeb
Fastweb offers information on scholarships, college searches, etc.  Create an account and have scholarship opportunities emailed to you daily!

Scholarship America
Search open scholarships managed by Scholarship America.  You can also create an account and apply for local scholarships managed by Dollars for Scholars.  

StudentScholarship.org
This website is one of the largest collection of scholarships.  New scholarship opportunities are added daily and are open to a wide range of ages.  



SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NON-US CITIZENS

Federal Student Aid for Non-US Citizens
Important link for information on whether or not you should complete a FAFSA application for Financial Aid.

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Undocumented Students
Financial Aid information and access to scholarships for students who are undocumented or considered an illegal alien.  Links to scholarship opportunities contained within the site. 

Minnesota State Grant 
Minnesota State Grant is eligible for both US Citizens and students who are not eligible for citizenship.  Please see the link for information about how to apply and additional funding opportunities.