Local Scholarships

Scholarship Tips!
To help you focus time and efforts when applying here is a list of 100% time worthy applications for scholarships given out every year at the FHS awards night. Some applications are paper and others are strictly online but information for all of them is available through JoDee Lindvall in the Counseling Office. Everyone should apply for these local scholarships so everyone has a chance to enjoy the generosity and local support your community has for your continued education.

One key point to remember is if you are applying for a scholarship that asks or requires money to apply it most likely is a scam. Every viable scholarship is focused on handing money to students, not the other way around.

Please see the list of available local scholarships below:

Other Local Scholarships:

  • New Class of 1972 Scholarship available in the counselor's office

A few not listed because the dates to apply have passed are; Alworth, and Coca-Cola.

Remember to send thank you cards to sponsors of the scholarships you receive. Oftentimes the relationships built through scholarship activity carries on well into your adult life.

Don't forget to create your accounts for:

Once you receive notice of any scholarship you are offered please notify JoDee Lindvall so she may add it to the list of scholarship recipients, for the purposes of record keeping.

Going Merry Scholarships

Wells Fargo Scholarships

Learn more and apply today and if you are not eligible for these programs, please share with others you know who may benefit from these opportunities! 

Veterans Scholarship

The deadline to apply is April 10, 2023.

Provides renewable scholarships up to $5,000 per year, to fill gaps for eligible veterans, their spouses and widows after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been utilized. 

Veterans Emergency Grant

Applications will be accepted for this program beginning March 17, 2023.

Helps veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education meet their household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks. Ranging up to $1,000, these immediate, one-time grants are designed to keep recipients in school without creating undue financial hardship. 

People with Disabilities

Applications for this program are open through April 10, 2023

Finally, the Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities provides renewable scholarships up to $2,500 for full-time students and up to $1,250 for half-time students who have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activity). 

PCA Scholarship

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Scholarship Program Details:

Packaging Corporation of America is excited to offer scholarships to students interested in pursuing a degree in the following fields; electrical, pipefitting, millwright, machinist, diesel mechanics, and instrumentation. This is a full-tuition scholarship that will also cover the cost of student’s required textbooks for each enrolled class.



  •  Candidate(s) must be a graduating senior and have already been accepted to attend a

    two-year college majoring in a program that aligns with our industry.

  •  Meet entrance requirements of the specific school and any program-specific

    requirements at the student’s designated college.

Click link below to download application:

Vernon J. Pick Foundation

Deadline: Thursday, March 30, 2023

Mailing Address

Vernon J. Pick Foundation Coordinator

8090 Esther Lane NE

Bemidji, MN 56601-7025


The Vernon J. Pick Foundation has developed an on-line scholarship application that can be used to generate a PDF application document.  The application must still be submitted by mail, after printing the completed PDF application.  It is an adaptation of their old hard copy application with a few changes.  They would like the student to use this new on-line form for 2023 applications which are due by March 30, 2023. 

Click link below to download application:

The Folds of Honor

Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023

Folds of Honor has a singular mission to provide educational scholarships to the spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. Last year in 2022, The Minnesota Chapter of Folds of Honor awarded 198 scholarships to families right here in Minnesota. If you or someone you know may qualify for a scholarship, we encourage you to learn more and apply. 


Folds of Honor has two different types of scholarships:

  • Children’s Fund: Parent needs to have a disability rating of 90% or higher from the VA.

    • Private education, K-12 (minimum age of 5)

    • Tutoring assistance from an accredited tutoring institution

  • Higher Education: Parent or Spouse needs to have a disability rating of 10% or higher from the VA.

    • Post-secondary, trade & technical schools

    • This scholarship can be applied to both dependents and spouses

  • Each scholarship is up to $5,000 per student, per year

    To learn more about Folds of Honor and their scholarships, please take a look at the helpful links below:


    • Review their requirements, sample application, guidelines, how to apply, and important FAQ’s



Border Bank Scholarship

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Scholarship Application

Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2023

Border Bank scholarships are in the amount of $500. The number of scholarships awarded varies by community and school district. These scholarships are payable after the first quarter of college. Recipient must provide proof of enrollment in a post high school education or training program and maintenance of a GPA of 2.5 or better.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Student must be a graduating senior from one of our participating community high schools.

  • Student must be enrolling full-time in a 2 or 4 year school of higher learning (college, vocational).

  • Student must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or better.

  • Student must have demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular or community activities.

  • Employees and children of employees at Border Bank are not eligible.

  • Grandchildren of employees and board members of Border Bank are eligible.

Mesabi Range College Foundation

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2023-2024 Scholarships

Please view the list of available scholarships available from the Mesabi Range Foundation. The availability of these scholarships and the amount of the awards are subject to change. An application is required for award consideration unless otherwise noted.