Stop in to the School Counseling Office for available scholarships!! We can point you in the right direction!
Websites to search for scholarships:
**Please remember that these are Nationwide scholarship sites. You are entering a large pool of applicants. It is wise to apply to many scholarships, but best to devote more time to local scholarships as the applicant pool will be much smaller.
**Be cautious of scholarship scams. Never pay to apply for a scholarship, and never pay an entity to search for scholarships for you.
The Aitkin Dollars for Scholars scholarship program is one that all Aitkin Seniors should apply for. The application will be made available to students after the Christmas break. Please note that if the application is filled out correctly and on time, each applicant is guaranteed scholarship money (if conditions to receive the award are met).
Deadline Date Change-Steve Sandberg Distinguished Student Scholarship: Open to seniors who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, lettered in three sports OR a combination of two sports and one activity during their junior and/or senior years at AHS. Applications available in the Counseling Office. Deadline: April 17, 2019.
-Aitkin-Carlton County Farm Bureau Scholarship: Open to seniors who are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary school in an agriculture related field. Your family must be a current member of Aitkin-Carlton County Farm Bureau at the time the application is received. Membership information, submission details, and paper application available in the school counseling office. Application must be received by April 18, 2019
Dawson Strong Scholarship: Open to AHS Seniors who have a passion for music and the arts. If you have a 3.0 GPA or higher, are in good standing at school, and plan on pursuing more art/music education please apply. Paper applications are in the school counseling office. Deadline: April 18, 2019.
Rescheduled! Aitkin Wrestling Club Scholarship:Open to all senior wrestlers and senior wrestling managers. You need to write an essay on, How wrestling has impacted your life, present and read your essay at the Aitkin Wrestling Club meeting on April 22, at 6pm. All wrestlers and managers participate will receive the scholarship. For more information talk with Coach Liljenquist or Ann Espeseth. Deadline: April 22, 2019.
- McGregor Area Clothing Closet Scholarship: Two (2) $500 scholarships per year to students in the McGregor and Aitkin (limited to students in the Palisade area) school districts. Students must attain a grade level of “C” or above. Paper application in the Counseling office. Deadline: *April 23, 2019.
Minnesota AFL-CIO Scholarships: Open to HS seniors who are a union member or a dependent of a union member affiliated with the Minnesota AFL-CIO, have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, and attend a post-secondary institution within the state of Minnesota. Applications available in the school counseling office or online at:https://www.mnaflcio.org/about/scholarships-awards. Deadline: April 30, 2019.
-SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is for seniorwomenaccepted in an accredited engineeringor computerscienceprogram. Students must have a 3.5 GPA and be an incoming freshman. More information and applications are available at www.swe.org . Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2019.
-HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: This scholarship is for seniors who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity seeking training in a career or technical field. Deadline is June 15 and students may apply online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/
🔶🔶Scholarships for JUNIORS ONLY:
🔶 MN Association of Townships Scholarship: http://mntownships.org/about-mat/minnesota-association-of-townships-scholarship-program/ Qualifications: Open to all MN 11th graders. Must write a 450-500 word essay. Submission details available on the website. Deadline: May 1, 2019.
🔶-TRIPLE-IMPACT COMPETITOR SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is for high school junior student-athletes. More information is available online at www.positivecoach.org/scholarships Deadline is May 31, 2019.
Loan opportunity for Aitkin High Graduates:
*The Hans and Thora Petraborg Educational Trust Fund: This educational trust fund was created to memorialize long-time local residents, Hans and Thora Petraborg in their strong belief in higher education and the future of Aitkin. The main requirement, aside from being an Aitkin High School graduate, is that the interest free loans go to deserving students who might not otherwise be able to pursue higher education without such assistance. To apply:fill out the Hans and Thora Petraborg Educational Trust Fund Loan Application and State of Borrower Responsibility form-Petraborg Scholarship Application. Return to the Counseling Office or mail to: Aitkin Public Schools, District Office, 306 2nd Street NW, Aitkin, MN 56431 no later than the Deadlines: June 1 for July 31 distribution and December 1 for December distribution. For any questions or inquiries, please contact Mary Aulie, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent at 218-927-7106.