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).
-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:
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: May 31st 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.