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College scholarship opportunities will begin to come in soon. They
will be posted on the school web site, in the weekly bulletin and
also in The Blackduck American. Please stop in the Counselor's
office with questions or for assistance.

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT

Blackduck High School will be hosting a Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, January 29th at 6:00 in the evening in the high school computer lab.  A Financial Aid representative from Bemidji State University will be here to go over applying for a PIN #, filling out the FAFSA and other information regarding financial aid.  We encourage any senior and junior who plan on pursuing a post secondary education to attend along with their parent(s).  If you have any questions please contact Theresa Templin (835-5214).

SCHOLARSHIP BY DEADLINE

Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund Scholarship     Deadline:  January 15, 2015

Jody Daman Memorial Scholarship                 Deadline: April 15, 2013

Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Deadline: May 1, 2014

B. Davis Scholarship Deadline: May 26, 2014

> T.E.A.C.H. Early ChildhoodR MINNESOTA is now accepting applications for the Judy Lindman Memorial Scholars program for the 2014-2015 academic year. This is an award for high school seniors planning to pursue an associate's degree in early childhood education or child development, starting in the Fall of 2014.

Please stop in the Counselor's office with questions or for assistance.
2013-2014
Scholarships for Juniors

Minnesota Association of Townships
Eligibility -- Juniors who plan to further their education at a college, university, or vocational school.
Application – High School Office
Deadline – May 1, 2014
Scholarships for SENIORS
October Deadlines

AES Engineers Scholarship
Eligibility – Information available online at:
Application – http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Deadline – October 6, 2014
What Makes Your School Rock Scholarship
Eligibility – A teenager (14-19 yrs old).
Application – http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
Deadline - Deadline TBD
November Deadlines
Youth Activity Fund Student Grants
Eligibility – High students and college undergraduates.
Application -- http://www.studentscholarshipsorg/scholarship.php
Deadline – TBD
ASA Scholarship
Eligibility – Any senior who plans to pursue a degree in agriculture next year.
Application -- Http://www.soygrowers.com/soy/scholarship.htm
Deadline -- TBD
Heart Research Scholarship
Eligibility -- Minnesota seniors, college freshman, sophomores, or juniors with an interest in the health science area.
Application -- www.heart.org/mnscholarships
Deadline – TBD
Free Speech Essay Contest
Eligibility – High School juniors and seniors.
Application -- http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
Deadline – TBD
December Deadlines
St. Thomas Science, Mathematics and Engineering Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors applying to St. Thomas
Application – High School Office
Deadline – TBD
Carrington Dental Centre Scholarship
Eligibility – Students between the ages of 16-22
Application -- http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
Deadline – TBD
RMHC U.S. Scholarships
Eligibility – High School senior younger than 21.
Application -- http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
Deadline – TBD
AXA Achievement
Eligibility -- Seniors who are active in their community, have led a project that benefits others, and overcome personal challenges.
Application -- www.axa-achievement.com
Deadline – TBD
January Deadlines
UND & Vikings Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors attending UND next fall.
Application -- http://UND.edu/Vikings
Deadline – TBD
A Legacy of Leadership
Eligibility – This is an essay contest for all students.
Application – High School Office
Deadline: TBD
Alworth Scholarship -- $5,000 for 4 years
Eligibility -- Seniors with a score of 26 or higher on their ACT, plan on a major in math or science, and in the top 20% of their class.
Application -- www.futurestakeflight.com
Deadline – January 15, 2014
February Deadlines
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors who show ambition and drive, respect for self, family and community, and ability to succeed in college.
Application -- www.axa-achievement.com
Deadline – TBD
Best Buy Scholarship
Eligibility -- Students in grades 9-12 who demonstrate good grades, commitment to community service and/or work experience.
Application – http://pr.bby.com
Deadline – TBD
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation
Eligibility -- Information about this scholarship can be found at the following website.
Application -- www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/esaf
Deadline – TBD
Buick Achievers Scholarship
Eligibility – Seniors who are dedicated both in an out of the classroom and plan on enrolling full time at a four year college or university.
Application – buickachievers.com
Deadline – TBD
AMC Student Scholarship Award
Eligibility -- Seniors planning on attending a post-secondary school who exhibit the following characteristics: Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship and Need.
Application – High School Office
Deadline – February 7, 2014
KFC Colonel's Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors with a GPA of 2.75 or higher and pursuing a bachelors degree.
Application -- www.kfcsholars.org
Deadline – TBD
March Deadlines
MTA Scholarship
Eligibility – Seniors attending a postsecondary institution and family must subscribe to at least one service from Paul Bunyan Communications.
Application – http://mnta.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=28
Deadline – TBD
American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National President's Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors who are daughters, stepdaughters, sons, stepsons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons… of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligible dates.
Application – High School Office
Deadline – March 1, 2014
American Legion Auxiliary Non-traditional Students
Eligibility -- Non-traditional students who are a member of The American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion.
Application – High School Office
Deadline – March 1, 2014
American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth
Eligibility -- Seniors and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Application – High School Office
Deadline – March 1, 2014
Judy Lindman Memorial Scholars Program
Eligibility – Seniors planning to pursue an degree in early childhood education or child development.
Application – High School Office
Deadline – March 15, 2014
Farm Credit Services
Eligibility -- Seniors who are from an actively farming or ranching family OR planning to pursue a career in agricultural.
Application – High School Office
Deadline – TBD
Foundation of Rural Service
Eligibility -- Seniors who receive any telecommunications service from a current NTCA member and have at least a C grade point average
Application – High School Office
Deadline – TBD
Minnesota Twins Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors enrolling full time in a 2 or 4-year college with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Participants must have played or volunteered with organized youth baseball or softball.
Application -- High School Office
Deadline – TBD
American Legion Auxiliary Department of MN School
Eligibility -- Seniors who are sons, daughters, grandsons, or granddaughters of a veteran.
Application – High School Office
Deadline – TBD
Friends of Sanford Health Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors pursuing a career in a health related field, and have not been a previous recipient.
Application – High School Office
Deadline – TBD

Reuben Youngerberg Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors who plan on pursuing a postsecondary education and write a 1000 word essay.
Application – High School Office
Deadline – TBD

Blackduck American Legion Auxiliary Unit #372 Community Service Scholarship
Eligibility – Female seniors who have made a contribution in our community
Application: High School Office
Deadline – April 15, 2014
Questbridge
US Bank Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors attending an accredited two or four-year college next fall.
Application -- usbank.com/scholarships
Deadline – TBD
April Deadlines
Ness Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors with high moral and ethical standards, sportsmanship while participating in varsity athletics or musical, drama, speech and art programs.
Application -- High School Office
Deadline – TBD
Mike Staples
Eligibility -- Seniors pursuing post-secondary education in natural resource areas or criminal justice area, or other related careers.
Application -- High School Office
Deadline – April 11, 2014
Deerwood Bank Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors involved in extra-curriculars and attending a vocational or technical school, must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Application -- High School Office
Deadline – April 24, 2014
Jody Daman Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility -- Students who are or were patients of Bemidji Orthodontics
Application -- High School Office
Deadline – April 15, 2014
Northwest Minnesota Women's Fund (Scholarships for Women)
Eligibility -- Senior female students who plan on attending a public high education institution in the region.
Application -- High School Office
Deadline – April 15, 2014
Blackduck Community Fund Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors from Blackduck High School attending a four-year college or university and demonstrating high academic achievement and involvement and positive leadership qualities.
Application – High School Office
Deadline – April 11, 2014
North Itasca-Northome scholarship Assocation
Eligibility – Seniors who are North Itasca Electric customers
Application – High school office
Deadline – TBD
Lutheran Community and Evelyn Berg Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors from Blackduck High School attending a four-year college or university and demonstrating high academic achievement and involvement and positive leadership qualities.
Application -- High School Office
Deadline – April 24, 2014
Building Trades Scholarship
Eligibility -- Blackduck Seniors who have been involved in the building trades class at Blackduck and are furthering their education in a related field.
Application -- High School Office
Deadline – TBD
Dollars for Scholars
Eligibility -- Blackduck High School seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and are involved in extra-curriculars.
Application -- TBD
Deadline – TBD
Betty Parker Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors who have been a theatrical performer while at Blackduck High School and shown a capacity of leadership.
Application -- High School Office
Deadline – April 24, 2014
AMVET
Eligibility -- Senior students who plan on attending a technical college or university.
Application – High School Office
Deadline – April 24, 2014
Moon Life Science Scholarship Fund
Eligibility – Senior from graduating from Blackduck High School attending a post-secondary institution with a major from the life sciences.
Application – in High school office.
Deadline – April 14, 2014
May Deadlines
Blandin Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility -- Anyone under the age of 25 as of September 1, 2012, and plan on attending, any accredited educational institution in the United States.
Application – High School Office
Deadline – May 1, 2014
Heritage House Scholarship
Eligibility -- Blackduck High School seniors who are entering a health related field, and have a GPA greater than 3.0.
Application -- High School Office
Deadline – TBD
Learners of Distinction Scholarship
Eligibility -- Blackduck High School seniors attending a post-secondary school.
Application -- High School Office
Deadline –TBD
Debbie and Janet Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors graduating from Blackduck High School.
Application -- High School Office
Deadline – May 9, 2014
Blackduck American Legion Community Service
Eligibility -- Senior females who have done community service in the Blackduck community.
Application -- High School Office
Deadline – TBD
Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine
Eligibility -- Seniors athletes who intend to attend college to pursue a career in sports medicine.
Application – High School Office
Deadline – May 1,2014
B. Davis Scholarship
Eligibility -- More information can be found on-line at
Application -- http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Deadline – May 26, 2014
June Deadlines
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
Eligibility -- Visit the following website for more information:
Application -- http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Deadline TBD
James J. Wychor Scholarship
Eligibility -- Seniors who desire to seek an eventual career in electronic media or broadcasting.
Application -- High School Office
Deadline – TBD
BigSun Scholaship
Eligibility -- Seniors attending a post secondary institute and currently involoved in some sport.
Application -- http://www.bigsunathletics.com
Deadline – June 20, 2014