Paying for school

One of the biggest factors to consider when pursuing an educational program after high school is how to pay for the associated costs. The resources below will help you learn about and research scholarship opportunities that may be a good fit for you.

The Page Education Foundation awards annual, renewable grants to students of color who are pursuing post-secondary education in Minnesota. Visit their website for more information about eligibility requirements and deadlines.

Cappex provides tools and resources to help students navigate their college journeys, from building a list of schools, to finding scholarships to help cover the bills. Visit their website for more information.

RaiseMe is focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low-income and first-generation students. Their platform enables students to earn micro-scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade. Visit their website to get started today!

Scholly is advertised as the #1 college scholarship application in the world and has helped students win more than $100 million dollars. Visit their website to learn more about their services and begin matching with scholarships.

Unigo provides tools, content, and essential information to empower students to make the best decisions about their college experience, including access to hundreds of scholarship opportunities. Visit their website to learn more and get registered with an account today.



BestColleges offers free college planning, financial aid, and career resources to help students get the most from their education and prepare for life after college. Check out their guide compiled of scholarships and grants for nontraditional students.


Grants & Scholarships

Looking for ways to Finance an academic, athletic, or enrichment activity in the community?
Thanks to funding from generous foundations, there are ways that you can pay for many great programs and opportunities available to youth in the community. Check out the resources below to find an option that aligns with your interests and goals.


Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in Minnesota offer the Federated Challenge Scholarship exclusively for Littles and High School Bigs. Recipients will receive up to $5,000 annually to use toward tuition, books, and other educational expenses to pursue an apprenticeship, certificate, or associate’s degree.
Contact Brittany Mugg, College & Career Readiness Coordinator, at 651-789-2418 or with questions.


Ann Bancroft Foundation offers grants available to fund art, cultural, leadership, educational, and outdoors/wilderness experiences, sports and athletics, dance equipment, or participation fees.

Who: Those who identify as a girl, including those who identify as cisgender, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary people
Age: K – 12th grade at the time of application
 Location: Minnesota residents
Deadline: April 1st and October 1st each year

Lindsey Vonn Foundation offers a scholarship that provides aid to help fund academic, athletic, and enrichment activities

Age: 10 to 18 years of age at the time of application
Who: All genders
Location: National (U.S.)
Deadline: March 26th and October 31st