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Local Scholarships

The following is a list of current scholarships available at Park Rapids Area High School. Most applications can be completed online - click on the link to open the application. Turn in your completed application to the counseling office (Mr. Sanford), unless otherwise stated. Note: Deadline dates may differ from one scholarship to the other. 


Al and Ruth Monico Memorial Scholarship- $500

  • Pursue a degree in agriculture, industrial technology or related programs, or education.
  • Based on HS performance demonstrated the potential ability to be successful in a post-secondary program.

Deadline: April 15 2024: Turn in to Mr. Sanford

Application


Allina Health Orthopedics Sports Medicine Scholarship 

Two $2,500.00 scholarships are available and will be awarded to one male and one female graduating high school student athlete who intend to pursue a professional career in sports medicine. 

Qualified candidates should demonstrate leadership, be actively involved in their community and interscholastic  sports and achieve academic success. 

As health care providers and professionals, we are committed to delivering unsurpassed patient care, providing  patient education, and are actively engaged in research to benefit the public and the health care community.  The recipients of these scholarships should demonstrate similar qualities and interests which will allow them to  be successful in the pursuit of a career in sports medicine. 

Criteria: 

1. Graduating high school senior from the state of Minnesota. 

2. Planning on attending a four-year college or university within the United States. 

3. Involved in an interscholastic sport each of their 4 years in high school. 

4. Intending to major in a field related to sports medicine. 

Application Deadline: Must be post marked by March 18th, 2024. 

Apply Here (No 2024 application has come out yet when it does is will be posted)

Turn into the address listed on the application.


Arvig - Royale B. and Eleanor M. Arvig Memorial Scholarship- $3,000

The recipient must use the award to further their education in the field of math, engineering, telecommunications, accounting, computer science, or any of the physical sciences at the college of their choice.

Applicants should exhibit qualities of good citizenship, leadership and academic ability.

Payments are distributed in 4 equal payments of $750. Transcripts with first quarter grades from the college will be required to receive an award.

  • If a student changes his/her major to a program not listed, the scholarship will not be awarded. 

  • One scholarship to a Park Rapids senior will be awarded.

  • The funds will be given after the first semester grades have been reported to the scholarship committee at ACS.

Application- Arvig Application

Deadline- April 1st, 2024


2024 Scholarships from the Park Rapids American Legion

2- American Legion $500.00 Scholarships, Four-year College.

1- American Legion $500.00 Scholarship, Vo-Tech College 

1 – 40/8 Nursing Scholarship from the American Legion- $1,000.00 Scholarship, two or four-year college.

2- Sons of American Legion $500.00 Scholarship, Two or Four-year College.

Essay: In a 250-word essay please explain: What does the American Flag mean to you, and how do you support it?

Application for the scholarships: Application!

Each American Legion Scholarship Application should be completed and submitted separately. 

Submit Essay, Application. Letters of Recommendations, Transcript from your high school, Letter of acceptance from the college you are attending & a List of your goals to: 

Hand deliver to Leslie Kruft, Park Rapids American Legion Scholarship Chairperson, 17316 122nd St, Park Rapids, MN 56470

Email to: lkruft212@yahoo.com

DO NOT bring your application to the Park Rapids American Legion!

Deadline: Friday April 5, 2024, 5:00 pm


Bonnie Carpenter Memorial Scholarship

Bonnie Carpenter owned and operated Bon-Sheri Salon of Beauty in Park Rapids for 40 years opening the business in 1963. Bonnie loved her profession and employed many of the local cosmetologists.

Requirements:

  • This scholarship will be awarded to a Park Rapids Area High School graduate after successful completion of a cosmetology program and receiving their cosmetology license.

  • The senior must graduate from Park Rapids High School and enroll in a cosmetology program within six months of graduating from high school.

  • The recipient will receive the scholarship money upon showing proof of a license in cosmetology to the high school guidance counselor.

  • Write a short essay on the importance of receiving this scholarship and why you want to have a career in cosmetology.  Also, include a list of any school, church, community involvement and work experience.

  • Complete the application and  return to:

Michele Erickson - 702 South Drive --Fargo, ND 58103

  • Deadline:  May 1

Application


Carol Mae Oxtra-Schrum Scholarship- $1,000

This award will be given to a student with integrity, a positive outlook, a strong work ethic and in good academic standing- a B average or above.

The student must be going to a 2 or 4 year college or university to receive this award. 

The recipient will be selected based on teacher nomination and scholarship committee decision.

If chosen for the award, the recipient must write a note stating what school they will be attending, what they plan to major/study in, and what profession they hope to have. The chosen student also needs to include a portion of thanks. This should be mailed to the following address:

Terri L. Schultz 

7378 Coachford Dr 

West Chester, OH 45069


The Charles & Donna Lord Memorial Scholarship- $500

Application Criteria:

  • The scholarship applicant must be a graduating senior from Park Rapids Area High School

  • The scholarship applicant must be pursing a degree in the field of business, leadership, or entrepreneurship 

  • The scholarship applicant must be making satisfactory progress toward graduation

Scholarship Amount: $500

Application Procedure:

  • Compose a one-page essay on why you decided to pursue a degree in business, leadership or entrepreneurship. Explain how you plan to lead others and create a positive impact within your community through your future degree. Think of this essay as your, “Sales Pitch” on why you should be selected over your peers. 

  • Complete and return the completed signed application and one-page essay to Mr. Sanford by the May 1st, deadline.

  • Scholarship will be awarded during the spring scholarship banquet at the Park Rapids Area High School and a check will be issued from the District Business office following the awards. 

Apply here: Application

Deadline: May 1


STUDENTS GOING INTO A HEALTHCARE FIELD

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Graduating Senior Scholarship  - $1,000 scholarship awards are available to graduating seniors from the communities of Park Rapids, Nevis, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley, Laporte, Menahga, Sebeka or home school who are going onto college, or accredited vocational school, pursuing careers in health care

 

CHI St. Joseph’s Health/Brian Koria Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship awards funded by CHI St. Joseph’s Health co-workers in memory of Brian Koria, is available to graduating seniors who are pursuing education in the medical field.  Graduates need to be from the communities of Park Rapids, Nevis, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley, Laporte, Menahga, Sebeka or home school 

 

CHI St. Joseph’s Health/Laurie Hohnstadt ScholarshipPark Rapids Only This $1,000 scholarship is available to a Park Rapids High School senior who plans to pursue a registered nursing degree.  

Students may apply for more than one scholarship.

Apply Here 

*Students will need to email in a professional photo, ACT scores, transcripts, and letter of recommendation. This is indicated on the Google application as well.

The Scholarship Application deadline is Friday, April 5th, 2024.  


DSG Education Connection Fund Scholarship- $1,250

The award is for students going into trade industries.

Dakota Supply Group has established the DSG Education Connection Fund to provide scholarships for those who wish to join the trade industries. There are a number of directions that a career in the trades can take you: ➥ Electrician ➥ Plumber ➥ Utility Worker ➥ HVAC/R Technician ➥ Communications Technician ➥ Automation Control/Electronics ➥ Wastewater Engineer ➥ And More! 

Once your application form is complete, email it along with your required documentation to scholarships@areafoundation.org or mail it to: DSG Education Connection Fund c/o Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation 409 7th Street South Fargo, ND 58103

DSG Scholarship Brochure

Application

Deadline: April 5th, 2024


Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #38/DAV Auxiliary Unit #38 Scholarship- $1,000

Requirements:

• The person must be a senior from the DAV #38 area who is 21 or younger.

• Applicant must be a son/daughter, brother/sister, grandson/granddaughter or great grandson/granddaughter of a veteran.

• Scholarship can be used at any accredited institution of higher learning; including universities, colleges, community colleges, vocational schools, etc.

• Scholarships will be awarded during the second semester of their freshman year.

• Scholarship will be awarded based on the successful completion of their first semester/quarter as a full time student and achieving a grade point average of at least 3.0 and providing an enrollment form which shows the student has enrolled into the second quarter/semester of classes.

• All nomination packets need to include a recommendation letter from a teacher or counselor, high school transcript, essay and the name of your veteran relative you are eligible under.

• The applicant must interview a veteran, and write an essay describing what the veteran learned and/or gained from their experience in the military and how that experience has affected them later in civilian life (no more than 500 words).

• Do not write your name on the essay, they will be judged anonymously. Mail the essay with your name and address, the name and address of your school, and all other information on a separate sheet of paper to:

DAV Chapter/Unit #38

PO Box 526

Park Rapids, MN 56470

Information

Deadline:  April 1, 2024


Else Undem Hinds Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Must be a senior at Park Rapids Area High School and will major in nursing

  • May be enrolled at a two-year or four-year college. Both are equivalent.

  • The amount of the scholarship is $400.00 payable to the school after the first semester of coursework.

  • Return it to Mr. Sanford by May 1st

Application


Essentia Health Scholarship- $1,000

Essentia Health West Market will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior, continuing education in a healthcare related field (whose major interest is in the field of science and/or medicine).

Awards shall be based upon good character, scholastic achievement and promise, citizenship, personality, and seriousness of purpose, as evidenced by school recommendations, academic records, and individual application process of high school.

The applicant may attend any vocational school, technical college, college, or university that provides training for completion of a degree program or specialized medical training program such as LPN, RN, surgical tech, radiology tech or laboratory specialty training programs.

Guidelines

Application Here

Write a short essay (200-300 words) on why you are interested in pursuing a degree in the health sciences/medicine?  What are your career goals? 

Turn into Mr. Sanford

 Deadline: April 15th, 2024


Forest Riders Snowmobile Club- $1,000

ELIGIBILITY
Park Rapids High School Senior planning to attend any post-secondary education. Will need to show your involvement with the snowmobile industry. Must be a snowmobile club member (family or individual membership) OR show proof of service work to better the snowmobile industry.

AWARD
$1,000 awarded after the start of the first year of post-secondary education.

REQUIREMENTS
Completed application and reference letter submitted no later than April 10th, 2024.
(If a section in the application does not apply, please write 'none'.)

Apply here

Deadline: April 10, 2024


Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship

 One $2000 scholarship will be awarded per geographic region of the NTCA membership, with an additional $500 match from Arvig Communications. To be eligible, students must:

  • Be accepted into a 2 or 4 year college, university or vocational-technical school
  • Be sponsored by a current NTCA member (Arvig)
  • Have at least a C grade point average (2.0 GPA)
  • Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.
  • Applicant's family must subscribe to at least one service from Arvig.

Scholarship applications are online and must be accepted by February 8th, 2024.

Applications are here:

Deadline: Feb 8th, 2024


Frazee Family Scholarship- $2,000

Criteria:

  • Must have financial need

  • Must be a senior eligible to graduate from Park Rapids Area High School

  • Must show proof of enrollment in a post-secondary educational program

Application Guidelines:

  • Completed scholarship application

  • One letter of reference

  • High school transcript

  • Scholarship short essay

Deadline: April 15, turn into Mr. Sanford

Application


Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships- $1500

To be considered for one of these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health related field, and not have been a previous recipient.

This scholarship is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited school.  It will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the chosen school for credit toward the student's educational expenses when a fee statement or proof of enrollment is received by the Scholarship Committee.

A complete application MUST include the following information:

-Completed application form

-Personal essay

-Official transcript(s) from your current school

-Completed REFERENCE Form by a counselor/principal or supervisor,

-Completed EMPLOYEE REFERENCE, if a current SHNM employee

-Postmarked by the deadline, March 16, 2024.

 

Applicants are responsible to see that all necessary information is received by the committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by April 29, 2024.

This year, we are going paperless. The link to the scholarship can be found by clicking here:


Gayle Wallace Memorial

  • Have at least a "C" average.
  • Must have participated in extra-curricular activities.
  • Must graduate from Park Rapids Area High School, and have attended PRAHS junior and senior year. 

Deadline: May 1st

Turn into Mr. Sanford

Application


CHILDCARE

Heartland Lakes Development Commission- 1 award opportunity- $2,000

This scholarship is for students that are interested in childcare.  Hubbard County residents can apply for this scholarship, which can be used for the initial training requirements for a family childcare license holder, second adult caregiver or an individual pursuing a certificate or degree in childhood development.

Contact mthompson@heartlandlakesdc.org to apply


John Schumacher Memorial Scholarship- 1- $1,000

Scholarship Criteria

  • Applicant must further their education by attending a vocational, technical or 2-4 year college program.

  • Applicant must be a good standing citizen, have leadership skills & participate in a minimum of 1 sport during their junior & senior year and additional extracurricular activities throughout high school.

  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 and have attended Park Rapids Schools, full time, their junior & senior years.

  • Applicant must successfully graduate from Park Rapids High School.

  • Applicant must provide an essay answering the following: What does “Livin’ the Dream” mean to you?

    • If completing your application on the Google Form, we highly suggest you write your essay on a document, before starting your application submission, and paste it into the form.

Application Process

  • Applicant must complete all components of the application by April 15, 2024. Applications can be completed either by filling out the online form HERE or completing the paper application by clicking here and mailing it to the following address:

Bernie Schumacher

16332 Deer View Rd

Park Rapids, MN 56470

Scholarship Selection

  • The recipient of this scholarship will be chosen by the family of John Schumacher.

Award/Payment of Scholarship

  • 1 - $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.

  • Applicant that receives the scholarship, must provide a transcript after completion of their 1st semester at a post-secondary school to receive payment.

Deadline: April 15th, 2024


John B. Skeffington Scholarship 

1. Earning good grades (3.0 GPA or better), having a studious nature, and being a good citizen in class (behavior and participation) shall be the major considerations for selecting the winner of this scholarship. 

2. Financial need may be used as a criteria for determining the winner, but it is not a necessity. 

3. Participation in school activities such as chess club, media (library) club, Knowledge Bowl, math team, annual staff, school newspaper, school plays, speech, or any other non-athletic activity that indicates that the recipient has given of their own time and energy to the school and/or their class shall be considered a plus. 

4. No student who has chosen post-secondary option courses away from the high school shall be considered. (i.e. a student attending college courses full time at a college, PSEO

5. Students who have attended Park Rapids High School during all of grades 9-12 shall be given priority in selection. 

6. No winner shall have participated in team sports such as basketball, football, hockey or volleyball or have been a cheerleader. 

7. The winner may have participated in individual sports such as track, golf, tennis, or swimming, but this is neither a requirement nor a selection criteria. 

Application

DEADLINE: APRIL 15th, 2024 to Mr. Sanford


LARRY WELCH SCHOLARSHIP - $500

The scholarship in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500) is being offered to a Park Rapids graduate who is planning to attend a vocational-technical or trade school. It will be paid to the recipient upon completion of the first grading period. Please complete the Larry Welch Scholarship application below. 

Application Here

Deadline: April 15, 2024

Turn into Mr. Sanford


ALL PARK RAPIDS SENIORS

Merrill H. Gibbs Memorial Scholarship

Based on High School performance. 

Deadline: April 15: Turn into Mr. Sanford

Application

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Mounted Sheriff's Posse Scholarship, Hubbard County - $1,000- Several Awards

To be eligible, students must:

1) Be going into Law Enforcement/ Legal Systems/ Forensics

2) Have a reasonable GPA

3) Live in Hubbard County  

4) Be a senior in HS or have graduated HS in the last year

On application include:

- Why have you chosen this career?

- Extracurricular/ Leadership activities you are involved in

- Your certificates, awards, etc.

-How you can help in the career you are choosing / what you will do with this chosen career

Will receive award money in the 1st term of their 2nd year of college.

Email Application to isaacsonvet@gmail.com by May 1st.

Application Here

Deadline: May 1st, 2024


MN Telecom Alliance Foundation Scholarship Program:

This year the Foundation will award scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2024. Each scholarship will be a one-time amount of $2,000. There are two types of scholarships this year:

  1. One $3,000 Jon Tollefson Technology Scholarship: To be eligible, applicants must be a high school senior with plans to major in either Telecommunications or Information Technology (IT) at a university, college, or technical college and be a Minnesota resident. 

  2. One of six $2,000 General Scholarships: To be eligible, applicants must be a high school senior with plans on attending post-secondary education at a university, college, or technical college, be a Minnesota resident, and the applicant’s family must subscribe to at least one service from an MTA member company.

Application

Once completed, this application must be printed and submitted to your local telephone company manager by February 16, 2024

Deadline: February 16, 2024


MN Darkhouse & Angling Association Scholarship- $500 

Application must be submitted by April 23rd to:

Ken Hensel

29888 County HW 48

Park Rapids, MN 56470

 Ken Hensel’s contact info: 218-252-0347, kenneth1971@icloud.com

Deadline: April 23, 2024

Application

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Females

Northway Insurance of Park Rapids Scholarship

Northway Insurance of Park Rapids is offering one merit based scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for a female student from the PRAHS graduating class!

Application

Turn into Mr. Sanford by April 1st, 2024.

 


Northwest Minnesota Foundation Scholarships- 

Take the eligibility quiz to identify your options!

Applications are completed through the NMF website

Students will be required to create an online account and take the eligibility quiz to begin the application process. 

Most of the scholarships are for high school seniors living within the 12-county region, however there also are opportunities for nontraditional students or college-enrolled students.

Apply here:

Deadline to apply is April 15th


 NORTHWOODS BANK SCHOLARSHIP- $500

CRITERIA:

  1. Based on High School performance, student must have demonstrated the potential ability to succeed in a post secondary program.

  2. Student must be a senior eligible for graduation from the Park Rapids Area High School.

  3. Student must be actively engaged in the enrollment process and be able to show proof of this process, or be already enrolled with proof of acceptance in a college or advanced training program for consideration.

  4. Student must be pursuing a degree in the field of Business and/or Finance.

 Application Here

Turn into Mr. Sanford. 

Deadline: May 1st, 2024  


Osage Lion's Club Scholarship

  • Must have Osage address/residency status

  • Based on HS performance

  • Must be a senior eligible for graduation from high school or home school 

  • two $500 scholarships

Deadline: April 15

PLEASE NOTE!  ADDRESS CHANGED ON 4/9/20. SEE APPLICATION

Application


Osage Sportsmen Club Scholarship- 2 Awards- $500

  • The 1st award will be open to anyone, but we would like a short essay about what the students want to do after high school. 
  • For the 2nd award, the student must go into a field of service: nurses, EMTs, doctors, police, or military.  Also, this year if the recipient is going into the military,  we will defer their scholarship 1 calender year. So if they are in basic training and start college later, we will hold their scholarship 1 calender year.  
  • Based on high school performance, students must have demonstrated the potential ability to succeed in post-secondary education pursuits.
 Application here: Application

Deadline: April 21, 2024

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Park Rapids Area High School Vocational Scholarship

Requirements:

  • This scholarship will be awarded to a PRAHS senior who has been accepted to a two year college, vocational school or private career school.

  • The program of study must be less than 4 years.

  • The student must attend full time.

  • The senior must graduate on time with their class and enroll by the following fall.

  • Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded.

  • Complete the application and return to Mr. Sanford

Deadline:  May 1

Application


Park Rapids Garden Club Scholarship

The Park Rapids Garden Club is offering a $750 scholarship for high school graduates (or former graduates) who reside in Hubbard County.  The scholarship is designated to financially assist students interested in pursuing a career in horticulture.  Other disciplines related to Horticulture such as Landscape Design/architecture or Agriculture will also be considered.  

  • Student must be a resident of the United States.

  • Student must reside in and/or be a high school graduate from Hubbard County

  • Student must have maintained a "C" or "2.0" average.

  • Student must be currently attending or eligible to enter a university, college, or similar institution of higher education

Deadline: May 1 2024

Application


Park Rapids Lions Scholarship - $500

Two $500 scholarships will be given to deserving Park Rapids students who meet the following criteria:

  • Graduate of Park Rapids Area High School

  • One scholarship will be awarded to a PRAHS graduate attending a two-year vocational/community school

  • One scholarship will be awarded to a PRAHS graduate attending a four-year university or college.  

  • see link below for all guidelines and application form

Mail your application to: Scholarship Committee/Park Rapids Lion's Club--PO Box 532-- Park Rapids, MN  56470

Deadline: May 1

Application


Park Rapids Memorial Scholarship

  • Must have participated in some area of high school athletic program.

  • Must be of good character.

  • Return application to Mr. Nordick AD 

 Deadline: May 1

Application 


OPEN TO EVERYONE. PREFERENCE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO SUBSCRIBE TO A SERVICE FROM PAUL BUNYAN

Paul Bunyan Communications Scholarship- 2- $500

Each year, Paul Bunyan cooperative provides at least 2, $500 scholarships to 12 area high schools within or near our service territory.  The application process, winners, and distribution of funds are handled by each high school independent of Paul Bunyan Communications.

Deadline: May 1

Application


P.E.O. CHAPTER T OF PARK RAPIDS

$1,000 SCHOLARSHIP - PARK RAPIDS AREA HIGH SCHOOL

Eligibility: 

Open to a graduating senior girl who will be attending a post-secondary educational institution and will be taking a full student load 

Requirements: 

Complete  Application Form and Return It to Guidance Counselor by April 1. 

  1. Attach a Letter of Recommendation from One of Your Teachers to the Application Form. 

  2. Write an Essay, Inclusive of the Following: 

 

  • Tell us why you are a good candidate to receive the P.E.O. scholarship. 

  • What makes you special?  Include comments on demonstrated leadership and accomplishments within school, church, and the community. 

  • Why is a college education important to you and your future plans? What are your goals? 

 

ESSAYS WILL BE JUDGED ON CONTENT, LEADERSHIP, ACCOMPLISHMENTS & GOALS 

 Application here: P.E.O Chapter T Scholarship

Turn into Mr. Sanford

Deadline: April 1, 2024


FEMALES WITH A C AVERAGE OR BETTER

P.E.O Chapter FJ - Local Scholarship Application

  • Resident of the United States, female and a graduate of Nevis or Park Rapids

  • Must have maintained a "C" average or better

  • Must be eligible to enter college or technical school by the fall term following selection or be currently enrolled as a first year student in a post-secondary educational program at the time of the award.

  • Must complete application form and submit all required documentation. 

Deadline:  March 31, 2024

Application


Richard "Dick' Haberer Memorial Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is available to a graduating senior from Park Rapids High School.

Eligibility

  •  Must be a resident of the United States

  • a graduating senior and have attended Park Rapids Area High School for their entire Junior and Senior years in high school

  • Pursuing a degree in Business or Business Education

Deadline:  April 15

Return to Mr. Sanford

Application


Rod Garden Memorial Vocational Scholarship

Requirements:

  • This scholarship will be awarded to a Park Rapids Area High School senior who has been accepted to a two year college, vocational school, or private career school.

  • The program of study must be less than four years.

  • The student must attend full time.

  • The senior must graduate on time with their class and enroll by the following fall.

A $250 scholarship will be awarded. Show your schedule and proof of enrollment to the high school office anytime after July 1 to receive your check.

Deadline: May 1, 2024

Application


Rotary Club of Park Rapids Scholarship

  • A one-time, $2500 scholarship. 

  • Scholarship is based on student's community and/or family oriented activities and demonstrated potential ability to succeed in a vocational program. 

  • Student must be actively engaged in the enrollment process or enrolled in a 2-year vocational program in an accredited school. 

Deadline: May 1

Application


BASED ON FINANCIAL NEED

Russell Koerper Memorial Scholarship

  • Based on financial need

  • Based on High School performance

Deadline: April 30

Application


Sister Anne Scholarship - St. Mary's Regional Health Center

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent at time of application

  • $500 scholarship

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll in the educational program no later than the fall of the year in which the award is given

Deadline: June 15, 2024

Credentials/Application


TEAM Industries/Don Ricke Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate from Park Rapids Area High School

  • Must pursue post secondary education at two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the fall following graduation

  • Must plan on pursuing the following fields of study

                    -Hydraulics 

                    -Mechatronics 

                    -CAD or Mechanical Design

                    -Electronics

                    -Machine Tool Trades

  • Must have "C" average or a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate a willingness to advance in education with aptitude in math and science 

  • Must have some type of participation in school or community related activities.

Deadline: April 15, 2024

Go to https://www.nwmf.org/scholarships/ to apply.


Theodore J. Haberer Memorial Scholarship

This $1000 Scholarship is given in memory of Ted Haberer a Park Rapids graduate, a pharmacist and member of the Park Rapids community for many years.  It was his wish to start this scholarship for a deserving Park Rapids High School graduate.

Criteria:

  • Attends a college or university in the State of Minnesota or North Dakota State Univeristy, Fargo, ND

  • must be a graduating senior from Park Rapids Area High School

  • must show financial need for this scholarship

  • must have demonstrated potential ability to succeed in post secondary education

  • must show proof of enrollment in a college of university

  • As many $1000 scholarships as possible will be given annually based on the current interest accrual.

Deadline:  April 15

Application


TruStar Federal Credit Union Scholarship 

This scholarship recognizes scholastic achievement and community involvement  amongst our members. 

Eligibility Requirements 

❑ A member of TruStar Federal Credit Union (An account in the student’s name.)

❑ Senior in a participating High School 

❑ A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 

❑ Attending a 2 or 4 year college/technical school in the fall of 2024

Please submit the following with your application 

❑ Unofficial high school transcripts 

❑ Letter of acceptance to college or technical institution 

o Or letter of intent with acceptance letter provided before disbursement of funds.

❑ A brief 100- to 300- word essay describing why the student is deserving of a TruStar sponsored scholarship. Students are encouraged to include their volunteer activities, plans  for a major in college (if known) and career aspirations. 

The deadline for application is Friday, April 14, 2024.    

Apply here: Application


Class of 1963- $500 Scholarship

The Park Rapids Class of 1963 will provide two $400.00 scholarships for the graduating class of Park Rapids Area High School.

•           Attend and pursue vocational instruction at any accredited college, community college or vocational school

•           Scholarship will be awarded  for the second semester after successful completion of the first full time semester

1963 Application

Deadline: May 1st


Wrestling Boosters Scholarship- $400

Must be a Park Rapids Senior wrestling letter winner.

Applications can be picked up in the Counselor's Office

Deadline: May 1, 2024

Application

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Star of the North Marine Corp Scholarship 

1. Minimum 2.0 High School GPA

2. Must be a Graduating Senior 

3. Must be enlisted to serve in a branch of the U.S. Military 

4. Must be attending a university, community college, or technical college in the future. 

Deadline: April 1, 2024

Application 


MAHUBE-OTWA Head Start Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE $500 SCHOLARSHIPS: 

Students in area high schools who attended MAHUBE-OTWA Head Start or Early Head Start and are accepted to an accredited 1, 2 or 4-year college. 

Deadline: March 29, 2024.

Apply