Scholarships are gift awards generally based on scholastic ability, community or school involvement, ethnic background or other related factors. Most scholarships have deadlines between November and March for the coming school year. Check with your high school counseling office and the public library.

We DO NOT recommend that you use any scholarship search service that charges a fee!

Hibbing Community College Foundation Scholarships:

Scholarship applications will be used for students to apply for available scholarships through the Hibbing Community College Foundation. Priority deadline date is April 1, 2022.

Visit the foundation website to fill out the online application: HCC Foundation online scholarship application

St. Louis County Mineral Rights Scholarship 

Workforce Development Scholarship 

AAUW Scholarships - DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 1st!!! 

AAUW Conference Scholarship

AAUW Conference Scholarship

The Hibbing American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering several Hibbing Community College (female) student scholarships to attend the Virtual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) conference May 24th & 26th, 2022. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and they prefer students who will be returning to HCC fall of 2022.

This conference will offer the students opportunities to advance leadership skills, college and career goals, and brings together hundreds of students, as well as hundreds of college reps and employers, providing many networking opportunities!

The application and a resume can be emailed to Evelyn Rolloff at by Wednesday, February 23, 2022. Students can also contact me with questions about the application and process if needed!

Minnesota Construction Association 

The MCA Annual Scholarship application is now available! MCA is thrilled to offer several scholarships to students in a 4-year program or tech/trade school program through the generous donations of our members.

MCA is dedicated to helping students excel in their college, university, or tech/trade school program. Since 2011, MCA has awarded $57,500 in scholarship funds to 34 students at 9 different schools to help them achieve their educational goals. MCA is a proud supporter of the next generation of industry leaders!

The deadline to apply is May 20, 2022. Being an MCA member is not required, but strongly encouraged. Students can join MCA for FREE.

Central Mesabi Medical Foundation Scholarships

The Central Mesabi Medical Foundation (CMMF) is currently seeking applications for a variety of scholarship opportunities for the 2022-2023 academic year. Scholarships are intended to serve students who graduated high school from or are permanent residents of the Iron Range.

The application deadline is May 1, 2022.

Health Care Career Scholarship — Established to provide financial assistance to area students majoring in healthcare-related careers. Scholarships are available to students enrolled in programs such as nursing, medical laboratory technician, diagnostic imaging, or other healthcare-related fields. A general major, such as biology, does not apply. First preference is given to individuals who graduated from or are permanent residents of Hibbing, Chisholm Buhl, Kinney, Nashwauk, Keewatin and Mountain Iron.

Max and Sara Edelstein Professional Health Career Scholarship — Funded through the generous support of the Max and Sara Edelstein family, this scholarship is offered to a student pursuing an advanced professional health care career and planning to return to the central Iron Range area. Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in programs such as physician assistant, nurse practitioner, medical school, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc. Preference is given to students from Hibbing, Chisholm, Buhl, Kinney, Cherry, Mt. Iron, Nashwauk and Keewatin.

Sam Kotonias Diagnostic Imaging/X-Ray Memorial Scholarship — Established in honor of Sam Kotonias, this scholarship is awarded to a student who has been accepted to a program and studying the field of Diagnostic Imaging. Preference is given to students from the Hibbing/Chisholm area.

Dr. Bill Kotonias Dental Scholarship — The Dr. Bill Kotonias Dental Scholarship has been established with the intent of helping finance the education of students pursuing careers in dental-related fields. The scholarship will be awarded to eligible students who have indicated dentistry or a dental-related field as their career choice; priority will be given to students pursuing a DDS degree. This scholarship is funded through the generous support of Dr. Bill Kotonias, a Twin Cities dentist and graduate of Hibbing High School, Hibbing Community College, and the University of Minnesota.

Svigel Triplets Nursing Scholarship - The Svigel Triplets Nursing Scholarship was established in 2021 to honor the first triplets born at the Hibbing General Hospital, May 1, 1953. This scholarship is established by and funded through the generous support of Elaine Svigel Dunda and Stefan Dunda to honor Elaine’s parents, Hilda and John Svigel, and her siblings. The scholarship will be awarded to an eligible student enrolled in an accredited Bachelor of Nursing Program. The scholarship will be awarded in the second semester of study, or in the second or subsequent year(s) to a student who demonstrates successful progress in the program. Preference will be given to applicants who are graduates of Chisholm High School or reside in Chisholm.

Dr. Benjamin P. Owens Healthcare Career Scholarship for Incumbent Workers - The Dr. Benjamin P. Owens Healthcare Career Scholarship for Incumbent Workers is offered to individuals currently employed in a healthcare field who wish to advance their career through education and plan to remain in the central Iron Range area. The employee/student must be accepted and/or enrolled in an accredited health care program such as nursing, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, medical school, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc. This scholarship is funded through the generous support of the Dr. Benjamin P. Owens Charitable Foundation.

Minnesota Indian Scholarship

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students who are of one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award.

More Information
Online Application

Lake Country Power Scholarship

AEOA - Blandin Scholarship

AEOA - Blandin Scholarship

  • Must be a resident of Itasca county.
  • Must be at least 25 years old.
  • Mail scholarship and one page letter to Tawnya Maras, 421 SE 13th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 or email to


LeadMN represents 180,000 two-year college students in Minnesota to help them transform their lives and communities. We are rebuilding a pathway for students to achieve their American Dream by empowering all students to become strong leaders, engaged community members, and successful professionals. Scholarships are Available for...

  • Student Leaders
  • Technical Program Students
  • HVAC / Trade Students
  • Women in Health Programs
  • US Military Members
  • Iron Range College Students
  • Immigrants/Children of Immigrants
  • Undocumented Students
  • LeadMN offers more than 80 scholarships totaling more than $60,000 each year for students with various requirements.

    Find scholarships that fit your needs and earn between $500 - $1,500 for spring or fall semester!

    Applications for Spring Semester are due
    November 1 at 11:59 PM.

    Applications for Fall Semester are due
    April 1 at 11:59 PM.

    Learn more and apply at

    SFM Foundation Scholarship 

    Up to $10,000 - DUE MARCH 31, 2022- For students who are children of workers disabled or fatally injured in work-related accidents. Recipients can receive scholarships annually through graduation from a two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school.

    Students United Scholarships

    Please see this handout for additional information on deadlines and how to apply.

    Penny Program and Penny Fellowship

    The Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship (Penny Program Scholarship) recognizes Minnesota State college and university students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and to promote their growth as community leaders. This is a $1,500 award.

    The Timothy J. Penny State and Federal Public Service Fellowship (Penny Program Fellowship) is provided to Minnesota State College and University students with the financial opportunity to grow as public servants through participation in state or local government internships. This is a $2,500-$5,000 award.

    Jared P. Stene Students Leadership Scholarship
    Jared Paul Stene led his peers in advocacy for public higher education. He was able to make a real and lasting impact during his short life. To recognize his leadership, a scholarship was created in Jared’s name. The scholarship is for undergraduate students attending Minnesota State universities who share Jared’s leadership and passion for student advocacy. Students must have completed 24 credits by the end of the current academic year. This is a $2,000 award.

    Hull Educational Foundation
    This scholarship is awarded to students who attended St. Paul area high schools and completing a four year degree. This is a full $4,000 awarded twice a year ($2,000 per semester).

    Friends Scholarship
    The Friends scholarship is awarded to junior or senior level Minnesota State students who exhibit a unique or special financial need that would prohibit continuing their education. This is a $500 award.

    Elizabeth Pegues Scholarship Matching Program for Students of Color
    In 2015, Students United obtained the Elizabeth Pegues (Piggies) Scholarship Matching Program for Students of Color. Elizabeth Pegues was a leader who served on the Minnesota State University Board and was devoted to the promotion of educational opportunities for students of color. This matching scholarship supports students of color who recently graduated from a Minnesota high school or two-year technical college, have been accepted into a four-year program and have received a scholarship from a Minnesota-based civic, religious, fraternal, social, or nonprofit youth-serving organization. This scholarship matches up to $1,000.

    Robert L. Carothers Distinguished Student Writers Award
    The Robert L. Carothers Distinguished Student Writers Award acknowledges Chancellor Carothers’ outstanding contributions to the Minnesota State University System and to higher education in Minnesota. This scholarship is awarded to student writers at Minnesota’s state universities. This is a $500 award.

    Nellie Stone Johnson
    This scholarship is awarded by the Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship Board. Students must identify as people of color, have a connection to a union and attend a Minnesota State University or College. Awards ranges from $1,200-$2,500 depending on enrollment. This scholarship can be renewed throughout your education.

    Spire Credit Union Scholarships 

    SPIRE offers $5,000 in Scholarship Money

    SPIRE Credit Union is excited to announce our 2022 scholarship program!

    The total amount that will be given out for the 2022 – 2023 school year is $5,000:

    ·Three $1,000 scholarships for traditional students (graduating high school seniors).

    ·Two $1,000 scholarships for non-traditional students (returning to or continuing college).

    ·Scholarships will be paid out directly to the school during the student’s first quarter/semester with at least a 2.0 grade point average.

    ·There will be a one-year expiration date on all scholarships. Any funds not used within one year will be returned to SPIRE.

    The application criteria are as follows:

    ·Must be an active, primary* member of SPIRE Credit Union, and your account must be in good standing.

    ·Must answer the following essay question within 500-1,000 words.

    oWho or what has had the greatest impact on how you make money decisions? Explain why.

    ·Details available at:

    ·Financial need is not considered in the selection of the scholarship recipients.

    *Note: The person applying (the student) must be a primary account holder with SPIRE. The parent’s account number does not make the student eligible. If the student is NOT a member, he or she is encouraged to open an account with SPIRE to become eligible.

    Online application only:

    All applications must be submitted using SPIRE’s online application form – no paper applications will be accepted:

    The deadline for applications is April 15, 2022

    ADK Minnesota Phi Chapter Scholarship

    Alpha Delta Kappa is an honorary sorority for women educators. Phi Chapter in Minnesota has teachers and retired teachers from Hibbing, Chisholm, Buhl, Virginia and Keewatin. Scholarships are given locally to HCC students planning on entering the field of education at a four-year college. The scholarships are given to students meeting the following qualifications:

    • The student must be entering the field of education.
    • The student must be attending Hibbing Community College.
    • The student must submit a paper of 150 words entitled “Why I Want to Be a Teacher”.
    • The student must submit the attached forms including two recommendation forms filled out by one instructor and one other person, not a relative.


    All application materials must be submitted to: Pam Finco, Financial Aid, by: April 8, 2022.Applications, and supporting materials, may be emailed to or dropped off at the Hibbing Community College, Student Services Front Desk.