At LeadMN we know that weight of paying for college can cause anxiety for and stress for many students, so to help lessen the burden we offer 11 different scholarships. With the support of individuals from all around Minnesota, LeadMN awards close to $60,000 a year.

Scholarships are awarded to various individuals and are based on several criteria. Please read the directions for each scholarship very carefully. All required documents need to be submitted to be considered for an award. Applications that are are incomplete will be disqualified.

Scholarship applications are now closed until the spring.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Awarded for the spring semester

Scholarship applications to be awarded for the spring semester are accepted on a rolling bases from April 2nd through November 1st, with decisions being announced mid-December. The following scholarships are awarded for the spring:

  • LeadMN Leadership Scholarships
  • McCormick Leadership Scholarship
  • Linda Olson Memorial Scholarship
  • Morrie Anderson Endowed Scholarship
  • John Kenneth Niemi Memorial Tool Fund
  • John and Kathryn O'Brien Scholarship
  • Irja Sundgren Pratt Memorial Scholarship
  • The Robens & Dembiczak Scholarships
  • Mark M. Welter "The 100% American" Scholarship

Awarded for the fall semester

Scholarship applications to be awarded for the fall semester are accepted on a rolling bases from November 2nd through April 1st, with decisions being announced mid-May. The following scholarships are awarded for the fall:

  • LeadMN Leadership Scholarship
  • Dr. Steve and Darla Frantz Leadership and Endowed Scholarship
  • Linda Olson Memorial Scholarship
  • Morrie Anderson Endowed Scholarship
  • John Kenneth Niemi Memorial Tool Fund
  • John and Kathryn O'Brien Scholarship
  • Christine Rice Annual Scholarship
  • Mark M. Welter "The 100% American" Scholarship

Resources

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Scholarship FAQ

Before you begin any applications, review our FAQ to make sure you have all the information you need to be successful. On this page you'll also find a form for accommodations and assistance with your applications. 

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Scholarship tips

Whether this is your first application for a scholarship or you're a pro, it is always helpful to have a breakdown of what's expected of you in your applications.  Learn more about each component of LeadMN scholarships here.

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How to write a winning scholarship application

View an informative video from past LeadMN Scholarship Committee chair, Madison Sauke, for tips and tricks on how to ensure your scholarship application shines

Fall 2022 Award Recipients

LEADMN SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED FOR THE FALL 2022 SEMESTER!

Questions?

Contact LeadMN Associate Development Officer & Scholarship Manager Joyce Petsch at 651-203-9464 or jpetsch@leadmn.org.