External Scholarship Opportunities


LeadMN Scholarships

LeadMN offers several different scholarships, each with different deadlines and eligibility criteria. Please visit the LeadMN Scholarship webpage for more detailed information

Trustee Emeritus Robert Erickson Part-Time Student Scholarship

PTCC, on behalf of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, historically awards one student a Trustee Emeritus Robert Erickson Scholarship in the amount of $1,024 for an academic year. To be eligible, students must be a working adult, taking no more than 11 credits per semester. Information regarding applying for the next cycle will posted here soon - check back!

T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood® MINNESOTA

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA is a scholarship program that helps early childhood and school-age care professionals increase their education, compensation and commitment to the field. For information on eligibility, applications, and other details visit Child Care Aware's T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood® scholarship page or contact teachmail@childcaremn.org.


Scholarships Offered by Other Organizations

East Central Energy Scholarship

Historically, East Central Energy (ECE) awards two $1,500 scholarships to students planning to participate in approved post-secondary degree programs at PTCC. These scholarships are available as the result of Capital Credits, which have remained unclaimed after several attempts to locate past members of the cooperative. ECE is excited to use this money for something as valuable as education. To be eligible student must be an ECE member of son or daughter of an ECE member and be enrolled at Pine Technical & Community College for Fall 2020. Find the application here. Submit completed application to PTCC Student Affairs Office. Deadline June 18, 2021.

East Central Minnesota PFLAG Scholarship

East Central Minnesota PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is an all-volunteer organization that provides support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning persons (and those who are perceived to be), their families and friends by being a visible presence in communities across the five-county region of east central Minnesota. East Central Minnesota PFLAG Scholarship Application

F.A. Davis Nursing Scholarship

F.A. Davis is delighted to offer a $1,500 scholarship to an undergraduate nursing student in the U.S. or Canada. This scholarship reflects our continuing commitment to the education of nurses and their commitment to quality health care for all of us. It recognizes the challenging, yet rewarding path nursing students have embarked on and the very special nature of those who have chosen it. For the more information and the application, please visit the F.A. Davis Company website.

Great Lakes National Scholarship Program: STEM Scholarships

The Great Lakes National Scholarship Program awards scholarships in the amount of $2500 to students majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) disciplines. Information regarding applying for the next cycle will be posted here soon - check back!

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

The Horatio Alger Association offers $2,500 scholarships to students currently pursuing a career or technical education at any of the nation’s not-for-profit community colleges or technical schools. These applications are open with a rolling deadline until all awards have been given out. Applications will be reviewed monthly. Apply HERE.

Marcella Arnold Nursing Scholarship

The Marcella Arnold Nursing Scholarship is designed to provide aid to nursing students in their final year of nursing school. Click here for the 2017-2018 application.

Nursing.org Scholarships

Each year Nursing.org accepts applications for scholarships. For more details on the scholarships and how to apply visit their website, Nursing.org Scholarships.

National Federation of the Blind

For more information on this scholarship visit the website at www.nfb.org/scholarships

SFM Foundation Scholarship

The SFM Foundation is a non-profit organization created to administer a post-secondary education scholarship program to benefit children of workers disabled or fatally injured in work-related accidents. Qualifying students are eligible to receive up to $5000 per year. Find out more, including how to apply, by visiting the SFM Foundation directly.

ZipRecruiter Scholarship

ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. They are asking for a creative one-page submission about a student's past or current job and how that has affected their career goals. Deadline: June 30th, 2018, and the following deadline will be: December 31st, 2018. Submissions can be made at the following link. https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship

AmericanMuscle Scholarship

4 scholarships for $2,000 each will be awarded to students pursuing an automotive themed major. Two scholarships will be awarded every spring semester, followed by two additional scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester each year. Follow the link for more information: https://www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships.html

AmericanTrucks Scholarship

2 scholarships for $2,000 each are awarded twice a year (4 scholarships total) to students who are currently enrolled full-time in a secondary vocational school, technical institute, or are high school seniors who are enrolled in one of the aforementioned institutes. Two scholarships will be awarded for the fall semester and two scholarships will be awarded for the spring semester each year. Follow the link for more information: https://www.americantrucks.com/scholarships.html

Eltima Software Scholarship

Scholarship Program for creative and enthusiastic students, in order to give a small aid in supporting the industry that they are a part of. To become a participant of the program, students should write an essay on one of the proposed topics. In the essasy, they need to highlight ideas about innovations regarding the chosen topic. $1500 for First Place! For more information regarding this program follow the link: http://mac.eltima.com/scholarship-program.html

Emergency Dentists USA

At Emergency Dentists USA we understand the value of a strong education. This scholarship is a short, less than 2 minute video submission, that focus on entertaining us, while being creative and innovative with your ideas. Follow the link for more information: https://www.emergencydentistsusa.com/dental-scholarship/

Minc Law Scholarship

The Minc Law Scholarship was created with the belief that everyone who wants to continue learning in college should get the chance to do so. Minc Law has created a scholarship to give college students the chance to further their education by awarding one person a $1500 scholarship to be applied to their college tution bill. For requirements and more information, follow this link: https://www.minclaw.com/scholarship 

Coleman Furniture Design Scholarship

As one of the largest online furniture retailers, Coleman Furniture is proud to offer the Coleman Furniture Design Scholarship in an effort to aid bright-minded design and business students on their educational journey. Awarded once per semester, students in accredited interior design, furniture design, or business programs have the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship. Two scholarships will be offered each year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. For more information please visit, https://colemanfurniture.com//cms/coleman-furniture-design-scholarship

Perfect Memorials Annual "Living with Loss" Scholarship

Perfect Memorials knows that losing a loved one can be very difficult and wants to support students who have experienced a personal loss to take the next step in their lives. Students expecting to enroll in the next 12 months or are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning may apply. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded based on: the content of their essay discussing how they’ve been affected by death, their letters of recommendation, and their GPA. Submission deadlines are April 30, 2020 and the winner will be notified June 1, 2020. For more information visit their website, https://www.perfectmemorials.com/blog/the-perfect-memorials-living-with-loss-scholarship/.

ACLS Scholarship for Healthcare Providers

Granting a $1,000 scholarship to the author of the winning essay, and complimentary access to any of our courses for three runner ups. Visit, https://pacificmedicaltraining.net/ for more information. 


The HostingAdvice.com Future Web Developers Scholarship, awarded annually, is available to undergraduate and graduate students aspiring to attain employment in the IT sector. Eligible majors include tracks of study in a number of computer science-related fields, including, but not limited to, web development, software engineering, digital security, systems management, artificial intelligence, networking, and data analytics, among others. A grant of $1,000 will be awarded each year to an applicant based on the following criteria: academic excellence as exemplified by GPA, civic involvement, extracurricular activities, and a written essay not to exceed 1,000 words. For all requirements and to apply, visit https://www.hostingadvice.com/scholarship/

Water Variety4u Scholarship

The Water Variety4u Scholarship is designed to aid students preparing for careers working with, or in the protection of water. Water Variety4u will award a $1,000.00 scholarship towards tuition and textbooks (housing and food costs cannot be covered). Here is a brief list of our requirements:Essay Topic: Providing Clean Water to Every Human 1,000 words using references from authoritative sources Water Variety4u Scholarship Important Information$1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded Application Deadlines: May 26th, 2020 winner will be announced on June 2nd, 2020 The winning essay will be published and featured on our site! To apply, https://watervariety4u.com/scholarship/.

Early Educators Scholarship

EarlyChildhoodTeacherOrg has a goal is to serve as a dedicated resource for current and future students.We are passionate about the vital role that early childhood educators play in the lives of children. We wanted to find a way to give back to future educators and are now offering a $500 annual scholarship opportunity. Our Early Educators Scholarship is for any recently accepted or currently enrolled student in a qualifying program in early childhood education. Qualifying programs include early childhood education certificates/diplomas, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees. The submission deadline is December 1st each year and applications are currently being accepted for 2020. For more details on selection criteria, due date and official rules please visit: https://www.earlychildhoodteacher.org/scholarship/.

Performance Based Results - Business Scholarship

At Performance Based Results, we are proud to offer a scholarship program for students in the process of pursuing a college degree. To be considered for the Performance Based Results Scholarship you must submit a 200 - 500 word piece about why you want to pursue a degree in business. The awarded student will receive $1,000 to be used towards expenses for his or her degree. For further detals, visit https://pbresults.com/scholarship

Rustic Pathways Scholarship

Rustic Pathways empowers students to positively impact lives and communities around the world through its innovative and responsible travel experiences. We are committed to creating a world where: Travel is accepted as an essential part of every education; Travel is a model of sustainable development; All people are connected by a shared humanity and all decisions are made with a global perspective. Rustic Pathways is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school or college student attending an accredited U.S. college or university in 2020. $1,000 will also be granted to the school that referred the winning student. To apply for this scholarship vist their website at https://rusticpathways.com/students/scholarships/global-perspectives-scholarship.  

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