Applications are accepted from January 1 – March 1

All students, both traditional and nontraditional, are encouraged to apply as there is a wide variety of scholarships available:  academic, vocational, technical, certifications.  

One Application

Complete and submit one application to be considered for all scholarships at the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation.

  • More information and instructions are found on the actual scholarship application
  • High school applications require you to attach your transcripts

If you have completed a FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid), then you will be asked to enter your SAI number into the application. The SAI number will appear on your computer/phone screen as soon as you submit your FAFSA application.  Please print the page with your SAI number or make a note of the number to enter into the application.  Keep this in mind in determining when you should complete our application (the deadline is midnight on March 1st).

Click 218 Trades below for more information on workforce opportunities in the Greater Itasca area.

To learn more about 218 Trades click above.

To apply for a Workforce Ready Scholarship, click on the Workforce icon above.

Another opportunity (Emberg Scholarship) for students attending the following schools is available through the link below:

List of Approved Institutions
• Central Lakes College
• Chippewa Valley Technical College
• Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
• Hibbing Community College/MN North
• Itasca Community College/MN North
• Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
• Lake Superior College
• Leech Lake Tribal College
• Mesabi Range Community College/MN North
• Northcentral Technical College
• Northwest Technical College
• Rainy River Community College/MN North
• Vermilion Community College/MN North

The scholarship application is open March 4, 2024 until May 30, 2024.  Click here for a link to the Emberg Scholarship

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