SENIORS: When you bring Scholarship & College applications to the Counseling Office, please make sure you have them to Mr. Pillsbury at least a week before the due date to ensure that they are mailed on time. Failure to do so may result in missed deadlines.

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Career resources website available to you: MN State Career Wise

IMPORTANT: When applying for scholarships, NEVER release your social security number or pay any amount of money!


College Board Scholarship Opportunities
Click here to view several scholarship opportunities with varying qualifications and deadlines.

First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest
Deadline: December 31, 2020
ADL Midwest invites 6th – 12th grade students in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota to participate in the 2020 First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest! First Place winners in each grade category will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Second Place winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Click here for more information and to apply.

PolyMet Mining for Excellence Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Are you a student excited to work in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)? If so, this scholarship is for you! Click here for more information and to apply online.

Alworth Scholarship – $20,000.00
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Available to Math & Science majors in Northeastern Minnesota. The Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund has provided scholarships in science and math since 1949. They have distributed over $47 million in college scholarships to nearly 4,700 students in Northeastern Minnesota. Click here to review eligibility requirements and apply online.
*EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY*  Eligibility to apply will be solely based on a GPA of 3.5 or higher. (ACT Test scores are not required for the current application year.)

The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation  Scholarships
Deadline: January 15, 2021
The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation offers over 70 scholarship opportunities. With a wide variety of criteria, there’s a scholarship for nearly everyone! Create a profile and use their Eligibility Quiz to determine what’s out there for you.

Eveleth-Gilbert Only scholarship through Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Scholarships:
– Frank L. Barrows Memorial ($1,000) – 3.0+ GPA
– Sally Ann Chos Scholarship (2 years – $1,500) – pursuing teaching
– David Hartley Fund ($1,000) – pursuing degree in: engineering, mining-related field, or conservation/environmental sciences

Coolidge Scholarship – High School Juniors
Deadline: January 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. est. 
The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Click here for eligibility and to apply online.

Lake Country Power Les Beach Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: January 31st, 2021 at 12:00pm cent.
– $4,000 ($1,000 for four years)
– 2.5+ GPA
– Member of Lake Country Power

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
Deadline: January 31, 2021

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program seeks to increase the number of minorities studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and related disciplines. Click here for full program details and to apply.

The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program
Deadline: January 31, 2021
The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program seeks to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and related disciplines. Click here for full program details and to apply

Eveleth-Gilbert Only – Daniel L. Bodas Technical Scholarship
Deadline: February 1st, 2021
– $3,000 for two years (and possibly more)
– No GPA requirements
– Pursuing Technical or Associates degree – Preference to students going into Automotive/Aviation Mechanics
– Applicants will need: FAFSA Student Aid Report, Letter of Recommendation from Ind. Tech. teacher, Resume, and Essay
Application and scholarship information here

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2021, 5 p.m. ET.
The online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is available starting on November 1, 2020, at Through the JRF application, more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson.

Elks National Foundation  Legacy Award Scholarship
Deadline: February 5, 2021 at 11:59 a.m. cst
The Elks National Foundation Legacy Award Program offers 300 college scholarships worth $4,000 each to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and apply online. Click here to review eligibility and apply online.

Minnesota Masonic Charities Scholarships (multiple)
Deadlines: February 15, 2021
– Scholarship opportunities/categories for students with GPA’s above 2.75 and for students pursuing Vocational/Technical/Trade degrees
Applications released and posted here

Harbor Pointe Credit Union Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2021
Four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must be a member of Harbor Point Credit Union and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Click here for complete eligibility and an application.

Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund
Deadline: February 15, 2021
Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen admitted to the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota who have strong academic records and leadership experience. Click here for eligibility requirements and to apply online.

Applications for the summer 2021 Business Emerging Leaders (BEL) Program are now open!
Deadline: February 17, 2021
The BEL program is a pre-college summer program for talented students interested in business that begins the summer after 10th grade and continues through participant’s 11th and 12th grade summers. Students who apply and are admitted to the University of Wisconsin AND who have successfully completed the BEL program are granted a full-tuition scholarship for four years of study in the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB). Click here for full eligibility requirements and to apply online.

American Bank ScholarshipOpens January 1st, 2021
Deadline TBA

– 2 scholarships available worth $2,500
– Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA
– Must be attending an accredited community college or four year university next fall
– Do not need to be an American Bank customer
– American Bank employee family members not eligible
Application and information posted here

Eveleth/Virginia Masonic Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2021
Application must include the name of a Masonic Family member or affiliate. Completed applications must be turned in to the counseling office no later than Wednesday, February 24th to ensure we can complete our portion prior to the scholarship deadline.
Eveleth/Virginia Masonic Scholarship Application

Itasca Community College Presidential Scholarship
Second Priority Deadline: March 1, 2021
This is a Full-Tuition Presidential Scholarship for high-achieving students.
High school seniors planning on attending Itasca Community College who scored 29 or higher on their ACT and have either a 3.8+ GPA or are in the top 10% of their class may apply. Please note that due to COVID-19 the ACT criteria has been adjusted, click  here for more information and to apply online.

Michigan Tech Iron Range Alumni Scholarship – ( 2 – $500)
Deadline: March 1, 2021

– Must be top 1/4 of your class
– Go to Michigan Tech

Allina Health Orthopedics Sports Medicine Scholarship ($2,500 to one male and one female student athlete)
Deadline: March 1, 2021
Allina Health Orthopedics will be offering two $2,500 scholarships, which will be awarded annually to one female and one male student athlete who intends to attend college to pursue a career in sports medicine.

Community Giving Scholarships (various)
Deadline: March 1st, 2021
The Community Giving Organization offers various scholarships, with some available to Eveleth-Gilbert students pursuing Law Enforcement, planning to go to school in St. Cloud, to name a few. To see other available scholarships via Community Giving go to

Minnesota Women’s Golf Association – ($3,000 a year)
Deadline: March 31, 2021
The MGA Foundation Women’s Scholarship is based on academic performance (a minimum 3.2 average), continued financial need and quality of character as demonstrated by civic and academic activities. Although skill or excellence in the game of golf is not a criterion, candidates shall demonstrate an interest or involvement in the sport.
Application and more information here

Al Church Scholarship
Deadline: April 14, 2021
Applicants must be a child or grandchild of an AFSCME Council 65 or Council 65 Retiree member. Must be enrolled in a college, university, vocational, technical, or trade school in Minnesota or one that has reciprocity with the state of Minnesota. Click here for more information and to download an application.

The PB&J Scholarship
Priority deadline:  December 31, 2020
Second Deadline: May 31, 2021
This scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply; this scholarship is meant to be inclusive. Click here for more information and to apply online.

Northland Community & Technical College Scholarships
Available to students attending Northland Community & Technical College in the fall of 2021.

  • Workforce Development Scholarship
    Click here for more information and to apply online.
  • Early Recruitment Scholarship
    Click here for more information and to apply online.

Scholarships awarded are $1,000 each. Eligibility criteria: Recipients must have graduated from a high school offering ALI programming, must be enrolled full time (12 or more credits), and plan on attending one of the Northeaster Higher Education District (NHED) community colleges. Preference will be given to students who were enrolled in an ALI post-secondary program. Click here to apply.