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How to apply for funds to take your education further.

Blandin Foundation scholarships exemplify Charles Blandin’s commitment to further the education and work skills of local students.

Deadline Extended

The scholarship application deadline has been moved back to May 1, 2024.

This is because students will not receive their FAFSA results until mid-March, as announced by the U.S. Department of Education on January 30, 2024.

Blandin Foundation Scholarships

Blandin Foundation Scholarships – $1,000 to $6,000 per student each year – are for every student of high schools in the Itasca County area and Hill City, Remer, Blackduck, Northome and Bug O Nay Ge Shig schools, even if you’re not in the top of your class. Homeschooled and online students who would have graduated from one these schools are also eligible.

You can apply if you are under age 25, your household adjusted gross income (AGI) is less than $125,000, and you plan to pursue certificate programs, community technical or tribal college, and colleges or universities anywhere in the United States.

Blandin Foundation scholarships fund up to a bachelor’s degree. It is not available for masters/graduate degrees or doctorates/post-doctorates.

Questions about scholarships or need help with your application? Schedule time with scholarships staff either online or in-person through the Bookings app.

2024-25 Applications

Apply Today!

Blandin Foundation is accepting scholarship applications until May 1, 2024

Items you will need to complete your application:

  • Copy of your FAFSA Submission Summary from your FAFSA. Please complete your FAFSA prior to applying. You can complete your FAFSA at
    • Please note: Because the FAFSA is undergoing significant changes this year, we understand that there may be a delay in obtaining your FAFSA Submission Summary. When you complete the FAFSA, you should receive an estimated Student Aid Index (SAI) and estimated Pell Grant amount. Please provide that information in the application and we will adapt as needed to obtain the FAFSA Submission Summary when it is available.
  • Copy of your family’s 2022 IRS Federal Form 1040. Please be sure to check that your form has the year 2022 in the upper right portion of page 1.

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New, first-time applicants: Start your application here. If you start your application but need to pause before finishing, you will have the option to save your application and return later to finish it.

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I Have Applied for a Blandin Scholarship Before

Start my application – Check your email! You should have received an email from Blandin Foundation with your customized application link. Call Jen Alger at 1-877-882-2257 or email if you have questions.

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January 12, 2023

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (Jan. 12, 2023) – Applications for Blandin Foundation’s scholarships are available and being accepted until March 1, 2023. The scholarships provide Itasca area students $1,000 to $5,000 or more per student for the 2023-2024 school year. Students may reapply each year, until they are age 25 or have earned up to a…

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Jen Alger

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