How to apply for funds to take your education further.
Three Blandin Foundation programs exemplify Charles Blandin’s commitment to further the education and work skills of local residents who demonstrate financial need.
Blandin Foundation Scholarships
Blandin Foundation Scholarships – $1,000 to $5,000 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 family’s 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.
A Blandin Foundation scholarship funds up to a bachelor’s degree. It is not available for masters/graduate degrees or doctorates/post-doctorates.
Blandin Foundation is accepting scholarship applications until May 1, 2022
Get ready to apply
Remember to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and save a copy of your SAR (Student Aid Report) for your application.
Have a copy of these handy
- SAR (Student Aid Report)
- How to find you SAR online
- 2020 federal taxes – student and/or parent(s)
Choose Your Application Path
Contacts and application help
Students share where their scholarships have taken them.
Itasca Community College Scholarships
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