How to get scholarship money for college
*Types of college scholarships
There are many different types of college scholarships available, including those for high school students, minority students, single mothers, and more.
*How to apply for college scholarships
These tips about requirements, deadlines, and more can help as you apply.
*Writing college scholarship essays
A powerful scholarship essay can help you stand out from the crowd.
Scholarships & Awards
Scholarships are grants or monetary awards that can support a student's education after high school. They are awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement. Colleges offer their own scholarships. Be sure to visit their websites frequently. Also, check newspapers, magazines, parents’ employers, student’s employer, churches, and any student or parent/relative organizations/clubs.
How to Submit Outside Scholarship Applications
Bring the entire completed application (sealed letters of recommendation, essays, forms that require a Dean's signature/information, and a stamped envelope addressed to the scholarship donor- leave the return address blank) to Heather Allen in the Student Services office to be mailed once completed.
Getting a Letter of Recommendation
If letters of recommendation are required, please inform all individuals of your intentions two weeks before the due date to give them time to write your letter. Fill out a Request for Letter of Recommendation Form and give it to the individual writing your letter. The information you provide on this form will help them write their letter of recommendation. Follow the directions from the scholarship application for how to submit letters of recommendation. (click on form link, download to your device, complete and save. Then print or send electronically)
Requesting a Transcript for a Scholarship Application
Some scholarship organizations use Parchment for sending transcripts. However, most organizations prefer a printed version. When a printed/official version is needed for scholarship applications please follow the instructions below:
- Bring in an envelope addressed to the scholarship organization with proper postage on it (do not put a return address on the envelope).
- Leave the transcript information on the scholarship application blank. Student Services is required to fill out class ranks, cumulative grade point average & ACT scores.
There is no cost to process the official scholarship transcript.
For questions regarding scholarship applications and transcripts, please contact Heather.Allen@isd194.org or 952-232-3330.
Tips for Submitting a Successful Scholarship Application
We have four tips for submitting a scholarship application.
- START EARLY. Don’t wait until the last minute to complete the application.
- PROOFREAD your application. Type or write in ink (not pencil).
- DON’T PROCRASTINATE. Deadlines are final. Your application will not be considered if it is late.
- TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for your application. Keep a copy of your application for your records.
Establish an LSHS Scholarship
Scholarship donors interested in establishing a scholarship for Lakeville South High School students need to contact Heather Allen in Student Services. In order to be an LSHS Academic Scholarship, the award must be offered to ALL seniors at LSHS. All scholarships must be established by the end of January for that school year, and student applications are due in March. Scholarship recipients are chosen and recognized in May at the LSHS Senior Awards Program.
LSHS Student Services