Our Opportunities

Listed below are ALL opportunities available at Ridgewater College.

For most of these, your general application will match you to the opportunities where you meet qualifications and there are no further steps needed. For a few others, there may be supplemental questions required in order to be considered. For these other instances, you should (1) read the description first to determine if you meet the qualifications and (2) if you are clearly NOT qualified, please do not attempt to apply. If you meet all qualifications, you may apply.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$500.00 AAUW -American Association of Univ. Women (transfer)
Awarded to an outstanding second year student who will be transferring to a 4 -year college for the upcoming Fall semester. Must have a 3.0...
Awarded to an outstanding second year student who will be transferring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$750.00 Adams-Siksne Memorial
Awarded to students enrolled in the Machine Tool program with at least a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Awarded to students enrolled in the Machine Tool program with at least a...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Adult Basic Education Scholarship
The Adult Basic Education Scholarship recognizes a student who has worked with ABE to earn a GED or to prepare in a career pathway and who is...
The Adult Basic Education Scholarship recognizes a student who has...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Alice Feichtinger Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to a non-traditional student in the LPN or RN program taking 6+ credits.
Awarded to a non-traditional student in the LPN or RN program taking 6+...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$600.00 Alliance Pipeline
Awarded to full-time students pursing a career in Agriculture and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Awarded to full-time students pursing a career in Agriculture and have a...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $600.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Alumni
Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in any program; whose parent is a graduate of Ridgewater College, Willmar Technical College, Willmar...
Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in any program; whose parent is...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$1,000.00 Anderson Chemical Company
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in any program at Ridgewater who graduated from Litchfield High School. Minimum 3.0 GPA is required.
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in any program at Ridgewater who...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Art Scholarship
Awarded to students enrolled in the Liberal Arts program with an intent to transfer to a 4 year university or Art Institute to major in Art, Film,...
Awarded to students enrolled in the Liberal Arts program with an intent...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$2,500.00 Ben Sanden Memorial
Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the NDT program. Student must demonstrate unmet financial need and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of...
Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the NDT program. Student must...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Brad Preslicka Memorial
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Welding program with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Welding program with a...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$1,000.00 Christopher Stephen Gabbert Nursing Scholarship
Be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at Ridgewater College Be enrolled in a Registered Nursing program at Ridgewater College Be...
Be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at Ridgewater...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$400.00 Claire Houchens Memorial
Awarded to Willmar campus students enrolled in a Nursing program with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants must explain their passion for nursing and...
Awarded to Willmar campus students enrolled in a Nursing program with a...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$300.00 Clayton Fossum Memorial Auto Body Scholarship
Awarded to 2nd year students enrolled in the Auto Body program who grew up or reside within 60 miles of Willmar with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Recipient...
Awarded to 2nd year students enrolled in the Auto Body program who grew...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Computer Aided Drafting & Design
Awarded to students enrolled in the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology program with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Awarded to students enrolled in the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Corky & Ramona Berg Social Work Scholarship
Must be a 2nd year student pursing a Liberal Arts degree with intent to pursue a 4 year degree in area of Social Work, Sociology or Psychology;...
Must be a 2nd year student pursing a Liberal Arts degree with intent to...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Custom Products
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Welding program with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Welding program with a...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$1,000.00 Danielson Nursing
Awarded to full or part time students (2nd year or beyond) enrolled in the Practical Nursing (LPN) or Registered Nurse (ADN/BSN/MANE) programs at...
Awarded to full or part time students (2nd year or beyond) enrolled in...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$650.00 Del & Patricia Allinder Memorial
Awarded to full-time non-traditional students enrolled in a nursing program at the Willmar campus. Preference given to female students.
Awarded to full-time non-traditional students enrolled in a nursing...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $650.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Don Lindgren Memorial
Awarded to a Willmar campus maintenance department work study student who is enrolled full-time in any program; minimum 2.50 GPA required. Rewards...
Awarded to a Willmar campus maintenance department work study student...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Down with Diabetes Alliance
Must be enrolled full time at Ridgewater College. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Must be in one of the following programs:...
Must be enrolled full time at Ridgewater College. Must have a cumulative...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$750.00 Early Childhood Education Scholarships
Reside within a 30-mile radius of Kandiyohi County; Be enrolled at Ridgewater College and pursuing a certificate or degree in the Education...
Reside within a 30-mile radius of Kandiyohi County; Be enrolled at...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Education & English
Awarded to second year Liberal Arts students enrolled on the Hutchinson Campus; must be seeking 2-year Liberal Arts AA degree with intent to...
Awarded to second year Liberal Arts students enrolled on the Hutchinson...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Fredrick A Kovall Memorial
Awarded to full-time student who is a dependent of an employee of District 8 of the MN Department of Transportation with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Awarded to full-time student who is a dependent of an employee of...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$450.00 George Pherigo Memorial
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $450.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$1,000.00 Haas Machine Tool
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Machine Tool program with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Machine Tool program with...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Health Information Technology/Medical Coding Specialist
Awarded to full-time Willmar campus students enrolled in the Health Information Technology or Medical Coding Specialist programs with a minimum GPA...
Awarded to full-time Willmar campus students enrolled in the Health...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Helen Hoidal Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to current or incoming full-time students enrolled in the Nursing LPN or Nursing MANE program on either campus; Must have minimum GPA of at...
Awarded to current or incoming full-time students enrolled in the...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$600.00 Helen S. Hatleid Memorial
Awarded to students who are employees, or dependents of employees, of Glen Oaks Care Center, who are pursuing a career in nursing.
Awarded to students who are employees, or dependents of employees, of...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $600.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Hutchinson Liberal Arts
Awarded to Hutchinson Campus students with a minimum 3.0 GPA enrolled in the Liberal Arts program seeking an AA degree.
Awarded to Hutchinson Campus students with a minimum 3.0 GPA enrolled in...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 James W. Leyk Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student at Ridgewater College with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and is in their final semester in...
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student at Ridgewater College with a...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$1,000.00 Larry Wepplo Memorial Transfer
Awarded to a Willmar campus Ridgewater student who is completing their 2nd year and is transferring to a 4-year college or university to pursue...
Awarded to a Willmar campus Ridgewater student who is completing their...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$550.00 Mabel Erickson Family
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Carpentry or Automated & Robotics Technology programs at Ridgewater College with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Carpentry or Automated &...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $550.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$400.00 Marketing-Willmar
Awarded to full-time Willmar campus student enrolled in a Marketing program. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Awarded to full-time Willmar campus student enrolled in a Marketing...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$2,000.00 Mary Anderson Memorial
Students can be full- time or part- time in any program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be an employee of Harmony River Living Center.
Students can be full- time or part- time in any program with a minimum...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$1,000.00 Meeker Cooperative Electric Trust
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Electrician program in at least their second semester. Applicant or their family must have been a...
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Electrician program in at...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Mills Automotive Group Auto Body Scholarship
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Auto Body program at Ridgewater. Must have minimum 2.50 GPA.
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Auto Body program at...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Mills Automotive Group Auto Service Technology Scholarship
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Auto Service Technology program at Ridgewater. Must have minimum 2.50 GPA.
Awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Auto Service Technology...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Minnesota Section of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing
Awarded to Full-time or Part-time student in the NDT program; Mininum GPA 2.5
Awarded to Full-time or Part-time student in the NDT program; Mininum...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$550.00 Murl E. Anderson
Awarded to full-time Willmar campus students enrolled in auto body, auto service technology, machine tool, carpentry, veterinary technology or...
Awarded to full-time Willmar campus students enrolled in auto body, auto...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $550.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$250.00 Music Scholarship
Awarded to full-time incoming students enrolled at the Willmar campus. Student must have participated in choir in high school and intend to...
Awarded to full-time incoming students enrolled at the Willmar campus....
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Paul J. Aamot Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to students who are enrolled in a Liberal Arts program with intent to transfer to pursue a 4-year degree in Education, English, Journalism...
Awarded to students who are enrolled in a Liberal Arts program with...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Phi Theta Kappa / Bookstore
Awarded to full-time Willmar students who are active members of Phi Theta Kappa with a minimum 3.0 GPA; students working as work study students in...
Awarded to full-time Willmar students who are active members of Phi...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Ridgewater Cares Business Pathway Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student at Ridgewater College who has a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and is enrolled in Accounting,...
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student at Ridgewater College who...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Ridgewater Cares Equity & Inclusion Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student at Ridgewater College with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Preference is given to students in...
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student at Ridgewater College with a...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Ridgewater Cares Liberal Arts Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student at Ridgewater College who have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and is enrolled in the Liberal...
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student at Ridgewater College who...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Ridgewater Cares Pre-Nursing Scholarships
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student at Ridgewater College with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and is a pre-nursing student still...
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student at Ridgewater College with a...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Rural Computer Consultants Kat Nelson Scholarship
Awarded to a 2nd-year student enrolled in computer programmer, computer support tech, network administration & security, or web developer at...
Awarded to a 2nd-year student enrolled in computer programmer, computer...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$500.00 Staff Technical (Endowment)
Awarded to Full-Time Willmar student in a two year technical program.
Awarded to Full-Time Willmar student in a two year technical program.
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$750.00 Stearns Electric Association Trust
Awarded to second year full-time electrician students; preference to dependent of Stearns Electric Association member, but not required. (Service...
Awarded to second year full-time electrician students; preference to...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$400.00 Steve Nelson Memorial
Awarded to full-time Hutchinson students enrolled in the Automation or Electronics programs.
Awarded to full-time Hutchinson students enrolled in the Automation or...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline11/01/2021