External Opportunities

These scholarships are offered outside of the Ridgewater College Foundation portfolio of scholarships by external scholarship funders. Each scholarship has its own scholarship application, deadline, and requirements. It is up to you to investigate these opportunities and determine which are best for you. Click “Visit” to view the information we have on file for each scholarship. If you need additional information, you must contact each funder directly.

These external scholarships are not sponsored, administered or endorsed by the Ridgewater College Foundation; this information is being provided for informational purposes only

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000-$5,000 Accounting - Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting Scholarships
Female US citizen attending accredited US school pursuing an accounting degree. Commitment to the goal of pursuing a degree in Accounting in...
Female US citizen attending accredited US school pursuing an accounting...
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  • Award: $1,000-$5,000
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$500-$10,000 Accounting - Minnesota CPA Scholarship Program
Various scholarships available for Accounting students. Some scholarships specific to minority students, veterans, military and doctoral...
Various scholarships available for Accounting students. Some...
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  • Award: $500-$10,000
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$500 - $1,000 Accounting - National Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation
The NSA Scholarship Foundation awards about 40 scholarships per year of approx. $1,000 each for accounting students entering their third or fourth...
The NSA Scholarship Foundation awards about 40 scholarships per year of...
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  • Award: $500 - $1,000
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Varies Actuary - Actuarial Scholarships
Various scholarships available for Actuary students. Selection Criteria -Female US citizen attending accredited US school pursuing an accounting...
Various scholarships available for Actuary students. Selection...
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  • Award: Varies
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$3,000 Affinity Plus Credit Union Members
ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM The Affinity Plus Foundation Annual Scholarship recognizes Affinity Plus members for their leadership, character,...
ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM The Affinity Plus Foundation Annual...
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  • Award: $3,000
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$1,000 Agriculture - MN Crop Production Retailers Craig Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund
Student must be entering their second, third, or fourth year of a four-year Minnesota institution or second year of a two-year Minnesota...
Student must be entering their second, third, or fourth year of a...
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  • Award: $1,000
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$500 Agriculture - MN State Cattlemen's Association Scholarships
Multiple scholarships: 1. Reid Mason Memorial Scholarship Parent or guardian must be a member of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association and...
Multiple scholarships: 1. Reid Mason Memorial Scholarship Parent or...
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  • Award: $500
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$1,500 Agriculture - Monsanto America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship
Agriculture career paths include: IT, IS, software development, procurement, finance, education, sales, food science, food processing, biology,...
Agriculture career paths include: IT, IS, software development,...
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  • Award: $1,500
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$500-$1,500 Agriculture Education - Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council
students enrolling in Agricultural Education at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, University of Minnesota – Crookston, Southwest Minnesota...
students enrolling in Agricultural Education at the University of...
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  • Award: $500-$1,500
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$500-$2,000 All Students - Alliss Educational Foundation Grant
The Alliss Two-Year Opportunity Grant is available to students with financial need who are attending Minnesota State Colleges, and who are enrolled...
The Alliss Two-Year Opportunity Grant is available to students with...
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  • Award: $500-$2,000
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Varies All Students - Alpha Kappa Alpha
Scholarships are the primary means by which EAF carries out its mission. The Foundation awards Merit, Financial Need and Youth Partners Accessing...
Scholarships are the primary means by which EAF carries out its mission....
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  • Award: Varies
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$2,000 All Students - Bernick Family Scholarship
The Bernick Family Scholarship was created to recognize the values of the Bernick family and their corporation, Bernick’s. The purpose of the fund...
The Bernick Family Scholarship was created to recognize the values of...
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  • Award: $2,000
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$1,000-$50,000 All Students - Burger King Scholarships
Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary...
Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help...
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  • Award: $1,000-$50,000
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$300 All Students - Catholic United Financial
• You MUST be a member of Catholic United for at least 2 years prior to application deadline, on or before April 30. If you are not a member, do...
• You MUST be a member of Catholic United for at least 2 years prior to...
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  • Award: $300
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$2,500 All Students - Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program is a nomination-based award, and only one student per school may be nominated by their...
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program is a...
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  • Award: $2,500
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Up to $2,500 All Students - Horatio Alger Association National Career & Technical Scholarship Program
Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education...
Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great...
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  • Award: Up to $2,500
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Unknown All Students - LeadMN Leadership Scholarship
The LeadMN scholarship program rewards emerging student leaders for their community service and their academic achievement. LeadMN Leadership...
The LeadMN scholarship program rewards emerging student leaders for...
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  • Award: Unknown
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$2,500 All Students - Opploans
The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform opportunity into results. It rewards achievement in its many forms and honors...
The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform...
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  • Award: $2,500
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$1,500-$5,000 All Students - Penny Program
barbara j. penny community service scholarship The purpose of the Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship is to recognize Minnesota State...
barbara j. penny community service scholarship The purpose of the...
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  • Award: $1,500-$5,000
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$3,000 All Students - Randy's Tax Service
Randy’s Tax Service LLC wants to invest in educating tomorrow’s employees, executives, community, and world leaders. We realize that post-secondary...
Randy’s Tax Service LLC wants to invest in educating tomorrow’s...
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  • Award: $3,000
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Varies All Students - Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships
Several scholarships are available through this fund. See website for more details.
Several scholarships are available through this fund. See website for...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies All Students - ScholarshipExperts.com
Online resource to search scholarship opportunities
Online resource to search scholarship opportunities
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies All Students - StudentScholarships.org
An online resource for finding available scholarships
An online resource for finding available scholarships
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  • Award: Varies
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$2,500 All Students - Thumbtack
You must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in an undergraduate, graduate or...
You must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or...
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  • Award: $2,500
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$1,250-$2,500 All Students - U.S. Institute of Peace/American Foreign Service Association Essay Contest
The contest each year engages high school students in learning and writing about issues of peace and conflict, encouraging appreciation for...
The contest each year engages high school students in learning and...
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  • Award: $1,250-$2,500
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$3,000 All Students - ZipRecruiter
ZipRecruiter is offering a scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry in our Winter/Spring Scholarship...
ZipRecruiter is offering a scholarship to the winning college or...
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  • Award: $3,000
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$1,500 All Sudents - Barbara Penny Community Service Scholarship
Applicant must be a MnSCU student who has demonstrated a commitment to community service and is a community leader. Contact: Shannah Moore...
Applicant must be a MnSCU student who has demonstrated a commitment to...
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  • Award: $1,500
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$5,000 Automotive - SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Memorial Scholarship
U.S. Citizenship. Incoming freshmen or continued enrollment in college, university or post-secondary career and technology school in the United...
U.S. Citizenship. Incoming freshmen or continued enrollment in college,...
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  • Award: $5,000
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$1,000.00 Bradley Beman Scholarship
Among the many challenges universities face, providing first class services to manage the mental health of their student body should be of primary...
Among the many challenges universities face, providing first class...
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  • Award: $1,000.00
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$1,000 Business - Learn.org
To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to business management,...
To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students who are...
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  • Award: $1,000
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$4,000 Cancer experience - Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS ARE: Those who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma). Those who have a parent, sibling,...
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS ARE: Those who have battled cancer at any point in...
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  • Award: $4,000
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$1,000 Cancer Horizons
At Cancer Horizons we strive on empowering cancer patients. Helping someone fulfill their dream of a college education by providing financial...
At Cancer Horizons we strive on empowering cancer patients. Helping...
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  • Award: $1,000
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Varies Childcare - T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood MN Scholarship
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA is a scholarship program that helps early childhood and school-age care providers increase their levels of...
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA is a scholarship program that...
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  • Award: Varies
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$500 Clutch Prep Scholarships
There are couple different scholarships opportunities. Check out the website to see if you qualify or are eligible for any.
There are couple different scholarships opportunities. Check out the...
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  • Award: $500
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$250-$1,500 Cosmetology - Great Clips
Scholarships are available for current students, high school students, and those pursuing a career in cosmetology or barbering.
Scholarships are available for current students, high school students,...
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  • Award: $250-$1,500
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$750 Criminal Justice or related - MN Association of County Probation Officers
1. Students majoring in Criminal Justice or a related field. 2. Students currently enrolled in a Criminal Justice Program or a related field at...
1. Students majoring in Criminal Justice or a related field. 2. ...
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  • Award: $750
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$1,500 Dana Point Rehab Campus Scholarship Program
How can you be considered as a possible candidate? To apply for this scholarship, students must be enrolled in a university of higher learning next...
How can you be considered as a possible candidate? To apply for this...
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  • Award: $1,500
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Varies Education - Teacher.org
Teacher.org believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future. Your dedication to the field of education is immensely commendable....
Teacher.org believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future....
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Varies Engineering - Society of Plastics Engineers
The SPE Foundation offers numerous scholarships to students who have demonstrated or expressed an interest in the plastics industry. They must be...
The SPE Foundation offers numerous scholarships to students who have...
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  • Award: Varies
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$1,000 Epilepsy/Seizure - Epilepsy Foundation of MN
Students who have shown courage in dealing with epilepsy, commitment to their education, and perseverance in eliminating the obstacles that...
Students who have shown courage in dealing with epilepsy, commitment to...
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  • Award: $1,000
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Up to $2,500 Females - Women In Technology Scholarship
WITS offers multiple scholarships to women pursuing a career in computer science, information technology (IT), management information systems, or...
WITS offers multiple scholarships to women pursuing a career in computer...
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  • Award: Up to $2,500
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Unknown Females - Association of Women Contractors
A female student pursuing a construction-related field of study at a four-year college or university, community or technical college, or...
A female student pursuing a construction-related field of study at a...
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  • Award: Unknown
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Unknown Females - Jeannette Rankin Foundation
An applicant for a JRF Scholarship must be: A woman, age 35 or older Low-income A U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States. Pursing...
An applicant for a JRF Scholarship must be: A woman, age 35 or...
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  • Award: Unknown
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$500-$2,500 Females - National Association of Women in Construction
The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) was established in 1963 by NAWIC to assist in providing the construction industry with trained...
The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) was established in...
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  • Award: $500-$2,500
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Varies Females - St. Cloud State University Women's Center
Various scholarships are available to non-traditional female students including: Mary Jane Young Scholarship, Grace McDowall Memorial Scholarship,...
Various scholarships are available to non-traditional female students...
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  • Award: Varies
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$250-$2,000 Females - Women's Independence Scholarship Program
A woman who meets the following requirements is eligible to apply: Be a female survivor of intimate partner abuse and has been separated from her...
A woman who meets the following requirements is eligible to apply: Be a...
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  • Award: $250-$2,000
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$ 500 FrameStore
Any undergraduate student attending a four-year accredited college/university within the U.S., for completion of undergraduate degree in Art and...
Any undergraduate student attending a four-year accredited...
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  • Award: $ 500
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$5,000 G2 Crowd Entrepreneurial Spirt Scholarship
Eligibility Students are required to submit a one-page essay (500 words max) detailing how they presently embody the entrepreneurial spirit and...
Eligibility Students are required to submit a one-page essay (500 words...
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  • Award: $5,000
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$500 Healthcare - National Independent Health Club Association
Eligible candidate’s major in: Health, Wellness, Sports Management, Facility Management, Health Promotion, Kinesiology, Physical Education,...
Eligible candidate’s major in: Health, Wellness, Sports Management,...
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  • Award: $500
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Up to $20,000 Healthcare - National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged...
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship...
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  • Award: Up to $20,000
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