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
$2,500 High School Seniors - National Merit Scholarships
To participate in the National Merit® Scholarship Program, a student must: Take the PSAT/NMSQT® in the specified year of the high school program...
To participate in the National Merit® Scholarship Program, a student...
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  • Award: $2,500
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$1,000 KF&B Academic Scholarship
Applicants will be required to submit a 500-word essay by no later than March 31, and the winner will be awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship by April...
Applicants will be required to submit a 500-word essay by no later than...
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  • Award: $1,000
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$600 Law Enforcement - Minnesota Sheriff's Association
For students currently enrolled in a mandated POST Skills program, or is in the 2nd year of a 2-year law enforcement degree program, or to any...
For students currently enrolled in a mandated POST Skills program, or is...
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  • Award: $600
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$1,000-$3,000 Males - Delta Theta Sigma
Incoming Male Freshmen or Transfer Student to U of MN-Twin Cities Contact: Daniel Hayes (507)276-7876
Incoming Male Freshmen or Transfer Student to U of MN-Twin...
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  • Award: $1,000-$3,000
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$2,000 Mettl's Scholarship for Emerging Leaders
Mettl scholarship for Emerging leaders is an attempt to identify and assist young leaders who have shown an exceptional flair for leadership and...
Mettl scholarship for Emerging leaders is an attempt to identify and...
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  • Award: $2,000
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Unknown Minnesota Corrections Association
Current MCA members OR a dependent of a current MCA member will be eligible to apply. The applicant must be an incoming student or currently...
Current MCA members OR a dependent of a current MCA member will be...
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  • Award: Unknown
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$1,500 Minnesota Masonic Charities Scholarship
Usual Application Availability Dates: December 1st – February 15th. Requirements: 1. Must be a Minnesota High School graduate. 2. Must be enrolled...
Usual Application Availability Dates: December 1st – February...
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  • Award: $1,500
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Up to $2,000 Minorities - American Indian College Fund
The mission of the AIEF Scholarships Program is to give more American Indians and Alaskan Natives the resources and encouragement they need to...
The mission of the AIEF Scholarships Program is to give more American...
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  • Award: Up to $2,000
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$1,000-$4,000 Minorities - Ethel Curry Scholarship
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen; • Applicants must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe; • Applicants must be enrolled PT (6-11...
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen; • Applicants must be an enrolled...
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  • Award: $1,000-$4,000
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Unknown Minorities - Gates Millennium Scholarship
Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they: (1) Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific...
Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:...
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  • Award: Unknown
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Varies Minorities - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Variety of scholarships available for Hispanic students.
Variety of scholarships available for Hispanic students.
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  • Award: Varies
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$0.00 Minorities - Hispanic Resources
The URL link will provide a list of scholarships that are available.
The URL link will provide a list of scholarships that are available.
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  • Award: $0.00
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$500-$5,000 Minorities - Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive...
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage...
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  • Award: $500-$5,000
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Unknown Minorities - Jackie Robinson Foundation
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must: Be a graduating high school senior; Plan to attend an accredited...
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an...
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  • Award: Unknown
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$2,500 Minorities - Latino Economic Development Center
Latino entrepreneurs, community leaders, local foundations, and local businesses have come together to develop a scholarship fund aimed at...
Latino entrepreneurs, community leaders, local foundations, and local...
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  • Award: $2,500
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Varies Minorities - League of United Latin American Citizens National Education Service Centers
LNESC and LULAC provide a number of important scholarship opportunities; they include awards that range in award amount and have varying...
LNESC and LULAC provide a number of important scholarship opportunities;...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies Minorities - National Action Council for Minority Education Scholarship Program
Through partnerships with like-minded entities, NACME’s scholarship program for minorities serves as a catalyst to increase the proportion of...
Through partnerships with like-minded entities, NACME’s scholarship...
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  • Award: Varies
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$1,200-$2,500 Minorities - Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship
School Affiliation: The applicant must be currently enrolled in or accepted into a program at a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)...
School Affiliation: The applicant must be currently enrolled in or...
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  • Award: $1,200-$2,500
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$1,000-$2,500 Minorities - Page Education Foundation Grants
The Page Education Foundation was founded to support the academic and professional success of youth of color throughout Minnesota. We are pleased...
The Page Education Foundation was founded to support the academic and...
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  • Award: $1,000-$2,500
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Varies Minorities - United Negro College Fund
The UNCF Program Services Department administers various scholarship programs for African-American students. Each program has its own eligibility...
The UNCF Program Services Department administers various scholarship...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies MN AFL-CIO Members
Various scholarships available for Union members
Various scholarships available for Union members
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies NTMG Scholarships
Students that apply for either scholarship must have a letter of recommendation from an NTMA member in good standing. Please share the scholarship...
Students that apply for either scholarship must have a letter of...
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  • Award: Varies
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$1,000 Nursing - Olson-Anderson Owatonna Clinic Foundation Scholarship
Applicants must be: Current or previous residents or persons who work or have worked in Owatonna or Steele County, Minnesota, or immediate family...
Applicants must be: Current or previous residents or persons who work or...
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  • Award: $1,000
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$0.00 Nursing - VFW Nursing/Marcella Arnold Nursing Scholarship
Applicants must be entering their final year of college and be a nursing student in a 2 or 4 year undergraduate nursing program. Applicants must be...
Applicants must be entering their final year of college and be a nursing...
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  • Award: $0.00
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$1,000-$4,500 Nursing/Medical - American Heart Association Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Heart Undergraduate Scholarship
The American Heart Association is working with partners to provide scholarships that allow students to explore the field of cardiovascular research...
The American Heart Association is working with partners to provide...
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  • Award: $1,000-$4,500
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$0.00 OutdoorStack's Scholarship
At OutdoorStack, we’re passionate about outdoor activities, and we want to help others who are passionate about outdoors. Outdoor activities such...
At OutdoorStack, we’re passionate about outdoor activities, and we want...
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  • Award: $0.00
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Varies Scholarships for Women
The URL link provides a list of scholarships that are available.
The URL link provides a list of scholarships that are available.
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  • Award: Varies
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$2,500-$5,000 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) - Minnesota High Tech Association
The scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Must be pursuing an...
The scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science,...
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  • Award: $2,500-$5,000
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$0.00 STEM - National Debt Relief Scholarship
Eligibility: The applicants must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year university or college located in United States. Graduate and undergraduate...
Eligibility: The applicants must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year...
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  • Award: $0.00
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$1,000 The Central MN Farm Show Agricultural Scholarship
There will be at least 5 scholarships given out for $1,000 each. The link has the scholarship qualifications, as well as another link to the...
There will be at least 5 scholarships given out for $1,000 each. The...
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  • Award: $1,000
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$5,000+ Trade industries - Dakota Supply Group Education Connection Fund
Scholarships are available to students studying at a 2- or 4- year college or university who wish to join the trade industries, including...
Scholarships are available to students studying at a 2- or 4- year...
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  • Award: $5,000+
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Tuition match Transfer - DeSales University ACCESS Program
Transfer students wishing to complete their Bachelor’s degree through online courses at DSU in the program fields of Accounting, Business...
Transfer students wishing to complete their Bachelor’s degree through...
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  • Award: Tuition match
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Varies Transfer - Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete...
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes...
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  • Award: Varies
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Up to full tuition Transfer - Quest Whole Person Full Tuition Scholarship at Oral Roberts University
EMPOWERING STUDENTS ON THE QUEST FOR WHOLENESS ORU seeks to educate students who are on a quest to become whole leaders who desire to develop a...
EMPOWERING STUDENTS ON THE QUEST FOR WHOLENESS ORU seeks to educate...
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  • Award: Up to full tuition
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Unknown Transfer - SMSU Mustang Transfer Scholarship
To be considered for Mustang Transfer Scholarships, you must meet the following requirements: Have completed a Mustang Transfer Scholarship...
To be considered for Mustang Transfer Scholarships, you must meet the...
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  • Award: Unknown
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$0.00 Veteran Resources
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  • Award: $0.00
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$1,000 Veterinary - MN Association of Veterinary Technicians
Previous years instructions for reference only- Contact Leslie for the most up to date instructions. 1. Applicants must attend and be in good...
Previous years instructions for reference only- Contact Leslie for the...
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  • Award: $1,000
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Varies Welding - American Welding Society
If you are currently enrolled in a welding program or a related field, then consider applying for our scholarships. Our recipients have come from...
If you are currently enrolled in a welding program or a related field,...
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  • Award: Varies
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