Scholarships

SENIORS: When you bring Scholarship & College applications to the Counseling Office, please make sure you have them to Mr. Pillsbury at least a week before the due date to ensure that they are mailed on time. Failure to do so may result in missed deadlines.

For free college scholarships search and financial aid information, go to:

For tips on applying for scholarships, writing essays, letters of recommendation, go to www.mycollegescholarship.org.

Career resources website available to you: MN State Career Wise

IMPORTANT: When applying for scholarships, NEVER release your social security number or pay any amount of money!

Mesabi Range College Scholarships

\\ Deadline: April 1, 2021

MRC Foundation & Alumni Scholarship applications are now OPEN!

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Hibbing Community College Foundation Scholarships

\\ Deadline: Open

Scholarship applications will be used for students to apply for available scholarships through the Hibbing Community College Foundation

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Applied Learning Institute Scholarship - $500+

\\ Deadline: April 25, 2021

$500-$2000 scholarships available to students planning to attend either Mesabi Range College, Hibbing Community College, or Itasca Community College and enrolling in their Pre-Engineering, Health Care, Industrial Technology, Construction, or Automotive Technology programs.

ALI Scholarship Application 2021

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Iron Range Rotary Scholarship - $1000

\\ Deadline: April 26, 2021

The Iron Range Rotary Scholarship is intended to recognize young people for their contributions to the community and their commitment to improving the lives of others. Community service is the primary criterion for this scholarship.

Return application by Monday, April 26th, 2021 to:

Iron Range Rotary Club

P.O. Box 1074

Virginia, MN 55792

Iron Range Rotary Scholarship 2021

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11th grade/Juniors scholarship opportunity: Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship - $2,000

\\ Deadline: May 1, 2021

The Minnesota Association of Townships is awarding $2,000 scholarships to up to five juniors currently attending a Minnesota public, private, or parochial high school or a home study program that plan to further their education at a college, university, or vocational school.

Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with a written essay using critical thinking discussing this year’s topic on land use.

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EG Drama Guild Scholarship - $250

\\ Deadline: May 1, 2021

To be eligible for the EG Drama Guild Scholarship you must be a EGHS senior who have earned a letter in drama an/or speech, and are currently active members and in good standing with these programs.

EG Drama Guild Scholarship Information 2021

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Robert W. 'Bobo' Kochevar Scholarship - Eveleth-Gilbert only - $250

\\ Deadline: May 3, 2021

$250 to one male and one female

  • Applicants must reside in the former Eveleth-Gilbert School district and be graduating from Eveleth-Gilbert High School
  • Must be a multi-sport athlete
  • Must be a student who displays commitment and excellence in academics, athletics, and within the community
  • Must submit a personal narrative (600 words or less) on why you would be a good candidate for the scholarship
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation from a coach, teacher, guidance counselor, or principal

Applications are also available outside Mr. Pillsbury’s office

2021 Bobo Kochevar Scholarship Application

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Robert McDonald Boys Basketball Memorial Scholarship - $500

\\ Deadline: May 5, 2021

One time scholarship.

  • Applicant must be attending a post secondary institution
  • Be a current senior, who has played at least four years of basketball at an Iron Range school district
  • Must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA
  • Must not have a MSHSL violation on his high school record

Must submit: your awards as a high school basketball player, our statistics from you senior season and career, write an essay on what life lessons you have gained during your basketball experience in your school and community, list contact information for two references (one must be your head coach).

Robert McDonald Memorial Scholarship 2021

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Eveleth Fire Relief Association Scholarship

\\ Deadline: May 7, 2021

The Eveleth Fire Relief Association Scholarship is available to seniors pursuing a career in Healthcare or Public Service. Applications due to Mr. Pillsbury May 7th

Eveleth Fire Relief Association Scholarship Application 2021

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Fayal Firefighters Scholarship - $250

\\ Deadline: May 7, 2021

Scholarship is awarded to residents of Fayal Township and can be utilized for future college, tech school, or military costs. Students of emergency responders are encourages to participate. Applications can be submitted to Mr. Pillsbury, the Fayal Town Hall, or mailed ot the Fayal Fire Department.

2021 Fayal Firefighters Scholarship

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EG Only! Matt & Hazel Filipovich Scholarship- $500

\\ Deadline: May 7, 2021

Two scholarships worth $500 will be awarded to graduating Eveleth-Gilbert seniors

2021 Matt & Hazel Filipovich Memorial Scholarship

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Gilbert Firefighters Relief Association Scholarship - $500

\\ Deadline: May 7, 2021

Gilbert Firefighters Relief Association Scholarship is a one time $500 available to resident graduates of the Rock Ridge School District.

Applications can be returned to their school counselor on May 7th

Gilbert Firefighters Relief Association Scholarship 2021

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Gilbert Ridge Rider Recreation Club Scholarship Drawing - $500

\\ Deadline: May 7, 2021

This scholarship is a drawing awarded to applicants who have plans to further their education

Applications can be submitted to Mr. Pillsbury or mailed to:

Patti Erickson, 4495 Bass Lake Rd. Gilbert, MN 55741

Gilbert Ridge Rider Recreation Club Scholarship 2021

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EG Only! Frank J. & Rose P. Indihar Scholarship - $350

\\ Deadline: May 7, 2021

$350 scholarships available to two seniors pursuing an education in medical, business, or pre-law.  Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher

Frank J. & Rose P. Indihar Scholarship Application 2021

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Iron Trail Motors Scholarship - $500

\\ Deadline: May 7, 2021

Eligible applicants have been accepted to an accredited post secondary college or technical school, have a minimum of 3.0 GPA, have participated in a school sport or extracurricular activity, and provide copy of transcript and current courses.

Iron Trail Motors Annual Scholarship 2021

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Gilbert residents only! Irja G and Nestor Lindstrom Memorial - $500

\\ Deadline: May 7, 2021

The Irja G and Nestor Lindstrom Memorial will award $500 for up to four years to a graduating senior living in the city of Gilbert planning to attend a post secondary institution. Preference will be given to a NHS/MHS member. Applicants will need to submit an application and a 200-400 word essay about NHS/MHS and/or the impact volunteering has made in your life.

Applications must be submitted to Mr. Pillsbury

2021 Irja G and Nestor Lindstrom Memorial Scholarship

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EG Only! Marjorie Mahnich Scholarship - $1,000

\\ Deadline: May 7, 2021

$1,000 scholarship for up to four years for students entering 2 or 4 year post-secondary institution in English, Art, Drama, Dance, Design, Interior Design, Culinary Arts, or other related field

Must be a resident of the old Eveleth District (Eveleth-Fayal)

Marjorie Mahnich Scholarship Application 2021

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Mesaba Range VFW Auxiliary #1172 Scholarship - $500

\\ Deadline: May 7, 2021

Application due to Mr. Pillsbury or mailed to:

Bonnie Keller

7686 Cedar Island Ct.

Eveleth, MN 55734

2021 MESABA RANGE VFW AUXILIARY #1172 SCHOLARSHIP

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Miners National Bank Scholarship - $500

\\ Deadline: May 7, 2021

The Miners National Bank Scholarship awards $500 to an High School Senior attending a two or four-year college in the Fall. Students must be in the low to moderate income group, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and briefly provide a summary of their needs and goals

2021 Miners National Bank Scholarship

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EG Only! The Welch Education Scholarship - $1000

\\ Deadline: May 7, 2021

One $1,000 scholarship renewable for one year available to a student pursuing a degree in education at a 2 or 4 year school. Students must have a 2.7 GPA or higher

The Welch Education Scholarship Application 2021

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EG Only! The Welch Technical/Trade Scholarship - $1000

\\ Deadline: May 7, 2021

One $1,000 one year renewable scholarship available to a student pursuing a 2 year trade degree.  Students must have a 2.4 GPA or better

The Welch Technical Trade Scholarship Application 2021

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George & Mark Klobuchar VFW 4456 and Auxiliary - $500

\\ Deadline: May 8, 2021

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who is a relative of a living or deceased member of VFW Post 4456 or Auxiliary. The recipient is selected by a random drawing. The scholarship will be awarded upon successful completion of the first semester of post-high school education. Mail application to VFW Auxiliary, Box 2, Gilbert MN 55741 or email application to linda.tyssen@yahoo.com by Saturday, May 8, 2021.

George & Mark Klobuchar VFW 4456 and Auxiliary 2021

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The Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation Scholarship - $1000

\\ Deadline: May 10, 2021

This scholarship opportunity is available to young musicians in rural Northeastern Minnesota graduating in 2021 who plan to pursue musical endeavors (majoring in or participating in activities) while attending college.

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Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation Frank Budd, M.D. Scholarship - $750

\\ Deadline: May 14, 2021

The Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation Frank Budd, M.D. Scholarship of $750 is open to candidates intending to enter the medical field. Applications chosen based on written essay (500 words or less) on the subject listed on the application.

Applicants must also:

  • Be a verifiable relative child, grandchild, sibling, niece/nephew of a Vietnam Era veteran (including step family) (Military Verification – DD214 or Discharge Document required)
  • Graduating senior with cumulative GPA of 3.0+
  • Verifiable acceptance to an accredited university or technical college in the United States

Applications are outside Mr. Pillsbury’s office and at the link below and must be postmarked by May 14th 

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Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation Scholarship - $1000

\\ Deadline: May 14, 2021

The Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation Scholarship of $1000 is awarded to candidates based on written essay (500 words or less) on the subject listed on the application.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a verifiable relative child, grandchild, sibling, niece/nephew of a Vietnam Era veteran (including step family) (Military Verification – DD214 or Discharge Document required)
  • Graduating senior with cumulative GPA of 3.0+
  • Verifiable acceptance to an accredited university or technical college in the United States

Applications are outside Mr. Pillsbury’s office and at the link below and must be postmarked by May 14th 

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The PB&J Scholarship

\\ Deadline: May 31, 2021

This scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed. When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply; this scholarship is meant to be inclusive.

Priority deadline: December 31, 2020 has passed

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Minnesota AFL-CIO Scholarships multiple - $1000

\\ Deadline: May 28, 2021

The Minnesota AFL-CIO scholarships are available for dependents or union members whose local union is affiliated with the Minnesota AFL-CIO. There is one universal application for three different scholarships worth $1,000 each.

Applicants must have a “B” average or 3.0+ GPA and plan to attend a post secondary institution within the state of Minnesota

Application can be found below and at the ‘More Information’ link

2021 MNAFLCIO Scholarship Application

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PFund Foundation Grants

\\ Deadline: June 1, 2021

As the upper Midwest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and allied regional community foundation, PFund Foundation recognizes that dedicated, connected and supported generations of LGBTQIA leaders are central to the resilience and health of our communities. Grant recipients embody courage, resilience and commitment to catalyzing and building communities where LGBTQIA people are celebrated and live free from discrimination, violence, invisibility and isolation. PFund Foundation’s individual grants range from $1,000 to $10,000.

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Andrew A. Lindberg Memorial Foundation Scholarship Fund

\\ Deadline: June 30, 2021

Must be a resident and High School Senior from a town with a population fewer than 25,000 in the state of Minnesota, come from an agricultural background rooted in the state of Minnesota, i.e. working on a family farm or working in agricultural service, etc…, have a GPA of 3.5 or greater and received admittance with incoming freshman status to an accredited physical (not online) education institution beyond the high school level prior to the award date [8/30/2020].

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Northland Community & Technical College Scholarships

\\ Deadline: Open

Available to students attending Northland Community & Technical College in the fall of 2021
Workforce Development Scholarship Early Recruitment Scholarship

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THE APPLIED LEARNING INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP 2020-21

\\ Deadline: Open

Scholarships awarded are $1,000 each. Eligibility criteria: Recipients must have graduated from a high school offering ALI programming, must be enrolled full time (12 or more credits), and plan on attending one of the Northeaster Higher Education District (NHED) community colleges. Preference will be given to students who were enrolled in an ALI post-secondary program.

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Al Church Scholarship

\\ Deadline: April 14, 2021

Applicants must be a child or grandchild of an AFSCME Council 65 or Council 65 Retiree member. Must be enrolled in a college, university, vocational, technical, or trade school in Minnesota or one that has reciprocity with the state of Minnesota.

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Eveleth Lions Club Scholarship - $1,000

\\ Deadline: April 15, 2021

The Eveleth Lions Club Scholarship will award one senior $1,000. Applications are below and outside Mr. Pillsbury’s office

Eveleth Lions Club Scholarship Application 2021

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Mike Zimmer Foundation Scholarship - $10,000

\\ Deadline: April 15, 2021

This scholarship is available to graduating seniors who:

  • Have participated in a Varsity Sport in high school.
  • Have good academic standing with a 2.75 or higher GPA.
  • Plan to attend an accredited college, university, or community college.
  • Have participated in an extracurricular activity at high school or volunteered in the community.
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Frandsen Bank and Trust Scholarship - $500

\\ Deadline: April 15, 2021

Awarded to students who meet the following qualifications:

  • GPA 3.0 or above
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Resident of St. Louis County
  • Involvement in at least one school extra curricular activity
  • Involvement in Community Service

Applications can be returned to Mr. Pillsbury

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Dick Harvey Scholarship - Eveleth-Gilbert Only - $800

\\ Deadline: April 16, 2021

The Dick Harvey Scholarship will award $800 to one applicant pursuing an education, training, or apprenticeship in a construction related trade (carpentry, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc.). Applications are below and outside Mr. Pillsbury’s office.

Dick Harvey Scholarship Application 2021

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Eveleth-Gilbert Junior High

1 Summit Street North
Gilbert, Minnesota 55741

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Eveleth-Gilbert Senior High

801 Jones Street
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

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Franklin Elementary School

402 Elba Avenue
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

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Laurentian Elementary

1409 Industrial Parkway
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

Nelle Shean Elementary

1 Summit Street North
Gilbert, Minnesota 55741

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North Star Elementary

411 South 5th Avenue
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Northland Learning Center

1201 South 13th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Parkview Elementary

506 North 9th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Rock Ridge High School

1403 Progress Parkway
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Roosevelt Elementary

411 South 5th Avenue
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Virginia Secondary School

411 North 5th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Rock Ridge Public Schools Since 2020

Rock Ridge Public Schools combines the communities of Eveleth, Gilbert, and Virginia into a progressive school district embracing an academy style high school to provide students with a real world learning environment.

Eveleth Gilbert Senior High

801 Jones St
Eveleth, MN 55734

(218) 744-2211