Minnesota Power Positively Powerful Scholarship Fund

The Minnesota Power Foundation Positively Powerful Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships to deserving students in Minnesota Power’s service area who demonstrate integrity, academic achievement, grit and perseverance.

These scholarships minimize financial barriers to higher education while creating an economically thriving and culturally vibrant talent community in northeast and central Minnesota. Qualified students must be in their first, second, third or fourth year of higher education pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business, management, computers, engineering, finance, marketing, education, sciences or the trades. Students also must reside in one of the following Minnesota counties: Aitkin, Benton, Carlton, Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pine, St. Louis, Stearns, Todd and Wadena.

In addition, students must attend one of the following schools: Central Lakes College, the College of St. Scholastica, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Hibbing Community College, Iron Range Engineering, Itasca Community College, Lake Superior College, Leech Lake Tribal College, Mesabi Range College, Rainy River Community College, the University of Minnesota Duluth or Vermilion Community College.

Applicants MUST have A GPA of at least 2.5 and have an expected family contribution to their education of no more than $25,000. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation and an essay answering the question, “What has been your biggest challenge over the past five years, and how did you overcome this challenge?” Scholarships are renewable for one year.

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