MnACC Scholarships

MnACC is excited to provide college scholarships for students of color in Minnesota. Students who are awarded a MnACC scholarship will receive a one-time award to be used towards their education at a MnACC Member Institution during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Please note: we DO NOT ask about citizenship status. We encourage DACA/undocumented and refugee students to apply.

CONTINUING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

5 Awards: $500 to $1,000 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Identify as Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color (BIPOC)
  • Must have graduated from a Minnesota high school in the Spring 2021 or earlier
  • Must be currently enrolled part time or full time at a MnACC Member Institution
      • Must be graduating from a MnACC Member 4-year college or university after Spring 2022 OR
      • If currently attending a community college, you have completed at least one year as a full time student OR
      • If currently attending a community college, have intentions of transferring to a 4-year public or private MnACC member institution.
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0

In addition to the form, applicants are required to submit:

    • Essay (prompt can be found in section 5 of this application)
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Copy of your unofficial college transcript

    The 2022 Application has closed. Applicants will be notified in late Spring.

    BIPOC FIRST YEAR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

    15 Awards: $500 to $1,000 

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Identify as a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color (BIPOC) graduating from a Minnesota high school

    • Enroll as a full-time, first year student for the 2022-2023 school year at a MnACC member institution. For a full list of MnACC member institutions, click here.

    • Complete the scholarship application, including the required essay, and enrollment verification, if selected as a recipient.

    The 2022 Application has closed. Applicants will be notified in late Spring.

    PRESIDENTIAL FIRST YEAR SCHOLARSHIP

    1 Award: $2,500

    The Presidential Scholarship is a $2,500 one-time award that recognizes at least one student who has demonstrated strong academic achievement and a clear commitment to one or more of the areas outlined above. This award is presented on behalf of the current president and executive board members at their discretion.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Identify as a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color (BIPOC) graduating from a Minnesota high school

    • Enroll as a full-time, first year student for the 2022-2023 school year at a MnACC member institution. For a full list of MnACC member institutions, click here.

    • Have a minimum of 3.0 Cumulative GPA 

    In addition to the form, applicants are required to submit:

    • An unofficial high school transcript

    • Submit at least one letter of recommendation

    The 2022 Application has closed. Applicants will be notified in late Spring.

    Questions? Contact scholarships@mnacc.org.

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