** Submission form for the 2019-2020 MnACC Scholarship will open October, 2019 **

Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color (MnACC), established in 1991, is a noncompetitive post-secondary collaborative dedicated to improving access to higher education for Minnesota's students of color.

MnACC is excited to provide scholarships for students of color who are in pursuit of higher education. Students who are awarded this scholarship will receive a one-time award ranging between $500 to $2,500 to be used towards their education during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Application and Selection Process

Applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Identify as a student of color graduating from a Minnesota high school
  • Enroll as a full-time, first year student for the 2019-2020 school year at a MnACC member institution. For a full list of MnACC member institutions, please click here.
  • Complete the scholarship application, including the required essay, and enrollment verification, if selected as a recipient. If applying for the President's Award, candidates must also submit an official high school transcript & letter of recommendation. Letter of recommendation can be uploaded by the student or  emailed directly to
  • In the event that the applicant is selected as a scholarship recipient, the applicant agrees that their name and their essay, in full or in part, can be published on MnACC’s website and associated social media websites.

In 500 words or less, create a clearly written essay about ONE of the topics listed below. Consideration will be given to both your interaction with the topic and the way in which you present it. Please complete the scholarship application by following the 'MnACC Scholarship Application Form' link below. Please upload or type your essay in the application form.

  1. Leadership & Community Engagement:Tell us about a community (neighborhood, high school, cultural community, etc.) you are a part of and what ways have you been a leader in your community?
  2. Diversity: In what ways are you committed to issues of equality and diversity? What will you do in the future to inspire equality and diversity in the world around you?
  3. Future Educators: Tell us about what major or career you plan on pursuing and how you would make an impact in that field.

The President’s Award 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. In addition to the application and essay, President's Award applicants must also include an official high school transcript and a letter of recommendation. Please indicate on your application if you wish to be considered for the President's Award.

** Submission form for the 2019-2020 MnACC Scholarship will open October, 2019 **

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