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MnACC BIPOC 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 2022-23 academic year. Questions? Contact scholarships@mnacc.org.

THE 2023 APPLICATION WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 1

FIRST YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year, the MnACC Executive Board selects 15 recipients for a one-time award ranging from $500 – $1,500.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Application Form
  • Essay

PRESIDENTIAL FIRST YEAR SCHOLARSHIP

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 diversity, leadership, and/or civic engagement.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Application Form
  • Essay
  • An unofficial high school transcript
  • Submit at least one letter of recommendation

COLLEGE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

To help current college students persist in their college education, the continuing student scholarship is awarded to 5 college students currently enrolled at a MnACC two or four year institution. These one-time awards range from $500 to $1,000.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Application Form
  • Essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Copy of your unofficial college transcript

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

ALL APPLICANTS
  • Identify as a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color (BIPOC)
  • If selected as a recipient, complete enrollment verification.
FIRST YEARS
  • Will be graduating from a Minnesota high school in the 2022-23 academic year
  • 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.
  • For Presidential Scholarship: minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

COLLEGE STUDENTS

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must have graduated from a Minnesota high school in the Spring 2022 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 2023 OR if currently attending a community college:
    • Completed at least one year as a full time student OR
    • Have intentions of transferring to a 4-year public or private MnACC member institution.

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