As a service to students, Dakota County Technical College posts scholarship opportunities from organizations not affiliated with the college. We refer to these as "Outside Scholarships". Please keep in mind these scholarship opportunities have NOT been researched or vetted by the college. We are simply passing along information and the college in no way endorses the organizations offering these scholarships.
We also want students to be aware of the following important tips when applying for scholarships from organizations outside the college:
Create a new free email address solely for submitting scholarship applications.
Many of the scholarships are offered by companies that want to promote their goods, or services to you. They do award the scholarships, so the opportunity is valid, but they are interested in getting your contact information for marketing activities. Having a separate email account will prevent your primary email box from filling up.
Never pay a fee to apply for a scholarship.
No legitimate scholarship program will ever charge a fee. If the organization wants you to pay a fee to apply, walk away.
An essay may be required and you want to make certain this is a good piece of writing.
Have a trusted person review your essay and provide feedback. The good news is that if you have a solid essay, you can use this as a core document and edit it to fit specific application requirement.
Scholarship opportunities are a numbers game. The more applications you submit, the greater chance you have of being awarded a scholarship. If you develop an organized packet of standard information, you will make the process relatively easy and be able to submit multiple applications. If it takes you 15 minutes to apply and you receive a $250 scholarship, you will have been paid $1000 per hour!
If you have questions about Outside Scholarships, please contact the Office of Financial Aid Help Desk at 651-423-8299, or email@example.com. We will do our best to answer your questions and provide financial aid information needed for the application. We wish you the best of luck in your scholarship search.
AGC of Minnesota has a strong tradition of providing scholarships to outstanding students studying for careers in the construction industry. AGC has two scholarship categories: AGC Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution in a construction field. The Charles S. McCrossan Scholarship will be awarded to a Minnesota resident majoring in a construction career with an emphasis on civil engineering and/or road/bridge construction management. Your completed application and supporting documents must reach the AGC office no later than Friday, May 21, 2021.
All candidates must be either a current Minnesota Laborers Union member (LIUNA Member), or an immediate family member of a Laborers Union member, OR a staff member or immediate family member of any Signatory Union Contractor Employer with the Laborers District Council of MN & ND (Union Employer). To verify Union Contractor status, please visit: MNLECET.ORG click on "Find a Union Contractor" tab. Interns working for a Union Contractor employer are also eligible. Candidates must be students currently enrolled in their 2nd year or more at an approved higher education academic institution with a declared major in an approved construction industry related program. View application and more info.
With the help of our donating partner, The Builders Group Education Foundation (TBG), the Minnesota Builders Exchange (MBEX) will award multiple scholarships, totaling up to $30,000, with a top award amount of up to $5,000, to qualifying students. Applicant for scholarship must be currently enrolled in an accredited construction-related, post-secondary program in the surrounding five-state area. Applicant must have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA or equivalent. If you meet these requirements, submit this completed application with all noted enclosures, postmarked by May 31, 2021 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants will be notified of results by July 1, 2021.
The MnTech scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 awards and can include internship opportunities at MnTech member companies.The Minnesota Technology Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.
Scholarships ranging from up to $1,200 for part-time and up to $2,500 for full-time are given each year to students enrolled in community or technical college, along with undergraduate and graduate programs. Students are eligible for consideration for up to two years for a community or technical college program, up to four years of undergraduate work at a university (including two years in a community or technical college), and up to two years of graduate work.
Last year more than 200 students nationwide were awarded Nordson BUILDS Scholarships which range from $2,000 to $10,000. Plus, scholarship recipients get exclusive primary access to internship opportunities and employment opportunities after graduation. These scholarships are targeted at students who live or attend school near a Nordson facility. Your campus is near one of these facilities; therefore, your students may be eligible to apply. Eligible majors include Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, and Software), Engineering Technology, Machining, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Management, Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Biomedical, and engineering-related STEM majors leading to a career in the manufacturing industry and corporate America. Eligible students seeking bachelor’s degrees must have at least 3.0 cumulative GPA. Associate’s degree and certificate seeking students must have at least 2.7 cumulative GPA. Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in accredited not-for-profit postsecondary institutions.