College Scholarships


 Available in the Counseling Office

SENIORS:  When you bring in Scholarship & College applications, please make sure  you have them to us at least a week before the due date to insure that they are mailed on time.

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QuestBridge National College Match
Deadline: September 26, 2019

Are you a low-income student who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? QuestBridge National College Match is for you!
Eligibility requirements: 

  • Come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a typical family of four and have minimal assets. 
  • Top 5-10% of graduating class with primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available.
  • SAT or PSAT greater than 1310 / ACT composite score greater than 28.
  • Have resilience, integrity, and motivation to succeed. 

Click here for full eligibility requirements and to apply online or see Mrs. Oja in the Counseling Office.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs
Deadline: October 25, 2019

The Horatio Alger Association’s scholarship programs are among the few in the nation that specifically focus on identifying young people who, similar to its Members, have overcome exceptional hardships. Despite facing adversity in their young lives, Horatio Alger Scholars have proven their ability to succeed. The Association awards over 1,500 students in every state, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Click here for more information and to apply online. Deadline: October 25, 2019

  • Virginia Minnesota Public Schools
  • ISD 706
  • 411 South 5th Ave.
  • Virginia, MN 55792
  • Phone: 218-749-5437
  • Fax: 218-741-8522