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Financial Aid

Paying for college

Financing your education is seldom easy, but our Financial Aid Office has the tools, resources and know-how to help you find your best opportunities for financial assistance. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service to make sure you achieve your academic and career goals.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

As a service to students, the 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.
  • Numbers matter.
    • 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 651-450-3495, or 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.

Scholarships for Inver Hills New Students

Outside Scholarship Listings

Wallin Education Partners - Opportunity Pathway Scholarship

Application opens March 15, 2022 | Deadline is May 15, 2022

Opportunity Pathway is a scholarship for students planning to attend partner communtiy colleges as part of our 2-Year Program. Receieve up to $6,000 over two years.

  • Comprehensive support including an advisor and a network of scholars
  • Summer bridge program
  • Internship opportunities
  • College-to-career program
  • Monthly cohort meetings
  • Wallin Wisdom Project

Eligibility requirements:

  • Graduating senior (class of 2022) from a partner school
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA (unweighted)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Opportunity Scholars plan to start college full-time in Fall 2022 at a partner community college

It is also available in PDF format

Apply at

Sue Fischer Scholarship for Nursing Excellence

Application deadline: May 23, 2022

The Mercy Hospital Foundation has established the Sue Fischer Scholarship for Nursing Excellence. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for nursing students to pursue their academic studies, not to exclude approved internships or professional training. The fund is in memory of the late Sue Fischer in honor of her years of dedicated service to patients and the nursing profession. Questions about the scholarship and the application form should be directed to Lisa Gleason via email at or by calling 763-236-3961.

Application Instructions & Form: Sue Fischer Scholarship for Nursing Excellence.

LeadMN Scholarships - Multiple Deadlines

Hire A Helper Scholarships ($2,000) - Multiple Deadlines

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