Inver Hills Community College offers financial aid assistance to help make your dreams for an education come true
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.

Outside Scholarship Listings

  • Little Bundle Super Mom/Dad Scholarship - Deadline December 31, 2020
    Baby formula company Little Bundle offers two $1,000 scholarships for single parents OR children of single parents. Whether you're a single parent yourself, or the child or loved one of a single parent, we especially want to hear about your dreams and goals. What do you hope to accomplish in terms of your education, career, and family life? What steps are you already taking to give yourself the best possible chance of success – and how will this scholarship help you get there? We want you to think big and tell us where you see yourself in the future – the sky’s the limit! Apply for the SuperMom Scholarship or the SuperDad Scholarship.
  • Student of Integrity Scholarship - Deadline January 7, 2021
    Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) promotes integrity and ethics in the marketplace through voluntary business self-regulation. Each year we present the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics to companies who demonstrate ethical business practices. BBB also recognizes that ethics and integrity are founded on principles we learn young — at home, at school and in dealings with our peers. For that reason, we are proud to offer an annual scholarship program recognizing Students of Integrity.
  • 2021 KPMG Future Leaders Program - Deadline February 1, 2021
    The KPMG Future Leaders Program is a charitable initiative focused on developing future generations of women leaders. The KPMG Future Leaders Program annually awards twenty-two top female high school seniors the opportunity to enhance their personal growth through college scholarships, a leadership development retreat, and mentorship. Applicant criteria includes: High school female senior planning to enroll in a 4-year undergraduate program for the upcoming 2021 fall semester, academic excellence and leadership potential, Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, Interest in a business or STEM academic track and significant financial need. Award includes up to $10,000/year!
  • Wallin Scholarship - Deadline February 1, 2021
    Seniors! One of the biggest scholarships of the year is now open! The Wallin Scholarship program offers $6,000/year ($16,000 over four years!), targeted advising, and networking opportunities. Last year over 20 Central students were awarded this scholarship!! To be eligible, you must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA, Demonstrated financial need and enroll in an accredited, 4-year, public or private (not-for-profit) institution in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, or any Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the nation. No test scores required--apply today!
  • Dream.US National Scholarship - Deadline February 25, 2021
    TheDream.US National Scholarships are for highly motivated students who are undocumented or have DACA or TPS status (eligibility criteria here). This scholarship awards up to $29,000 for unmet financial need at one of their 70+ partner colleges. While we consider your GPA and test scores, we place great emphasis on your demonstrated commitment to community service and your ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that DREAMers face each and every day.
  • MnACC Student of Color Scholarship - Deadline March 8, 2021
    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 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Minnesota Golf Association Foundation Women's Scholarship - Deadline March 31, 2021
    Each scholarship is for the amount of $3,000 per year, renewable for four consecutive years (a $12,000 maximum) and is made available to high school senior girls who intend to enroll in college the year they submit this application. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and domiciled in the state of Minnesota. Scholarship funds may be applied toward tuition, books, room and board. A scholarship recipient must be enrolled and continue as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
  • CodeWizardsHQ Educational Scholarship ($2,500) - Deadline May 1, 2021
  • KF&B Scholarship ($1,000) - Deadline May 1, 2021
  • LeadMN Scholarships - Multiple Deadlines
  • Hire A Helper Scholarships ($2,000) - Multiple Deadlines
  • Scholarship America Scholarship Search

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