Century Foundation Scholarships

The Century College Foundation offers over 100 scholarships annually. Students attending Century College can apply at the beginning of Spring semester to receive a scholarship for the following Fall and Spring semesters. Funded through contributions from alumni, faculty and staff, community members and corporations, the Century College Foundation awards scholarships totaling more than $300,000.

2022-2023 Century College Scholarships are now open.

Applications are accepted at different times of the year for a variety of scholarships. Read the details below and APPLY HERE. You can also watch our Scholarship Bootcamp video for full details on the scholarship process. Round one applications are currently being reviewed - see 2022-2023 Scholarship Schedule below for full details.

Some scholarships offered by other foundations are available year round - scroll down to the External Scholarships section of this page to learn more about which scholarships are currently available.

Scholarship Bootcamp with Sonja!

October 20 - Part 1: Application Overview

October 27 - Part 2: Writing a Winning Essay

November 10 - Part 3: The Accessories – Letters of Recommendation, Transcripts, & Other Required Docs

November 17 - Part 4: Overview-Tips, Tricks and Common Mistakes on Your Century College Scholarship Application

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Need help with your application? Watch one of these bootcamp videos.

Topic: Scholarship Bootcamp #1 Essay Questions
Topic: Scholarship Bootcamp #2 Letters of Recommendation 
Topic: Scholarship Bootcamp #3 Overview of Scholarship Application
Topic: Scholarship Bootcamp #4 Application Step by Step

Available Round 3 Scholarships

2022-2023 Scholarship Schedule

Round 1

Scholarship Application Window Open January 14 - March 25, 2022
Reviewing of Scholarships March 28 - April 22, 2022
Notification of Awards Week of April 25, 2022

Round 2

Scholarship Application Window Open April 29 - July 1, 2022
Reviewing of Scholarships July 5 - July 29, 2022
Notification of Awards Week of August 1, 2022

Round 3 - Spring Scholarships

Scholarship Application Window Open October 17 - November 21, 2022
Reviewing of Scholarships November 28 - December 9, 2022
Notification of Awards Week of December 12, 2022

Scholarship Policies

  • Enrollment Policy: To be eligible for a Century College Foundation Scholarship, you must register for the minimum number of credits required by your scholarship and you must continue to meet all other criteria of the scholarship. Students must be attending Century College to receive a scholarship, unless otherwise stated by the scholarship.
  • Disbursement Policy: Scholarships are prorated between fall and spring semester. Which means you will receive half of your scholarship to go towards paying for Fall tuition and the other half will go towards Spring Semester. If a student does only attends one semester during the academic year, the remaining funds will be re-awarded. If an alternate student does not qualify, the funds will be returned to the scholarship account.
  • Cancellation Policy: The Century College Foundation reserves the right to revoke a scholarship if the recipient does not meet the criteria established by his or her scholarship.

Application Process and Other Resources

What’s New in 2022?

  • Personal Essay: Students do NOT need a personal essay. Just apply within the AwardSpring system, all personal essay-style questions are now within the program.
  • Financial Aid Award Letters: You will need to know your financial aid details. This available is within e-Services.
  • There will be multiple rounds to increase students chances at receiving a scholarship that best fits them! Current student scholarships will be open for Round 1. New and incoming students scholarships will be offered in Round 2. Round 2 will also feature some current student scholarships. Check back often for updates on scholarships!

AwardSpring Online Application

The scholarship application process is fully online. It is a one-time application. Students will be automatically be applied to all scholarships for which they qualify as determined by the Award Spring tracking and review system. For scholarships with a later deadline go to AwardSpring Online to apply. You are able to go back and update/edit your application anytime before the deadline date. You will only need to fill out ONE application to see how many Century College scholarships you qualify for.

For help with the application process in AwardSpring, please see one of these helpful guides:

To apply for a Century College Scholarship, you will need to provide:

Other Resources

View the instructions for Attaching Financial Information.

Contact Sonja LaFoy at 651-779-3326 or sonja.lafoy@century.edu with questions.

External Scholarships

Century College students have some unique opportunities to scholarships administered by organizations that want to make your college experience as affordable as possible. To search for other external scholarship opportunities, click here.

We are hosting a virtual information session to answer your questions and get you started applying for this external scholarship opportunity that specially considers Century College students. It will be this Thursday, February 24 at 2pm! Join here.

MNBNA Nursing Scholarship

The Minnesota Black Nurses Association (MNBNA) is seeking two candidates to apply for MNBNA Nursing Scholarships. Two scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded Fall 2021 to two candidates who meet the criteria as stipulated in the application process.

Applications due 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2021 - learn more and apply >

Century STEM Scholarship Awards for 2021-22

Earn a scholarship award of up to $3750 each semester, for up to 5 semesters!

Applications are now being accepted for the Scholarships for Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (S-STEM). Students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics are eligible to apply.

Sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF DUE-2030638), this program provides scholarships up to $3750 per student for up to 5 semesters (not including summers).

Students applying to the STEM Scholars program should read the STEM Scholarship Application Information Packet for eligibility requirements and directions to apply.

Questions? Contact Jessica Bell at jessica.bell@century.edu or Joann Pfeiffer at joann.pfeiffer@century.edu

White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce Dale Hedstrand Scholarship Fund

Now accepting applicants for the 2022 White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship. The Chamber will award a minimum of three (3) $500.00 scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to the candidate who best fulfills the following criteria. Prior applicants are encouraged to re-apply. Applications must be received by Wednesday, March 31, 2022.

Read more and apply

LeadMN Leadership Scholarships

Awarded both fall and spring semesters, and are available to any current student at one of the 37 Minnesota State public colleges or universities (which includes Century College) who have strong leadership skills and a commitment to serving others. Eligible students should complete the Lead MN Application by November 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM to receive funds for fall semester 2022. Contact LeadMN Development Assistant Joyce Petsch (651-203-9464) with questions.

Learn more

The Organic Bunny Scholarship

Now accepting applications for this new scholarship award of $1,000. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria: be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or be a current high school senior that has been accepted into a college or university. Applications are due May 31, 2022.

Read more and apply

Sue Fischer Nursing Scholarship

Mercy Hospital Foundation has established the Sue Fischer Scholarship for Nursing Excellence. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide nursing students an opportunity to pursue their academic studies. This scholarship is designed for students who are pursing their RN degree. Completed applications must be received by May 23, 2022.

Sue Fischer Nursing Scholarship Application

The Sterbenz-Ryan Scholarship Program

The Sterbenz-Ryan Scholarship program is designed for students that are or will attend a public university in WI or MN and have faced challenging life circumstances and can demonstrate financial need. The Sterbenz-Ryan Scholarship was established in 2016 by local businessman Richard Sterbenz and Martin Ryan who wanted to ‘give kids like them a shot at life they never had.’

Approximately 100 scholarships a year of $2,000 will be offered to eligible traditional and non-traditional students who otherwise may not have the opportunity to attend a public post-secondary school in MN or WI.

The due date for all scholarships is March 31, 2022.

Visit the Sterbenz-Ryan Scholarship website for the application and more information.

Target Corporation Solar Scholarship Program

Target Corporation Solar Scholarship Program

New students enrolled in the Century College Solar Assessor certificate and Energy Technical Specialist degree program for Fall Semester 2022 may qualify to receive a scholarship toward tuition and supplies through the new Target Corporation Solar Energy Scholarship program.

If selected, the Target Corporation Solar Scholarship program will provide the following scholarships: 

  • $1,500 scholarships for tuition and supplies for the Solar Assessor certificate program
  • $3,000 scholarships for tuition and supplies for the Energy Technical Specialist Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree

With low tuition rates and additional financial aid available at Century College, students can avoid loan debt while earning a credential in a high-demand, high-wage career field. Apply here!

Students of Color, Women, and other underrepresented students/demographics will be given priority, however, all are welcome to apply!


Wallin 2-Year Scholarship

The 2-Year Program is modeled after our 4-Year Program, combining financial aid, advising, and access to career prep. Selected scholars are eligible for up to $6,000 of financial aid over three years, have access to a full time 2-year focused advisor, and participate in a wide variety of career preparation events and sessions alongside our 4-year scholars. Students must be a graduating senior, have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

The application can be found here. Priority deadline is May 15, 2022.

Horatio Alger Association Career/Technical (CTE) Scholarship Program

This Career/Technical Scholarship is up to $2,500 toward a career or technical program ending in a certificate or Associates Degree.  Many students across the United States have taken advantage of these funds to further their education.  

Eligibility Criteria:  
•    Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)  
•    Enroll in an eligible program in the Fall of 2022. (May already be enrolled if less than half the program is completed.)  
•    Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited, non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States  
•    Demonstrate critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)  
•    Demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity  
•    Be age 30 or under  
•    Be a United States citizen   

Visit the website for more information. The priority application deadline is June 15, 2022.

IME Becas Scholarship for Fall 2022

Century College Foundation and the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) has funded scholarships for eligible undergraduate students of Mexican or of Mexican origin, who are pursuing an education at Century College.  Priority will be given to individuals who have no or limited financial resources (such as FAFSA/MN Dream Act) to pay for tuition to start and/or persist in school.  Please complete and submit this scholarship form by no later than Friday, August 26, 2022.  When you click on the application link, you will be asked to enter your email in the following format YourStarID@go.minnstate.edu and then your StarID password.
Eligibility Requirements for IME BECAS Scholarship:

  • Must be enrolled at Century College in the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must demonstrate that student is Mexican or of Mexican origin by submitting proof of documentation if selected for the scholarship award.
  • Must meet or exceed minimum academic standards of a GPA of 2.00 or above.
  • Must meet conditions listed in the application if selected for the scholarship award.

Application Materials:

  • Complete and submit form (Click Here).
  • High school (if you have not completed college courses) or college transcript.

If you have any questions, please contact Yessica Santana.
*Appointments available in Spanish and English.  Click here to schedule an appointment online.

Workforce Development Scholarship

Minnesota employers are facing a critical shortage of workers with the skills needed for high-demand occupations. To address this shortage, the Minnesota Legislature and Governor have invested to create hundreds of Workforce Development Scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each for students starting Fall Semester at Minnesota State colleges, including Century College. Applications are accepted annually between January 15 and July 9.

Read more and apply >

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program (MISP)

Scholarships are available to eligible Indian undergraduate students enrolled at least 3/4 time and graduate students enrolled at least half time. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must be:

  • One-fourth or more American Indian ancestry
  • A Minnesota resident
  • Enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational school in Minnesota
  • Qualify for either a Pell or State Grant.

For more information, refer to the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program.